Pittwater Yacht Charter

Silver – Learn to Sail - Improving Sailing Skills

Smart Boating’s Silver – Improving Sailing Skills Course is our Intermediate Level sailing course.


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


Completion of Smart Boating’s Bronze – Learn to Sail course or equivalent experience

Silver Syllabus
  • Keeping your crew safe
  • Emergency equipment
  • Helmsmanship and sail trim
  • Sail handling, rope work and knots
  • When and how to reef
  • Docking, mooring and anchoring
  • Dinghy towing and rowing
  • Outboard care and maintenance
  • Basic meteorology
  • Basic chart work
  • Terms and parts of the boat 2
  • Rules of the road
  • Marks and buoys
  • Tides and tables
  • Pollution and care of marine environment

$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 Sailing 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

Hi Sarah and David,

Just wanted to express my feelings about the recent course Renee and I did on the weekend.

George was a great teacher and really made the course, he was so calm and this certainly made the experience highly enjoyable.

We had great weather and on the Sunday when we experienced a sudden change in the wind needing us all to work pretty smartly and quickly with his quiet orders it was made easy.

I am so glad my kids bought this as a present for me and can truly say that age is no barrier to sailing!

Once again thanks especially to George for the experience which was truly memorable.


Marlene Walsh