Learn to sail in Australia's premier sailing ground, the Whitsunday Islands with its sail training school, the Whitsunday Marine Academy in conjunction with Explore Whitsundays. The Academy is accredited by Yachting Australia and International Yachtmaster Training (IYT), providing Internationally recognised recreational and professional sailing qualifications.
A variety of sailing courses are conducted on the Academy's approved sail training vessels, while you enjoy the adventure and discovery of a 2.5 or 5 day cruise through the magnificent waters of the Whitsunday Islands. Numbers are limited and the focus is on the course syllabus and learning to sail.
On these cruises there is a little less time dedicated to other tourism activities (compared to other Whitsunday cruises) leaving more hands-on time to practice your new found sailing skills.
Introductory 2.5 day/2 night
This is a fun practical course to introduce participants to the overall running of a yacht and its parts, with an appreciation of safety and regulations. The beginner will be active in all areas on the boat with attention on how to use the equipment during basic manoeuvres. The Introductory Course is undertaken over 2.5 days on a learn to sail cruise.
International Crew Course 5 day/5 night
These are very comprehensive courses that will give you the skills to become an active crew member of a yacht. The syllabus course covers ropework & tying knots, yacht handling, boating information, marine rules & regulations, preparing a yacht to go on voyage, the sail types, selection, setting and managing, safety at sea, managing emergencies on a yacht. The course length is 5 days 5 nights where you have more time to practice your new found skills and/or you require an internationally recognised IYT certificate.
Features multi share single berth accommodation
2.5 Day 2 Night Intro Course
Departs: 9.00am Monday & 2.00pm Wednesday from Abell Point Marina
Returns: 11.00am Wednesday & 4.00pm Friday
5 Day 5 Night International Cruise Course
Departs: 9.00am Monday from Abell Point Marina
Returns: 4.00pm Friday
Children: This cruise is suitable for all ages
What to Bring: Soft soles shoes for the beach, hat, sunglasses, beach towel, sunscreen, swimmers and casual clothing, alcohol, bottled water and soft drink (no glass), chips and chocolate, soft luggage only - no suitcases
Operated By: Explore Whitsundays