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Advanced Sailing

If you are a seasoned sailor or have completed some introductory sailing with Sailability WA, pathways exist to take your sailing journey further.

Advanced sailing opportunities allow participants to unleash their competitive streak, learn more about strategy, tactics and boat handling and engage in some friendly racing. The sky is the limit, with the advanced sailing pathways presenting opportunities through to international level competition.

Para Sqaud

The WA Para Sailing Squad at Royal Perth Yacht Club are recruiting now! 

We provide members with inclusive and accessible sailing pathways from the novice level through to competition, development and high performance. 

To get involved contact Australian Sailing coach Grant Alderson on 0412 294 909

Para squad. Grant Alderson setting up sailors for Hansa Champs 2019

Inclusive Club Racing at Royal Perth Yacht Club

Are you feeling competitive? Ready to put your skills and knowledge to the test and take your sailing to the next level? Join the inclusive Club racing, hosted by Royal Perth Yacht Club.

When Sailability WA members have been training and feel confident with their boat handling and the Racing Rules of Sailing, another exciting opportunity is available.

Join in with Club racing, either with the Royal Perth Yacht Club Off the Beach section, or as crew on a keelboat in the RPYC fleet. We have several Paralympians, National, and World Champions sailing regularly in Club races who all started through Sailability WA.

One inspiring example is Colin Harrison, a Paralympic gold medallist from Rio 2016. Colin is a regular sailor in Division 2 on Saturdays, with Boomer. The famous gold medal winning yacht from the Paralympics.

Colin is a long-time Saturday keelboat sailing participant, having sailed for many years, during his various campaigns. There are not many sports in the world where you can compete on the same playing field as gold medalists and world level sailors, however sailing provides this for people of all abilities !

Advanced sailing Sonar Team Rio 2016

RPYC Off the Beach

As mentioned above, Sailability WA members can advance their sailing opportunities, by joining inclusive Club racing with the Royal Perth Yacht Club Off the Beach section (OTB).

The Off the Beach section at RPYC is a vibrant and welcoming community, offering training programs and courses, volunteering opportunities, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, weekly racing in the summer season, stand-up paddle boarding, and adventure sailing. 

Sailability WA members are welcome to join in the fun and participate in all the OTB section can offer. 

Learn more and keep up to date with RPYC’s opportunities here

Blind Sailing

The Sailability WA programs boasts some world-renowned vision impaired sailors, who have progressed through the programs to become independent sailors and compete locally and globally.

Kylie Forth and her ‘Lost at See’ team train at Royal Perth Yacht Club and sail regularly in Club competitions. Kylie has also participated around the world in Blind Match Racing competitions.

Sailability WA are busy working with a small team in UK, to trial mobile software and 3-D maps to assist our vision impaired sailors.

At Sailability WA, we really do encourage people from all walks of life and all abilities to participate, we believe there is no limit. With some fabulous role models and alumni, our blind sailing programs will get you out on the water. Opportunities to become a world champion, or simply relax and enjoy the feeling of the wind on your face as you cruise around await.

Blind Sailing training in two Sonar boats on Matilda Bay