• 02 9327 1166
  • Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Harbour

Sailing School: RYA learn to sail

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 being recognised as a fully 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 Dayskipper is accepted as proof of competence to apply for the International Charter Certificate - the ICC.

Each EastSail instructor is very highly qualified and is hand picked by EastSail for his or her ability to teach you to sail in a friendly, relaxed and professional manner! They all hold dual qualifications, having either a Coxswain or Master Class 5 qualification with NSW Maritime plus their RYA Yachtmaster with an RYA instructor endorsement. In addition, they all hold a current first aid certificate and Sea Safety and Survival Qualifications.

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Please contact us on 02 9327 1166 or email training@eastsail.com.au to discuss our sailing school, learn to sail courses and yacht training on Sydney Harbour.

For conditions please see our sailing school terms and conditions. If you have recently completed a course with us, we would love to hear from you.

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