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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 fulfil your aspirations on the water.

EastSail is one of Australia’s largest sailing schools, offering Royal Yachting Association (RYA) learn to sail courses on the most comprehensive and versatile fleet of commercially surveyed yachts in Sydney Harbour and along the Australian coastline.

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

RYA learn to sail courses and qualifications are the most recognised maritime qualifications in the world, with the RYA Yachtmaster being regarded as the pinnacle of this highly successful sail training scheme and is recognised as a commercial certificate of competence in many parts of the world. Recreational sailors will find that most charter companies will understand and recognise the standards that are represented by RYA courses. The RYA Day Skipper is accepted as proof of competence to apply for the International Charter Certificate – the ICC.

Each EastSail instructor is highly qualified and hand picked by EastSail for their ability to teach you to sail in a friendly, relaxed and professional manner! They are all qualified as RYA Yachtmaster instrutors, and many have either a Coxswain or Master Class 5 qualification with Australian Maritime Safety Authority. In addition, they all hold a current first aid certificate and Sea Safety and Survival Qualifications.


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.


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.


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


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

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