Welcome to Sailing

Why are we the Best Choice?

Pacific Sailing School commenced in 1977 and we have taught over 60,000 people how to sail on Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Harbour is our classroom and our expert instructors not only share their knowledge, but their deep passion for an exciting and challenging sport. We encourage our students to join the CYCA where we are based and we have sponsored over a 1,000 people thus far.
At Pacific Sailing School you'll learn to sail in a safe, friendly and supportive atmosphere. There are only four students per instructor and we focus on hands-on teaching. You'll get to try everything as we rotate you through the positions on board each lesson.

What we have to offer

We’re based in Rushcutters Bay, home to the prestigious but welcoming Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA).

After an exciting day on the water, we’ll return to the Club’s sundeck to share a drink, a casual meal and some tall tales of the day’s exploits.

Joining the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Our principal Terry Wise is happy to introduce our students to become members of the CYCA. The benefits of membership include your club crew racing insurance.

You are also very welcome to print out your application and drop it to Terry Wise at the school.

CYCA members are offered discounts on our courses.

We wish to offer much appreciation for your kindness in going above and beyond in providing a young Canadian boy (that didn't know a soul in Sydney) a safe, happy environment for him to fulfil a challenging dream. Your encouragement and his determination allowed him to achieve an unbelievable accreditation. We are so, so proud of him and grateful to you!

Betty KelloughMother of Youngest Yacht Master in Australia

Pacific Sailing School gave me the opportunity to put my sailing dreams into reality with an accreditation that will cover me around the world no matter where I sail. The team at PSS shared a wealth of blue water knowledge with me, which has certainly prepared me for long distance ocean adventures. Definitely the best sailing school in Australia!!

Matthew BodeyInshore Skipper Instructor