Adventure Sailing

Be a part of EastSail’s  Adventure sailing courses from Sydney to Hamilton Island and back again. Select one or more of the six 6 day legs.

It’s never been easier to join one of EastSail’s RYA Ocean Adventure Sailing trips! Experience the thrills of offshore and ocean cruising and racing with an EastSail RYA Yachtmaster Instructor beside you as your guide to the Big Blue. Add some serious miles to your log book and undertake an RYA Competent Crew, Dayskipper or Coastal Skipper course while exploring the magnificent Australian East Coast from a different perspective. EastSail will be hosting our legendary Sydney to Hamilton Island to Sydney sail aboard our stunning Beneteau First 40 which is specifically fitted out for offshore cruising. The voyage is divided into segments, each 6-7 days in duration. Whatever your preferred sail or ability level, EastSail has a trip that will quench your thirst for adventure! On all of these legs we are offering the RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper for Yachtmaster courses. (The Yachtmaster exam is separate to the course.)
The cost of each leg of the Adventure Sailing is $1595 except for leg 4 (Hamilton Island Race Week), and we offer discounts for multiple legs.

Adventure Sailing Dates

  • Leg 1: Sydney – Gold Coast 25th-30th July
  • Leg 2: Gold Coast – Yeppoon 2nd-7th August
  • Leg 3: Yeppoon – Hamilton Island 10th-15th August
  • Leg 4: Hamilton Island Race Week                
  • Leg 5: Hamilton Island – Yeppoon  22nd-27th September
  • Leg 6: Yeppoon – Gold Coast 30th Sept- 5th October
  • Leg 7: Gold Coast – Sydney 8-14th October

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  • Leg 1:   Sydney – Gold Coast 25th-30th July

Get your miles up and practice your offshore skills with this beautiful 400 nautical mile sails along the NSW coast. We will cover the RYA Competent Crew, Dayskipper and Coastal Yachtmaster syllabus with daily sailing, drills and theory sessions, but there’s always time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. There will be port entries at places such as Broken Bay, Newcastle, Esmerelda Cove on Broughton Island, Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour. There will also be 1 – 2 nights at sea to experience watch keeping systems.

  • Leg 2:  Gold Coast – Yeppoon 2nd-7th August

This is the ultimate combination of learning, gaining experience and just plain cruising! We will be covering the 5 day Competent Crew, Dayskipper or Coastal Yachtmaster course on this 6 day, 320 nautical mile leg – so you’ll have plenty of time to learn and relax on this passage trip with an EastSail RYA Yachtmaster Instructor as your cruise director. You’ll have time to learn and practice sailing skills including coastal and satellite navigation, passage planning, cooking at sea, basic engineering and maintenance, spinnaker work and reefing in a relaxed atmosphere. Ports of call include Moreton Bay, Mooloolaba, the great Sandy Straits and Fraser Coast – excellent spots for swimming, fishing and snorkelling!

  • Leg 3:  Yeppoon – Hamilton Island 10th-15th August

We will be covering the 5 day Competent Crew, Dayskipper or Coastal Yachtmaster on this leg as we visit Pearl Bay, Island Head Bay, Percy and Thomas Islands in the tropical Whitsundays region. A warm and relaxed 260 mile sail over 6 days, there’ll be plenty of time to lie back on deck with a book between lessons with one of EastSail’s RYA Yachtmaster Instructors on coastal and satellite navigation, passage planning, cooking at sea, basic engineering and maintenance, spinnaker work and reefing.

  • Leg 4:  Hamilton Island Race Week and Training Days
  • Leg 5:  Hamilton Island – Yeppoon 22nd-27th September

Adventurous spirits are invited to participate in this 6 day exciting voyage through the beautiful Whitsunday, Cumberland and Northumberland Islands from Hamilton Island to Yeppoon. This 260 nautical mile leg is the ultimate combination of learning, gaining experience and coral island cruising! The complete Competent Crew, Dayskipper or Coastal Yachtmaster course will be covered on this leg, with plenty of time to relax as well! Your EastSail RYA Yachtmaster Instructor will be your cruise director as you make ports of call at Thomas Island, The Percy Islands, Island Head Bay and Pearl Bay. Sailing skills will be taught and reinforced in a relaxed atmosphere covering topics such as coastal and satellite navigation, passage planning, cooking at sea, basic engineering and maintenance, spinnaker work, and reefing. With the balmy Whitsundays as your backdrop, you won’t want to come home!

  • Leg 6:  Yeppoon – Gold Coast 30th Sept – 5th October

Join us for this challenging voyage from Yeppoon to the Gold Coast and experience a taste of ocean adventure sailing with an experienced EastSail RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. The complete Competent Crew, Dayskipper or Coastal Yachtmaster course will be taught on this leg as you sail 320 nautical miles through the Sandy Straits, Fraser Coast, Mooloolaba and Moreton Bay. You’ll cover syllabus including coastal and satellite navigation, passage planning, cooking at sea, basic engineering and maintenance, spinnaker work, and reefing and may even catch a glimpse of humpback whales as they migrate south with their calves.

  • Leg 7:  Gold Coast – Sydney 8th-14th October

Your ticket home on our Adventure Sailing courses and the best way to travel! Get your miles up and practice your offshore skills as you learn and practice the RYA Competent Crew, Dayskipper and Coastal Yachtmaster syllabus with daily sailing drills and theory sessions on this 7 day, 300 nautical mile passage. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery at Coffs Harbour, Esmerelda Cove on Broughton Island, Port Stephens, Newcastle and Broken Bay (Pittwater) and experience the adventure of 1 – 2 nights at sea under the light of the southern cross.

Port Stephens Regatta April 2017

Register your interest to sail aboard our Beneteau First 40 Breakthrough in the largest regatta in NSW on the beautiful crystal clear waters of Port Stephens. Spend 8 days training and racing with an experienced EastSail skipper, including a day of training in Sydney before you go and a refresher in Port Stephens the day before the series commences! You’ll also do some Adventure Sailing along the coast from Sydney to Port Stephens as part of your preparation. Races run from Monday-Sunday in 2 x 3 day series.

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