Start Sailing (SS1 & SS2)


The SS course will involve single-handed sailing in an International Optimist and we’ll be covering the following topics:

  • Preparation for safe sailing
  • Rigging and Knots
  • Launching
  • Boat Controls
  • Stopping
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Upwind Sailing
  • Downwind Sailing & Reaching
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Towing
  • Sail Trim & Using your Telltales
  • Rights of Way

All safety equipment and boats are provided. The club also runs a canteen and has shower facilities. BYRA is a family oriented amateur sailing club and we would welcome any and all help from parents especially in launching safety boats, setting marks (if you have a boat licence) and in the canteen.

Due to the high demand for the course at this stage, the final confirmations for course enrolment will go out one or two weeks prior to the commencement of the courses. Through if you have your own boat or access to a boat we can generally place you in the next available course.

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Additional information

Membership Status

BYRA Member, Non-Member