Harbour Crew Program

Want to try your hand at sailing on beautiful Sydney Harbour. Our Harbour Crew Program teaches you the basics to get out on the water…

RYA Monohull Day Skipper Program

For those that may be currently sailing and wanting to refine their skills to charter a yacht in Australia or internationally…


RYA Catamaran Day Skipper Program

Introducing the fantastic opportunity to undertake Pacific Sailing School RYA Training courses on board a cruising catamaran, partnered with Multihull Central.

RYA Yacht Master Coastal/Offshore

For the serious sailor who wants to venture offshore safely and with confidence. Internationally recognized and RYA accredited.

Online Courses

Our online courses are catered for all from new sailors to budding skippers. As well as providing flexibility, they provide an easy way to complete pre-requisites for certain qualifications


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Fast track with our easy Sailing Pathways

For more details on our Sailing Pathways, have a look on the presentation below.

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What you can expect when learning to sail with the Pacific Sailing School

At Pacific Sailing School you can expect an educational experience which delivers the very best in sailing techniques and seamanship whilst enjoying the great outdoors on magnificent Sydney Harbour. With world class instructors your newfound sailing skill-set will impress any skipper around the world. Classes are high energy, engaging and will leave you wanting to sail more.

Spinnaker – A Glimpse at one of our Courses

Symmetrical Spinnaker
Asymmetrical Spinnaker

2.5 years ago I moved to Australia from the UK on my own. As 'Billy no mates' (as I left friends and family behind), I spent my first full day in Australia at a sailing lesson Pacific Sailing School . I had lessons, did my dayskipper course, various boat deliveries, raced on as many days of the week as possible whilst still being able to earn a living, with the goal of learning to sail as fast as possible, and working towards doing the #rolexsydneyhobart race, one of the world's most famous offshore races. Not only have I fulfilled a dream, but we won on phs handicap, came third out of all non professional crews (Corinthians), and to top it off I won 'Best on Boat'. Literally couldn't be happier!! 😍🎉
All of this wouldn't have been possible without my Aussie sailing family and friends through the advice, support, introductions, and generally making sailing so much fun. Thank you!! 😘 

FrancescaStarted sailing with PSS in 2016

-- World Sailing Safety and Sea Survival Course Review --

"Myself and the crew of the Winning Appliances completed the World Sailing Safety and Sea Survival course prior to this year’s Sydney to Hobart race. Terry was highly professional and the course was extremely valuable, as it helped everyone to understand their responsibilities and practice strategies and procedures to prevent and address emergencies at sea. I would highly recommend this course and Terry Wise to anyone considering doing an offshore race"

John WinningCEO of Winning Appliances Group

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
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