Pacific Sailing School – RYA Courses

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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.



“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.

RYA Competent Crew Course – Practical (5 day, 4 nights on board)

  • $2,030 on Seawind 1160 includes provisioning on board
  • $2,460 on Seawind 1260 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.

  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course – Virtual or Online theory (10 – 12 hours)
    • $390 includes kit – express posted overnight
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased theory (40 hours theory + exam)
    • ‘On Line’ $750 includes kit – express posted overnight
    • Virtual/Classroom sessions (40 hours – 5 days plus exam) $1390 + Textbooks
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical (5 day, 4 nights on board)
    • $2,030 on Seawind 1160 includes provisioning on board
    • $2,460 on Seawind 1260 includes provisioning on board


  • Add $105 AS registration, Insurance, Logbook and certificates.
  • 5% discount on program cost for 2 or more persons
  • Single supplement for private cabin POA
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Vessels available for this activity