Darwin Sailing Club
Adult Keelboat - Crewing and Helming

Adult Keelboat - Crewing and Helming

A safe and enjoyable introduction to keelboat sailing in our brand new Eliott 7s

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Saturday Keelboat - Start Crewing/Helming - Saturdays 09:00 - 16:00 from May 27th until June24th (except June 10th) Cost $695

Saturday Keelboat - Start Crewing/Helming - Saturdays 09:00 - 16:00 from August 19th until September16th (except September 2nd) Cost $695

Saturday Keelboat - Start Crewing/Helming - Saturdays 09:00 - 16:00 from September 23rd until October 21st (except October 14th) Cost $695

Course details

The first step on the Keelboat pathway introduces you to the basics of sailing on a small boat, developing both your theory and practical skills before confidently taking control on the helm.

This program is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the basic fundamentals of sailing, without going swimming!

Classes are conducted by friendly qualified keelboat instructors in our new Elliott 7 keel yachts.

Sailing competencies

At the end of the Start Crewing and Helming course, participants will be able to:

  • competently understand their role when crewing or helming a keelboat, including the basics of sailing, boat handling, safety and sailing theory,
  • understand where they can progress to, if they want to extend their sailing skills and experience
  • and meet all Start Crewing and Helming criteria outlined in the Keelboat Syllabus and Logbook.

Adult Keelboat - Crewing and Helming


Thanks to our major sponsors

Darwin Port
Nautical Supplies
Sponsor of Junior Sailing
Arthur J Gallagher Insurance
Ramada Suites
Ward Keller
Mount Gay
Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association
Carlton United Breweries
Pernod Ricard
Television Sponsor
Waterfront Bistro
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