Learning how to sail is a great way to see the sights and learn something new at the same time. A few backpackers manage to get short-term crew work on boats with the skills they’ve acquired. Sailing courses usually run over a series of weekends and the most popular are in Sydney and Melbourne where backpackers generally stay for more than a few days.
Crewed Sailiing offers the benefits of:
No cooking or cleaning
Local knowledge – no stress
The best way to see harbours, islands, and reefs in Australia
Cost effective, not hiring the whole yacht
Other water activities are included, snorkelling and scuba dive
Experience the adventure of sailing around perfect harbours, tropical islands, turquoise waters, and pristine beaches. The sound of water racing past will be all you can hear and meals are prepared as part of the trip. All part of the adventure of sailing. Join in or help the crew; sit back relax or get involved its up to you.
a dingy (small from 3m craft for a single person use)
a Tall Ship (old style sailing ship from 19th century)
an ex racing maxi yachts (like the ones from the Americas Cup)
Head down to any of local yacht clubs for information about courses. Organised sailing trips are also available from companies such as Whitsunday Sailing.
For a complete listing of sailing operators throughout Australia type in keyword “sailing.” You may advance your search by location as well!
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