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      Sydney Private Sailing



Your skipper, Annie Bennett, a Yachting Australia qualified sailing instructor and coxswain, takes pride in ensuring you enjoy your Sydney Harbour Yacht Charter or Sailing Course


Annie was encouraged to learn to sail at the age of 12 by her father when he purchased a Heron dinghy which he kept  on a reservoir in England.  Sailing was only permitted on the reservoir in winter as the summer months were reserved for fishermen.  It was not until she and her husband migrated to Australia in 1989 that she discovered that sailing could actually be fun and not an endurance test!

Annie and her husband were quickly hooked on sailing.  They have enjoyed yacht charter holidays together in The Whitsundays, The Greek Islands, Tahiti, Croatia, Sardinia, Corsica and Cornwall.

Annie set about acquiring the necessary qualifications to become a sailing instructor and coxswain (charter skipper) and has worked as a skipper and sailing instructor for three of the leading sailing schools and yacht charter companies in Sydney.  In early 2002, she decided to "go it alone" and establish "Sydney Private Sailing".  She is now on her 3rd yacht, "Topcat III", a Catalina 32 which has proved ideal for both sailing lessons and private yacht charters.

"Sydney Private Sailing" aims to provide clients with a personalised, one on one style of teaching and skippering.  If you don't like large organisations and prefer personal service and attention, with the same instructor or skipper guaranteed every time, Sydney Private Sailing is for you.

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.