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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 )

2020 Course Dates:

Course Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5  Availabilty
KBT20A 01 Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar AVAILABLE
KBT20B 03 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May CANCELLED
KBT20C 20 Sep 27 Sep 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct FULL
KBT20D 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 6 Dec FULL





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

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



J80 Keelboat League NEW

Our Friday night racing will test your skills amongst the rest of the club sailors in our fleet of 4 J80 Keelboats out on the edge of Port Shelter & Hebe Haven.

The boats will be launched & ready to walk onboard for the teams & crews taking part in the weekly ladder series in the Sprint & Autumn.

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

To register a team of 4,  please contact the sailing office.


Age: 18+ years of age
Course Rate: TBC
Structure: 17:30pm - 19:30pm 

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


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