We have adult sailing courses to cover all skill levels

Manly Sailing offers sailing courses for Adults under the Australian Sailing as well as the International Yacht Training Scheme.

Australian Sailing is the governing body for the sport of Sailing in Australia. They are responsible for the administration, promotion and development of sailing. Australian Sailing is a member based organisation that represent the interests and provides services & support to over 360 clubs across Australia as well as more than 160 accredited Discover Sailing Centres.

IYT Worldwide is the trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification and safety around the world. Their professional yachting courses are recognized by 24 different governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). They have a strong commitment to standards of excellence, hands-on practical training as well as quality instruction.

We offer the following adult sailing courses

Where should I start?

If you don’t have an experience and aren’t sure if sailing is for you, a good place to start is a 2 or 3 hour sail on Sydney Harbour. This gives you the opportunity to try it out and learn a little without committing to a course.

If you know you want to learn but have little or no experience, the best place to start are the Australian Sailing courses: Start Crewing and then Start Helming. They are run on a small, fun 24ft keelboat, Aqualuna. Once you have done those and feel comfortable in charge on the helm you can move onto SOLACE our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 and IYT courses which go into more depth.

I’ve learned to sail, Now what?

We can help you get on a race yacht crew, advise you on purchasing your own boat, offer you Yacht Racing opportunities for Twilight Races, major Regattas, book a charter holiday for you or even get you a job on a boat. Whatever your sailing goal we can help you with it.