Adult Sailing Courses
Learn to Sail – Small Dinghy
In this class, we learn to sail 1-person Topaz Topper dinghies – similar to the Laser class which is sailed competitively in the Olympics. There is a small amount of athleticism required since these boats require you to be moving across them (about 1 meter across) and you should expect to get wet as they are very low to the water. We’ll be focusing on small boat handling skills, such as executing clean tacks, gybes, mark roundings, and how to capsize and right a boat. This course is well suited if you are interested in sailing small centreboard boats or learning to race small boats like the Laser, Zephyr, 470. No experience necessary.
Learn to Sail - Small Dinghy Level 2 (Saturday afternoons only)
This class is a continuation from a previous course where we sailed the Topaz Toppers. Having learned the basics, we will now go over more advanced sailing techniques and learn how to navigate the harbour or learn the rules of sailboat racing. Suitable if you have sailed before and are looking to fine-tune your skills or learning how to race.
Learn to Sail – Crewed Yacht
In this class, we learn to sail a small (approx 5 metre) trailer sailor. We’ll be focusing on learning how to rig our boats, working with others to sail a boat in all conditions, and learning each what each position does in a small keelboat. This course is well suited if you are interested in learning to sail trailer yachts or small keelboats. No experience necessary.
Our adult classes run for 5 sessions of 3 hours each, Saturdays or Sundays. The first session runs from February through March, and the second session will begin at the end of March and finish in May. The morning classes go from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, afternoon from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm each day.
Update: Due to increased interest we are also running an additional Crewed Yacht course on Saturday afternoons, and an additional Small Dinghy course on Thursday evenings from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The Saturday class will run on the same dates as the morning class. The Thursday class will start on February 11th and finish on March 11th. Book now to guarantee your spot!
Session 1 dates:
February 13th and 14th
February 20th and 21st
March 6th and 7th
March 13th and 14th
March 20th and 21st
Session 2 dates:
March 27th and 28th
April 10th and 11th
April 17th and 18th
May 1st and 2nd
May 8th and 9th
Please note: the America's Cup takes place between March 6th and 15th. We will still be running classes during this time.
10% off of the second booking for group bookings. This includes the second person in a family, or friends. 15% discount for TYPBC club members. Only one discount can apply at a time.