Ph:(03) 9787 0265
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3 Rosserdale Crescent, Mt Eliza, Victoria 3930

*Sailing at RYS*   *How you can be involved*

*Discover Sailing Programs* *Holiday programs*

*FAQ’s*

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Sailing - Welcome to the Ranelagh Yacht Squadron

 

Ranelagh Yacht Squadron welcomes aspiring sailors, kayakers, paddle boarders, swimmers, dolphin spotters, snorkelers, windsurfers, fishermen, safety boat drivers and beach lovers of all ages.

 

Whether you've sailed all your life, or have never been on a boat, you're welcome to join us at Ranelagh Beach for sailing courses and social activities.

 

During summer, the squadron hosts accredited sailing courses for all ages and abilities.  These popular courses develop leadership skills and confidence on the water.

 

The squadron participates in sailing regattas with other local clubs over summer.

 

If you are interested in Sailing Courses for any level of experience - please contact the office on 9787 0265 or email the sailing manager at sailing@ranelagh.com.au


 

 

  

 

 

Kidsail Program
2 - 6 January 2018
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Our annual KidSail event is run in the first week of January. 

 

This is a great opportunity for kids to try sailing for the first time or to build on their past sailing experience and get involved in the RYS.  It is a week of learning and fun for all young sailors. 

 

KidSail is open to all member’s children from ages 6-16 and for an additional fee non-members may also attend the program.

Places are strictly limited, so get in early!


Members $300.00

 

Junior Non-members  $395.00
(inclusive of membership for the 2017/2018 Sailing Season)

 

Course Fee includes:

Daily Lunch/Snacks/Drinks, Awards Lunch & Certificates, and of course expert tuition from our team of instructors!

8.30am Start, 2.00pm Pick up


Enroll HERE

 

Booking close 22nd December!

 


 

Sailing at RYS

Ranelagh Yacht Squadron encourages both Social Sailing and Club Racing.

 

Racing is conducted for all classes of Off the Beach (OTB) boats and runs every 3rd Sunday in the afternoons from November till March.

 

Club Racing is designed to encourage members to increase their skills and confidence on the water while competing in a racing environment.

 

Social Sailing is encouraged during racing and participation days. Races have been designed to encourage all members to participate and enjoy their time on the water. Members are encouraged to bring families and friends to participate in club activities. 

A copy of the Sailing Calander can be found here

A copy of the Sailing Instructions can be found here

 

 

 


 

Opportunities within the club


Not all our members within the club are competitive sailors. We have a variety of opportunities for our club members to engage without the need to own a boat or go sailing. Our club relies on volunteers who assist us with;


Race management,                             Canteen assistance
Safety Boat driving,                             Discover Sailing Instructing
Social event planning                          

 

 

 

 

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on Fridays and Sundays in the office 9787 0265.

 


 

 

Discover Sailing – Pre Christmas

Introduction to sailing

Ranelagh Sail training is aimed at parents who want to build a strong relationship between their kids between the ages of 7 and 16 years. Learning to sail is a great way to increase life skills such as communication, self-reliance, teamwork, problem solving and self-confidence, and it’s a great way to learn how to solve problems together as a parent and child.

 

This course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to Dinghy sailing for complete beginners. The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.

 

Dates: 26th November – 17th December 2017 (4week program)

 

Time: 9am till 12pm

 

Cost for Members:        $250.00 each inclusive GST.

 

Enrol: HERE

 


Discover Sailing – Post Christmas

Better Sailing 

Learning to sail is a great way to increase life skills such as communication, self-reliance, teamwork, problem solving and self-confidence, and it’s a great way to learn how to solve problems together as a parent and child.

 

Discover Sailing in stronger winds as you develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy. You will receive a Better Sailing certificate and be able to sail a boat efficiently in light to moderate winds

 

Dates: 4th February – 4th March 2018 (5 week program)

 

Time: 9am till 12pm

 

Cost for Members:        $250.00 each inclusive GST.

 

Enrol: HERE

 

  

 

 


 


FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

 

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF RYS TO PARTICIPATE IN SAILING ?

 

Yes, membership is required to sail at RYS. However to allow non RYS members to participate we have a number of affordable options available.

 

DO I NEED MY OWN BOAT?

 

No, at RYS we supply the boats, as well as instructors, PFDs, rescue craft and a great time.

 

DO YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO PARTICIPATE IN A DISCOVER SAILING PROGRAM?

 

Yes, minimal swimming ability is required however you will be wearing PFDs at all times.

 

WILL I BE SAILING IN A BOAT BY MYSELF?

 

When participating in Start Sailing 1, participants will be sailing in pairs. Although, if you talk to your instructor about sailing by yourself they will do what they can to make it happen.

 

HOW CAN PARENTS/GUARDIANS GET INVOLVED IN DISCOVER SAILING?

 

Learn to Sail programs are run be fully qualified Yachting Australia Instructors. The Instructors plan, deliver and make sure all participants are safe and having fun at all times while developing their skills and confidence on and off the water in a safe environment.

 

If you or a parent/guardian would like to get involved in Learn to Sail there are many off-water roles available.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

 

  • Bathers (including a rash vest or t-shirt)
  • Towel
  • Wetsuit (if available)
  • Thermal underclothes if available
  • Woollen or thermal jumpers for cold days
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Old runners or wetsuit booties