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.


Tall Ship Sailing on the One and All – Friday 8th
When we depart McLaren Wharf, be amazed at the bridges opening to start our day of adventure on the water, and the action is non-stop. As we travel down the Port River, discover the variety of vessels and businesses in the maritime industry. The Port River is one of our oldest waterways in Adelaide, it will give a glimpse back to the history of the wetlands, the quarantine station, and the nearby ships graveyard, and no trip down the river is without dolphins. As we head out  the breakwater to sea, we let loose the sails and show the magic of tall ship sailing!


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

Camp Fee of $410 includes the following:

  • Use of all boats and safety equipment
  • A day on the One and All tall ship
  • 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 20 September. Please note $100 deposit is due at time of application.


Full payment due 26 September 2021.


For more information please email