Having some sailing experience prior to your bareboat charter is vital if you’re going to skipper your own sailing yacht or sailing catamaran. Power catamarans provide the exact same experience without having to rely on the wind and are perfect for those with no sailing experience.
You're not required to have a skippers licence, however common sense, some basic navigations skills and a good understanding of how everything works on the boat is a must. There are a number of options you can take in preperation for your bareboat charter to expanding your skipper skill set before your arrival.
There are a number of sailing schools across Australia offering a range of courses from, Introduction to sailing, Competent Crew and Day Skipper. Find your local sailing school with Australian Sailing.
Check your experience using our Experience Calculator to help determine the best approach to navigating around the Whitsundays or speak to one of our reservations staff to discuss your experience levels Tel 1800 075 101 (Free Call within Australia) or (+61) 7 4046 7500 (International).