Whitsunday Islands

Learn To Sail

3 day 2 nights Introductory course $549.00
Departing Monday & Thursday 9.00 am
Returning Wednesday & Saturday 4.00 pm

Only 5 passengers per course.

6 day Competent crew $1100.00
Departing Monday 9.00 am
Returning Saturday 3.00 pm

Only 5 passengers per course.

These trips are fully equipped and supply everything you need for your educational adventure sailing holiday.

All prices are subject to 10% goods and services tax.
All deposits are fully refunded with at least 7 days notice prior to arrival.

Learn to sail courses are conducted aboard one of our specialised sail training vessels on a one day, 3 day or 6 day sailing cruise. All courses start at our base at the Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach and following an in-depth safety briefing you will head out into the tropical waters of the Whitsunday Islands and begin the course. Each day will be a mix of theory and practical while sailing from one island anchorage to the next. There is no better classroom for learning to sail than a yacht itself and when it comes time to kick back and relax our views are spectacular.

The unique features of our learn to sail courses include:

The adventure of sailing the Whitsunday Islands with nights spent aboard the vessel at secluded island anchorages.

Personalised service with an Instructor to student ratio of a maximum of 1:5

A maximum of 5 students and only students with a focus on learning to sail

Vessels large enough to feel safe at sea but still a very manageable size for students [38 - 46 feet]

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean Instructor with Certificate IV in workplace training and assessment.

Accommodation on the vessel, meals, linen, safety equipment, Syllabus notes, Yachting Australia Log book and course completion certificate all provided as part of the course cost.

Courses Offered
YA Courses
IYT Courses
Introductory Introduction to Yachting 1 Day Daily 9am Daily 4pm
Introductory Introduction to Yachting 3 day 2 night Mon & Thur 9am Wed & Sat 4pm
Competent Crew Short Course   3 day 2 night Mon & Thur 9am Wed & Sat 4pm
Competent Crew * International Crew Certificate [not stcw95]* 6 day 5 night Mon 9am Sat 4pm
Inshore Skipper - International Bareboat
Captain/Skipper Certificate
- Basic Flotilla Skipper Certificate
6 day 5 night Mon 9am Sat 4pm

One of the unique benefits of our sailing school is that you can complete either a Yachting Australia or International Yachtmaster Training course or both on one of the above cruises. If you elect to complete both courses there is simply an additional fee for the duplicate books and costs.

* To work commercially within Queensland as a crew member you must complete an Occupational Health and Safety at Sea course within your first 6 months of employ. Similarly, the International crew certificate by itself is designed to be recreational. Candidates seeking a career in Yachting Internationally are also required to complete the STCW95 basic safety training course [recognised by the International Maritime Organisation]. Please contact us for details of schedules and availability for these courses.
** The Yachting Australia Yachtmaster Offshore Course is a recreational course. If you wish to work commercially in Australia or Internationally you should review our Master 5 or IYT Yachtmaster Offshore information pages.

Whitsunday Organic Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation and Tours
Phone +61 (0) 749 467 151 Fax +61 (0) 749 467 152
e-mail address info@whitsundaybb.com.au

Address: 8, Lamond Street,
Airlie Beach Whitsundays 4802
Queensland Australia