Beginner Sailing Lessons

Have you always dreamt of what it feels like to carve through the water on a sailing yacht or traveling across the open sea but don’t know where to begin? At Southern Cross Yachting we offer a range of beginner sailing lessons designed to ease you into yachting while providing you with hands-on experience as you sail a vessel under the supervision of our team of experts. Our team will also impart their knowledge onto you, allowing you to learn skills and knowledge that will be invaluable in your budding yachting journey.

Undertaking a beginner sailing course also gives you the chance to meet and work alongside likeminded individuals, resulting in a social experience that is both educational and enjoyable. Whether you are seeking to take up sailing regularly or are simply looking for a fun weekend on the water, we are sure to have the right option for you.


If you are interested in signing up for sailing lessons but don’t know how to get started, give Southern Cross Yachting a call on 07 3396 4100 and a friendly member of our staff will be happy to discuss the right sailing course for beginners suited to you. You can also reach out to us through our contact page and we will promptly get back to you.



Our Beginner Sailing Lessons

Learn the basics of sailing with Southern Cross Yachting and our beginner sailing lessons created to teach anyone the fundamentals of sailing and operating a yacht, regardless of skill level. Whether you are seeking a simple introduction to sailing or a more involved course that teaches you the required skills to be a competent crew member, we have the perfect beginners sailing course for you. Pairing expert teaching with a fun and social environment, our courses are designed to guide you through the beginning of your sailing journey, granting you the skills required to undertake our more advanced courses.

How a Beginners Sailing Course Can Help You

It is never too late to learn the basics of sailing, with our courses designed for everyone regardless of how much time they have spent on the sea. Whether you are considering purchasing your own yacht or are simply looking for a new hobby, we are here to help get your sailing dreams started. Each sailing course for beginners is designed to be welcoming and inclusive even if you have never stepped foot on a yacht before, as our expert trainers are committed to providing a learning environment that is safe, educational, and fun. A beginners sailing course is also a great outing for your next family function or group activity as you will all learn invaluable skills and knowledge.

Once you have completed an introduction to sailing course you will be granted a certificate to recognise your accomplishments and showcase your qualifications. Upon completion of your course, we have a range of other beginner sailing lessons available that each teach a unique skillset, while those who seek more advanced knowledge are able to move up to our intermediate courses.

Why Southern Cross Yachting?

Consisting of a team of lifelong sailors, Southern Cross Yachting is the perfect place to learn the basics of sailing. As Australia’s original accredited RYA sail training company, we are proud of the strong and trusted reputation we have cultivated by providing expert training and exceptional customer service. We treat everyone with respect, regardless of your sailing experience, and endeavour to help you reach the level of competency you desire. We understand that everyone works to a different schedule, which is why we offer courses that span one day, two days, five days, and multiple weekends, so you can find the perfect option that suits your lifestyle.

Sign Up for a Beginners Sailing Course Today!

Ready to take the first step on your sailing journey? Southern Cross Yachting is here to help you get out on the water and learning the basics of sailing. Browse the range of RYA sailing courses we have available and give us a call on 07 3396 4100 or reach out through our contact page to discuss the perfect introduction to sailing course for you.

An incredible adventure! The experienced owners Carly & Jamie of SCY were fantastic in booking & organising, the instructor was incredibly knowledgeable & professional, and the boat was amazing. Can’t rate Southern Cross Yachting highly enough- I’m already planning my next lesson
Jemma - July 2023 
Jemma - July 2023

Massive thank you to Jamie and all the staff and other instructors at Southern Cross Yachting! 10/10 experience from booking to sailing to instruction to food whilst onboard.
Absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done and now I’m addicted to sailing!


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
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