A ‘must do’ one day course for any yacht owner, the boat handling course offers expert tips and advice on docking and mooring practice.   Conducted either as part of the OBT (Own Boat Tuition) course, or as a stand-alone session, whether you are an accomplished sailor or a novice, our experienced instructors are able to guide even the most nervous students. 

This one-day course, with calm and ease, is designed to:

  • help students confidently maneuver a yacht under power within multiple berthing scenarios
  • Gain confidence to moor most types of yachts
  • Prepare those planning a bareboat charter or yacht ownership 
Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD
  • Previous Experience

    Nil required

  • Course Duration

    One day

  • Certificate Upon Completion

    Southern Cross Yachting certificate

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

What you learn: 

  • Docking practice under expert guidance 
  • Mooring warps and fender tips and preparation 
  • Influence of wind and tide on a yacht 
  • Exiting and entering a finger berth 
  • Coming alongside 
  • Reversing a yacht 
  • Use of forward and aft springs 
  • Understanding ‘prop walk’ 
  • Turning in confined space 
  • Mediterranean mooring tips

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