Private Training

Learn to Sail to Advanced Techniques

Our  private training sessions can be anything from a day to multiple days – your choice.

No prior sailing experience is required, or if you are experienced and wish to add a specific skill then talk to us. Each day consists of 2 x 3 hour sessions with a half hour break at anchor in one of the many secluded bays around Sydney.

Private training makes up about 30% of our business, with much of our business coming via recommendation. We use both Mono Hull or a Catamaran. Our clients range from couples to small groups of friends. Couples especially like our techniques as we teach for short handed sailing – providing the confidence for 2 people to handle a modern cruising yacht.

Your curriculum may include

  • Personal Safety
  • Ropework
  • Adjusting the sails
  • Wind and boat direction
  • Steering the yacht
  • Rules of the Road, who has right of way and when, making good decisions
  • Navigation
  • Piloting (Navigation in busy harbours)
  • Night time sailing
  • Offshore sailing
  • Safe anchoring techniques
  • Reefing sails – why and when
  • Safe heavy weather sailing
  • Using a pole and preventer for safe downwind sailing
  • Teamwork
  • Using and managing a yachts systems, water, power, waste (black water, grey water)
  • Use of an Auto Helm
  • Use of instruments
  • Understanding advanced concepts such as apparent wind
  • Taking account of tides and currents

All course components may count towards the globally recognised IYT Recreational Certificates.


We try to keep our pricing competitive for the quality we deliver.

$950 per day (weekdays) or $1150 (weekends) for up to 4 people on your boat plus $100ph travel time if not departing from Balmain
A extra charge will apply for training on our boats please contact us for a quote
Higher numbers please check with us.
Sessions are 6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break.

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Student Ratios – why so important?

At Liquid Edge, we love teaching and want the best outcome for our students. All classes are conducted with a max of 4:1. This gives students more time learning each task. Our instructors all agree the 4:1 ratio is far superior to 5:1 – it simply makes sense!