Upcoming Featured Courses and Coastal Mile-Builders

5-Day Courses

These 5-day live-aboard courses count towards the RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper Certificates.

Dates: Monday 25th – Friday 29th July & Monday 8th – Friday 12th August.

Cost: $2,100 (accomodation and onboard meals included)

Coastal Passages

Build miles and/or gain RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper credentials while sailing the Queensland coast with an RYA Cruising Instructor onboard a Swan 46 ‘Swansong’.

Dates: Brisbane to Yeppoon – depart 25 July arrive 30 July (6 days/5 nights)
Yeppoon to Airlie Beach – depart 1 August arrive 6 August (6 days/5 nights)

Cost: $2,400 (accomodation and onboard meals included; onshore transfers excluded)

To learn more and book, call us on (07) 3396 4100 or email sailing@southerncrossyachting.com.au


About Southern Cross Yachting

Established in 1996, Southern Cross Yachting is Australia’s original, accredited RYA/YA sail training centre offering tuition for beginners to Yachtmaster in and around South East Queensland.

We offer one day, weekend and five day sailing courses and private tuition on clients’ sail and power boats; bareboat charter preparation courses and offshore mile builders along the Queensland coast.

Additionally, Southern Cross Yachting shore based theory courses are offered to build navigation, safety and maintenance skills for sail and power boat operators:  classroom and online navigation, marine radio, safety & sea survival, diesel engine, radar and yacht maintenance.

We have offices at East Coast Marina in Wynnum-Manly and Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.

Southern Cross Yachting provides a ‘one stop’ shop for all of your yachting needs!


Established in 1996, Southern Cross Yachting is the world’s original international RYA training centre.


For over 25 year, more than 10,000 students have trusted Southern Cross Yachting with their marine training needs, gaining certification and confidence.

Industry Recognised

Southern Cross Yachting works closely with many local and national marine industry peers, such as, charter companies, brokerages and industry experts.

A great place to learn all things about sailing, experienced Captains who are only to happy to answer any and all questions, a great experience,

Michael MacCormack 2021
Michael MacCormack

Well organized with a wonderful team and instructors. Completed my Comp Crew and looking forward to doing the Day skipper next.

N Dashti 2020
N Dashti

We were lucky enough to spend a day with Jamie on Moreton bay and can’t speak highly enough about it. Three of us with varied previous experience of sailing joined with a father and son to share in a day of learning the ropes. The day was tailored to our varied needs and at all times we were able to ask questions and glean experience from Jamie’s wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend signing up for a course if you’re interested in getting back on the water after a hiatus. Thanks so much guys! It was a priceless day!

Maria Bukala 2021
Maria Bukala

We cannot express how wonderful our experience was with Jamie . He is very professional and patient in teaching us how to handle our new acquisition. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a novice, it’s well worth spending time with a calm and knowledgeable instructor from Southern Cross. Thanks Jamie

Lee-Anne Savin 2021
Lee-Anne Savin