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Sail Training

Getting started...

RYA Start Yachting
£220/$440
1 live-aboard weekend

RYA Competent Crew
£440/$880
2 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Practical
£220/$440
Exam Coaching live-aboard weekends

RYA Theory...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory
£495/$990
3 weekends 8-4pm

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
£495/$990
10 4-hr standalone modules

Ocean Sailing...

RYA Watch-leader

Sydney-Southport
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Southport-Hamilton Is
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Hamilton Is-Southport
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Southport-Sydney
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050


Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifier

Sydney-Auckland
2 weeks 1200 miles
£1013/$2026

Brazil- Trinidad
4 weeks 3000 miles
£2026/$4052

Bermuda - Dublin
4 weeks 3200 miles
£2026/$4052

* See pricing note at foot of page


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A Typical Weekend

Courses usually run from 9am Saturday till about 4pm Sunday. Montrose Reserve, Abbotsford

Park on Montrose Rd near the corner of Walton Crescent. Cross Walton Crescent and go down the steps beside 4 Walton Crescent. At the bottom of the steps is Montrose Reserve. There is a small dinghy dock. See you there.



This is a weekend schedule for an Intro Course. More advanced courses will vary. Please contact us for more details.

Day One



9.00 Get on board at Abbotsford dock. Welcome with coffee, a safety briefing and introduction to the yacht. Cast off the mooring and learn to manoeuvre under power, exploring Sydney's Parramatta River.

11.00 Pass under the Harbour Bridge
    Your opportunity to sail a 60 foot yacht really begins! We will spend the rest of the day handling the yacht under sail - from the Harbour Bridge to The Heads and maybe beyond.

13.30 Lunch break
    Pick up a mooring or anchor, lunch and the chance of a swim

14.30 Back to sailing.
    Sailing is a wonderful pastime and we try to run the course at a speed that allows all levels of student to enjoy the experience to the full.

19.00 Anchor for Dinner near Opera House
    Dinner on board - we're happy to cater for vegetarians, vegans whatever!

20.30 Lift the anchor
    Spend about two hours sailing by night. Learn how different it is to sail in the dark - see the lights and landmarks of the harbour at night

22.30 Anchor for the night
    Sleep in your own twin berth or double cabin

Day Two - Sunday - Somewhere in Sydney Harbour

08.00 Leisurely breakfast
    Along with the chance of a swim and shower.

09.00 Theory and some practical work on deck (go up mast for example),

10.00 Pick up the anchor
    Spend Sunday reinforcing what we learned, some more advanced sailing and theory, including a chance to sail near The Heads

14.30 Back to Abbotsford Bay
    Lunch on the go as we pass back under the Harbour Bridge, manoeuvre under power and sail

15.30 pick up our mooring
    Learn how to pick up a mooring and tidy and secure the boat.

16.00 Finish
    Students back on shore at Montrose Reserve.

What to bring

You don't need to bring much. A soft overnight bag with

    • Soft shoes (no black soles please!)
    • Change of clothes
    • Sleeping bag and torch
    • Waterproofs
    • Hat and sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen
    • Swimming costume - this is optional of course
    • A big smile :-)

You'll be pulling on ropes too, so gloves of some kind too.


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2021-22
Ocean Sailing

"Sydney - Southport"

12-18th June
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Southport - Hamilton Island"

19-25th June 2021
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Sail the Whitsundays"

3-9th July 2021
7 days of leisurely sailing
£585/$1050

"Hamilton Island - Southport"

10-16th July
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Southport - Sydney"

17-22nd July 2021
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050