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The requirements for a sailing holiday vary throughout the world. In some destinations a simple signed sailing resume of experience is sufficient. In others, formal qualifications are required before hiring a vessel.

In some destinations, novice sailors with little or no experience must undergo a pre-departure briefing. This covers boat operation and an area briefing. If you are travelling overseas and require qualifications, you can obtain them before you book a charter by undergoing some sail training through a local yacht club or sailing school. Alternatively, you can hire a skipper for part or all of your charter, so you can sit back and relax. Speak to our sales team about the qualifications required in your chosen destination and note that is your responsibility to have these in place before departing for your holiday.

Sailing in the Whitsunday islands, Queensland, Australia