Sailing Courses In the Most Beautiful Bay in the World!
Puerto Galera offers one of the most beautiful destinations in the World in which to learn to sail, with crystal–clear, warm tropical waters 365–days a year. Light to moderate sailing breezes are almost guaranteed so students learn to sail faster and achieve greater success. Since 2005 the PGYC has completed more than a thousand sailing courses where students learn to sail, using the unique, made–in–Puerto Lawin 2-person sailing dinghy or the single-hander Optimist sailing dinghy; the PGYC also offers advanced sailing courses aboard the 30-foot Golden Gate 30 keelboat. Our students come from all around Asia and from as far as England, Alaska, Estonia, New Zealand and Australia.
Sailing courses cater for students of all ages (our youngest graduate was 8 years old and our eldest so far was 54) and because Puerto Galera is a mecca for all water sports, in between sailing courses students can go scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkelling, jet skiing, kayaking or simply bask in the beauty of Puerto Galera’s mangrove fringed paradise.
Come sail with us today:
YouTube Sailing Videos
Dubai American Academy sailing camp; March 2012. Students of the DAA booked a five day sailing training camp at Puerto Galera Yacht Club. The students from Dubai were ably assisted by our own sailing graduates. From this YouTube video you can see that everyone discovered that sailing is more fun in the Philippines.
At the All Souls Dinghy Regatta 2010 ten Lawin dinghies and ten Optimist dinghies were on the water to highlight just how competitive the sailing can be. The “crew” for each boat were mostly local school children who have been through the PGYC sailing courses and have come out champions. See for youself how tomorrow's leaders have earned their medals at a tender age.
Sailing Courses To Learn To Sail
Dinghy Sailing Courses - Beginners & Up
Sailing courses (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) cover three days of full time tuition with maximum time on the water. Sailing courses are supervised by a full–time instructor, safety boat and crew. All safety equipment is provided as part of the course fee.
Sailing Courses Effective January 2018
|3-day Basic Course||The Basic Sailing Courses include the theory of sailing; how the wind effects the boat; names of the parts of the boat, sails and rigging; how a sailboat works; practical rigging and derigging of a boat, fitting a lifejacket; safety appraisal; launching and landing; stopping and starting the boat on the water; sailing circles, triangles and sausages; assisted capsize recovery|
|3-day Intermediate Course||The Intermediate Sail Courses include a review and demonstration of a comprehensive understanding of the theory and basic skills of sailing; an introduction to the collision avoidance regulations (COLREGS); rigging and launching the boat unaided; reefing a sail; sailing at all points of sail with emphasis on boat trim and speed; sailing with other dinghies using the COLREGS; righting a capsized boat unaided; man–overboard recovery (unassisted)|
|3-day Advanced Course||Advanced Sailing Courses includes a complete revision or demonstration by the student of the skills and knowledge required of the previous courses; an introduction to the racing rules; how to race, including signals, starting and penalties; practical racing against other dinghies over a variety of courses; sailing with a spinnaker (if conditions permit)|
Non–members rates are: adults Php 7,840; under 16s Php 5,600
Reciprocal Club members receive a 10% discount off the Non-Member rates
Members rates are: adults Php 6,272; under 16s Php 4,480
The Learn To Sail course fees include: tuition, course notes, personal safety equipment, dinghy hire, safety boat hire on the water at all times and certification
Contact the PGYC office today to learn to sail in Puerto Galera
Learn To Sail A Yacht
With mastery of the wind and boat balance gained with a dinghy sailing course you are probably ready to learn to sail a yacht. The Puerto Galera Yacht Club offers sailing courses, providing sufficient knowledge so that you can master a cruising keelboat or catamaran safely.
The yacht club owns and maintains a 30-foot yacht with the primary goal of providing a full skill set to enthusiastic sailors who are thinking that bigger (than a dinghy) is usually more fun.
For more information about sailing courses available for learning to sail a yacht please press here for our: Day Sailing Yacht
Wet Wednesday Sailing Experience
Not sure if you really want to learn to sail? Only in town on a Wednesday? Then come and join a Wet Wednesday Sailing Experience organized by the PGYC. An Afternoon of fun sailing in dinghies in Puerto Galera Bay with a bunch of people with the same idea in mind.
Half–day Wet Wednesday Sailing Experience: (includes 1 drink)
Non–Members Php 600
Reciprocal Club members receive a 10% discount off the Non-Member rates
Members Php 480
Meet at PGYC bar 1pm
Call ahead to confirm:
Sailing Boat Rental
Are you already an experienced sailor and just want to rent a sailing dinghy for some day-sailing fun on the water?
The Puerto Galera Yacht Club offers a sailing boat rental plan that can be tailored to your needs. Choose from:
- Optimist Dinghy - single person
- Lawin Dinghy - 2-3 persons
- Laser 14 - single person
- Golden Gate 30 - up to 6 persons
Minimum two hours per session (except for Golden Gate 30 - minimum 4 hours)
Reciprocal Club members welcome (discount offered)
Group and Family discount available on request
Contact the PGYC office today for sailing fun in Puerto Galera
PGYC Small Boat Program
All proceeds earned from sailing lessons, Wet Wednesday sailing and sailing boat rental go towards funding the PGYC Small Boat Program. The PGYC Small Boat Program, established in 2004, maintains the boats and provides free sailing lessons for all interested Puerto Galera school children. If children want to learn more than just the basics of dinghy sailing then they can continue with advanced lessons for free, provided that they help clean and maintain the boats and equipment.
Since 2004 the PGYC Small Boat Program has trained more than 500 Puerto Galera school children in the basics of the sport of sailing. Some of these sailing course graduates have gone on to represent The Philippines as part of the Philippine Olympic Sailing Team; they have competed at international sailing events in such places as Australia, Ireland, Singapore and Macau.
Puerto Galera school children who started sailing under the PGYC Small Boat Program have gone on to win gold, silver and bronze in national and international competitions; some have found careers on yachts located around the World.
The costs of maintaining the boats is not small. Organizations such as the Round Table in Hong Kong have given generously to the PGYC Small Boat Program as have numerous local businesses, club members and private individuals. If you would like to help, by donating your time, some equipment or cash, then please contact the Club and ask about the current wish-list of the PGYC Small Boat Program:
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