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2 Day Come and Try Sailing Course

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Get to know the ropes

Halyards, braces, sheets, uphauls, kickers. All ropes on a boat! If you love the outdoors, a bit of adventure and fun, come along to the 2 Day Come and Try Sailing Course at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron (RSAYS) on 15-16 September, where you'll receive a great introduction to sailing, get to know the ropes, and lots more!

The weekend is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to find out how fun, safe, accessible and affordable sailing is.

Participants are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups and matched with experienced skippers and mentors on a keelboat. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will get to know your way around a boat, try out different crew positions, gain new skills and confidence or develop the ones that you have. And following each day's sail, there is the opportunity to catch up with other participants for some apres-sail with complimentary drinks and nibbles, and a chance to consolidate some of your learning.

The 2 Day Come and Try Sailing Course has been run successively for eleven years and has introduced hundreds of people to the thrill of boating under sail, many of whom have gone on to be further involved in the RSAYS or other clubs.

The RSAYS, established in 1869, is based on the Port River in Outer Harbour. It has a large member base consisting of many experienced sailors, and its foundation encourages and supports junior and women's sailing. It has a busy schedule of racing, cruising, fishing and social activities.

Experience the buzz of skimming across the waves in a keelboat and the peace and calm of being powered by just the wind. Sailing has everything you could want from a sport, from being a sociable relaxing experience to being a fast paced, high action sport. Start your sailing journey now!

Bookings are essential and no previous experience is necessary: to register your interest, please visit TryBooking, call 8341 8600 or email

The cost is $90 per person, including two days of training, with complimentary drinks and nibbles at the end of each day.

For more information of this exciting sailing event in Adelaide, please call the RSAYS on 8341 8600.

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When: 15th and 16th September 2018, 9am to 5pm
Where: Royal SA Yacht Squadron, 161 Oliver Rogers Road Adelaide, SA 5018 Australia
Cost: $90 per person for both days
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