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9 LEARNING 9 Adult dinghy scheme

Adult & Youth Dinghy Programme

Sailing is a lifetime sport. While not everyone can afford to own a cruiser/yacht, dinghy sailing offers an economical option. In Hong Kong, there are 17 HKSF Recognised Teaching Centres which offer various levels of dinghy training.

Welcome to the sport of sailing. We hope that, through our scheme, you will derive a lifetime’s enjoyment either from family sailing or from club racing.

The full scheme allows complete beginners to eventually become skilled at dinghy racing, and even work towards becoming a sailing instructor themselves.

UPCOMING COURSES
Please see our Events page to view our current courses

HKSF is organizing its own HKSF Level 1 & 2 Dinghy/Learn to Sail in a Week courses for persons aged 12 or above based upon the adult dinghy scheme. Please refer to the latest course notice and application. If you are interested in receiving the future course information, please fill in the interest form.

HKSF Level 1: Introduction to Sailing

The aim of this course is to provide a brief experience of dinghy sailing for someone who has never sailed before. By the end of the course, participants will have had a short introduction to the sport of dinghy sailing, including basic boat handling techniques and essential background knowledge.

Course Details

 SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Personal Preparation
  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Basic Controls
  • Basic Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Sailing Theory
  • Meteorology

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The ability to swim is recommended but not a prerequisite for learning to sail, however the person should be confident in the water.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 14 hours
Recommended 2 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Level 2: Basic Skills

By the end of the course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a dinghy without an Instructor on board in light / medium winds.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Personal Preparation
  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Introduction to Racing
  • Sailing Theory & Background
  • Meteorology
  • Boating & the Environment

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have either completed Level 1 or passed Junior sail 3
Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 28 hours
Recommended 4 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Level 3: Improving Techniques

By the end of the course, the successful sailor will have a competent, safe, practical approach to dinghy sailing and be capable of sailing and making seamanlike decisions in moderate conditions. To successfully demonstrate the required skills, it is required that at least part of the course will be taught in double-handed dinghies.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Sailing Theory & Background
  • Meteorology
  • Tides
  • Safety
  • Introduction to Racing
  • Boating & the Environment

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed Level 2 and logged 40 sailing hours
Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 35 hours
Recommended 5 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

Download a bilingual copy of the full 2021 HKSF Dinghy Sail Training Scheme syllabus here

Download a bilingual copy of the 2021 HKSF Keelboat Scheme here

Entry Requirements and recommended Course Durations may be found here

To purchase a copy of the HKSF Syllabus and Logbook for the Dinghy and Keelboat Sail Training Scheme, visit our online shop here

For details of the scheme please refer to the HKSF Syllabus and Logbook for Dinghy Certificate Scheme.

For Dinghy certificate replacement, please send the Dinghy certificate replacement application form (in English only) with a $50 cheque payable to ”Hong Kong Sailing Federation” and a stamped envelope to ”Room 1009, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong” for process.

Notices & Further Information

If you are interested in learning more about our Sailing Programmes, please get in touch.

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