Sailing Basics Adventure

If you’re right at the start of your learn to sail adventure on cruising yachts, then this is a great place to start and ‘get your feet wet’. The sailing basics course is a no pressure sailing adventure around the Whitsunday Islands where you’ll get involved in the sailing of vessel and get to ask all the questions you’re dying to know the answer to. You’ll spend time behind the helm, hoisting and dropping the sails and generally getting a feel for sailing to see if this is for you.

Course Content

  • 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
  • Correct anchoring procedures including mooring handling
  • Safety drills such as Man Overboard
  • Helming, basic sail setting
  • Correct tacking and gybing procedures
  • Introduction to the nautical chart
  • Basic Collision Regulations
  • Introduction to fringing coral reefs

What’s Included

  • Tuition
  • All Meals
  • Linen
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Accommodation onboard

Eureka II courses start 9:00am Mondays and finishes 4:00pm on Wednesday or starts 9:00am Thursday and finishes 4:00pm Saturday

Starlight courses start 9:00am Wednesday and finishes 4:00pm Friday or starts 9:00am Saturday and finishes 4:00pm Monday

  • Eureka II/Starlight – Single Berth – $659
  • Eureka II – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $1,265
  • Starlight – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $1,265
  • Starlight – Stateroom Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $1,595


Principal Mal Robertson
0427 076 400