Sailing School

Sailing School and Cruises


Would you like to buy a yacht but feel your lack of sailing experience is holding you back?
Many of our clients start out as novices. If you would like to get on the water, but don’t know how to sail there are plenty of sailing schools that can help you.
Below is a list of reputable sailing schools to help get you started.

Too Up Sailing Courses - Sydney

The one or two-day courses cover a broad range of essential skills, and also demonstrate many tricks of the trade that will make your sailing experiences safer and more enjoyable.

DSC_0237Full Day Private Lesson:

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Sydney Harbour

This is designed for anyone with minimal sailing experience and is ideal for a couple considering purchasing or chartering a catamaran for the first time.

We can tailor our course to your particular experience and skill level, allowing you and your partner to work together to handle the boat with ease.

Throughout the course, you will learn how to: plan your sailing trip; cruise with confidence; navigate efficiently using electronic and paper chart plotting; hoist sails, tack, gybe, reef, plus basic sailing and motoring operations; successfully anchor and pick up moorings; safely embark and disembark at a marina; tie up and secure your vessel, and much more. We will also show you how to use the safety equipment on board.

Price: Visit their website for prices.

2 Day Overnight Sailing Charter:

Duration: 2 full days and one night.
Location: Sydney Harbour

A great opportunity to experience some quality time aboard a cruising catamaran, spend time under sail, at anchor, sleeping, cooking and living aboard.

Excellent option for those who are seriously thinking of purchasing a catamaran or taking a longer charter trip.

Sail training as per 6-hour course with a lot more hands-on time to practise and gain confidence. We also cover passage planning, provisioning and navigation.

Price: Visit their website for prices.

Dave Williams is the General Manager and Lead Skipper and can be contacted on:

M: +61 (0) 401 145 719

Manly Sailing

Manly Sailing offers a wide variety of courses covering all age groups, including kids, teenagers and adults for a variety of water activities.  Whether you are looking for beginners sailing lessons, competent crew courses, windsurfing or champagne cruises around Sydney harbour, we can help.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ground Floor
Manly Yacht Club
East Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095

T: (02) 9977 4000

Southern Cross Sailing

Established in 1996, Southern Cross Yachting is Australia’s original, accredited RYA/YA sail training centre offering tuition for beginners to Yachtmaster in and around South East Queensland.

We offer one day, weekend and five day sailing courses and private tuition on clients’ sail and power boats; bareboat charter preparation courses and offshore mile builders along the Queensland coast.

Additionally, Southern Cross Yachting shore based theory courses are offered to build navigation, safety and maintenance skills for sail and power boat operators:  classroom and online navigation, marine radio, safety & sea survival, diesel engine, radar and yacht maintenance.

We have offices at East Coast Marina in Wynnum-Manly and Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.

Southern Cross Yachting provides a ‘one stop’ shop for all of your yachting needs!

570 Royal Esplanade
QLD 4179

T:  (07) 3396 4100

Sunshine Sailing Australia

Adults Sailing Courses on the Sunshine Coast in Brisbane and the Whitsundays

Take a look at our wide range of adult sailing courses with options for any skill level. Sunshine Sailing Australia has become known as the premier sail training school in Australia, one hour drive north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Our learn to sail programs teach beginners to advanced sailors in dinghies, sail and power, inshore, offshore and ocean. The school is both Yachting Australia (YA) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised teaching establishment. We meet and exceed their strict guidelines to conduct RYA and YA sailing and power courses. Our power vessels, yachts, dinghies, instructors and safety requirements meet the highest standards.

Mooloolaba Marina
Bill Cutts Pavilion
33-45 Parkyn Parade
Mooloolaba QLD 4557

T: +61 (0)7 5478 2299
M: +61 (0)403 264 838

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