About Sunshine Sailing Australia

About Mooloolaba Sailing School

If you are eager to start sailing or an experienced sailor looking to build on your skills, Sunshine Sailing Australia is exactly what you’re looking for. We teach sailing to people from 7 to 77 years old, in dinghies and yachts, inshore and offshore, from beginners to Yachtmaster. All completed courses include a RYA certificate, recognised nationally and internationally.

Sunshine Sailing Australia is one of the leading sail training and experience providers in Australia, operating for over 25 years. Our RYA-certified instructors bring years of experience and a passion for sailing to every course. We prioritise safety without compromising on fun, ensuring you learn in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

With centers on the Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays, and Brisbane, we offer access to some of the most beautiful sailing destinations in the country. Our modern fleet of yachts and catamarans is meticulously maintained, providing the perfect platform for your sailing journey. Choose Sunshine Sailing Australia for expert instruction, exceptional experiences, and the confidence to set sail on your own adventures.

Sail with Us in Premier Locations

Experience world-class sailing training at Sunshine Sailing Australia, where clients from overseas, Melbourne, and Sydney come to enjoy our outstanding lessons. Our RYA sailing courses take place in breathtaking locations including the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and the Whitsundays Islands. Learn to sail in some of Australia’s most scenic waters, known for their stunning views and perfect sailing conditions. Whether you’re a local or traveling from afar, our top-quality instruction and beautiful settings offer the ultimate sailing education.

Our Sailing Fleet

At Sunshine Sailing Australia, we take pride in our diverse and well-maintained fleet, designed to cater to sailors of all levels and preferences. Whether you’re looking to cruise, race, or learn the fundamentals, our fleet offers the perfect vessel for your training needs.

Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40

“Allegro” is a beautiful sailing catamaran with 4 cabins and 2 bathrooms. Great for 2 families or 4 couples.

Lightwave 38

Boasting a sleek, modern design, the Lightwave 38 is engineered for both performance and comfort. With the ability to point as high as 15 degrees to the wind and achieve speeds up to 20 knots downwind, she delivers an exhilarating sailing experience. Under motor, her twin 30HP Yanmar diesels allow for cruising at over 8 knots. The raised helm position, accommodating two, provides 360-degree visibility and direct contact with the cockpit and main galley, ensuring you stay connected with your group.


Designed for living aboard, this Lightwave 38 comfortably accommodates 2 to 8 people in three separate cabins. There are two double cabins forward, one with an additional single bunk and the other with a private head and a small child’s bunk. The third cabin can function as a double or two singles, and the port hull features a combined head and shower.

The spacious cockpit includes ample seating, a large table, and a BBQ for outdoor entertaining. An extra fridge below the helm seat keeps cold drinks within easy reach. The large roof offers plenty of shelter, and the cockpit can be fully enclosed on rainy days. Walk-around decks and a wide foredeck, combined with ease of handling, make this vessel an ideal choice for your next water holiday.

Key Features:

  • Location: Pittwater
  • Model: 2010
  • Capacity: 8 by Day / 8 Overnight
  • Cabins: 2 Queen Cabins, 1 Double Cabin (convertible to two singles) + extra kids’ beds
  • Convertible Saloon
  • Length: 11.3m (38′), Beam: 6.67m (21′ 9″)
  • Engines: 2 x 30HP Yanmar Diesel
  • Fully Battened Mainsail with Lazy Jacks and Boom Bag
  • Self-tacking Furling Headsail
  • Electric Anchor Winch
  • Instruments: Speed/Depth/Wind, Chart Plotter
  • 240v Inverter and Solar Charging
  • Entertainment: DVD player, flat screen TV with digital tuner, sound system with tuner, CD, USB, and MP3
  • Hot and Cold Deck Shower
  • Heads: 2 (both with electric toilets), 1 with separate shower
  • Refrigeration: Cockpit Fridge/Freezer, Galley Fridge & Big Freezer
  • Cooking: 3-burner gas stove with oven, microwave, BBQ
  • Included: Fuel, LPG gas, and linen
  • Optional: Inflatable rib tender with outboard for a fee

The Lightwave 38 is perfect for your next sailing adventure, offering both comfort and performance in one beautiful package.

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