Specialist Courses

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

Now required in most countries worldwide to hire or skipper sailing or power boats.

Racing Rules and Tactics

Learn the rules and meet the experts including ISAF Racing Rules Judges, Race Officers and Umpires.

Australian Sailing Safety and Sea Survival

This course assists owners and/or their representatives to understand their responsibilities, and helps skippers and crew develop and practice…

Marine Radio

Our radio course teaches the discipline and procedures necessary to communicate confidently with organisations like Marine Rescue, Water Police…

Offshore Racing Crew

Preparation for offshore racing on a big boat. 5 days away over a weekend sailing to Pittwater, training on flat water anchoring in magnificent…

RYA Radar

Learn to use radar for small craft, from how it works to different adjustments and features available

We have been sailing with these legends for over 5 years now. Amazing service, learning experiences, value, and professionalism. They make sailing FUN whilst delivering practical learning, where one of us has English as a second language.

We have made so many friends out on the water on their excellent range of boats with instructors Terry, Gardo, Phil and Damien – not to mention great introductions in the CYCA.  They have recently assisted with great advice as we purchased and renovated our Marten 49 cruiser-racer. Later in the year –  I need to come and do the theory for Coastal / Ocean Yachtmaster.

Grant MStarted sailing with PSS in 2017

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