KEELBOAT COURSES | Learn to Sail at Fremantle Sailing Club

Our Keelboat  Courses are aimed at the first time sailor. These courses are open to the public and after completing these courses, 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.

Start Crewing
  • $300 for 12 hours tuition and Australian Sailing Handbook and Logbook
  • All equipment is supplied
  • 3 Sunday Mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm 

Skills acquired on our course include:

•    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
  • $300 for 12 hours tuition and Australian Sailing Handbook and Logbook
  • All equipment is supplied
  • 3 Sunday Mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm 

Skills acquired on our course include:

•    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.
Each course provides 12 hours of training conducted on board on the club’s SB20 keelboats 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. To find out more information or the dates of the next course being run at Fremantle Sailing Club please contact Sam Blackburn on dinghyadmin@fsc.com.au

Start Crewing

Start Helming

Courses commencing January 2020