Liquid Edge Sailing School

The school was founded in 2011 with the purchase of our first yacht and the business Liquid Edge Yacht Charters. We are a small but dedicated school, we prefer to remain small so we can concentrate on quality teaching. We have a number of specialist instructors, with experience on both Mono Hull and Multi Hull cruising. All have completed many long distance voyages.

We are based in the historic Mort Bay in Balmain, once the heart of Sydneys maritime industry. The Balmain Shipyard – home of Sydney Ferries is next door.

Quality teaching outcomes

We are part of the International Yacht Training (IYT) group and offer Internationally recognised qualifications, including the ICC which is now required for Europe. Liquid Edge Sailing School has a well developed curriculum for each course, but is also able to adapt if students have ability to move on to more advanced topics. We teach tried and true methods that deliver safety and tested techniques to make sailing both comfortable and exciting.

Our yachts have been set up for training – they include the latest Electronic Charts and Instruments, including AIS.

How many students are on board?

We run with a maximum of 4 students, providing the best quality outcome – you will experience more practical work in different situations compared to schools who have 5 or 56 aboard.

What if the course does not have enough students?

We are a full time Sailing School and run courses irrespective of numbers. We own our yachts, work full time in the business, if we did not run the courses we would be sitting around with nothing to do. So book with the confidence you will not get a call a few days out saying the course is canceled.

Contact Us

By Phone: 0410 088 028
By email:
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Founder and owner: Ron Lilburne

Ron has had a love of sailing and water based activity since he was 7 years old. Over the years he has added to his skill set with numerous courses and professional qualifications. Experience includes numerous trips up and down the East Coast of Australia, often non stop. He has completed various ocean passages, the last being Tahiti to Tonga. He has visited cruising grounds in Croatia, Greece, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, Whitsundays, Pittwater and the Sth Coast of NSW.

Experienced with Mono Hulls, Catamarans and Trimarans.