View our calendar of accredited courses, workshops, and social nights below.


FREE June 22,  July 27,  August 24,  September 21,  October 19,  November 23, January 11, February 22, March 15

  • On Tuesday’s, starting at 1800
  • At the CYCA training room
  • Informative & fun social evening!
  • Join us after for dinner. Drinks courtesy of PSS

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$395 Dates TBA

A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, you must know how to use it.

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$640 Full Course $540 Revalidation Course Jul 11 Jul 18 Sep 5 Oct 31 Nov 14 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 19 Mar 27

With the creation of the e-Learning course, the Safety & Sea Survival course is now a fantastic blended learning opportunity. Participants will still get to experience the practical wet drills – which include launching and boarding a life raft, setting off flares, and deploying an inflatable lifejacket in water.

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THEORY ANYTIME  $90 Per hour

  • Any sailing subject
  • available on hourly basis with an Instructor
  • $90 per hour (minimum 2 hours)

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Virtual – $355 Jun 12-13 Sep 4-5 Nov 27-28 Jan 29-30 Mar 12-13
A great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. This certificate with your Keelboat Start Helming allows you to get the NSW Power Boat Licence without addition exam.
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$1290  Oct 8-10 & 15-17 Mar 18-20 & 25-27

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. This is a 40 hour course plus exams.

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$370 + AMC license fee  Jun 19 Jul 11 Oct 31 Nov 14 Dec 5 Mar 26

A one-day course giving you an understanding of VHF, HF, and DSC.

You will be required to operate a VHF and enables access to e-notices (notice to mariners) and is a prerequisite to getting your vessel radio MMSI number. A licence is issued by AMC and is a requirement to operate a VHF unless used in an emergency.

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$1290 Includes Course Kit – espress posted on booking


  1. e-Learning and Virtual course
  2. Virtual Only Course
e-Learning and Virtual course

Aug 3rd, 10th, 17th Oct 12th, 19th, 26th Nov 30th, Dec 7th, 14th Feb 1st, 8th, 15th Mar 1st, 8th, 15th
Start any time – we will express post the kit and join us on the Tuesday evening virtual sessions.
The  RYA Day Skipper eLearning and Virtual Course includes 16 modules that can be completed in your own time and pace blended with an additional 4 x 3 hour Tuesday evening virtual sessions, this provides a new and more flexible course option.  This August eLearning and virtual course from Pacific Sailing School and Above & Beyond Boating will be delivered by our  own RYA Yachtmaster and Examiner Wendy Tuck, the only female skipper to win a round-the-world yacht race.

Virtual Only Course

Sep 17-19, 24-26 Jan 14-16, 21-23
Smash the course out over just two weekends, with two friday evenings with all day saturday and sundays plus exams.

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$1290 Date TBA

Online Live Stream Classroom via Zoom with RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. 40 hours plus exams.

Includes course pack express posted on booking.

Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.

This course is for those aspiring to blue water cruising and is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage. Topics covered include: The earth and the celestial sphere, practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea, meridian altitudes, sun, star, and other sights, ocean passage planning

Prior to the course, your navigation skills should be at the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course.

If you are working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence, completion of this shorebased course exempts you from the written exam.

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