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Learn to Sail - Weekend Sailing Course On A Yacht

Manly, Brisbane - Show on map
Southern Cross School Of Yachting
For 1 person
$700 each
$700 each

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  • Learn to sail aboard a beautiful 40ft yacht
  • You'll learn the basics and also challenge yourself
  • All meals included on this weekend course

Never set foot on a yacht before but want to have a go at learning the ropes? Conducted on board one of our approved 40 foot training yachts, this practical, two-day, hands-on course will teach you the basics of sailing yachts!

What's Included?

  • Weekend sailing course
  • All meals included

During your weekend sailing course, you will get to learn the basics of yachting onboard one of our 40 foot yachts. Spend a weekend away on the yacht, as we spend the night at anchor or another harbour and enjoy the delights of night sailing. The weekend course includes all meals whilst onboard the yacht (alcohol is not included). You will learn to steer the yacht and work the sails, whilst sailing the boat around beautiful Moreton Bay. The course teaches ropes & knots, how to work the sails and winches, steering and using the compass and safety on board. You will also gain some knowledge of charts and what the buoys and beacons mean. At the end of the course, not only will you understand the basics of yachting, you will be awarded the 'Start Yachting' certificate from the (Royal Yachting Association) RYA to prove it! No previous experience is necessary and for those who have sailed before, this is a great refresher or an ideal way to get more experience on the water.

Session Length

  • Available every weekend
  • Commence at 9am Saturday
  • Returns to marina at 4pm Sunday


  • Children 12-16 years must be accompanied by a parent / guardian
  • All meals provided while on board


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

The price quoted is for one person. There will be up to four other students plus your instructor onboard.


Not suitable for spectators.


All sailing trips are weather dependent. Please provide a mobile phone number so that the supplier may contact you on the day of your cruise. If cruises are cancelled due to weather, the supplier will contact you ASAP to let you know. Cancelled experiences will be rescheduled for a later date.

Dress Code

Please bring a change of clothes, a warm jumper, a spray jacket, white-soled shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring clothes appropriate to the season and dont forget your swimmers and a towel. Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

Other Info

Please ensure that you arrive on time to the yacht for your experience (we cannot wait for late arrivals). At the end of your course, you will receive a sailing certificate and a log book.

This experience takes place at Manly Boat Harbour, QLD.

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