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Sally and Peter Edington lived aboard their 60-foot yacht Loquax for many years. With their teenage daughters they cruised the Med, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

By 2013, they felt they should share their knowledge, and their yacht, with anyone who dreams of the Ocean life - and that was the start of The Ocean Sailing Club.

Loquax is now owned by the UK-based non-profit Club and it is Sally and Peter's hope that people from many diverse walks of life will join them on board. The membership is deliberately set at an affordable £30 ($50) per year, which you recoup from any training you do, to make this accessible to as many as possible.

On board, you can experience the joys and master the skills of Ocean Sailing. Feel the thrill of landfall at a distant island, knowing you share this exquisite moment with the great sailors of our time and of history.

The Club has over one hundred members.

Improve your skills with great RYA sailing courses

Through our sailing coach Peter Edington, we can offer you some great opportunities to deepen your knowledge of sailing safely.

Peter is an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor who will be running monthly practical sail training resulting in RYA certification.

Practical training:

• Start Yachting 1 weekend live-aboard course starting at the very beginning. All in sheltered waters
• Competent Crew 2 weekends living aboard taking you on to a better understanding of working a sailing boat - Sheltered/Coastal waters
• Watch Leader 5-7 days of Offshore / Ocean sailing where you will learn how to take command of a 60 foot yacht for day and night watches

Theory classes:

• Yachtmaster Offshore theory Suitable to skipper your own boat or to go on and take the RYA Yachtmaster Practical Exam
• Yachtmaster Ocean Theory To learn the theory behind world meteorology, Celestial Navigation and how to prepare for and execute an ocean passage of over 600 miles
Theory classes in Sydney from 08:00 till 12:00 Saturday / Sunday

Relaxed and Ocean Sailing

Go on Club Sailing & Social Events

All through the year, the Club will be arranging a number of weekend (and longer) sailing events. These will range from a Saturday and Sunday inside Sydney Harbour, to overnight passages up to Pittwater, Port Stephens and further afield.


For more information,

Visit our Sailing Calendar or the Expeditions and Holidays page.

Don't forget that anyone can Join The Club for £30/$50 a year.

Community Awareness

Supporting our Oceans with fund raising for Sea-Shepherd

February's Social Sail was to raise money for Sea Shepherd's iconic whale-saving ship, The Steve Irwin.

Needing urgent engine repairs, we raised 0ver $2,500 raised on this fun sailing day for Sea Shepherd. They needed $200,000 to get the Steve Irwin back out there saving whales and protecting our oceans. And our contribution helped make that possible.

Looking forward to hearing from you about any really worthwhile eco- or poverty based fund raising we can help with.

Call Peter on 0405 430 525 to get more details.

Note

In the interests of safety, the yacht will always be under the supervision of a club-approved skipper.

For the club's Social sailing events, the Skipper is supplied by the Club. If you would like to use the Club yacht for your own social events or for group mile-building cruises, we can put you in touch with our Sailing Coach, who will be happy to make sure that your event is run safely (sample costs)

Only registered members of the Ocean Sailing Club are allowed on board the yacht for any sailing event. We will be happy to help you arrange your event or to come on one of the Club's own events. Just email or call us.










Click for the

or maybe

Sydney-Hobart
or
The Southern Ocean to NZ
in October & November

Call Peter Edington now to chat.
+61 (0)405 430 525


Sail Training

Getting started...

RYA Start Yachting
£250/$440
1 live-aboard weekend

RYA Competent Crew
£500/$880
2 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Practical
£250/$440
Exam Coaching live-aboard weekends

RYA Theory...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory
£560/$990
5 Saturdays 8-4pm

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
£560/$990
10 4-hr, standalone modules

Ocean Sailing...

RYA Watch-leader
£650/$1150
8-day 800-mile passage Sydney-Hobart

Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifier
£1375/$2400
17 day 1800-mile Southern Ocean crossing Hobart-NZ


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* See pricing note at foot of page