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RS Quest Development

This is a course for sailors ages 13-16 who are new to sailing or want to go sailing with a friend who hasn’t before! Designed to give sailors the opportunity to learn to sail in a fun and encouraging environment. This is a 4-day course.


About the boat

  • Type: 2 to 4 person Dinghy (365kg max crew weight)

  • Typical Weight Range: 130-160kg

  • Length: 4.29m (14'1")

  • Beam: 1.83m (6'0")

  • Hull weight: 140kg (309lbs)

  • About: a modern family or training dinghy with features that move the game forward. Also a popular racing boat, and it is used in a variety of regattas around the world.

  • Speed scale: 3/5

  • Class recognition: no

  • Builder website

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RS Quest sailing in the Panama Canal shores

The course is taught by experienced instructors and covers the basics of sailing, including:

  • Rigging and launching the RS Quest

  • Sailing upwind and downwind

  • Tacking, jibing, and other basic maneuvers

  • Safety procedures

The course is run over 4 days and is held during the school holidays. On the last day of the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a small regatta.

The Quest Development course is a great way for young people to learn to sail in a safe and fun environment. It is also a great way to meet other young sailors and make new friends.


Here are some of the benefits of taking the Quest Development course:

  • Learn the basics of sailing from experienced instructors

  • Sail in a safe and fun environment

  • Meet other young sailors and make new friends

  • Participate in a small regatta at the end of the course


If you are a young person interested in learning to sail, I encourage you to consider taking the Quest Development course offered by the SMAP Academy. It is a great way to get started in the sport of sailing.

Please before you sign up, make sure to read our Admissions Policy


2024 RS QUEST Development - Term 1 Jan 8 to Apr 8


  • Prior sailing experience is NOT required, though it is desirable

  • Able to swim 50 yards

  • Sunglasses and hat are recommended

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Sailing boots or shoes that can get wet.

  • Come to class on time

  • Listen to the Coach

  • Have fun!

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