Get recognised sailing qualification with our RYA sailing courses

The school is both Yachting Australia (YA) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised teaching establishment. We meet and exceed their strict guidelines to conduct RYA and YA sailing and power courses. Our power vessels, yachts, dinghies, instructors and safety requirements meet the highest standards.

Remember, you can always ask our expert team to help you find the best course or program for your goals. Ask here: Enquire About A Course

RYA Crewing Courses

Basic knowledge of navigation and safety
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 Skipper Courses

Navigational skills for familiar waters by day
Sunshine Sailing Australia - ICC
If you are chartering a vessel in a foreign country.
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 Advanced Courses

Yachtmaster Theory
Advanced navigation skills for unfamiliar waters both day and night
Sunshine Sailing Australia - Shore Based
Sextant work and planning for long haul trans ocean
Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Introductory Yachting

Basic knowledge of navigation and safety
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.


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.
Sunshine Sailing Australia - Adults Learn to Sail
The perfect course for those planning a career in the commercial yachting industry.
Specialised training for power vessels on your own boat.
Sunshine Sailing Australia - Adults Learn to sail
This course is aimed at the new boat owner or someone who wishes to learn new techniques and brush up on their marina and berthing skills.
The first step in teaching within the practical cruising scheme is to become qualified as an RYA Cruising Instructor.
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.