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

$630 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

Please note: Sail School courses are not conducted during December or January

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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