RYA Practical Courses

SailTime Training

SailTime is the world’s leading sailing membership organisations, providing affordable sailing to both new and experienced sailors.

Through our Australian and UK RYA accredited training bases  we provide the full range of RYA shore based and practical offshore training courses to both members and non-members

RYA Training Centres

SailTime RYA Training Centres offer introductory sailing weekends, master classes, mile builder passages, instructional cruises, RYA courses, and qualifications up to the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.

RYA sailing courses

If our scheduled courses do not meet your particular needs, then our instructors are able to develop a bespoke training programme for you. We can also put together training holidays for families who want to learn to sail together.

High Quality Boats

Our yachts are all less than 5 years old with an average age of 2-3 years. They are all presented with a high level of specification, and rigorously maintained to a superior standard of safety and comfort

RYA Course Instructors

The quality of our RYA training is determined by the abilities of our instructors. All our instructors are of the highest calibre and have passed a rigorous assessment process. Importantly they combine a thorough knowledge of sailing and professionalism with making sure you enjoy your time with us and come away with new skills and increased confidence


Student Focus

We ensure that students have the best possible  training by providing the following:

  • Our pupil to instructor ratio on RYA courses is typically lower than most other sailing schools
  • We arrange our courses so that you will always have the same instructor on the second or third session.
  • We schedule  our courses across weekends, weekdays and evenings to provide you with flexibility  and choice

Learn more about our Crew Briefing—joining your boat, living on board and what to bring.

SailTime Membership

Upon completing your training course SailTime provide you with the opportunity to enjoy regular sailing through our  SailTime membership program. If you don’t already have a yacht there is no easier or cost effective way to get afloat.

We offer students who successfully qualify from a SailTime Training program with an RYA offshore  Day Skipper or higher qualification a $500 discount on their SailTime joining fee- valid for up to 6 months after you complete the course .