Discover the Best in Sailing Education with Sunshine Sailing Australia & Learn to Sail

Sunshine Sailing Australia is your premier sailing school nestled on the stunning Sunshine Coast, a jewel within the greater Brisbane area. We specialise in providing top-tier RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training on catamarans, monohulls and keelboats, tailored for sea adventurers of all skill levels. You can even earn your International Certificate of Competency along the way. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading sail training and yachting experience providers, our Australia sailing lessons are taught in the classroom (Theory Courses) and on the waters around Mooloolaba, the Gold Coast, the Whitsundays Islands, and Brisbane (Practical Courses).

Learn to Sail

Embark on Your Sailing Adventure

Whether you dream of chartering a boat or owning one for coastal & world sailing, our specialised sailing courses at Sunshine Sailing Australia provide the knowledge & skills you need. Unlock the freedom to sail to breathtaking destinations and explore new horizons from the sea.

Learn to Sail

Whether you dream of chartering a boat or owning one for coastal & world sailing, our specialised sailing courses at Sunshine Sailing Australia provide the knowledge & skills you need. Unlock the freedom to sail to breathtaking destinations and explore new horizons from the sea.

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Boating Careers

Launch Your Maritime Career

Our specialised sailing courses at Sunshine Sailing Australia equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure employment on a ship, allowing you to discover new places & embark on global adventures. Let us guide you on your journey to success.

Boating Careers

Our specialised sailing courses at Sunshine Sailing Australia equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure employment on a ship, allowing you to discover new places & embark on global adventures. Let us guide you on your journey to success.

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Course Search

Find Your Perfect Course

Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills or embark on a new adventure, we can help you find the perfect sailing course at Sunshine Sailing Australia. Explore our range of courses tailored to your needs and let us guide you towards your next maritime milestone.

Course Search

Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills or embark on a new adventure, we can help you find the perfect sailing course at Sunshine Sailing Australia. Explore our range of courses tailored to your needs and let us guide you towards your next maritime milestone.

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Achieve Excellence with
RYA Sailing Courses

Unlock the potential of your sailing journey with our RYA sailing courses. As a Yachting Australia (YA) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised teaching establishment, we meet and exceed the strict guidelines for conducting both sailing and power courses. Our power vessels, yachts, dinghies, instructors, and safety protocols adhere to the highest standards, ensuring you receive the best training possible. Whether you’re aiming for coastal sailing or world sailing, our expert team is here to help you find the perfect course or program tailored to your goals.

Master the Waves with SSA Sailing Courses

Enhance your sailing journey with our SSA (Sunshine Sailing Australia) courses. Specially crafted for local residents, our programs are designed to maximise the unique sailing opportunities on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. As a trusted local sailing school, we ensure top-tier training in seamanship, navigation, and safety. Our diverse fleet of yachts, catamarans, and keelboats, combined with our experienced instructors, offers a comprehensive and practical learning experience. Whether you’re starting out or seeking to advance your skills, our team is dedicated to guiding you towards the ideal course to meet your sailing aspirations. Start your adventure with Sunshine Sailing Australia today.

Experience Premier Sailing Locations with Us

Discover the best sailing training at Learn2Sail, where clients from overseas, Melbourne, and Sydney come to experience our exceptional lessons. Our RYA sailing courses are conducted in stunning locations such as the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, the Whitsundays Islands. Learn to sail in some of Australia’s most beautiful waters, renowned for their breathtaking scenery and ideal sailing conditions. Whether you’re a local sailor or visiting from afar, our top-tier instruction and picturesque settings provide the ultimate sailing education.

What our past students have to say!

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I am signed up for the Yachtmaster Fast Track and have just completed 2 x 6 days sailing from Brisbane to Yeppoon then Yeppoon to Hamilton Island (Competent Crew & Mile Builder). I have had a fantastic time and can’t wait for the start of my next course in a couple of weeks. Our instructor Finn has been great – very patient, calm and an excellent teacher. I knew it would be fun but the last two weeks have surpassed my expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Sunshine Sailing School.

ALISON KIRKWOOD

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Last month we completed our Competent Crew onboard Giddy Up out of Newport. Our Captain, Peter, was excellent in guiding us through our course and showed excellent knowledge of sailing and of Moreton Bay. We had the added advantage of welcoming Will onboard and he was equally helpful and answered any questions the crew had. We completed two night sails and a pilotage up the Brisbane River which was amazing. Our growth and confidence over the 5 days has encouraged us to get ready for our Day Skipper Course. Thanks to Rachael and Dave for facilitating and going above and beyond to ensure our experience was a great one!

DONNA PASCOE

 

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What an experience!
We did the competent crew course with Pete and had an absolute blast..
The boat was great to learn on very comfortable and Pete was a phenomenal instructor and a bottomless well of knowledge..
I highly recommend anyone wanting go from absolute novice ( as I am) to feeling useful on a boat to give this course a go..

TONY WATTS

 

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Great sailing school! Did a RYA Fast track up to Coastal Skipper and feel I’ve gained relevant and useful skill for safe and fun sailing. John and Carl and the team of instructors are very helpful in helping out toward your success and getting confidence in your theoretical and practical skill. Would do again in an heartbeat.

SACHA BERLINGUETTE

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Undertook the Day Skipper course from Maloolaba to Yeppoon with Peter as our skipper and had a very informative and great learning experience. The course gave us the opportunity to undertake 24 hours of night sailing under an extremely competent skipper to become familiar with what is expected and required. We also experienced sailing in fog which was invaluable as it removed the fear factor of the unknown. Overall it was a very well run course that provided a good foundation for the more difficult aspects of sailing which all sailors should be comfortable with.

CHRIS S

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Went sailing with these guys. Can’t praise them enough. Incredibly helpful, friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately I felt a little sea sick and they were totally understanding, with lots of helpful tips.
I was only on a one day sail, but they were keen to get me learning asap.
Give them a try, I’m sure you won’t regret it!

GAIL STUART

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