Introduction to Sailing

Introduction to Sailing Oceans Southern Cross Yachting

Never set foot on a yacht before but want to have a go? The Introduction to Sailing course is for you. Conducted on board one of our approved training yachts, this course will not only teach you the basics of sailing yachts, it will whet your appetite for more! The course also counts towards the 2 day RYA Start Yachting Course.


Duration: 1 day or 1 weekend

Previous experience required: None.

You will learn to steer the yacht and work the sails as you sail the boat around beautiful Moreton Bay. The course teaches ropes & knots, how to work the sails and winches, steering and using the compass and safety on board. Students also gain some knowledge of charts and what the buoys and beacons mean. At the end of the course, not only will you understand the basics of yachting; you will be awarded a certificate from the Southern Cross School of Yachting to prove it!

The 1-day course includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea and the weekend course includes all meals on board. At the Southern Cross School of Yachting we teach sailing in the simplest and most enjoyable way possible so you will not only learn more, you will have a great time doing it!

Sailing’s lot’s of fun, when you “know the ropes”

“I had such a great time on Saturday. Chris was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and relaxed, and the boat was fantastic. I have been telling everyone how great it was and cannot speak highly enough of the day! The weather was great and we even had a lighting storm…it was awesome. I am truly hooked and would love to continue on with a competent crew course.” Will Davidson, Brisbane.

Just responding with some feedback on my one day sail on Sunday with Rob. Prior to that I had never sailed anything bigger than a small cat at holiday resorts. I can truly say I had the time of my life. Rob was great, very informative and exceptionally patient and helpful when guiding us throughout the day. I’ve flown prop fighter planes before and can honestly say the adrenalin rush from standing behind that wheel was just as great. Thanks so much for a great day, I came away with some great memories and a lot more knowledge than I had before.” Brett Thomas, Brisbane.

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