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Learn the finer arts of sailing and experience the best of the Whitsundays.

Whether it is a lifelong dream, an item to tick off the bucket list or a necessity for an overseas sailing holiday, learning to sail will provide you with skills that last a lifetime.

Many overseas charter destinations, especially in the Mediterranean, require a minimum ICC (International Certificate of Competence) or an RYA Day Skipper qualification to charter a bareboat. These are worthwhile qualifications to gain before any charter holiday as they provide the skills and confidence required to handle your chosen vessel. From navigation to passage planning, emergency safety drills to handling the vessel under sail, a learn-to-sail course will ensure you are ready for any sailing holiday and future sailing experience.

The RYA Sailing School Whitsundays allows students to not only 'learn the ropes' and gain a formal qualification, but also experience the Whitsundays and its 74 islands. Offering Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper qualifications, RYA Whitsundays' practical courses cater to all levels of competency. The course departs from the iconic Hamilton Island marina and spans five days out at sea, where you will learn all facets of onboard living, as well as enjoying such activities as snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the award-winning Whitehaven Beach and much more.

The theory component can be completed at your own pace through Navathome Australia, prior to the practical course. This component will be sent to your school instructor so they can concentrate on elements of the curriculum that need further attention during your practical assessment.

If you are looking to learn to sail and want to enjoy a holiday in the Whitsundays at the same time, this is the sailing school for you.

Happy Sailing!

A crew learning to sail