Sailing, Power Boat and Radio Training

The Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club offers a range of courses that provide training for participants new to the sport of sailing, to sailors looking to take their skills to the next level, and to those who wish to participate in race management and support.

For all training enquiries please email  


Sailing Australia accredited keel boat training courses

  • Start Crewing and Start Helming 

  • Start Racing and Spinnakers

Course details and costs are available from Sailing Australia at Keel Boat Courses

Please note that prices quoted on the Discover Sailing site include Associate membership at the GRYC.  Current members of the GRYC will receive a discount for each of these courses.  Please contact the GRYC manager for assistance if you are having difficulties with the enrolment process.

Training for Race Officials and Support Boat Crews

The GRYC offers training courses for persons aspiring to become Race Officers. Courses are also available for persons wishing to volunteer on the club's support boats - these courses will develop and improve your power boat handling skills and train you in the correct methods for rendering assistance to a yacht.

VHF Radio - Short Range Radio Operator Course

Australia's Radiocommunications Act requires persons intending to operate a marine VHF radio to be licenced. The Office of Maritime Communications at the Australian Maritime College is responsible for the management of all functions associated with marine radio examinations and certification services in Australia.

The Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club offers accredited one day courses for those wishing to obtain a marine VHF licence (the Short Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency). The course is held at the GRYC clubrooms. The course cost includes a handbook and an exam set by the Office of Marine Communications. Successful completion of the exam allows the participant to receive their Short Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency.

Viewing access to the Short Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency Handbook is available from the Office of Maritime Communications website using the link below:

Marine VHF Radio Operators Handbook