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Introduction to Sailing (1-day)

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Either Saturday or Sunday every 2 weeks

This popular, 1-day course provides an introduction to sail cruising for novices.  By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety onboard. 

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RYA Competent Crew (5-days OR 3 weekends)

Brisbane year round & Whitsundays June - Oct

Ongoing

For beginners wishing to learn the ropes, gain confidence on a yacht who have no prior experience.  Become acquainted with sleeping at anchor and how life on-the-water truly feels.   With weekends and weekday courses, it's possible to work around any busy schedule.

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RYA Day Skipper

Brisbane year round & Whitsundays June - Oct

Ongoing

A hands-on course designed to teach practical skippering and seamanship techniques that will cement the learnings from the compulsory prior theory course: RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship or RYA Day Skipper.

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Bareboat Charter

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

This one-day, nil experience required course will have you on your way to the most enjoyable sailing holiday imaginable.  You will gain knowledge to safely and competently charter your own desired yacht by providing practice picking up moorings, planning your trip, advice on what to expect and what to pack and take.

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Sailing Adventures and Mile Building Passages

East Coast of Australia

Ongoing

These voyages are ideal for completing qualifying passages for Yachtmaster exams or for simply gaining experience offshore with an experienced instructor.

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Learn to Sail Whitsundays

Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef

Between July and October

Have you ever dreamt of learning to sail around one of the world's most iconic heritage sites and natural wonders of the world? If the answer is yes, then Southern Cross Yachting has the perfect combination of experienced instruction and amazing locations. Between April and October the Southern Cross Yachting team operates out of Shute Harbour, conveniently close to the amazing Whitsunday Islands.

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