Adult Learn to Sail


Any further information will be provided as available. 

Keelboat Options

Twilight guest crew/sailing experience

Throughout the summer season RGYC are pleased to be able to offer anyone in the community a chance to be guest on a boat and participate in a club twilight race under the guidance of a skipper/Club member who has kindly offered a free spot on their boat for the evening. Their is no cost at all associated with this experience; however you must register for a free day pass via the front desk for safety and insurance reasons.

This is a great way to link in with skippers and other club members if you are interested in seeing what a social sail/racing experience is like on a keelboat or finding an ongoing crew position.

There are meals and drinks available in the cafe and bar after the race, we here at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club like to provide a welcoming, social and friendly environment for all.

Keel-boat courses currently offered What to bring to a Keelboat Sailing Course

Start Helming – $350

(more course options coming in 2020)

Please keep an eye on this page as more course will be on offer shortly.

If there is a specific course you are interest in, please contact the RGYC office via, as we may be able to arrange one if there are at least 3 people interested. Anyone with a group/family consisting of 4 or more people wanting to complete the same course are welcome to contact the office as we may be able to arrange a date to suit the group if an instructor is available and you do not wish to wait until the next course.

NOTE: All courses are weather dependent and subject to minimum participation numbers

Keel-boat sailing at RGYC

Dinghy Options

This course is great if you want to learn the basics of sailing or improve your existing skills as it is a smaller boat. You get the full experience from launching the boat, cursing the bay, learning specific safety skills and taking charge of the boat yourself.
NOTE: All courses are weather dependent and subject to minimum participation numbers

Combined Start Sailing 1 & 2

Cost $320

 Pacer Dinghies sailing at RGYC


The RGYC learn to sail program is currently under review to see how we can better meet the needs of our current and future members as well as the wider community.