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Start Sailing 2 Dinghy course

Start Sailing 2 Dinghy course
28 Feb 2016 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 
6 Mar 2016 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 
20 Mar 2016 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 
Organised By Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy
Event Location Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy
Invited Classes
Other Information The Start Sailing 2 dinghy course is the ideal consolidation learn - to - sail course, which is both fun and instructional. This four week course (3 hour sessions) is suitable for previous learn to sail students of all ages with training conducted in off-the-beach dinghies, such as Pacers. In particular this course allows for the refinement of sailing skills learned in the Start Sailing 1 course, but now put into practice. As students alternate the role skipper & crew, the course provides a solid grounding to further adult sailing in both keelboats and/or dinghies. The Start Sailing 2 course is part of the nationally recognised Yachting Australia Dinghy Program and is delivered by accredited sailing instructors. Course topics include:How to sail a dinghy on a marked course;Improved upwind and downwind sailing performance; How to better trim the sails for speed and varied wind conditions: including the use of the vang, outhaul, cunningham and mainsheet;Refinement of your tacking and gybing skills;Crew recovery drill; More marine knots;Basic rules of sailing - both theory and practice Training takes place in St. Kilda harbor & surrounding waters of Port Phillip, which provides sailing experience with sea winds, waves & beach launching. Sailing is conducted in 2/3 person dinghies such as Pacer and Herons with instructor supervision from powered safety craft. Contact Leigh Brennan-Smith on 0412 196301 or email:
Contact name Leigh Brennan-Smith
State VIC
Country Australia
Phone 03 9534 0059
Email address
Event website
Course Description

This Course is designed to build upon the experiences and knowledge gained in Start Sailing 1


Water Confident A basic understanding of Dinghy Sailing - have completed Start Sailing 1

Course Outcomes

This Course introduces skills and knowledge that will enable the participant to safely sail a small boat in light winds without guidance.

Who should do this Course

Those people that have completed and enjoyed Start Sailing 1

Type of Event Training Course
Level of Event All
Category of Event Education
Event ID76496
Area ID302
Course ID2121

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