Coastal Skipper Course
Mooloolaba to Sydney


9-16 Sept 

Cost: $3,200 twin share or saloon berth (single cabin $4,200).

Crew: 5 max.


  • 6-7 nights accommodation, fuel and consumables, , marina fees, PFD, jacket, sunscreen, breakfast, lunch & most dinners.


  • Flights and transfers at arrival and departure ports, personal items,  dinners ashore.

Complete the BWSS Coastal Skipper Practical Course and enjoy an unforgettable adventure along the NSW coast and into Queensland.  Overnight sailing, whale watching and stops at places like Coffs Harbour, Nelson Bay and the Gold Coast make this a varied, interesting and unique course. 

Learn passage planning as you chart our course, identifying safe anchorages, potential hazards, ports of refuge, tidal effects and strategy. You will also prepare and implement a pilotage plan to guide us over bars and into ports, considering transits, clearing bearings, buoyage, port or harbour regulations and tide. As ‘Skipper of the Day’ you will organise the navigation, deckwork, domestic duties and watch roster. Then there is coastal navigation, using electronic and paper charts at night and during the day. So much to do during our 450 NM, 6-7 day passage!

You will visit some great ports, enjoy some stunning anchorages and notch up some significant miles. 

On completion of this course you will be awarded the Blue Water Sailing School Coastal Skipper Practical Certificate of Completion. This is not part of any accredited course, but recognises your new found experience, knowledge and skill.

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