Courses - Type

RYA Yachtmaster Preparation and Exam

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

To attain the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore candidates must pass a practical examination of their skippering ability. A Yachtmaster is capable of skippering the yacht on extended offshore passages by day or night.

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VHF/HF Marine Radio Operator’s License

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

A course and exam for anyone who owns or will be operating a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

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One-Day Boat Handling

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

A ‘must do’ one day course for any yacht owner, soon-to-be purchaser or those embarking on a bareboat adventure. The boat handling course offers expert tips and advice on docking, maneuvering and mooring practice.

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Own Yacht Tuition

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

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. 

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International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) & CEVNI

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

International Sailing Qualifications required for chartering in Europe are the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) and CEVNI (required for inland waterways such as the French Canals). Southern Cross Yachting is one of the first training centres in Australia to be accredited to test for the ICC & CEVNI.

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Bareboat Charter Preparation

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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Ladies Only Sailing Courses

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

The ladies weekend and 5-day courses are held on board one of our training yachts and includes meals on board (except for one evening meal ashore on a 5-day course).

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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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Sea Survival and Safety at Sea

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

Essential safety course for any yacht owner, skipper or crew. Mandatory for those wishing to work on yachts or participate in offshore racing.

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RYA Diesel Engine Course

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

The aim of the course is to give you an awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine and the ability to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and rectify defects which do not require workshop support.

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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

The RYA Ocean Yachtmaster theory course is for those who have a passion for sailing and navigation. It is a wonderful course that will keep you occupied for hours on end.

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RYA Coastal Skipper Theory Online or in Classroom

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

This is an intensive course covering advanced coastal navigation techniques including – position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge and use of charts and other navigational publications and the correct, safe use of the GPS. 

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Online & Classroom

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

This course gives students sufficient knowledge to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course and assessment. It is also ideal for anyone contemplating a bareboat charter holiday or considering buying their own boat. 

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RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

This course is the perfect stepping stone to the more in-depth Day Skipper shore-based course or to courses on the water such as the Start Yachting and Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses.

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RYA Start Yachting

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

This course provides a short 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 on board.

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RYA Coastal Skipper

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

Skippering a yacht on coastal and offshore passages demands strong navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. The coastal skipper practical course prepares those with previous skippering experience to undertake longer voyages. 

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RYA Day Skipper

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

A hands-on course designed to teach practical skippering and seamanship techniques. It is therefore recommended that you take either the RYA Day Skipper or RYA Essential Navigation course before enrolling so you can put those skills into practice on the water.

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Introduction to Sailing

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

This popular 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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Yachtmaster Fast-Track

Moreton Bay

December

Australia's original FAST-TRACK course - designed to take the novice yachtsperson from the basics of yachting through to the RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate and then onto the internationally recognised RYA Yachtmaster.

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RYA Competent Crew

Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane, QLD

Ongoing

For those wishing to learn the ropes.  For beginners, those wishing to learn the ropes and anyone who wants to gain confidence on a yacht.

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