Come and learn to sail at a week long camp at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron

This school will be operated by RSAYS and supported by volunteer staff of RSAYS Sea Cadets.


The program is a unique opportunity for young people aged 12 – 17 years.


The Sailing School will offer:


Pacer Dinghies – Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th
Dinghies are small sailing boats and a great way to get into sailing. Sailing a dinghy can be fun and exhilarating and this program has been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing. Dinghies are ideal for juniors and youth to learn the basics of sailing and racing.


Keelboat J24 Yachts – Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th
The J24 is undeniably the most popular racing keelboat to make waves around the world. This appealing keelboat started with one man’s desire for a sailboat to accommodate his family and to be a competitive racer. Many years later and the J24 has become a legend. A suitable sailboat for family togetherness, the J24 has also been the launch pad for the careers of numerous America’s Cup professionals.


Yacht Cruise – Friday 8th


The Award Dinner will be an opportunity for us to celebrate our week and receive recognition for our efforts.

Camp Fee of $310 includes the following:

  • Use of all boats and safety equipment
  • All meals from Monday dinner to Friday dinner (Please note lunch on the first day to be brought from home)
  • Junior membership with RSAYS for a year (Please note current members discount of $80)
  • Access to sailing throughout the year of membership
  • Access to online learning
  • Australian Sailing qualifications certificate available for an extra $120
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award opportunities
  • Use of RSAYS facilities. Tents supplied for camping but you can bring your own
  • Friday night award dinner and presentations at RSAYS. Family attendance available for an additional $30 per head.

Applications open until 5pm Friday 1st October. Please note that full payment also due at the time of application.


For more information please email