Sail Training

Sail Training...

Introduction to Sailing
1 live-aboard weekend

Competent Crew
2 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Practical
Exam Coaching live-aboard weekends

RYA Theory...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory
3 weekends 8-4pm

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
10 4-hr standalone modules

Ocean Sailing...

Mate of Watch Course will be available on the
Sydney-New Caledonia passage in September 2023
And again on the New Caledonia-Bundaberg passage in October

Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifier will be available on the
Sydney-New Caledonia passage in September 2023
And again on the New Caledonia-Bundaberg passage in October
* See pricing note at foot of page

Important Information

Sailing Calendar

What you get for your money

Training weekend information

Student reviews

Global Ethics

Training enquiry form

About The Ocean Sailing Club.

Sally and Peter Edington lived aboard their 60-foot yacht Loquax for many years. With their teenage daughters they cruised the Med, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

By 2013, they felt they should share their knowledge, and their yacht, with anyone who dreams of the Ocean life - and that was the start of The Ocean Sailing Club.

Since then, Loquax has been owned by the UK-based non-profit Club and it has always been Sally and Peter's hope that people from many diverse walks of life will join them on board. The membership was deliberately set at an affordable £30 ($50) per year, which you recoup from any training you do, to make this accessible to as many as possible.

Towards the end of 2022, Loquax will switch from the British to the Australian ships' registry. That will be under the new incarnation of the Club, now known as "The Ocean Sailing Club of the South". But everything else about the club will remain unchanged from the perspective of its members

On board, you can experience the joys and master the skills of Ocean Sailing. Feel the thrill of landfall at a distant island, knowing you share this exquisite moment with the great sailors of our time and of history.

The Club has over one hundred members.

Sail Training

See our New Sailing Calendar for Fun Sailing, Cruising and Training

Improve your skills with great RYA sailing courses

Click any link in the left hand panel for details of great opportunities to deepen your knowledge of sailing.

Peter Edington, our sailing coach, is an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor who will be running monthly practical sail training.

Practical training:

• Introduction toSailing 1 weekend live-aboard course starting at the very beginning. All in sheltered waters
• Competent Crew 2 weekends living aboard taking you on to a better understanding of working a sailing boat - Sheltered/Coastal waters
• Mate of Watch 5-7 days of Offshore / Ocean sailing where you will learn how to take command of a 60 foot yacht for day and night watches

Theory classes:

• Yachtmaster Offshore theory Suitable to skipper your own boat or to go on and take the RYA Yachtmaster Practical Exam
• Yachtmaster Ocean Theory To learn the theory behind world meteorology, Celestial Navigation and how to prepare for and execute an ocean passage of over 600 miles
Theory classes in Sydney from 08:00 till 12:00 Saturday / Sunday

Global Ethics

20 years of action and raising awareness

Climate Change and Wealth Inequality

Having spent time in many less-fortunate regions of the world, Peter and Sally Edington are acutely aware of such issues as Poverty and Climate that disproportionately affect developing nations, especially island in Oceania. They have also worked with a number of NGOs helping poor and blind people in Africa.

Over that 20 years, some of the imperatives have changed, but the underlying excesses of the developed world remain the chief cause of the current Climate Emergency.

That is why the Ocean Sailing Club yacht has been used for publicity to highlight the dangers of Ocean pollution and of Fossil-fuel extraction.

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Ocean Sailing

Sydney - New Caledonia

22nd September - 6th October
New Caledonia - Bundaberg

28th October - 10th November

14 day RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Qualifier - $2100 AUD

Fun Sailing
Sail Training

Sail The Pacific Lagoons of New Caledonia

8th - 27th October

3 x 7 days cruises of fun sailing, mile-building and maybe some training - $1150 AUD

Sail The Great Barrier Reef

14th - 30th November

2 x 7 days cruises of fun sailing, mile-building and maybe some training - $1150 AUD

Coastal Sailing

Mackay - Southport

2nd December - 8th December
Southport - Sydney

9th December - 16th December

2x 7 day RYA Yachtmaster mile-builders - $1050 AUD

* See pricing note at foot of page