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

$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 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