How to Find Us

Our Office is located at the Mooloolaba Marina, 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.


In the unlikely circumstance that you need to cancel your course with less than 20 days notice, we will make every effort to fill your place on the course, but you remain liable for the full amount. There will be NO refunds given for cancellations unless a replacement person is found. We will happily hold your deposit for 6 months so you can reschedule, after 6 months you will forfeit your funds paid. If you start a program, but need to leave the program before the scheduled end date and time for whatever reason, no refunds will be given. If Sunshine Sailing Australia cancels a program for any reason, we will provide you with a credit to use on another course and/or date.


It is highly recommended that you take out a travel insurance policy for the sailing trips you have booked and paid for to safeguard yourself in the case of cancellation for any reason; including but not limited to, adverse weather, lack of students, health reasons, vessel breakdown, breakages, itinerary change or instructor illness. Minimum insurance cover should be considered for flights, accommodation and personal health.


As the weather is outside anyone’s control, it is at the skipper/instructor’s discretion as to whether the vessel will be operated at any time. While we wish to get you the maximum sailing time and complete the program, we value your safety and will stay in a safe haven until it is deemed safe to leave. If the weather conditions cause any inconvenience or time issues SSA shall incur no further liability.


You agree to advise SSA of any medical disability or illness, which may affect the ability to participate in the program that you have chosen prior to the commencement. It shall be at the discretion of SSA to refuse you where there is an unacceptable risk as assessed by SSA or it’s representatives at any stage or at the time.


GST is included in all prices.
Payment can be made via:

  • Online as mentioned in the 1st paragraph of this document.
  • Cash, (drop in and say hi).
  • Direct to the SSA bank account: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    Account: Sunshine Sailing Australia Pty Ltd
    BSB: 064 466 Account Number: 1016 9483
    Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
  • Credit Card with an additional 2.2% surcharge, (over the phone, email or by person).

All Courses, DO NOT BRING

  • Hard suitcase
  • Hard briefcase
  • High heels
  • Black soled or marking shoes
  • Red wine
  • Any type of bag with wheels

What to bring

Dinghy Courses

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, shoulder covered shirt, shorts or wetsuit, warm jumper and/or spray jacket.
  • Change of clothes, towel. Hot showers and toilets available
  • Foot wear that you don’t mind getting wet.
  • Snack, lunch and bottled water sufficient for the day.
  • Life vest will be provided.

Day only programs please bring:

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, sailing gloves, shoulder covered shirt, shorts or flexible slacks, warm jumper and spray jacket.
  • Deck shoes or shoes with white soles – that don’t mark. No black or dark soled shoes please!
  • Any personal requirements or medications.
  • Snack and bottled water sufficient for the duration of the trip.
  • All safety gear will be provided.
  • All contained in a small soft bag. No hard bags/cases/wheels!

For Overnight programs, please bring: (Overnight sailing courses and adventures)

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, sailing gloves, shoulder covered shirt, shorts or flexible lacks, warm clothes and spray jackets.
  • Your best pillow and bedding (eg: sleeping bag, sheet or blanket).
  • Deck shoes or shoes with white soles – that doesn’t mark. No black or dark soled shoes please!  Any personal requirements or medications.
  • Several changes of clothing
  • Toiletries, camera, towel and swimmers.
  • All contained in a small soft bag. No hard bags/cases/wheels!
  • Food and drink whilst onboard will be supplied. In this modern-day world of food, there are many and varied diets and dietary requirements. SSA is not a catering company or a restaurant, we will cater for the many dietary needs as best we can but will not guarantee we will meet your specific needs, therefore, if you have any particular needs, please cater for these yourself.
  • All safety gear will be provided.

For Shorebased courses please bring;

  • Navigational instruments such as, Bretton plotter or similar, roller rule, parallel rules, dividers and pencil compass
  • 2B pencils, sharpener, pens, erasers
  • Notepaper
  • Calculator
  • Any drinks, lunch and snacks
  • You will be provided with all books, tables along with sample charts and publications that would be typically used on offshore passages. We also have some great publications available for purchase.

Recommended Local Accommodation

There are many accommodation options from backpacker through to 6 stars.
Options very close by are;
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I accept all responsibility, absolutely, at my own risk.

In Consideration of Sunshine Sailing Australia (SSA) accepting application and involvement, I agree to this release of claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risks (collectively, this agreement).

I waive any and all claims I may now have and in the future have against and release from all liability and agree not to sue SSA and their officers, employees, guides, agents or representatives and family members associated with the company, for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me as a result of my request with SSA.

I am aware that your Sailing Program, in addition to usual dangers and risk inherent has the additional dangers and risk some of which may include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared, weather conditions subject to sudden and unexpected change, remoteness to normal medical services and evacuation services if I am disabled.

I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed Sailing Program and possibly injury, property damage or loss resulting there from. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of sailing is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by sailing and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being reason for my application. I agree that if I suffer injury or illness SSA can, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation service, as they deem essential for my safety.

In entering into this agreement, I am not relying on any oral, written or visual representatives or statements by SSA or its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the sailing charter, hence, only of my own free will. I confirm that I am over 18 years of age and that I have read and understood this agreement to signing it and agree that this agreement will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors. I agree that this agreement shall be governed in all aspects and interpreted with the law of Queensland.

I acknowledge by participating in any of Sunshine Sailing Australia sailing courses, activities and programs, I accept this waiver absolutely.