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Discover Sailing Courses

Discover Sailing Course

Discover Sailing Courses provide an opportunity for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to find out how fun, safe, accessible and affordable sailing is at accredited Discover Sailing Centres.

There are over 150 accredited Discover Sailing Centres around Australia offering recognised Discover Sailing Courses.

Discover Sailing Courses offer a structured way to learn to sail for people new to the sport.

You can register for a Discover Sailing Course with no prior sailing experience, or you may have already had an opportunity to get out on the water by participating in a Discover Sailing Day or Discover Sailing Experience.


What to expect from your Discover Sailing course:

  • small groups of participants with a similar level of experience
  • a participant pack containing resources to facilitate your development
  • qualified instructors
  • boats and lifejackets provided
  • no special clothing required


Discover Sailing Courses Info


Discover Sailing Courses are only offered at accredited Discover Sailing Centres that operate in accord with minimum standards set by Yachting Australia. You have the option to do the courses in Dinghies, Keelboats, Windsurfers or Powerboats, and they are provided through accredited Discovery Sailing Centres. We also offer the RYA-YA Yacht Cruising Program in sail and motor which is only offered at accredited RYA-YA centres. When you attend your first learn to Sail or Powerboat course you will receive a student pack containing resources that will assist you throughout your course.


Click on the images below for more information regarding each of the courses we offer.





Dinghy sailing course   Keelboat sailing course   Windsurfing sailing course



RYA-YA Yacht Cruising

         Powerboat sailing course  Cruising sailing course




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