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Course Dates, Prices and Bookings

For questions and inquiries please email or call us on 8248 4222.

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From as little as $100 give a gift that they won’t soon forget.
To purchase a Gift Voucher please email or call us on 8248 4222.

Learn to Sail: Discover Sailing & Start Yachting (Please click to expand ↓ )

 Discover Sailing
 Prices  2017/18

Find out what sailing is all about! We will take you on the water and get you involved in sailing our training yacht Academy 1. Experience first hand what attracts people to sailing and learn where it can take you. Bring a friend, check out our club, stay for a drink and make a day of it! [more]

Times: 10:00am to 12.30pm

(Saturdays & Sundays)

(members $95)


 Women-Only Discover Sailing
Jump on board with other women and enjoy some time on the water to practice sailing techniques and share experiences. Take another view of sailing and build up your confidence so that you are happy and able to take the helm.

Duration: 2.5 hour experience

(members $95)




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Start Yachting


A basic weekend course for people to learn the concepts and practice the skills to sail a yacht. Learn how a sailing boat works and be a part of its crew. In this 2 day course you will learn and practice the basics to go sailing: hoist sails, trim sheets and steer the yacht. A great place to start with no prior experience required. Internationally certified and Adelaide’s best place to start sailing! [more]

Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday & Sunday 

(members $500)

Twilight Sailing & Private Lessons (Click ↓ )

 Wednesday Night Twilight Sailing
A fantastic opportunity for you and a group of friends to sail amongst a huge fleet of Club boats.

Held during daylight savings, with the ability to take up to 8 guests on board. We provide you with our Yachtmaster Instructor and our training yacht Academy 1 for an evening of relaxed sailing or fast, exciting racing!

Great for a function or special occasion. Options include cruising, racing, drinks and buffet dinner.

Times: 5pm to 8pm (approx)

Starting at $650 (members $440) for a group of up to 8 people
Wednesday evenings during Daylight Savings. Contact us for further info!
 Private Lesson on Own Boat
There are often little things boat owners need training in to better utilise their asset. The Marine Academy provides private tuition on your boat tailored to your own requirements.
Full Day: $650
Half Day: $400

Full Day: $600
Half Day:$350

Email the Marine Academy to book
 Private Lesson on Academy 1
Our sail cruise yacht and Academy 1
Instructor are available for private sailing. You may wish to complete one of our accredited courses or just get out and sail. Alternatively you can book the boat for your own group’s course. 
Full Day: POA 
Half Day: POA

Email the Marine Academy to book

RYA 'Competent Crew' and 'Day Skipper' Live Aboard Courses  (Click ↓ )

For those who have completed a Start Yachting course or have previous sailing experience, the next step is Competent Crew. Competing this qualification ensures you will have the skills, experience and confidence to be a competent crew member on a yacht. Day Skipper takes you to the next level, ensuring you have the confidence to take charge as skipper, plan passages and direct crew on your sailing voyages.

Note: Competent Crew and Day Skipper can be obtained by starting with Start Yachting (or equivalent experience) + a combination of Live Aboard Courses. More info below. If you have any questions please contact us.
 Competent Crew - Intermediate
 (Completed over 5 days)

 Day Skipper Practical - Advanced
(Completed over 5 days)
This is a comprehensive course designed to help you become a competent crew member on a yacht. Learn and practice the skills of living aboard and participating in the daily tasks of running a yacht as we cruise the Gulf. The course is completed in a minimum of 5 days and is a suggested prerequisite of the Essential Navigation and Safety. [more]

This course can be completed as:
  - Start Yachting + 3 Day Live Aboard
  - 5 Day Live Aboard

  Take charge, plan passages and direct the crew to successfully sail a yacht from port to port. You will learn how to prepare the boat to go sailing and initiate a trip plan. Become confident and complete manoeuvres at the helm including tacking and gybing in a variety of conditions to demonstrate wind awareness and steer the yacht on all points of sail. This course complies with the requirements for International Certificate of Competency. [more]

This course can be completed as:
  - 3 Day Live Aboard + Night Sail
  - 5 Day Live Aboard 

 Live Aboard Courses   Three Day
 Five Day
Live Aboard courses are used to cover sailing miles and days aboard to complete RYA/YA certificates such as Competent Crew and Day Skipper. Live Aboard courses are conducted on Academy 1 with between 3 – 5 students sleeping overnight at a selected marina or safe mooring. Most meals are provided on board for the duration of the trip while you learn how to live and travel on a sail cruising yacht.

Your CYCSA Marine Academy instructor will be with you guiding and helping to get the most out of the boat as your group cruises Gulf St Vincent to a number of overnight destinations including Port Vincent Marina, Marina Pier (Glenelg) and Inner Harbour (Port River) depending on the weather. 

Contact: Hugh Longbottom | Boating Operations & RYA Cruising Instructor on: 0459 565 607


Cost  $890
(members $820)


Cost: $1360
(members $1160)


Escape and experience the joy of sailing from sunrise to sunset ... 

International Certificate of Competence (ICC) (Click ↓ )

International Certificate of Competence
 Prices  Bookings
If you are planning to charter a yacht overseas then this document is a must. The International Certificate of Competency (ICC) is an internationally-recognised document that is increasingly being called for by charter companies as evidence of yachting competence. [more]

Please note that the CYCSA Marine Academy currently only offers ICC certificates for yachts, not powerboats.
(members $470)
Contact David Royle or Hugh Longbottom on 8248 4222 or email to arrange an assessment

Register your interest here

Powerboat Courses (Click ↓ )

 Start Powerboating

A certified course for a state boat licence without further testing. Gain a South Australian boat licence through practical application of learning to drive a powerboat. Understand the state regulations, rules of the road, safety equipment, types of boats and practice it all on the water. [more]

Times: 7.30am - 5.30pm

Private Start Powerboating Lessons also available at a date that suits you, with a friend or 1:1 [more]

(members $310)

Register your interest and preferred date here      
 Powerboat Handling (8 hours)
Designed for people with previous powerboat skills to develop key concepts to efficiently and safely use a powerboat. Required for Yachting Australia dinghy and windsurfing instructors. [more]

Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm Sunday
(members $240)

 Register your interest here      
Note: Minimum age for powerboat courses is 12 years old.  
 Safety Boat Operators Course
This is a specialist course for those who                                             $250                    
operate rescue and coaching boats for Racing Clubs.
This course is designed for those wishing to help out at a club
as a safety boat driver. It provides the skills needed to support
water based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation
centres. Learn how to safely rescue other craft, recover persons
from the water, re-right capsized boats and where to position
your boat on a race course. Register your interest here

Shore-based and Online Theory Courses (Click ↓ )

 Day Skipper Theory Shorebased

The Day Skipper Theory course provides a comprehensive introduction to boating theory and will assist you to solidify your knowledge and develop your skills in preparation for completing our practical courses and is run on a weeknight in our training room. [more]

Times:7pm to 10pm (10 sessions x 3 hours)

 Price $795 (members $695)
Dates:   TBA  
Register your interest here
Marine Radio Courses: Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP) & VHF (SROCP)
Gain a licence to operate a VHF and HF Marine Radio. Feel confident and secure knowing how to use the boat’s radio. [more]

Standard Course Times:
7pm to 10pm (4 sessions x 3 hours Monday Nights)

Gain your licence to operate a VHF Marine Radio (SROCP)

Standard course times: 7pm-10pm (3 sessions x 3hrs Monday nights)

Intensive Course Times:
7pm to 10pm Friday
9am to 5pm Saturday
Exam 7-10pm Monday
(members $310)

(members $240)

 Dates: Register your interest here

Register your interest here

 Essential Navigation & Seamanship (online course)
An introduction to the basic theoretical knowledge required to take a boat to sea including; navigation, weather, rules of the road, safety and passage planning. [more]

Course price includes access to online course plus a course pack containing charts, plotters, guide and other resources required to complete the course.

 Introductory price $260
(members $230)
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Safety Courses (Click ↓ )

 Safety Sunday (6 hours)
Safety Sunday is a Club course designed to promote and develop an awareness of boating safety. You’ll learn and practice safety skills to prevent the kinds of incidents which can occur during local offshore and shorthanded racing and cruising.

Times: Registration 8.45am
Course 9.00am to 3.30pm
(members $40)

 Safety & Sea Survival Certificate (SSSC)                 
Gain a SSSC certificate to compete in category 0 & 1 yacht racing. A comprehensive safety course including life raft and flare drills.

Times: Registration 8.45am first day.
Course 9.00am to 5.00pm 

SSSC Update course available on request.
Price: $310 | Members: $210
Times: Registration 8.45am first day.
Course 9.00am to 5.00pm 

(members $420)

 Update Course

Just Revalidating? Register your interest here