Sailing School

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Introducing the fantastic opportunity to undertake Pacific Sailing School RYA Training courses on board a cruising catamaran. These RYA courses are delivered on board Seawind multihulls and are ideal for those thinking of buying or chartering a multihull either in Australia or abroad. Whether you plan to skipper the boat yourself or help someone else crew there is a course that is right for you.

Multihull Central forms partnership with Pacific Sailing School

Multihull Central are delighted to form this partnership with Pacific Sailing School, based at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Pacific Sailing School a RYA accredited training provider, will offer 5 day practical training courses to Multihull owners and their crew. On successful completion the live-aboard courses will equip you with the skills, techniques and certifications required to sail or charter safely anywhere in the world. Brett Hodder a PSS qualified Yacht Master Instructor will provide specialist onboard tuition.  Brett has owned several cruising catamarans and cruised extensively throughout the South Pacific, as well as delivering several catamarans from Asia and the Pacific back to Australia.

The Multihull students will join a brand new 41ft Seawind 1260 sailing catamaran as well as a 38ft Seawind 1160 and depart from the Pacific Sailing School base to sail offshore to Pittwater for five days of training and then return with another offshore sail to Sydney.

The 2020 dates for Seawind 1260 are as follows:

  • February > Monday 24th to Friday 28th
  • April > Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th
  • August > Thursday 13th to Monday 17th
  • November > Thursday 5th to Monday 9th *
  • December > Thursday 10th to Monday 14th *

* Dates are subject to change

“I am delighted to be providing training for Multihull Central, a very successful group with over $17 million in sales last year. Their luxury boats attract people to the lifestyle, many of whom have not sailed before.”

Terry Wise, PSS Principal

“The multihull market contines to grow at a very healthy rate and to attract a whole new range of sailors to the sport. I am delighted that Pacific Sailing School and Multihull Central have been able to work together to bring RYA Training in Australia into this exciting and rapidly growing area of sailing. There is no doubt that new owners of multihulls will benefit greatly from the expert tuition that comes from an RYA recognised training centre and its experienced instructors.”

Richard Falk, RYA Director of Training and Qualifications

Our current courses

Great course for beginners and families. This course is for those wanting to be active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout  and assist in the daily routines of life sailing onboard where safety is paramount.

Cost $1,890 includes provisioning on board

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Suits those preparing to skipper their own cruising catamaran.

This program of courses is designed to teach you to be the “Skipper” or take charge and combines both theoretical and on- water education. The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht and all crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and vessel handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage.  The package varies depending on previous experience.

  1. RYA Competent Crew Course – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage) – Designed for beginners to learn how to be a competent sailor and operate systems safely aboard.
  2. RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course – Online theory (8-10 Hours) – you can start this anytime.
  3. RYA Day Skipper – Online theory (45 hours of Theory + Exam)
  4. RYA Day Skipper – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage)

You will be assessed as to your theory, sailing and seamanship skills. This is a pass or fail course and a pass is the minimum requirement for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence – Skipper / Charter vessels worldwide)

Cost $4,830 with Online Theory Course per person, including provisioning

Cost $5,425 with Classroom Theory Course per person, including provisioning


  • Add $95 RYA registration, Logbook and certificates.
  • 5% discount on Program cost for 2 or more persons
  • Single supplement for private cabin POA
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This one-day handover to your vessel is an Introduction to your safety equipment, the engine, sails, basic boat handling skills and passage planning.

Fee $790 for 6 hours training on your own boat

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Vessels available for this activity