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Shirley Valentine Sailing - Tour

Live the dream! Learn to sail and cruise to beautiful destinations. Sail around the gorgeous Gold Coast waters.

Shirley Valentine Sailing offers a range of sailing courses, from the basics to RYA Yachtmaster level.

Shirley Valentine Sailing can also tailor training to suit your needs, or you can join one of their extended passages and sailing experiences. Courses range from 1 day to a full week, or more for building experience on longer trips.

‘Shirley Valentine’ is the pride of the fleet - a modern 12metere cruising yacht offering exceptional space, comfort, safety and sailing fun – perfect as your open-air classroom and home on the water!

Owner and Chief Instructor, Craig, is a fully qualified and accredited Yachtmaster Offshore sailing instructor, with thousands of miles sailing experience across Australia, the Mediterranean and Britain.

So, start the adventure here… on the Gold Coast.

Explore the waterways, meet new friends and gain a sailing qualification along the way.

Start Sailing


A one day introductory sailing experience to sample the courses and determine if you’d like to take your interest further with more formal sailing qualifications. You’ll learn some of the basics of sailing and get to know your way around a boat and how it works. You might just fall in love with it!

Tariffs include:

Competent Crew


Progress from beginner to confidently crew on a yacht! You'll get practical experience working with sails and other equipment, boat-handling, anchoring and mooring, understand the basics of navigation, sea safety and essentials of weather. Can be completed in 5 days or across 3 weekends.

Tariffs include:

Day Skipper


For competent crew or experienced sailors wishing to develop their skills to skipper on day trips. Gaining this qualification also allows you to apply for an International Certificate of Competency - a requirement for many charter companies in Europe and the Seychelles. Can be completed in 5 days or across 3 weekends.

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