Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Whitsundays Sailing Courses

Adult Dinghy

Level One – Start Sailing - Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

Level Two – Basic Skills - Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

Hobie Cat Sailing - You will have fun while learning about Rigging, Launching and Beach landings, Sail Trim and Balance, Crew position and balance, trapeze whist helming and trimming, Tacking and gybing correctly, Capsize drills

Adventures

Mile Builder - Deepen your knowledge and confidence

Own Boat Tuition - Own boat Power or Sail, in the familiar surroundings on your own vessel

Charter

Whitsunday Skippered Charter

Friday Twilights (October to March)

Half Day Discover Sailing Experience

Full Day Discover Sailing Experience

Instructor Training

RYA Cruising Instructor Training - The first step in teaching within the practical cruising scheme is to become qualified as an RYA Cruising Instructor.

Keelboat

SSA Keel Boat - This is an exciting sailing opportunity provided by Sunshine Sailing Australia. It provides a fun and accessible entry into sailing and gives participants further opportunity to improve and develop sailing skills and techniques.

Kids Dinghy

Level One – Start Sailing - Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

Level Two – Basic Skills - Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

Kids Hobie Cat Sailing - You will have fun while learning about Rigging, Launching and Beach landings, Sail Trim and Balance, Crew position and balance, trapeze whist helming and trimming, Tacking and gybing correctly, Capsize drills

Motor Cruising

RYA Day Skipper/Bare Boat Skipper - A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't.

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical - Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Racing

Brisbane to Gladstone

Lord Howe Island Blue Water Passage 2017

Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2017

Hamilton Island Race Week 2017

RYA Exams

RYA Yachtmaster Training & Exam - An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

RYA Practical

RYA Start Yachting - A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

RYA Competent Crew - This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew - without you the sails won't go up and the boat won't be steered

RYA Day Skipper/Bare Boat Skipper - A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't.

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical - Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

RYA Yachtmaster Training & Exam - An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

Ocean Qualifying Passage - Ideal for those of you want to practice celestial navigation at sea or need to undertake a 600nm passage navigated by sextant to qualify for the Yachtmaster Ocean.

RYA Powerboat – Level Two - This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

RYA Shorebase

RYA Essentials Navigation Theory – Online - Basic knowledge of navigation and safety

RYA Day Skipper – Theory - Navigational skills for familiar waters by day

RYA Coastal Skipper – Theory - Advanced navigation skills for unfamiliar waters both day and night

RYA Ocean Theory - Sextant work and planning for long haul trans ocean

Short Courses

RYA Radar - A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

RYA Diesel Engine - A one-day beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.

Marine First Aid - In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations.

Sea Safety and Survival - A course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat.

Specialist

Professional Practices and Responsibilities – PPR - A compulsory online course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.

International Certificate of Competence – ICC - If you are chartering a vessel in a foreign country.

RYA Powerboat – Level Two - This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

STWC 10 - This programme provides basic sea safety training for all ships crew on foreign going vessels and is accredited by the International Maritime Organization thru an accredited IMO national maritime authority.