Sunshine Sailing Australia

Sunshine Sailing Australia is Australia’s leading sail experience provider.

Based in beautiful Mooloolaba and lead by John Bankart and his professional  experienced skippers, Sunshine Sailing Australia delivers RYA sailing training courses as well as, dinghy sailing, race training and regattas, corporate sailing events and adventure around Australia, including areas such as Morton Bay, Whitsundays and Lord Howe Island just to name a few.

Sunshine Sailing Australia - Kids Learn to Sail

These dinghy sailing programs are designed for kids to grow up with the love of sailing. Our enthusiastic and professional instructors provide training in the following courses: Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Performance Sailing, School Term Sailing and Holiday Programs. The courses are all safe and enjoyable for the kids to have fun while acquiring the necessary skills to be responsible and competent on the water.

Sunshine Sailing Australia - Adults Learn to Sail

Practical courses that are designed for those who wish to sail locally or around the world. Our highly experienced and qualified Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Instructors will train you in Dinghy Sailing, RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Offshore Yachtmaster, RYA Ocean Yachtmaster , RYA Instructor, RYA Motor Cruising  or Multi-hull all on board our well appointed cruising vessels or your own boat.

Sunshine Sailing Australia - Shore Based Courses

Our theory classrooms are based at local Mooloolaba sailing clubs and offer comfortable and pleasant learning environments. Our qualified RYA Instructors will take you through the RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Ocean, ISAF Sea Safety & Survival, Marine First Aid and Radio Operator, RYA Diesel Engine & RYA Radar programs. Small group experiences means that we are able to teach to individual experiences and skills.

Sunshine Sailing Australia - Racing & Events

Sunshine Sailing Australia offers every individual the opportunity to become part of an enthusiastic team, campaigning in some of Australia’s most famous yachting events, such as Brisbane to Gladstone, Hamilton Island Race Week and Rolex Sydney to Hobart. In addition we offer extra experiences with our Lord Howe Island Cruise and Milebuilders which are ideal for skill and skippering practice.

Sunshine Sailing Australia - Corporate Sailing

Are you looking for an event that provides a great challenge to heighten group interaction, communication, teamwork and cooperation in a dynamic, fun and safe environment? Or maybe you just want to have a fun day on the water cruising and enjoying life at sea. SSA can offer you Team Sailing, Team Building, Industry Challenges or a Just Cruisin‘ package that will suit your needs.

Sunshine Sailing Australia - Power Boat

Sunshine Sailing Australia now offers professional RYA Yachtmaster Career training courses for those of you who wish to pursue a career as a crew member or a master on certified commercial charter boats or super yachts. We offer RYA Fast Track options, RYA Exams, RYA Power Boat Level 2, RYA Instructor, STCW10 and ICC/CEVNI. Sunshine Sailing  also specializes in training outside of Australia as ‘Own Boat’ Tuition.