Autumn Term

3rd October 2022 – 31st December 2022


Groups – Beginners RS Vision

Lessons – Once Weekly

Sunday 09.30 to 12.30

First lesson 16th October 2022.

Groups – Bug

Lessons – 3 times weekly

Friday 15.45 to Sunset Approximately 18.00

Saturday &Sunday 09.30 to 12.30

First lesson 7h October.

Groups – RS Feva Team

Lessons three times Weekly

Friday 15.45 to Sunset Approximately 18.00

Saturday & Sunday 9.30 to 12.30

First lesson 7th October 2022.

Groups – Optimist

Lessons – 4 weekly

Wednesday & Friday – 15.45 until Sunset (Approximately 18.00)

Saturday & Sunday – 13.30 until 16.30

The coaches may offer some extra Thursday lessons over the term.

First lesson 5th October 2022.

Groups – Laser

Lessons – 4 weekly

Wednesday & Friday – 15.45 until Sunset (Approximately 18.00)

Saturday & Sunday – 13.30 until 16.30

The coaches may offer some extra Thursday lessons over the term.

First lesson 5th October 2022.

Groups – Adults & Families


Saturday 9.30 to 12.30 (All year)

Wednesday 18.00 to 20.00 (Summer only)

Per Lesson – Adults €40/ Families (one Adult & One Child) €70

Helpful Information

Office Contact details and bookings

Where possible please contact us via email at

Sailing school office number – 21316160 & 99889541 – Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 – General Enquiries.

99307037 – Daily 9.00 to 17.00 – Last minute cancellations & emergencies – WHAT’S APP/ TEXT ONLY

You can What’s App 99307037 and we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please bear in mind staff may be on the water during the day and they finish work at 17.00

It is always best to send an email and one of us will get back to you.


The sailing school is situated on the Ta’ Xbiex waterfront, in the Royal Malta Yacht Club premises. Next to the Black Pearl Restaurant. You will find out office down by the slipway.

Cancelling and changing Lessons

Should you need to cancel or change the date of a lesson, please do so with as much notice as possible. You can send an email, if giving more than 48 hrs notice. Alternatively, if less than 48 hrs notice please send a message on 99307037.

To cancel or change a lesson with less than 24ths notice we will require a doctor’s note.

Sailors who fail to show up to their lesson and Cancellations without a Doctor’s note, made less than 24hours in advance will be charged in full.

Refunds are by cheque.

Bad weather

We rarely cancel sailing lessons due to weather. We would only cancel if it is not possible to hold a land lesson and it’s unsafe to sail. If we cancel we will post a message on the Sailing school What’s App information page. 

Keep informed of updates

Once you have booked lessons, we advise joining the What’s App information group. This is where we will post any updates, lesson cancellations and news for the sailing school.  Link –

Payment details

Lessons should be paid for in advance and can be made at the time of booking or in cash or Credit Card at the sailing school office as well as by a Bank transfer. Should you make an online payment, please let us know.

Bank details:     

Bank of Valletta

Account Name: RMYC S S

Account Number: 50017278804

IBAN: MT41VALL22013000000050017278804

What to bring and wear.

During the Summer months, you will need to wear shorts and a t-shirt, preferably a UV t-shirt/top, a cap or hat, plenty of high factor sun cream and water shoes/booties. If you don’t have water shoes, you can wear Flip Flops on land, but on the boats, you will need to have bare feet.

For Lessons during the winter and colder months, you may wish to wear warmer clothing. Leggings/jogging pants. Regular sailors tend to opt to buy a wetsuit.

Should you have long hair, for safety it is also better to tie it back. We recommend no jewellery is worn.


Safety is our highest priority. Sailing School staff will err on the side of safety when making weather-related activity decisions. First aid kits are located in every motorboat and in the Sailing School office. If your child has medical conditions, please be sure to alert and discuss protocols with the Chief Instructor. In addition, lifejackets are mandatory and shall be worn at all times while near the water, on the docks, or on the water.

Equipment Checklist

  • A refillable water-bottle
  • Your lifejacket
  • Sun cream (30+) and hat
  • Swimsuit
  • A change of clothing and a Towel.
  • Rain gear if it’s forecast to rain. We may still sail if it’s raining.
  • Sailing booties or water shoes

Label all clothing and belongings clearly with an indelible marker.

Please do not bring any unnecessary items of significant personal value. RMYC is not responsible for lost or stolen property (cell phones included).

At the lesson

When you arrive, remember to sign in with one of the instructors.

There are changing rooms near the gym, under the restaurant. Please remember to leave these clean and tidy.

In the boat garage, there are a few small lockers for valuables, your larger bags can be left near the lockers.

Parents once you have signed the children in, you can watch from the upper terrace next to the restaurant. Parents may also make use of the RMYC bar, please inform the staff you are a sailing school parent. Please leave the slipway and boat yard clear.

Buying Sailing equipment and clothing

During the summer months, most sailors wear shorts and UV (rash) tops. Once the weather turns cooler, you may wish to wear something warmer and specific to sailing. Sailing clothing can be bought locally from Gauci Borda and RLR, both situated on the Gzira seafront. Sailing School members can get a 10 percent discount by showing their membership card. Items, such as sailing gloves and life jackets can also be bought. Although we do provide lifejackets.

Sailing clothing and equipment can also be bought online.

Private lessons

€30 per sailor per hour, minimum 2 hours.

Should a sailor wish to have a one-to-one lesson, these can be arranged at during the week. Subject to the instructor and dinghy availability. Please contact us to enquire.

What happens during the lessons – Children

When a child begins to sail with us, the first lessons will be on a dingy –  RS Vision. On each dingy there will be an instructor and no more than 5 children. Once each child gains enough sailing skills and knowledge, they can then move on to a single-handed dinghy, LASER BUG.

Each lesson will begin with rigging the dinghies, a briefing (explanation of what will happen in the lesson), time out on the water and the lesson will end with de-rigging and washing the dinghies.

Children who wish to log their sailing time and lessons can buy a Logbook from the office at a fee of €5. These will be completed by our instructors, after each lesson.

Sailing Pathways

Children aged 5 to 12 – RS Vision > Laser Bug > Optimist

Children who begin Aged 12 to 16 – RS Vision > RS Feva (Double handed)

Sailors who show dedication and sailing promise, maybe asked to join our Laser team after the Optimist or RS Feva group.

Code of Conduct

It is the policy of RMYC Sailing School that all participants, coaches, instructors, officials, parents and volunteers show respect and understanding for each other, treat everyone equally within the context of the sport and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club.  The aim is for all participants to enjoy their sport and to improve performance.

When booking lessons, you will be authorising the staff of the sailing school, to assess a sailor’s behaviour and remove a child from the lesson, should their behaviour be unacceptable. Parents and Guardians will be called to collect a sailor in these circumstances.

Abusive language, swearing, intimidation, aggressive behaviour or lack of respect for others and their property will not be tolerated.

Calendar – Print off and keep

Date will be subject to change, please join the information What’s app group to keep updated.

What’s App group link –