Are you dreaming of taking to the high seas as an accomplished sailor? You’re in good company. Sailing is an amazing way to connect with nature, build confidence, and explore destinations around the world. Here at Queensland Yacht Charters, we think sailing is one of the greatest things you can do, with many benefits.
Whether you’re a novice sailor looking to brush up on your skills or a total newbie who is ready to take the plunge, you might be considering investing in some professional sailing lessons. This could be especially useful for frequent boaters.
Neither sailing lessons nor a boat license are necessary for hiring a bareboat yacht charter, although our sailing vessels do require previous experience. We offer several power vessels for those who prefer these for their cruising. However, for those looking to explore the great challenges and rewards of sailing, lessons can be a great place to start.
Are Sailing Lessons Right for Me?
Should you take sailing lessons? It depends on several factors. If you’re embarking on a yachting holiday with us here in the Whitsundays, you have the option to hire either a power vessel or sailing vessel. If you do have some sailing skills, you can hire a sailing craft: a boating license is not required. We provide a briefing prior to your departure, giving you the opportunity to brush up and feel confident before setting off. In this situation, sailing lessons might not be a necessity for you, unless you plan to continue regular sailing or are looking to improve your skills beyond the basics.
Those who wish to sail frequently, or who desire to sail on certain kinds of vessels should perhaps consider sailing lessons. Those seeking to tackle more advanced waters should also consider investing in some courses. This type of practical training will enable you to navigate a vessel in more challenging conditions, and to skipper a range of vessels. Those boaters looking to sail in many parts of the world should certainly have these skills under their belt.
Sailing lessons are also a smart move should you ever choose to buy your own boat. After all, nothing beats the thrill of captaining your own vessel atop the oceans.
Where to Get Sailing Lessons in Australia
Australia is a sailor’s paradise. There are many options for learning to sail here in Australia. We recommend working with a well-established training provider in your area. Excellent sailing lessons can be found in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and in other areas. If you’re a resident of the Sydney region, consider East Sail. East Sail is a highly trusted international RYA sailing school. The experienced instructors offer coursework for individuals from the beginner all the way to the advanced sailor, with specialised and racing training also available. Planning to take your sailing skills abroad? At East Sail you can also obtain your ICC (International Competent Crew) or RYA Day skipper license. These types of certifications are frequently needed when chartering overseas, particularly in the Mediterranean region.
Feel free to get in touch with any accredited providers if you’re looking for outstanding sailing training in Australia. And if you’re ready for a memorable getaway into the islands, contact us for our bareboat yacht charters. We have specials throughout the year plus a wide variety of vessels to suit our customers’ needs. Hope to see you soon!