Multihull Central are delighted to form this partnership with Pacific Sailing School, based at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
The Multihull students will join a brand new 38ft Seawind 1160 cruising catamaran and depart from the Pacific Sailing School base to sail offshore to Pittwater for five days of training and then return with another offshore sail to Sydney.
Pacific Sailing School a RYA accredited training provider, will offer 5 day practical training courses to Multihull owners and their crew. On successful completion the live-aboard courses will equip you with the skills, techniques and certifications required to sail or charter safely anywhere in the world. Brett Hodder a PSS qualified Yacht Master Instructor will provide specialist onboard tuition. Brett has owned several cruising catamarans and cruised extensively throughout the South Pacific, as well as delivering several catamarans from Asia and the Pacific back to Australia.
PSS Principle Terry Wise "I am delighted to be providing training for Multihull Central, a very successful group with over $17 million in sales last year. Their luxury boats attract people to the lifestyle, many of whom have not sailed before." Richard Falk, RYA Director of Training and Qualifications said "The multihull market contines to grow at a very healthy rate and to attract a whole new range of sailors to the sport. I am delighted that Pacific Sailing School and Multihull Central have been able to work together to bring RYA Training in Australia into this exciting and rapidly growing area of sailing. There is no doubt that new owners of multihulls will benefit greatly from the expert tuition that comes from an RYA recognised training centre and its experienced instructors."
The Pacific Sailing School program includes:
RYA COMPETENT CREW COURSE
Great course for beginners and families. This course is for those wanting to be active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout and assist in the daily routines of life sailing onboard where safety is paramount.
Cost $1,670 per person including provisioning
CATAMARAN RYA DAY SKIPPER COURSE
Suits those preparing to skipper their own cruising catamaran.
This program of courses is designed to teach you to be the "Skipper" or take charge and combines both theoretical and on- water education. The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht and all crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and vessel handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. The package varies depending on previous experience.
Beginner to Day Skipper:
- RYA Competent Crew Course – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage) – Designed for beginners to learn how to be a competent sailor and operate systems safely aboard.
- RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course – Online theory (8-10 Hours) – you can start this anytime.
- RYA Day Skipper – Online theory (45 hours of Theory + Exam)
- RYA Day Skipper – Practical (5 day, 4 night voyage)
You will be assessed as to your theory, sailing and seamanship skills. This is a pass or fail course and a pass is the minimum requirement for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence – Skipper / Charter vessels worldwide)
Cost $4,465 per person including provisioning