Visit Australia for your sailing course and set sail from the base on Hamilton Island at the gateway to the vast and famous barrier reef. The amazing colours of the local tropical fish, playful dolphins, peaceful turtles and even the allusive humpback whales can be seen throughout this sailing area. The Whitsundays has been rated one of the world’s most beautiful sailing grounds as it offers a breath taking blend of spectacular marine life, natural landscapes and award winning, picturesque beaches and anchorages, a fantastic learn to sail holiday in Australia.

Key Facts
Package Code CAUS031
Type: Course
Destination: Australia
Region: Whitsundays
Boat: Sun Odyssey 40
Dates: Year Round
Start day: Sunday
Duration: 6 days
No People: 1-5
Level: New to Sailing and Intermediate
Price: From £869 per person

A Competent Crew learn to sail course in Australia could be a wonderful and adventurous holiday for individuals, couples and families alike. Or, why not make this course part of a bigger holiday by spending time Cairns, visiting the Kurandra rain forest or going diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Learn to Sail Courses Available:

Sailing Courses available in the Whitsundays Australia are the RYA Competent Crew Course (tidal), design for beginner sailors and the RYA Day Skipper Practical course (tidal), for those with a little more experience.

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Learn to sail in Whitsundays Route:

Day Evening Port Distance (nm) Time (hours)
1 Hamilton Island Arrive 0
2 Nara inlet via Cid Harbour 13 2.5
3 Butterfly Bay 24 4.5
4 Whitehaven Beach 21 4
5 Lindeman Island 27 5
6 Hamilton Island 15 3.5
7 Depart Depart 0
Total Distance Logged (approx.) 100nm

Route may change at short notice.

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Getting here:

We are able to organise flights with this course from most large international airports and including any duration, routing or stopover. Flights to Hamilton Island can be taken from Brisbane, Sydney or Cairns. Flights from London to Brisbane or Sydney via Singapore can take approximately 23 hours and flights to Hamilton Island can take up to 2 and half hours depending on the route taken.

Included in the learn to sail Holiday in Australia:

All Breakfast and lunches
One evening meal at sea
Soft Drinks
Towels and Bedding

Not included:

Evening meals (excluding those listed above)
Log Book (this can be bought through our book shop)
Mooring fees are split between the crew

Price for a Learn to sail Holiday in Australia :

The 7 Day learn to sail Competent Crew and Day Skipper course are priced at £869 per person. There is also a discount available for children under the age of 12. Flights and transfers are available for these courses at an extra cost. For special offers on these prices please see our Deals Page or Sing Up to our new letter.

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