Discover sailing at Royal Brighton Yacht Club

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It’s easy to Discover Sailing at Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) with our sailing pathways. From your first step we are happy to work with you to help you become part of our RBYC family.

We have courses for beginners of all ages, from the Tackers program for kids 7 to 12 years, through to teenagers and adult learn to sail programs.

Adults are also welcome to discover sailing at our Wednesday evening twilight races.  This is short course keelboat racing, followed by dinner.  There is no better way to break up the working week.

Experienced and visiting sailors are also welcome. If you would like to join a keelboat crew contact our office. If you are an experienced off the beach(OTB) racer view our OTB information here.

Sailing is a great family activity, come down to Royal Brighton to find out how fun, safe and affordable it can be.We are all about family and we would love to see you down here and joining in on the fun!

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Tackers for kids

Teens learn to sail

Adult sailing courses

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Tackers is a program that aims to get more primary school age kids sailing at clubs around Australia.


Everything about Tackers is designed to help kids learn new skills and have fun through sport.  The boats used in Tackers programs are small and easy to handle, designed to be sailed by children under 12. The focus is on safety, games and fun.

Sailing a dinghy can be fun and exhilarating and this program has been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing.


Royal Brighton Yacht Club, as an accredited Australia Sailing Discover Sailing Centre, runs a wide array of dinghy sailing courses for teenagers, from the essentials skills with Start Sailing 1 to courses designed to hone racing skills.

Here at Royal Brighton Yacht Club we offer a number of options for adults interested in sailing. Whether you are keen to learn in a dinghy or a keelboat, spend an afternoon crewing with our day passes or do a full course.


Discover Sailing courses can lead on to a wide range of sailing and social opportunities at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, both recreational and competitive