Introduction to Yachting Course

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the wonderful world of sailing. Held over 3 days and two nights, while sailing around the glorious Whitsunday Islands. The course is designed to introduce a beginner to the world of sailing and is certified IYT course.

The course duration is 3 days and 2 nights liveaboard either Eureka II or Starlight with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Course Content

  • An free pre-course online training component completed by the student before arriving
  • Starts with a crew induction regarding all the safety equipment and how to use it correctly
  • Nautical terms, the parts of the vessel and how the rig and sails are operated
  • Pre-departure checks/mooring line handling and vessel departure techniques
  • Correct anchoring procedures including mooring handling
  • Safety drills such as Man Overboard
  • Helming, basic sail setting
  • Introduction to the nautical chart

What’s Included

  • Tuition
  • Course Notes
  • Log Book
  • All Meals
  • Linen
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Accommodation onboard

Eureka II courses start 9:00am Mondays and finishes 4:00pm on Wednesday and again on Thursdays at 09:00am and finishes at 4:00pm on Saturday

Starlight courses start 9:00am Wednesday and finishes 4:00pm on Friday and again on Saturday at 09:00am and finishes at 4:00pm on Monday

  • Eureka II/Starlight – Single Berth – $899
  • Starlight – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $1,798
  • Starlight – Stateroom Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $1,998


Principal Mal Robertson
0427 076 400