16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


Keelboat Level 1 "Start Helming"

From November 11, 2017 09:30 until November 11, 2017 14:30
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Course Information

Course DaySessionsDatesTimes
Wednesdays3 x 5hrs1st, 8th & 15th November.09:30 - 14:30
Saturdays2 x 7.5hrs11 &18 November09:00 - 17:00


Course Description

This next step in learning to sail is steering the boat. The Start Helming course is designed to teach students first steps in being in charge of steering the boat. It is the second component of the Australian Sailing Keelboat training course. It is the perfect introduction to the basics of controlling the boat. You'll get familiar with the boat and the key responsibilities of being a helmsman. You'll see the effect of steering on the sails and have a basic understanding of the effects of steering. Lifejackets are provided, all of our instructors are fully qualified, and Pittwater is one of the best locations to learn on the East Coast. Students will be expected to have ticked off the key components in the "Start Crewing" or have equivalent knowledge and experience.


Course Enrollment

To register for this course click the 'Book' button above. Courses are dependent on numbers, if we are unable to run the course due to a lack of participants we will try to reschedule you onto another course, failing that, we will fully refund you.



The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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