Have you recently purchased a yacht, wishing to refresh your skills and become more confident onboard your own vessel? 

Under the calm and experienced guidance of our skippers, you will gain confidence and skills to make the most of your own yacht. 

Each training session is bespoke, and tailor made to your personal requirements. 

Our OBT sessions will often begin with a consultation with the school prior to booking to outline your specific needs. 

Our OBTs can be booked over half or full days as well as multi-day passages to really build upon the owner(s) and crew(s) experience, the longer sessions will often include more in-depth passage planning, navigation, night watches and bar crossings when available. 

Private tuition for individuals, friends and families can be booked in conjunction with any of the RYA qualifications such as Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster if discussed with the school prior to booking. 

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

What will you learn:

  • How to prepare a yacht for sailing
  • Understanding the influence of apparent and true wind upon a yacht 
  • Uses of winches, clutches, cleats and jammers 
  • How to tack and gybe 
  • Docking practice 
  • Expert sail trimming advice
  • Anchoring tips 
  • Ongoing maintenance advice
  • Charts, meteorology and navigation practice and theory
  • Launching advice for trailer boats 
  • Picking up mooring buoys 
  • Onboard safety tips 
  • Collision regulations refresher 
  • Knots 
  • Helming practice 

  • Previous Experience

    Nil required

  • Course Duration

    From half days to multi-day training.

    $110/hr min 4 hours
    $800/weekend day

  • Certificate Upon Completion

    A variety of RYA certificates can be awarded during training, please talk to our friendly staff.

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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