Dinghy Lessons (Beginner & Master Certificate)

A great way to learn the basic skill of sailing. Dinghies are small boats usually crewed by one or two people. You’ll learn the basic theory as well as getting some on the water practice. The dinghy lessons are done in two levels, Basic Dinghy and Dinghy Master. At the end you will be certified by BESA and ISS (International Sailing Schools – via – The Busan Sailing Federation).

Basic Dinghy Course Description

Class size: 6
2 students per boat
Format: 1 full day lesson
Cost: 70,000 Won
** Beginner & Master Package – 170.000
Basic Dinghy – We start off by learning the theory behind sailing and become familiar with the different parts of the boats. Next, you’ll get your hands on a real boat. You’ll be taught how to properly rig the boat. Once the boat is rigged, we’ll practice some maneuvers on land.

Next we’ll take the boats to the ramp and an instructor will demonstrate how to launch and land the boat. The instructor will also demonstrate some basic maneuvers as well as what to do in case of a capsize. Then you’ll practice launching and landing. Once you got a hang of it, you’ll start practicing on a reaching course inside the safety of the marina. Then move onto a beating course. While the reaching course requires only tacking, the beating course will require you the jibe as well.

Finally, we’ll show you how to break down the boats and have a wrap-up session in the classroom. After we finish, you will get a certificate showing that you have finished your basic sailing course.

Dinghy Master Course Description

Class size: 3
1 student per boat
Format: 1 full day lesson
Cost: 120,000 Won
** Beginner & Master Package – 170.000

Dinghy Master – We’ll start off by reviewing what we learned in the Basic Course. We’ll learn more about how to fine tune the boat to get optional speed. Then we’ll move to the boats and have you rig them. We’ll quickly practice a beating course inside the marina and finally head out of the marina, and practice some more advance maneuvers and properly trimming our sails.

We’ll head back into the marina for a lunch break. After the break we head back out and we’ll play some follow the leader and finish off with a race or two. At the end of the day, you’ll get a certificate showing you have finished you Dinghy Master training. You will also be allowed to rent club boats.

Keel Boat (Competent Crew Certificate)

Keel boat lessons are done on our 22 foot Catalina. You do not need any previous experience to take lessons. The lessons are done in 4 units of three hour blocks. The first unit, Intro to Competent Crew, must be taken first. After completing the ‘Intro’ unit, you must complete 2 ‘Open’ units. You’re lessons will range from learning about the different parts and how to properly use them to sail trim and driving the boats. All lessons are done on the water. After completion of lessons you will recieve a certificate showing you have finished the Competent Crew course.

* Private lessons also available upon request.

How to Register

1. Check the schedule to see when lessons are being held.

2. Contact us to see if there is still room available. The best way to do this is by email. The club email is koreasailing@busansailing.com

3. Once we have confirmed your date, you should send payment for the lessons in advance. This is the ONLY way to confirm your lessons. It is possible to pay on the day of the lesson, but since our experience is that no matter how much people cross their hearts and promise on their mother’s grave, you are more likely to be a no-show, we will try to hold it for you but there are no guarantees.

What to Bring

If you are doing dinghies, remember, this is a “get wet” water sport so be prepared. Everyone will at least get wet upto the waist, and some of you will get wet from head to toe if you capsize. So make sure you bring:

– Change of clothes

– Towel

– Shoes you can get wet, flip-flops are not recommended. You can usually get wet shoes at E-mart or Homeplus for super cheap.

– Sunblock, sunglasses and hat

– Waterproof windbreaker, smock or wetsuit (optional for cold weather)

– Gloves that you can get wet. The cheep construction ones with the sticky palms work really great!

– Knee pads if you have them.

– Lunch