Adult Learn to Sail Programs

Our Keelboat Crew and Helm Courses are aimed at the first time sailor. These courses are open to the public and after completing this course, many sailing opportunities at FSC will be available to you. FSC Keelboat courses are endorsed by Australian Sailing and are an ideal way to learn to crew or helm a yacht.

Skills acquired on our course include:

Start Crewing

•    Safety equipment, clothing and safe practices
•    Basic knowledge of sailing terms, identifying parts of the boat – rigging and sails
•    Basic knowledge of the use of sheets, halyards, winches, clutches, mooring lines and cleats
•    Understanding the theory and basic principles of sailing including tacking and gybing
•    Wind awareness
•    Man Overboard
•    Rules of the road

Start Helming

•    Sail handling, rigging and ropework – prepare the sails and rig the boat
•    Reefing and shaking out reefs whilst underway
•    Helm and trim sails effectively on all points of sail
•    Helm effectively a triangular course
•    An introduction to meteorology
•    Emergency situations
•    Anchoring

The Course

This is a recognised course giving you a nationally recognised Australian Sailing qualification,  certificate, theory book and logbook.
The course provides 20 hours of training conducted on board Airborn, the club’s keelboat used for our learn to sail courses and provides the option of crewing on one of our member’s boats or Crewing/Racing on our SB20 Sportsboats on Thursday afternoons. To find out more information or the dates of the next course being run at Fremantle Sailing Club please contact Travis Burtenshaw on dinghyadmin@fsc.com.au

March/April Keelboat Course 18th March – 15th April 2018 (excluding Easter Weekend)

  • $400 for 20 hours tuition and Australian Sailing Handbook and Logbook
  • All equipment is supplied
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm Sunday Mornings
  • Register Here This course is full and currently running

May Keelboat Course 6th May – 27th May 2018

  • $400 for 20 hours tuition and Australian Sailing Handbook and Logbook
  • All equipment is supplied
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm Sunday Mornings
  • Register Here

June Keelboat Course 10th June – 1st July 2018

  • $400 for 20 hours tuition and Australian Sailing Handbook and Logbook
  • All equipment is supplied
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm Sunday Mornings
  • Register Here
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