Teens Discover Sailing

Get your Teen off their screen and out on the water these holidays with our Teen Discover Keelboat Camps!

Aimed at new sailors, the OutThere Keelboat camps have been designed for 12 – 18 year olds with a focus on having fun on the water with friends. These four day camps are run every school holiday and will provide your sailor with the skills both to crew and skipper on our fleet of Elliott 7s keelboats. There are three levels within the OutThere Keelboat program, and each program provides fun challenges for sailors that will further develop their sailing skills.

Sailors who have completed the OutThere Sailing levels, or active teen dinghy and keelboat sailors looking to take their sailing to the next level, can progress to our Keelboat Performance and Transition Camps. The Performance Camp continues the focus of fun on the water with friends whilst introducing sailors to keelboat racing with symmetrical spinnakers. The Transition Camp builds on the skills learned in the Performance Camp and prepares sailors to participate in the Squadron Keelboat Program.

All our Discover Keelboat Camps are open to both Members and non-members aged 12 – 18 years old.

Upcoming Teen Discover Sailing Camps

December Holiday Camps

Week 1 Camp

Dates: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 December
Timing: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Price: $530 – Members, $600 – Non-Members

OutThere Sailing 1: Register here

OutThere Sailing 2: Register here

OutThere Sailing 3: Register here

January Holiday Camps

Week 1 Camps

Dates: Monday 3 – Thursday 6 January
Timing: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Price: $530 – Members, $600 – Non-Members

OutThere Sailing 1: SOLD OUT

OutThere Sailing 2: SOLD OUT

OutThere Sailing 3: SOLD OUT

Week 2 Camps

Dates: Monday 10 – Thursday 13 January
Timing: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Price: $530 – Members, $600 – Non-Members

OutThere Sailing 1: Register here

OutThere Sailing 2: Register here

OutThere Sailing 3: Register here

Camp booked out? Can’t find what you are looking for?

If the course you were attempting to register for has booked out, add your name to our course waiting list using the link below. If a place becomes available, a staff member of the Academy will contact you to offer you the spot.

If you cannot find a course or would like some help, please use the contact details below to reach out to a staff member of the Academy.

RSYS Sailing Academy Camp Levels

OutThere Sailing

OutThere Sailing 1

OutThere Sailing 1 is a great introduction to sailing for teenagers with a focus on fun with friends on the water. This camp provides a wide variety of on-water activities including sailing around Sydney Harbour, trying stand up paddle boarding and a beach day. Throughout the camp you will learn essential sailing skills through exciting exercises and put them to good use in fun on-water challenges.

OutThere Sailing 2

OutThere Sailing 2 will build on and refine the introductory sailing skills participants learned in level one. The camp maintains the  focus on fun with friends and continues to offer a wide variety of on-water activities. Following this program, there are a variety of opportunities and sailing pathways available to participants, including OutThere Sailing 3.

OutThere Sailing 3

OutThere Sailing 3 is the final camp in the OutThere series and offers a number of challenges and skills to master during the camp. Still with a focus of fun and hanging out with mates, this camp will teach you skills that will make you more competent out on the water and in a position to take your friends out sailing. This camp is design so that sailors can participate in it several times with something new to learn and lots of fun to be had each time.

Keelboat Performance Pathway

Keelboat Performance Camp

The Keelboat Performance Camp is open to sailors who have completed OutThere Sailing 3, teenage sailors who have previously competed at a local / state level in dinghies / keelboats, and current SKP Junior Squad sailors. This camp introduces sailors to performance keelboat racing with symmetrical spinnakers in a fun and social environment.

Keelboat Transition Course

The Keelboat Transition Course is open to all sailors interested in participating in the Squadron Keelboat Program (SKP), sailors who have  participated in a Keelboat Performance Camp, and youth sailors competing in dinghies / keelboats at a state / national level. This is a high-performance camp designed to refine sailors’ boat handling and theoretical knowledge in training conditions similar to the SKP.

What’s next?

Sailors who have completed our OutThere (level 2 and above) or Keelboat Performance camps have a number of opportunities to keep sailing in both dinghies and keelboats.

Have a question?


RSYS Sailing Academy Contact Details

33 Peel St, Kirribilli NSW 2061
+61 2 9017 0154