Nedlands Yacht Club offers a variety of training opportunities throughout the season from September to April each year.
Junior Learn to Sail / Yachting Australia "Start Sailing" Courses
8 years old and up on a Pacer (2-3 students per boat). Typically Start Sailing Level 1 or Levels 1 & 2, morning classes are held over consecutive days during the school holidays. Class includes a discounted junior membership for the season.
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Junior Transition to Racing
A follow-on for 8 year olds and up, teaches racing skills on a variety of boats (Pacer, Manly Jr, Flying 11) based on skill, size and age. Workshops are held as needed throughout the season on Sunday mornings. Instructors and families work together on dates and number of sessions. Click here for more Jr Transition to Racing details.
Adult Learn to Sail / Yachting Australia "Start Sailing" Courses
14 years old and up, adults and families with children 12 years old and up. 2 students per boat. This class is typically held over 3 consecutive weekends (with training on Saturday and Sunday mornings), 3 times a year. Dates are announced at the beginning and middle of the season. Contact NYC to be added to the waiting list.
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Family Social Sail - Casual Coaching and Practice
Adults or Juniors who are actively taking the Learn to Sail class OR who have finished the Learn to Sail class are welcome to get extra practice with a coach. Only the helmsman needs to have taken or be taking the class. The crew can be 1-2 family members. The sessions are held 2 Sunday mornings every month during the September to April season. Students can use this workshop to make up missed classes. Participants do not need to be members. Life jackets, coach and 12ft (3.6m) training sailboats are provided by NYC. Cost is $20 per person, minimum 2 and maximum 3 people per boat.
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WA Recreational Skippers Ticket or National Power Boat Handling Safety Certificate
For 16 year olds to adults that are handling powered boats, required for regatta safety boat skippers. Classes are taught over multiple evenings with a practical on-the-water test on a weekend following class. NYC members can get free or subsidized tuition. The WA Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) is the minimum legal requirement for operating any motor vessel rated at 6hp or more. Dates are usually announced at the beginning or early sailing season.
First Aid and CPR
Surf Life Saving Western Australia is invited to NYC at the beginning of each season to teach this water safety oriented First Aid class. The class is open to the public and usually held over 2 Saturdays. NYC members and sailing instructors can get free or subsized tuition. Dates are usually announced early sailing season. Click here for First Aid and CPR class details.
Members and the public are welcomed to add their names to waiting lists for any of these classes. Priority is given to students moving to the next level, waiting list names and members. Sailing class discounts are available to members. To add your name to the waiting list for any class, contact NYC.
Nedlands Yacht Club, The Esplanade, Nedlands WA 6009 Australia
Phone:(08) 9386 5496 Fax: (08) 9386 5821 Email: