Whitsunday Sailing School » Learn To Sail

Whether you have never sailed before or you want to get some Skippering Qualifications we have the perfect course for you!

We also offer the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for those who want to charter yachts in Europe.

We offer combined Sailing Courses & holidays in the Whitsundays. The courses are run under the IYT Scheme and you will live-aboard our large comfortable yacht and sail around the Whitsunday Islands while learning your new skills.

All prices include tuition, course notes, logbook, all meals, linen and accomodation on board.

Introduction to Yachting
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the wonderful world of sailing. Held over 3 days and 2 nights while sailing around the glorious Whitsunday Islands the course is designed to introduce a beginner to the world of sailing. Successful participants will be able to assist as a crew member on a sailing vessel.

Course Length: 3 days, 2 nights

Course Price: $899

International Crew Certificate
This course allows you to develop the skills and knowledge to be an active crew member on board a yacht. Consisting of both Theory and practical modules, this course focuses on practical application and will show you how much fun sailing can be when knowing how to operate a boat safely and confidently.

Course Length: 6 Days 6 nights

Course Price: $1699

Add VHF Marine Radio Operators Certificate: $275

International Flotilla Skipper Certificate
The International Flotilla Skipper Certificate is aimed at providing you with the skills sufficient to be a watchkeeper on board a Yacht or a Flotilla Skipper in fair weather, daylight hours and within sight of land. Known in other terminology as Day Skipper this course is what you need to take charge of your own small vessel in the conditions mentioned above.

Course Length: 18 days 17 Nights

Course Price: $3499

Add ICC Licence: $275

ICC – International Certificate of Competence
If you are thinking of chartering a boat in Europe you will need an ICC licence.

To obtain one of these you must have at least International Flotilla Skipper or equivalent experience.

Those with experience must do an ICC assessment and test to obtain their licence. If you do not have the relevant experience we recommend doing the International Flotilla Skipper Certificate.

Assessment & Exam: 3 days 2 nights

Price: $899 which includes ICC Licence.

International Bareboat Skipper Certificate
The International Bareboat Skipper Certificate is aimed at providing you with the skills sufficient to take command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore, in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions. Candidates automatically qualify for the International Certificate of Competence through this course.

Course Length: 23 days 22 Nights

Course Price: $4999

International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) is the most internationally accredited global leader and trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification, safety, knowledge and sailing adventures. The company operates more boating courses with more Government approvals through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organization in the world.

So what does this mean for you? Your sailing qualification is global.

Learn in Australia – go anywhere with your International Boating and Sailing passport.