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How to book your Sydney Harbour Sailing Experience

bulletTo Book:
Call Annie Bennett on 0413 217 114 or email Annie on address at bottom of page.
For Skippered Yacht Charter Rates see Charter Rates page.
Visa, Mastercard or Bank transfer. 
Cheques should be made payable to Sydney Private Sailing and mailed to 29 Beatrice St, Clontarf 2093.
50% of the charter fee is required to confirm the booking.
The balance is payable on the day of the charter prior to departure.
Prior to 30 days of departure a $50 administration fee.  Within 30 days of departure - 50% of charter fee.  If you cannot give 30 days notice for cancellation or 14 days notic
e for postponement the deposit will be forfeited and NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE WITHOUT EXCEPTION.  If a student/passenger leaves the yacht and /or abandons a course or sailing trip before the scheduled termination date and time for whatever reason NO REFUNDS will be given
Postponement allowed with 14 days notice, or in the case of bad weather, otherwise it is treated as a cancellation.  Drizzle or occasional light rain does not constitute bad weather but pouring rain, thunder storms & lightening does!  In other words, "Postponement" for drizzle, light rain, illness or any personal reason, is treated as a cancellation.
bulletRescheduling a Booking after an Approved Postponement:
In the case of an approved postponement, rescheduled charters must take place within 6 months of the original date booked.  The deposit will be held by Sydney Private Sailing.  The full amount of any catering not cancelled before 8.30am on the day will be charged for.
bulletWhat to Wear:
NO BLACK SOLED SHOES as they mark the boat. Bare feet are ok but boating or tennis type shoes with rubber grip are best. Bring hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. If you bring swimmers, donít forget a towel. There's plenty of room to store extra clothes in case it turns warmer, colder or wetter!
bulletNO SMOKING is allowed anywhere onboard the yacht
No exceptions!
bulletFood and Drink:
Bring your own food and drink or see Catering  If you bring your own, please NO RED WINE as it stains (but as much white wine, beer and champagne as you like!). Glasses, bottle opener, plates, cutting boards, rubbish bags, cutlery are all provided.
bulletRIGID FOOD CONTAINERS, COOLERS OR 'ESKIES': are not permitted aboard das they slide around and damage timberwork when under sail.  There is a fridge on board.   Hard "eskies" must be unpacked before boarding.  Soft eskies are ok.  Tupperware style containers are ideal for the fridge. Tea and coffee are complimentary.
bulletStrong Wind:
If the forecast is for over 25 knots in the main harbour we normally go under the Spit Bridge and up into the more sheltered waters of Middle Harbour doing a waterfront house tour before typically stopping for lunch in Sugarloaf Bay.
Sydney Private Sailing shall not be held liable for death, personal injury, loss or damage to property howsoever arising and therefore by booking a sailing lesson or yacht charter, you hereby release, to the full extent permitted by state, law and equity, Sydney Private Sailing, Annie Bennett, its employees and agents from all actual and contingent liability in respect of such personal injury, death, loss or damage.  Swimming from the boat is at the charterers' own risk as they will not be covered by the boatís insurance policy once they leave the charter vessel.


Yacht Charters Sydney & Sailing Lessons on Catalina 32 depart from Clontarf Marina.  (between the Spit Bridge and Manly) ,
Larger yachts depart from various CBD plocations.