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29er Skiff Skills Program

29er Skiff Skills Program


Objectives of the Program

  1. Provide a pathway for sailors transitioning from other classes into 29er, without the need to purchase a boat and or find a crew member.
  2. Provide a safe and fun learning environment
  3. Matching potential skippers and crews
  4. Encouraging sailors to purchase a 29er
  5. Develop the basic skills necessary to be a competent 29er sailor that covers
  • Rigging and de-rigging a 29er
  • How to right a capsize 29er
  • Launching and retrieving 29er
  • Gybing and Tacking
  • Upwind and downwind sailing
  • Trapezing

Training Session Structure

Coaching is conducted by an experienced 29er coach that has been endorsed by NSW 9er Association. The training program runs for 7 to 8 sessions, with each session being 4 hours.

A maximum of 8 sailors per course will be sharing 2 x 29ers. The sailors rotate on the water and when not sailing are with the coach in the RIB. Training sessions will be a combination of on and off-the-water training, with the sailors responsible for rigging and de-rigging the 29ers. Sailor's will learn both being a skipper and crew.


  • Skiff Skills Intake - Term 2 (Toronto Saiiling Club - 8 Sessions) 12 pm to 4pm - 31 July 21 to 18 Sept 21

What do sailors need to bring?

Sailors must bring a life jacket, wetsuit, gloves, booties, sunscreen, food and water.

If you have a trapeze harness, please bring it to the sessions, or if you are an aspiring 29er crew, we will encourage you to buy a harness.

To cooperator with your instructor and fellow sailors.


The cost per sailor for the NSW 29er Skiff Skills Program:

  • 8 Sessions $349 + $75 NSW 9er Membership for 20/21 (Normally $95.00).