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Introduction to Sailing Course

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Departs: 9:30 am - Please Enquire
Returns: 4:30 pm - Please Enquire

Learn to Sail in Paradise....

Taking place over 3 days/2 nights, this course includes yacht training on safety, regulations and manoeuvres. The beginner will be active in all areas on the vessel, whilst also enjoying the adventure and discovery through the magnificent waters of the Whitsunday Islands.

The Introduction to Sailing Course enables students to build their confidence and knowledge of yachts, learning both theory and practical, with hands on experience to master their new found sailing abilities. With small groups and a limited number of 14 students, the primary focus is on learning to sail. Beginners will actively partake in operating the vessel, receiving the best instruction and plenty of time to put into practice what has been learned. These sail training courses provide recreational and commercial qualifications which meet the National standards for commercial vessels (NSCV). The Introduction to Sailing Course will take place on board Eureka II, which is undoubtedly leading the way for modern sailing! Enjoy the thrill of fast sailing around the Whitsunday Islands during the day, and later retreat to the comfortable and beautifully appointed interior below. The trendy finish will truly leave you feeling like you are living the life of the rich and famous! For those interested in taking their introduction to Sailing a little further, check out the 6 day/5 night Commerical Crew Certificate for a more in depth course and sailing experience.

Introduction to Sailing Features:

  • Accommodation shared-style onboard
  • All snorkelling equipment and tuition
  • All meals included
  • Professional instructor
  • All National park and Marine park fees
  • All course notes
  • Introduction to sailing certificate

The Introduction to Sailing course is great for beginners who have an interest in yachts and want to develop this further.

The Introduction to Sailing syllabus will include:

  • Safety precautions: Including life jackets, flares, Life raft, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, safety harnesses
  • Location and use of: heads, bilge pumps, water pumps, cooker and propane gas, battery selector switch, cabin lights, general housekeeping rules
  • Suitable clothing/footwear, effects of heat and cold
  • Seasickness
  • Dos and Donts on board a yacht

Your Boat

Starting a trend for the boats of the new millennium Eureka II offers a top-quality racing experience, unique to any other yacht in the region! Built in the 21st century, Eureka II has combined the latest racing technology and state of the art sailing equipment, with a modern interior design. Attaining sailing speeds that most sailors only dream of, she offers experienced sailors and novices alike the chance to experience a true Sydney to Hobart Ocean Racer, sailed to her best advantage in the shelter of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

Eureka II 3 day/2 night features:

  • 15 passengers
  • Comforts of a cruising yacht with spacious interiors and leather upholstery
  • CD player, TV/Video
  • All meals freshly prepared on board
  • All bed linen
  • Snorkeling equipment provided
  • Rendezvous diving (at own cost)
  • Bring your own drinks/alcohol

Sample Itinerary

Not only will you develop your skills and sailing expertise, but you will also have time to enjoy some of the many Whitsunday destinations such as Blue Pearl Bay, where you can snorkel with Elvis - the enormous resident Mauri Wrasse, walk along your own secluded sand bar at Langford Island which is surrounded by reef and provides a sand spit at low tide.
Explore truly amazing places such as Nara inlet, where youll see waterfalls and Aboriginal cave paintings, and of course who can forget one of the most incredible beaches in the World Whitehaven, stretching for over 7kms and formed from 98% pure white silica sands. Its the perfect place for a game of beach cricket or a quite stroll with a loved one.
The best view of Whitehaven has to be from Hill Inlet Lookout, where you will enjoy a short bushwalk and the chance for everyone to stretch their legs and enjoy the interesting Island flora and fauna up close.

Get a real taste of the Whitsundays combined with an amazing sailing experience where you will develop, build, and improve your practical skills in the world of yachting. Its the perfect place to start for those impassioned beginner sailors.

BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4914 2425 IF LOCAL

What To Bring

Please pack only a small soft bag (zipless bags only please) with: change of clothes for 3 days including t-shirts, sweatshirt/jacket (for colder months) hat, swimwear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+.
You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, strictly no glass please

Large suitcases/backpacks cannot be taken on board, please store these in Airlie Beach. Storage available locally from $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

3 days/2 nights on board Eureka III including all Meals, linen, snorkeling equipment, all course notes, tuition and Introduction to Sailing certificate.

What's Extra

Bring your own alcohol, any additional snacks/drinks.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town for about $5-10 pp for whole trip. 

Terms and Conditions

The sailing company reserves the right to change routes, itineraries or vessels at any time without notice. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure sailing includes risks. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we can not be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings or not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases


All cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price. All client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance especailly during the wet season.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel if you need any advice or assistance making arrangements for your accommodation or transfer please do not hesitate to ask

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers traveling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

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