Adult Learn to Sail

Pacific Sailing School (PSS) and Cronulla Sailing Club (CSC) are working in partnership to introduce new people to sailing and to provide crew to Cronulla Sailing Club yacht owners.

Whether your dream is to crew on a yacht on the beautiful waterways of Port Hacking, hire a yacht in the Whitsundays, or skipper a yacht in the Greek Islands, we have exciting sailing programs designed just for you to safely learn and enjoy sailing whilst meeting new people.

This program combines the AS Keelboat Start Crewing and Start Helming Courses and includes: 

  • 4 x 6 hour practical lessons
  • 1 x hour theory before each lesson
  • 1 x theory and social evening (October 10th at 6pm to 9pm)
  • 1 x 3 hour Discover Sailing Experience to gift to a friend. (value $200)

For 6 weeks, practice sails are available for free on a standby basis after course completion (only available at our base at CYCA on Sydney Harbour - call the day before for availability).  (Train to Edgecliff)

$1548 (For 2 or more people it’s $1462pp) plus $105 Australian Sailing Insurance, Registration, Certificate, Textbook and Log Book. Please provide your postal address for the express post.

From day one, you will have hands on instruction on helming (steering the boat), main sheet (controlling the power of the boat), winches (turning the boat through tacks and gybes etc.) and the foredeck.


Course Dates

  • 11th November
  • 18th November
  • 25th November 
  • 2nd December 

(9th December as backup day in event of a day cancelled due to weather)


Course Times

  • 0900 hrs to 1630 hrs each day
  • 1 hour theory at day start 
  • ½ hour lunch – please bring your own lunch


Transition of Participants

Participants will be offered the opportunity to join the crew of one of the sailing boats within the CSC fleet. The course participants are encouraged to become an active member of the CSC community.

PSS will request your permission (via a signed disclaimer when booked), to share your contact details with CSC and a coordinator who will introduce potential crew members to boat owners.

The CSC will offer a discounted membership of 50% in the first year to course participants if membership is taken up within 3 months of course completion.



On course completion, PSS will present the Certificates of Completion to course participants.  In addition, you can apply for your NSW Power Boat Licence with RMS,  the certificate is valid to gain a licence without additional theory.


Joining Instructions - Link here


To Book Call Sarah or Terry at PSS on (02) 9326 2399 (open 7 days 9 to 5) or email