Pittwater Yacht Charter

Gold – Learn to Sail - Skippering with Confidence

SmartBoating’s Gold – Skippering With Confidence Course is our most Advanced yacht sailing course.


By the end of the course you should have the skills and confidence to skipper a Pittwater bareboat charter overnight.


Completion of Smart Boating’s Silver – Improving Yacht Sailing Skills course or equivalent experience

Gold Syllabus
  • Living aboard
  • Helmsmanship and sail trim
  • Heavy weather sailing
  • Basic Marine Engineering
  • Yacht maintenance
  • Coastal navigation and passage planning
  • Compass and GPS
  • Meteorology 2
  • Chart Work 2
  • Docking, mooring and anchoring 2
  • Collision Regulations including lights
  • Ropes, knots and splicing
  • Restricted visibility
  • Safety at sea
  • Planning for emergencies

$480 per person – minimum 2 students

Tuition requested with only 2 students – add $50.00 per person 

Catamaran Tuition is available at an additional cost.

We also offer a Fourth Friend Free Special!
Just book a group of 4 friends together and pay for 3!
1 person attends at no cost.

What’s Included & Course Format
  • Smart Boating Instructor & yacht
  • 2 x 6 hour practical lessons (with lunch break)
  • Sail School courses are sequenced March to November
  • Small group size, minimum 2, maximum 4
  • Reference Notes
  • Smart Boating Certificate of Completion
Where and When

Call or email for upcoming course dates & bookings … 02 9997 5344 – info@smartboating.com.au

All Smart Courses are conducted on Pittwater, starting from Bayview Anchorage Marina.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your course is scheduled to start.

What to Bring/Wear
  • Water, snacks and lunch
  • Non-marking sand shoes or boat shoes
  • Casual and comfortable clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Waterproof Jacket

Contact Smart Boating Group

Smart Boating Group

Bayview Anchorage Marina
1714 Pittwater Road
Bayview NSW 2104

You can phone us on 02 9997 5344
or email us info@smartboating.com.au

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