What RPAYC Vessels are available for use during Private Sessions?
The RPAYC has a large number of vessels which may be available for Private Sessions. For more information on each class of boat, please click on the following links.
- Elliot 7 (Keelboat)
- Hobie Wave (Catarmaran Dinghy)
- Optimist (Junior Single Handed Dinghy)
- Laser (Single Handed Dinghy)
- 29er / 29er XS (Double Handed Dinghy)
- Pacer (Double Handed Dinghy)
Please be aware that the RPAYC only has one Laser and one 29er. Any sessions on these vessels will be one on one or require on water rotating/swapping.
How long do the sessions last?
How much will each session cost?
What is the maximum number of participants per session?
Can I cancel or postpone a session?
Do I pay the coach/instructor directly?
No, payment is done through Member House Accounts and RPAYC Coaches are payed through the Yacht Club.
I am a Non-Member, can I organise a session?
No, the Private Sessions are a benefit provided only to current financial RPAYC Members.
Can I request a specific Coach?
Yes. If the Coach you request is one of our regular RPAYC Coaches. If you have done a session before, we encourage you to request the coach that you last worked with.
Can I complete one of the Yachting Australia Programs through Private Sessions in my own time?
Yes. The RPAYC is a Discover Sailing Centre and is qualified to run the Yachting Australia Programs. You can select the program you wish to complete and let the Sailing Office know in the 'Enquiry Form'. If this is the case, you may need to additionally purchase the textbook and log book that accomponies the program (do this through the Sailing Office). Certificates will only be issued upon completion of the entire syllabus.
When can I organise a session?
You can organise a session for any time. However, please be aware that The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has an extensive Sail Training Program, and scheduling a suitable spot may be a challenge. If you have access to your own RIB we will be able to offer you a discount, and scheduling will be much easier.