The Start Racing course is the final step on the Australian Sailing accredited pathway to learning to sail a small inshore keelboat.
It is an ideal course for adults and teenagers (16yrs+) who have good sailing skills and are now looking to get into performance racing. Also a great course for anyone looking to improve their skills so as to sail as part of a crew in the club members inshore twilight racing series on the Elliott 6 fleet.
You will now learn about racing rules, course racing flags & sound signals, skills & tactics of racing as well as gain an understanding of what is expected of a racing crew on a small boat. The course aims to teach you about sail and boat speed optimisation as well as the tactical skills to get around the race course as fast as possible!
The course will cover basic racing equipment, optimising sails for racing, understanding teamwork, basic rules of racing and crew communications.
This course is highly recommended for those who have completed the other courses of the National Keelboat Program or who have a good level of general sailing experience and now wish to develop their racing skills.
Course Length: 4 consecutive weeks – minimum of 12 hours instruction
Minimum Age: 16 years
Maximum number of participants: 24
Maximum number of crew on a boat: 5 (4 students + 1 Instructor)
Cost: $350 per person.
Includes: 12 hours instruction, use of personal safety equipment, boats & sails. By successfully completing one of our Start Racing courses you will be issued with an Australian Sailing Start Racing certificate – which is recognised nationally.
We conduct these courses on a “by-demand” basis – so drop us a note if you’re interested – [email protected]