Coastal Passages and Mile Builders

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Choose your destination, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Lady Musgrave Island, Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, the Gold Coast or further offshore, possibly Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea!

Build your miles, have fun, make new friends and enjoy a holiday whilst completing the RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean course.

We will stop at destinations including: Pearl Bay, Percy Isles and Brampton Island before arriving at the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. You will have time and fun to explore the coast, islands, headlands, beaches and anchorages.

Our RYA Ocean and Offshore Yachtmaster Instructors will help you learn anything you need to expand your experience and skill level. There will be a continued practice of sailing skills towards your next qualification, work towards the Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or even take celestial sights and practice for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster.

  • How to prepare the yacht for sailing
  • How to set sails, how to trim & reef sails
  • How to tack & gybe
  • Understand wind & weather
  • Recognize relative direction to the wind & where it’s coming from
  • The Rules of the Road
  • The Buoyage system
  • Basic knots & how to handle ropes
  • Safety & safety equipment
  • How to use Winches, jammers & cleats correctly

Let’s book it!

Mooloolaba to Sydney

Dates: 2nd to 6th of December.

450 miles of sailing over 5 days on our Sydney to Hobart yacht ‘Banter’ a Beneteau First 45.


Hobart to Sydney

Dates: 2nd to 9th of January.

This is a pay your way trip. Work as a team to bring ‘Banter’ our yacht back from Hobart after the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race campaign.


Sydney to Mooloolaba

Dates: 13th to 18th of January.

450 miles of sailing over 5 days on our Sydney to Hobart yacht ‘Banter’ a Beneteau First 45.


Gladstone to Mooloolaba

Dates: 2nd to 6th of December.

450 miles of sailing over 5 days on our Sydney to Hobart yacht ‘Banter’ a Beneteau First 45.