DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY  -  t: +61 2 9280 1110 - [email protected]sydneybysail.com


Introduction to Yachting

Take to the waters of beautiful Sydney Harbour and learn all the fundamental principles of sailing.

Learn how to prepare a yacht for sailing, understanding the wind & weather, manoeuvring, rules of the road, knots and basic navigation. The course is run over two days (mainly weekends) from 10 am to 4 pm (subject to change). Total twelve hours on-water time, including instruction aboard a Sydney By Sail yacht.

This course covers the first module of the International Crew course and should be completed before commencing the International Crew course.

Why not try out the Intro to Yachting course and then upgrade to the International Crew Package to get your certification at a great value rate? 



  • Safety Briefing: (use of life jackets, flares, liferaft, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, safety harnesses, heads, bilge pumps, water pumps (manual and pressurised), cooker and propane gas, battery selector switch, cabin lights, general housekeeping rules; Suitable clothing/footwear, effects of heat and cold; Seasickness; Dos and Don’ts aboard a yacht
  • Trip Planning: (briefing about passage, to include chart, effect of tides/currents, weather forecasts, courses, safe passage, keeping track of progress)


  • Rope Work
  • Harbour Sail: (Slipping and coming alongside; handling sails and halyards, hoisting and lowering sails; winches, boom and associated dangers, understands the commands for tacking and gybing; anchor, MOB; securing for sea, lookout duties, steering and general duties.
COST: $595
  • Total twelve hours on-water time, including instruction aboard a Sydney By Sail yacht

  • Includes all safety gear, fuel and instruction

  • IYT Boating Passport Logbook - $39.95

  • Gift Vouchers available

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National Maritime Museum
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