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HHYC J80 Keelboat Training 

Structure: This five-day course introduces participants to basics of keelboat sailing. Prior sailing experience will be of benefit, but is not essential. At the end of the course participants will have developed all round practical skills necessary to sail keelboat in moderate wind. Participants will gain hands-on experience of:

  • Boat parts and functions
  • Boat rigging
  • Basic sailing - helming the boat safely on different points of sail
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Handling the boat under power, docking and mooring
  • Rules of the road
  • Man over board
  • Heaving to and reefing
  • Sailing knots
  • Safety on board and safety equipment
  • Weather assessment

Additional sailing days with instructor after the 5 days training can be booked for $800 per person/day (non-members $900), minimum 4 persons per booking.

J80 Keelboat description :

World Sailing Status Type No.of Crew Designer Hull Material Hull Length Beam Length Draught Length Mainsail Area Headsail Area Spinnaker Area Boat Weight Ballast Weight
Recognized Keelboat 338.6kg max or 3 persons Rod Johnstone GRP 8 M 2.51 M 1.49 M 20.9 M2 13.7 M2 65 M2 1315 KG 635 KG





Age: 18+ years of age

Ideal for sailors who have completed HKSF Level 1 & 2 sailing courses.

Course Rate: Members HK$4,800, Non-members HK$5,500
Structure: 10:00am - 17:00pm (5 Full Days )

2022 Course Dates:

Course Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5  Availabilty
KBTC012201 02 JAN 09 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 JAN


KBTC012202 06 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 MAR 03 APR


KBTC012203 01 MAY 08 MAY 15 MAY 29 MAY 05 JUN








For more information about our Keelboat Training courses, email to sailing@hhyc.org.hk

For enrolment, please complete the online booking form or email a completed PDF booking form to sailing@hhyc.org.hk.


J80 Keelboat Friday Night Sailing

Our Friday night sailing will test your skills amongst the rest of the club sailors in our fleet of J80 Keelboats out on the edge of Port Shelter & Hebe Haven.

The Clubs Race Management Team will operate a number of mini races each night and keep the flights going to maximize our time out on the water.


Age: 18+ years of age
Cost: Member: HK$100; Non-member: $150
Time: 16:30pm - 19:30pm

For enrolment, please email to sailing@hhyc.org.hk.


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