Couta Sailing – Learn to sail or upskill

Learn to Sail a Couta Boat (Ripple)

Learn to sail an iconic Couta boat. Conducted in SSCBC’s own Couta boat Ripple, our Couta boat training programs provide the opportunity for participants to learn how to sail these historic boats.



Using SSCBC’s Couta Boat Ripple, SSCBC is introducing Start Crewing, Start Helming and Start Skippering courses as part of the Australian Sailing program.

  • Start Crewing is the first step on the Keelboat pathway and introduces sailors to the basics of sailing on a small boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory.
  • Start Helming develops both theory and practical skills to confidently take control of the helm.
  • Start Skippering builds on the lessons already learnt and teaches the participants true sailing skills such as sailing without the use of a rudder, sailing on and off anchor, and starts to touch on very basic navigation.

These courses are conducted in SSCBC’s Couta Boat Ripple and run for 3 hours over four days, 12 hours in total for each course.

Ripple is also available to charter at selected Couta Boat races held at SSCBC, such as the GANT Portsea Cup and Victorian State Titles. If you are interested in chartering Ripple for a date in the racing calendar, please contact the office.


Ripple – A Couta Boat Adventure


Members, guest and visitors to the Club can now enjoy a day out sailing onboard Ripple. Further details are available here.