Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

Learn to sail with EastSail! We’ve been the most trusted sailing school in Sydney Harbour for more than 30 years and can help you get the experience and confidence you need to fulfill your dream of learning how to sail.

All the way with RYA!  Here at EastSail we exclusively teach Royal Yachting Association (RYA) learn to sail courses. RYA training is the largest sail school scheme globally. This scheme offers graduated learn to sail courses for our trainees – at all levels from beginners through to advanced level courses. The advantage for you is that there is one scheme – one log look – one graduated training syllabus. In addition there no need to change between different learn to schemes and also no risk of any skills being missed along the way.

RYA learn to sail courses and qualifications are recognised around the world. The RYA Yachtmaster is well regarded as the pinnacle of this highly successful sail training scheme. The Yachtmaster qualification is accepted as a commercial certificate  in many parts of the world, including Australia. Recreational sailors find that charter companies recognise the standards represented by RYA courses. The RYA Day Skipper is also accepted as proof of competence to apply for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Learn to sail with EastSail - our fleet and instructors

Our learn to sail courses conducted on the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour and along the Australian coastline.

We care about your safety and our fleet is rigorously inspected and certified. Our sailing school fleet is in full commercial survey with NSW Roads and Maritime and have Australia Sailing safety certificates. In addition our fleet is inspected annually by the RYA.

Our sailing school instructors are all highly qualified and selected by us for their ability to teach you to sail in a friendly and relaxed, yet professional manner! Our instructors are all trained and qualified as RYA Yachtmaster instructors. In addition many also have either a Coxswain or Master Class 5 qualification with Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Of course they all have a current first aid certificate and Sea Safety and Survival qualification.

If you have little or no previous sailing experience, the best place to start to learn to sail is with our sailing school. Our beginners Start Yachting Course can be completed in one weekend as a live-aboard course, or taken as 4 x 3 hour lessons over a 4 weekends.

Click on the links below for more information on our sailing school.

Our learn to sail courses

If you have little or no previous sailing experience, the best place to start to learn to sail is with our beginners Start Yachting Course. This course can be completed in one weekend as a live-aboard course, or taken as 4 x 3 hour lessons over a 4 weekends.We also have intermediate courses, theory courses and more.

Click on the links below for more information on our sailing school.

Beginners

Learn to sail in a friendly, relaxed environment with EastSail's expert skippers. Try sailing in a social setting or take our RYA Start Yachting lessons.

Intermediate

Our Intermediate courses are great for sailors who know the basics and are looking to expand their skills with an RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper course.

Advanced

Take our advanced courses to bring your sailing to expert level and become qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster.

Racing

Check out our range of race training course and race opportunities to hone your skills at speed!

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