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Learn to sail

Learn to sail in style on our fast, comfortable, 40 foot yachts.

Join a Start Yachting Weekend for a structured entry level sailing course. Add two Competent Crew Weekends to develop core sailing skills and complete the RYA Competent Crew certification.   

If you prefer more continuity, join our Competent Crew – 5 days course as an alternative to the weekend pathway. 

For an introduction to chart-work and navigation book Essential Navigation and Seamanship which is a self paced online course.

If you have done some sailing already and you want to join a race crew check out our Introduction to Spinnakers and Racing course. 

Choose a course


Start Yachting Weekend

Book a Start Yachting Weekend for a structured learn to sail course. Add two live-aboard Competent Crew Weekends for a comprehensive introduction to yachting, leading to the RYA Competent Crew certificate.

2 days



Competent Crew Weekend

Learn to sail in style on fabulous Sydney Harbour. Join a friendly crew on board one of our fast, comfortable 40 foot training yachts and let us show you the ropes.

2 days



Competent Crew - 5 days

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to yachting and leads to a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certificate. The course is designed for novice sailors who would like to become useful and active crew members.

5 days



Competent Crew - 5 days - Luxury Yacht

Learn to sail in comfort and style on a stunning luxury yacht in a spectacular location. The course is designed for novice sailors who would like to become useful and active crew members.

5 days



Essential Navigation and Seamanship - Online

This self paced online course provides a beginner's introduction to the navigation theory and safety knowledge required to go boating safely at sea.

self paced



Introduction to Spinnakers and Racing

Learn some tricks of the trade so you can be safe on the race course. Racing with spinnakers is exciting but it also presents new risks. Flying a kite requires the crew to perform a number of tasks in the correct order.

2 days


Where to next?

Once you have completed a Competent Crew course you are ready to join a yacht club and start social sailing and twilight racing. This is a great way to enjoy your sailing and consolidate your skills. 

If you are keen to join Middle Harbour Yacht Club contact us below for details of our Learn to Sail/ Club Membership package.  

Your next course on the RYA training ladder is Day Skipper which is often referred to as the charter skipper’s licence. 

A Dayskipper has the knowledge and skills to take charge of a small yacht, in familiar waters, by day.