OutThere sailing

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Royal Brighton Yacht Club is proud to provide the young generations with a fun and safe introduction to dinghy sailing!

As an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre, our club runs a wide array of dinghy sailing programs for youths between the ages of 12 and 18, right from the essentials skills with OutThere 1 to the more advanced competences of OutThere 2 and 3.

All programs are run in 3 person dinghies and are specifically designed to allow young sailors to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills in an encouraging and safe environment. Australian Sailing requires all accredited clubs to meet the highest standards in order to achieve the best delivery.

Following the completion of OutThere, participants are encouraged to join RBYC junior and youth program which spans a number of different classes of boats.

For more information on each program check out below or contact us directly by sending us an email at discoversailing@rbyc.org.au or calling our sailing office on (0)3 9592 3092.

Upcoming courses


Due to the current restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic response, all Discover Sailing Courses have been suspended.

We will keep you up-to-date as soon as these courses resume.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe?

Safety is the top priority at RBYC.  The club provides all the safety equipment needed and all instructors maintain current qualifications and certificates dictated by Australian Sailing and RBYC, including first aid training and working with children checks.

Do I need to be a member of the club?

You do not need to be a member of a club to take part in an OutThere program

Do I need a boat?

All boats are provided by RBYC

Will I be sailing on my own?

RBYC delivers the OutThere programs in the RS Quest dinghies, a 2 or 3 person sailboat, optimal for learn to sail environments.

What do I need to bring?

All the safety equipment is provided by the club. In addition you will need:
– Clothes & shoes (including change) – wear ones you don’t mind getting wet and will keep you warm on cold days
– Towel
– Drink bottle, lunch & snacks
– Hat – keeps you warm and protects you from the sun
– Sunscreen
– Loads of energy!

What’s OutThere Experience?

OutThere Experience allows you to trial an OutThere session without immediately committing to the full course. Every OutThere course has a OutThere Experience session held during the first day. The cost is $50, which can then be put towards the cost of the full OutThere course.