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Learn to sail with Oceanwest Charters Sailing School - (Please click here for course dates)

RYA Learn to Sail courses (Internationally recognised training)

Whether you are new to sailing or want to improve your skills, we offer professionally run courses which give you internationally recognised qualifications.

If you are thinking of chartering a yacht for your next holiday, our courses are designed to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Our learn to sail courses are held onboard the school's training yacht, Samsara, a Beneteau 41.1 Oceanis built in November 2016. Our training area is in the protected waters of Geographe Bay which is a fantastic place to learn to sail.

Your instructors are experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructors who create a great learning environment onboard. We treat all of our students with respect and patience to ensure that you have a great week with us.

We offer the following practical sailing and online theory courses (for more information - Contact us - Click here)

RYA Theory courses - Dayskipper - Coastal / Yachtmaster - Ocean Yachtmaster. Click here for more details

Start Yachting - This two day course is a great introduction to sailing. Click here for more details.

Competent Crew - A five day course teaching you the basics of yachting. Click here for more details.

Dayskipper - This five day course is all about skippering a yacht for the first time. Click here for more details.

Coastal Skipper - A five day course that prepares the more experienced skipper for longer coastal passages. Click here for more details.

Yachtmaster Coastal Fastrack - An intensive course taking you all the way to the Yachtmaster Coastal exam. Click here for more details

Yachtmaster Preparation - An intensive 5 day course to prepare you for the Yachtmaster practical exam. Click here for more details.

Sailing Course Packages - Check out our packages and get great value extras. Click here for more details.

Skill Builder course - A five day course tailored to your current experience - please contact us to discuss more

International Certificate of Competence (ICC) - CEVNI - As an accredited RYA / YA Training Centre we are able to offer ICC Assessments onboard our training yacht Samsara or onboard your own yacht. Click here for more details

Diesel Engine course - A one day course for beginners teaching you about your diesel engine .Click here for more details

What's included in the practical courses?

5 days of sailing (2 days for Start Yachting).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day made onboard from fresh ingredients.

Accommodation onboard, with your bed made ready for your arrival.

Snacks, filtered water, tea and coffee.

Fuel and marina fees.

Use of the sailing book library whilst onboard.

A well appointed modern yacht with up to date electronics and safety equipment.