The first step on the Keelboat pathway introduces you to the basics of sailing on a small boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory.

Essential sailing terminology and rules, basic knots, tacking and gybing, man overboard recovery.

What will I learn?

  • How to prepare the yacht for sailing
  • How to set sails
  • How to tack & gybe
  • Understand the wind
  • Introduction to Rules of the Road
  • The Buoyage system
  • Basic knots; bowline, round turn and two half hitches and figure of eight
  • Safety equipment
  • How to use Winches

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

Where are we?

Course starts 9:30am. Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map.

What do I get?

The ‘Start Crewing’ certificate presented upon successful completion of your course.

Need more info?

Email us at, or call on (07) 5478 2299. We are more than happy to help!


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