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Friday, 23 May 2008

Learning to sail with Sunsail now even more exciting!


Learning to sail with Australia's leading yacht charter company will now open up even more opportunities thanks to a new alliance.

Sunsail Yacht Charters, based on Hamilton Island, has recently become recognised as a dual-branded Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Yachting Australia Training Centre.

Yachting Australia and the RYA have collaborated to provide a new yacht training program, with the scheme administered by Yachting Australia and delivered to RYA standards.

This means that the sailing qualifications gained are internationally recognised, opening up a whole raft of worldwide work and leisure opportunities.

Sunsail Yacht Charters in the Whitsundays has been offering RYA recognised sailing qualifications for four years through its Sailing School and is currently the third busiest RYA training centre in Australia.

The new Yacht Training Program, which is being rolled out over three years from January 1, 2008 - will take sail training to new levels of professionalism.

"The new program offers international recognition of sailing qualifications, a wider range of supporting resources and courses, a quality management system run to international standards and localised administration," said Sunsail's marketing manager Kim Lehmann.

"Sunsail has been successfully delivering sailing tuition for many years but this new alliance between Yachting Australia and the RYA is taking sail training in Australia to a whole new, exciting level. Under the new training program, the employment possibilities in the yachting sector worldwide are endless."

She said all Sunsail's instructors were experienced and fully qualified and students learnt in a safe and enjoyable environment.

"Sunsail's courses include onboard accommodation and all meals so learning to sail is actually one of the most affordable – and fun – ways to experience the Whitsunday Islands," said Ms Lehmann.

Sunsail Sailing School is offering a discount of 10 per cent off all new sailing course bookings in the Whitsundays undertaken during July 2008.

There are also Sunsail Sailing Schools in Phuket, Thailand, the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and Largs and Portsmouth in the UK.

For more information about  Sunsail Yacht Charters visit: www.sunsail.com.au

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