Study abroad with Sunsail Sailing School

Study Abroad with Sunsail's Sailing School in the Whitsundays, Australia.

Sunsail celebrates more than thirty years of teaching people to sail and to improve and master their yachting skills. Since 1974, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people build their confidence on board and develop their passion for sailing as a sport or hobby and even as a career.

At our prime sailing locations you can undertake any number of, RYA (Royal Yachting Association) accredited Courses along with Sunsail MileCatchers Courses covering complete beginner through to advanced level.

Who can sail with Sunsail?

Designed for novices, sailors wanting to refresh their skills or improve their techniques, and experienced sailors wanting to undertake more advanced qualifications.

Sailing Schools

With six sailing schools scattered across the globe, Sunsail is easily accessable. From the UK through the Canaires to Thailand and the Whitsundays, Sunsail is perfectly placed to bring you the best of each local area while teaching you all the essential skills of sailing.

Courses Overview

We offer a full range of RYA Courses Practical Courses along with Sunsail MileCatchers Courses.

If you are wanting to learn the ropes for fun, to be able to charter your own yacht or to gain a career in the Marine Industry we have to course to suit your needs.

In the Whitsundays our RYA courses cover:

  • RYA Competent Crew (Beginner Level)
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical (Intermediate Level)
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Practical (Advanced Level)

Coastal Sailing (MileCatchers Voyages):

Our Coastal Sailing, MileCatchers Voyages are a unique initiative to allow sailing enthusiasts the opportunity to accrue sea miles while learning valuable offshore sailing skills under the tuition of Sunsail’s professional instructors.

Sunsail MileCatchers Voyages run regularly throughout the year aboard our fleet of luxury Beneteau and Jeanneau yachts amongst some of the most untouched sailing grounds in the world.

In a completely interactive environment, you will learn techniques in coastal navigation, sail handling, rope work, watch keeping, safety precautions, meteorology and much, much more.

Completion of a Sunsail MileCatchers Voyage gives you the ability to log approximately 500 NM.

MileCatchers Voyages run between a variety of Queensland coastal destinations including Fraser Island, Hamilton Island, Port Douglas, Lizard Island and Cape York. There are many amazing island and Great Barrier Reef stops along the way.

Hamilton Island to Port Douglas
Port Douglas to Cape York
Cape York to Port Douglas
Port Douglas to Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island to Fraser Island
Fraser Island to Hamilton Island

Our Asian MileCatchers offer a very unique opportunity to sail from:

Langkawi (Malaysia) to Sabana Cove (Malaysia)
Sabana Cove (Malaysia) to Koh Samui (Thailand)
Koh Samui (Thailand) to Sabana Cove (Malaysia)
Sabana Cove (Malaysia) to Langkawi (Malaysia)
Langkawi (Malaysia) to Phuket (Thailand)

Our Instructors:

Our instructors are chosen for their professional and friendly attitude. They are all well respected yachtsmen and women, highly qualified with both the Waterways Authority and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Our Vessels:

Our courses are taught onboard Jeanneau and Beneteau yachts. We have chosen these yachts for their comfort, performance and ease of handling.

The majority of your training will take place on the water onboard yachts of 36ft plus in length, giving you exposure to an excellent all-round, mid-range size vessel.

Contact details:

Sunsail's Sailing School
Marina Village
Hamilton Island Marina
PO Box 65, Hamilton Island,
QLD 4803, Australia

Our Programs

Start sailing (Non-award)
Improve your Sailing (Non-award)
Advanced Sailing (Non-award)
Ladies only sailing weekends (Non-award)
Teenage Summer Cruising Sailing course (Non-award)
British Virgin Islands Sailing Schools course (Non-award)
Family Sailing Course (Non-award)

Sunsail Sailing School

Sunsail Sailing School
PO Box 65, Hamilton Island Qld 4803
Hamilton Island,
Phone: 07 4948 9509
Fax: 07 4948 9514

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