NOTE FOR SEMESTER 1 2011: Registration for the sailing school has not opened yet. If you are interested in doing a course please leave your information with us and we will be in touch when we finalise details. Go to : https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFExTUZaa3NUdkNnZlZRMjF...
The Sydney Uni Sailing Club provides sailing courses for students and members of the public in cooperation with Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay under the YA/RYA trailing Scheme.
Level 1 Course Description: The intensive program will introduce students to the language of sailing while on the water students will be given the opportunity handle the dinghies and get use to the sail controls. Each Course is made up by 2 x 4hr sessions which take place over two consecutive weeks from 1pm. The lessons take place in RS Feva dinghies on a two students to one instructor ratio. All participants must be able to swim.
Level 2 Course Description: The builds experience while developing knowledge of sail trim and points of sail.
WHERE: Woollahra Sailing Club, Rose Bay
COURSE START DATES (Introduction to sailing/level 1):
Semester 2 Courses will be announced around week 4. Courses start in the second half of semester when weather warms up. If you have an interest of completing one of our sailing school courses, register your interest through our Online Form.
See Level 1 Details
COST FOR LEVEL 1:
Non SUSF member / Non Sailing Club $315.00
Sydney University Sport and Fitness (SUSF) Member Only $285.00
Sydney Uni Sailing Club Member (must be SUSF member) $265.00*
COST FOR LEVEL 2:
Non SUSF member / Non Sailing Club $260.00
Sydney University Sport and Fitness (SUSF) Member Only $230.00
Sydney Uni Sailing Club Member (must be SUSF member) $200.00*
(*Members of the UNSW Windsurfing and Sailing Club are also eligible to make use of the USYD Club members prices.)
More courses will be announced if demand permits.
Complete this form online if you wish to enroll. Once you have completed the form, make the appropriate payment
LEVEL 1: TBA (Register your interest through our Online Form)
LEVEL 2: TBA (Register your interest through our Online Form)
There are 12 spots for each course so it is important that you complete your enrollment including payment as soon as you can.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course will start from 1pm down at Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay, (Vickery Avenue, NSW 2029). It will be important to bring, clothes that can get wet (ie. rash top, leggings, board shorts etc), shoes that can get wet (ie. booties, crocs, reef shoes etc), towel and warm clothes for after. There are hot showers which will be available.
Transport to Woollahra Sailing Club
To get to Rose Bay there are a number of options when coming from uni.
From Redfern or Central Station, catch the train to Edgecliff on the Bondi Junction line. At Edgecliff, get the (324, or any bus that goes to Watson's Bay) bus from the top floor of the station to Rose Bay. The club is next to the park and on the water side of the Rose Bay RSL. Look for the boat masts. (fastest route).
Catch the bus to Town Hall, walk along Market St to Elizabeth St where the Eastern Suburbs buses stop. Catch the 324 or any bus that goes to Watson's Bay and stop at Rose Bay.
Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Rose Bay (most scenic but most expensive).
For more details or if you are coming from another place, check http://www.131500.info/realtime/default.asp for more information. The address is Vickery Avenue, Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Introduction to Sailing by DBYC (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
This document explains all aspects of sailing for absolute beginners. It includes everything from the names of things, to what makes boats go forward. Reading this before going sailing would be a good step towards learning to sail.
What ever sport or activity you do, the chances are that there is some special jargon for describing things. Sailing is no different and it has it's fair share. Part of learning to sailing is just getting to know the jargon so that you can at least talk to talk (or know what people are talking about) even if you are learning to walk. This glossary of jargon describes most things and is a good place to start.