23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

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About SailTrain

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). SailTrain also offers the MAST Motor Boat Licence Course in Hobart.

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
sailtrain@dssinc.org.au

Enrol for one of our Courses

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Find out more

For more information about our courses please contact the DSS Office;
03 6223 1977
0417 121 575
sailtrain@dssinc.org.au

Upcoming Courses

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18/01/2022 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Open for Lunch

19/01/2022 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Open for Dinner

19/01/2022 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Moorings@DSS Restaurant menu has something for every taste and every appetite. Visitors to the Club are welcome to dine and socialise and enjoy our ...

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