This course is available online.
The course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Start Yachting courses.
It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned.
Online the course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.
Last year I did my RYA Day Skipper Course with Terrence and Mainstay Sailing. Over the course of one year spent in Australia, this was one of the highlights. I’m sure I won’t be able to articulate all the details that made it such a great experience, but I’ll give it a go. 1. Terrence is a great instructor. He has many years of experience on the water and this shows. As well as being able to answer very specific questions about seamanship and navigation, his answer usually comes with a good story too. 2. Terrence is also very generous with his time, and the use of his yacht. His passion for getting people on the water, enjoying sailing, really shines through. Therefore, he will go above and beyond to offer you the time and experience that you need. 3. The sailing area around Gold Coast is beautiful, with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. We were also lucky enough to go to Tasmania, which was amazing. 4. You’d never think you’d be able to eat so well on a yacht. Terrence is an excellent cook and he makes sure you are well filled while you are on your trip. I’m sure there is more that I’ve missed out. However, the general gist is that I couldn’t recommend this enough.
The experience was a perfect mix between learning and fun. Terence and Dylan were so helpful and patient when showing me the ropes (literally). I learnt so much and want to learn more! I HIGHLY recommend Mainstay Sailing! Such great people and a brilliant experience overall. Excited to do it again!
From the moment I started at mainstay sailing I was amazed at how much more I could learn on top of what I thought I already knew. Terence has a heart of gold. I took my RYA Dayskipper, Coastal skipper and Yachtmaster offshore course at Mainstay. Some great memories with Mainstay and Mohawk! We were even able to do a week of training in Tasmania on the Southern Ocean. From beginners to seasoned veterans I highly recommend Terence and Mainstay sailing! Also the food is amazing!
We have the knowledge and skills to safely deliver your boat to its new port.
We respect the trust owners place on us. Years of blue water sailing experience has ensured that careful preparation, regular watch keeping and making sure the boat is safe at all times is essential for the safety of the people on board and the yacht.
At the same time we can provide tuition for you and your crew during the planning of the passage and the actual delivery itself. Extra crew can be arranged if required.There are four stages to a delivery exercise – preparation, leaving port, passage making and arrival with debrief
Our escapades bring you back to the fundamentals of life. Spending a few days on a boat brings out the best in human nature. Living and working together we talk a lot, laugh a lot, and put the world to rights. It is more than an escape from the complexity of life ashore; the fresh air, natural adrenalin and outdoor activity give your body a good physical detox too.
The ultimate getaway for 2! Yacht charters and sailing cruises are one of the best ways to experience beauty of the Whitsundays. Choose from romantic overnight yacht charters for two, sailing cruises with meals and drinks, hands-on sailing trips or something with a touch of luxury. Once out on the glittering waves you'll see why we think yacht charters and sailing cruises are such a treat!
The Royal Yachting Association is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.
Our internationally renowned training schemes steer 250,000 yacht sailors, power boaters, small craft leisure boaters, windsurfers and canal boaters towards confident and successful boating every year.
So whether your end goal is to spend more quality down time on the water, to travel, to compete, to work, or to advance your career; there’s a course for you.
Payments are taken prior to course or charter start. We have payments plans to make it easier for you.