Kids Learn to Sail Courses

Teen Discover Sailing
Get your Teen off that screen and introduce them to the joy of sailing. RSYS runs courses for 13-17 year olds, taught by qualified instructors in the Squadron’s fleet of Elliott 7s.
There are 3 levels: Start Crewing, Start Helming and Start Skippering
3-6 January, 10-13 January 2017, 9am-3.30pm 
Cost $440

Our Learn to Sail programme is designed for 8-12 years olds with little or no sailing experience, taught by qualified Instructors in the Squadron’s fleet of Optimists and is lots of fun! 
There are 3 levels: Having Fun, Tricks & Techniques and Sailing Fast.
3-6 January, 10-13 January 2017, 9am-3.30pm

Both holiday camps cost $440 and are open to Members and Non-members, so do bring a friend!

Term 1 courses and April school holidays camp are also now open for registrations.


Further information and enrolments here

Looking for Junior sailing gear? Click here for a special offer from Zhik


Adult Learn to Sail Courses

Whether you're a nervous novice or looking to get back on the water and brush up your skills, RSYS runs a variety of sailing courses to suit you on our new fleet of Elliott 7s.

Australian Sailing courses include Start Crewing, Start Helming, Start Skippering and Spinnakers. We run Ladies courses on Wednesdays and Open courses on Sundays. 

There are 2 courses on offer: Start Crewing plus Start Helming, and Start Skippering
6 Wednesdays, 0930-1330hrs
15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar 2017
Cost: $710 (Members) and $760 (Non-members)

Open Classes
2 courses: Start Crewing and Start Helming 
4 Sundays, 0900-1230hrs
12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar 2017
Cost: $420 (Members) and $448 (Non-members)

Start Skippering
4 Sundays, 1300-1630hrs
12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar 2017
Cost: $420 (Members) and $448 (Non-members)

Additional courses running March-April.

Further information and enrolments here

Winners 1966, Grinners 2016

RSYS Member Nigel Stoke is taking Fidelis to Hobart this year - 50 years after her first win.

He held a party at the Club, introducing his crew and sharing David Kellett's scrapbook of press cuttings covering the 1966 race.

The crew shirts read 'Winners 1966, Grinners 2016'.

Good luck chaps!


Kings of cool Alinghi win Sydney finale to secure third Extreme Sailing Series™ title

Sunday 11 December:  In a nail-biting showdown that went right down to the wire, Arnaud Psarofaghis' men saw off a last-ditch attempt from arch rivals Oman Air to complete their ascendancy to the top of the 2016 rankings.

It's the third time Alinghi have won the Extreme Sailing Series following victories in 2008 and 2014 but the first time they've done so 'flying' on the new lightning fast GC32 catamarans.​


Extremes Day 4 update

Sunday 11 December: racing will commence in front of the Clubhouse at 2pm.

Come on down - believe it or not, there are some carpark spaces available for Members!




Heer's the official Day 3 press release:

Extreme Sailing series to go down to the wire ofter sensational penultimate day in Sydney

The battle for the Extreme Sailing Series™ title took a new twist today as Red Bull Sailing Team squeezed in between Act 8 leaders Alinghi and overall table toppers Oman Air on the penultimate day of the 2016 season finale in Sydney.

Roman Hagara’s Austrian crew had the pedal firmly to the metal as they notched up three impressive wins and three more podium finishes from the day’s eight races, revelling in the fresh 13 to 20-knot easterly breeze.

As Red Bull Sailing Team celebrated their trio of back-to-back victories it looked like they were on course to end the day in pole position until Swiss crew Alinghi upped the ante claiming honours in the last two races of the day, leaving Hagara’s men just six points behind.