Learn to Sail - CYCSA

Learn to Sail

The Marine Academy is Adelaide’s only Royal Yachting Association accredited cruising and racing yacht training centre. We have several recommended pathways for people who are just starting or looking to develop their knowledge and skills.

Discover Sailing – Come sailing with our Marine Academy instructors and find out what sailing is all about with a 2.5 hour Discover Sailing Experience. This is a hands on experience offering a chance to get involved and on the water. You will cast off soon after you meet your instructor and be hoisting sails, hauling sheets and having a go at steering the boat.  Women’s Only courses also available.

RYA Sail Cruising – Are you looking at learning how to sail, holidaying on a charter or buying a yacht? If so, then this is the pathway we suggest. Course lengths vary and can be completed in a variety of ways. Start Yachting is a weekend course, Competent Crew and Day Skipper are run as a minimum of 5 days where you live aboard. We also have several theory courses that will improve your knowledge and provide opportunity to strengthen your practical learning.

AS Keelboat Program – A pathway courses culminating in you racing with us during Club regattas. The program pathway works like this – begin with Start Crewing, then Start Helming, Spinnaker and Start Racing (4 courses). A fantastic way to quickly obtain the skills to be useful on a racing yacht!

Youth Courses | Out There Sailing

The CYCSA offers OutThere Sailing, created for 12-17 year olds who want to try sailing in a non-competitive, social and fun setting. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to get out of the house and try something different! Our OutThere courses are a great way to get the teens active over the school holidays. It’s a great introduction for getting a taste for on water activities while having fun!

The action-packed programs will give you the opportunity to try one or all the following, sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, powerboating and keelboating.

Who should do this experience? This experience is designed for participants who are 12-17 years-old looking to try a new activity, have some fun and engage with other teenagers.

Out There Experience ‘Taster’ –  Duration: 4 hour experience
Out There Sailing ‘1’ – Duration 3 day course
Out There Sailing ‘2’ – Duration 3 day course

For upcoming course dates

Our flagship training vessel ‘Southern Investigator’