The beauty of sailing is that however much a sailor already knows, they never stop learning. The Derwent Sailing Squadron is proud to be home to SailTrain, a training centre of excellence that is accredited by both the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Australian Sailing (AS).
A year-round calendar of courses is run by the training centre’s highly experienced and credentialed team of instructors, with the aim of helping the student attain qualifications that will make them a better sailor. All instructors are qualified through RYA or AS , and place an equal importance on the safety and comfort of the student and enjoyment of the course, all to create a perfect environment in which to learn.
SailTrain is the only training organisation in Tasmania that is accredited to deliver world-recognised RYA courses, such as:
- RYA Introduction to Yachting
- RYA Competent Crew
- RYA Dayskipper
- RYA Essential Navigation
- RYA Marine Diesel
SailTrain can also prepare students for Yachtmaster examinations, and our RYA instructors can test candidates for the International Certificate of Competency (ICC ), which is now becoming a minimum pre-requisite for people intending to charter boats internationally, and most particularly in Europe.
Discover Sailing Day
Come along to the club on a Discover Sailing Day for your first ever taste of sailing. Simply wear some warm clothes and sturdy non-marking shoes, bring a bottle of water and sunscreen, and you are ready to go.
An experienced instructor will look after the rest, including providing you with a lifejacket, gloves, wet weather gear and training materials. Skippers are always looking for new enthusiastic crew, so you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Contact the Club to find out when the next Discover Sailing Day is being hosted at the DSS.
03 6223 1977