Concord & Ryde Sailing Club Inc

Youth 15+ & Adult Learn to Sail

Our Youth 15+ and adult Start Sailing program is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for adults 15 years and over.

What do you need to wear and bring along to the course?

The club supplies training dinghies and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). Trainees need to protect themselves with sunscreen and wear hats, tops, shorts plus old sandshoes/sneakers or aquatic footwear. You need to bring a towel and change of clothes. For safety reasons, footwear is compulsory around the club, rigging area and whilst sailing.

Course Details

There are three separate courses, for Adult sailors with our courses running for 8 weeks each and are as follows:

  • Start Sailing 1 - no sailing experience required.
  • Start Sailing 2 - pre-requisite is to have completed the competencies of Start Sailing 1
  • Better Sailing - pre-requisite is to have completed the competencies of Start Sailing 2 (offered during the courses 4th February to 25th March 2023)


The courses run from

  • 7th October to 25th November 2023 and
  • 3rd February to 23rd March 2024

Both junior and adult courses are held over the same 8 consecutive weeks. Each course is conducted on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm.


The fees for the course are $300 for Students and $500 for adults.

Discounts on course fees

  • CRSC current Members - a 25% discount is available to current members and those listed on their membership. Just enter the discount code “member25” at the discount prompt when enrolling.

  • Non-Members – a 10% discount is available where 2 or more of the same family members are enrolled. Just enter the discount code "SAVE10" when registering

  • Any person aged up to 18 years of age enrolled in school, or secondary school education in TAFE NSW or home schooling, can use their $100 Active Kids Voucher for this learn to sail course.

Other details

Dinghies used for the Youth 15+ & Adult course are our Spiral and Heron dinghies.

Course training added benefit - At no additional cost, graduates from all courses may continue to use club dinghies in the same season in our Intermediate lunchtime races to improve their on-water skills (subject to dinghy availability).

How to Enrol?

Register for Start Sailing 1 Register for Start Sailing 2

Further course information or questions about the courses please reach out to us via the  contact form.