Learn to Sail

YA National Keelboat Program


The National Keelboat Program is an exciting development for sailing in Australia. It provides a fun and accessible entry into sailing and gives participants further opportunity to improve and develop sailing skills and techniques.

The courses will equip you with the essentials required to safely sail a small boat without the fear of capsizing or getting wet! As your skills progress, you will also develop an understanding of each person's role and how teamwork plays a major part of being an effective crew.

 The  Keelboat Program is a great starting point for adults 16yr and older wanting to learn how to sail on Small Keelboats or Trailerable Yachts with the aim to sailing on GRYC members boats in club events.

Courses are run over a  2 weekends and include a Yachting Australia Log Book, “Introductory to Keelboat” text and Yachting Australia certificate. 

When:  Please contact the club.

Cost:  $470 (includes associate membership to GRYC)


If you wish to participate in this course please fill out the attached PDF form and return it to the GRYC as soon as possible as places on the course are currently limited to 6.

Course Pathway:

Start Crewing - An introduction to the basics of sailing on a small boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory.

Start Helming - Designed to improve your sailing skills by building on your practical and theory knowledge