Manly Sailing
Manly Sailing
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Manly Sailing Crew of Skippers, Instructors, Assistant Instructors and office staff are passionate about Sailing and our customers. We consider ourselves to have the best job in the best locations in the world Sydney Harbour, and we want to ensure you can enjoy it as much as we do whenever you want. We have a range of Sailing Adventures to suit every group or individual and specialise in getting people out sailing, how ever they want. Our base at Manly Yacht Club on Sydneys’ beautiful Northern Beaches is sailing central. Positioned as perfectly as we are in Manly Cove we are in the best place to get you out on the water. We have lots of sailing courses for kids and adults at our Sailing School in Manly as well as Corporate Team Building Events, Sailing Trips on Sydney Harbour, Sail & Motor Yacht Charters and Kayaking.
Manly, New South Wales, Australia

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Phil B
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
My 11 year old daughter thanks to the great instruction at Manly Sailing School is now able to sail her own Open Skiff around with ease. She has great technique and tacking like a professional (with tiller behind her back). She now has the confidence to go out in stronger winds and hike out and get the boat really going?

We highly recommend Manly Sailing School and their professional attitude toward learning how to sail. They also use much better boats (Open Skiffs) which are much more fun than the boring Optimists sailed everywhere else (My daughter refused to do any course in an Optimist again as they are too slow and unresponsive).
Written October 2, 2020
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Jen
4 contributions
Oct 2020
Manly Sailing has created a fun and inclusive program that is top-notch. This school is brilliantly run by a fresh and diverse group of knowledgeable sailors.

Our son, 11, began at age 6. He's now proficient and learning to race in the Juniors Fleet.

We've done Windsurfing, 3-day Holiday Camps, Adventure Camp, Sailing Mums, Kids Levels 1-3, and one day, hopefully, Lasers for the whole family.

Our youngest, 8, just started Level One term time and absolutely loves it. He's not sporty and has a few developmental delays and hearing impairment. Watching him thrive in this inclusive and fun environment is as rewarding for me as it is for him.

Have I mentioned the location? You can watch your budding sailor from the Skiff Club, Wharf Bar, Hugo's, or enjoy some sand time at the Cove, or ferry watching with a swim in the nets.

Bottom line, if you are even *thinking* of sailing and how it might enrich your life you have come to the right place.
Written November 5, 2020
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jeaninePLH
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
My two children spent three fantastic days splashing around in the Harbour at Manly, learning new skills, exercising in the fresh air and water, playing games, doing teambuilding activities and having a ball with their friends. All the staff and instructors were fantastic and everything was extremely well run and organised. At the end of each day my kids were happy exhausted and looking forward to returning the following day. I think it was great value for money and I'm definitely going to be signing them up to participate again next holidays.
Written October 12, 2020
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Alan L
1 contribution
Apr 2022
The folks here were very helpful. Nicola in particular. On the day of our float, the wind was too high for the equipment we booked. She gave us good advice on weather/water conditions and the options they presented. She checked the forecasts to suggest an alternate day. She even scrounged up a charger so we could recharge our phone while we waited.

The morning of the second day she also let us know the conditions had not improved much and she recommended that it was not an ideal day to be on the water. She kindly refunded our booking fee with her regrets for our disappointment.

Though we never got on the water, our experience with the staff was very positive and helpful.
Written May 20, 2022
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Melanie P
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We were looking for a way to experience Sydney Harbor from the water. We saw an ad for Manly Sailing at the Manly ferry terminal and booked the next day's 8:30 am sailing lesson online. We met Becky and Santo when we arrived and found them both charming and competent. They got us settled in a 24' sailboat. We spent the next three hours learning about sailing and following orders. We even got to go for a swim...a planned swim! It was a beautiful day, and we really enjoyed being so close to the water and getting to participate in the sailing experience. It was the highlight of our Sydney trip!
Written February 3, 2020
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Jürgen O
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Oct 2020
Hired two crystal bottom kayaks for 2 hours, and had an absolutely wonderful time exploring the coves around Manly. The kayaks were in excellent condition and the customer service was friendly and easy going. Will definitely be going back there...
Written November 1, 2020
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Jürgen O
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We chartered the Solace for a Vivid cruise around Sydney Harbour in celebration of a 21st birthday. In the words of one of the young ladies: Best. Night. Ever.

The boat was a beauty, the views spectacular, the champagne sparkling, the weather chilly but clear - perfect for what was on offer. And the crew were top rate. Xavier and Dani are clearly passionate about ensuring their clients create great memories. They were very amenable to our requirements, engaging and friendly, while also giving us space to enjoy the evening.

I can highly recommend them for an unforgettable experience.
Written June 5, 2022
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rehnyc
New York City, NY3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This was one of our favorite activities in a long trip through Australia. Scott was an amazing person to tour the harbor with, and he handled a variety of wind conditions really well. On top of that, he was great to talk with--so interesting and kind with so many insights into life in Sydney. Beautiful afternoon in a racing boat. Totally memorable. Thank you, Manly Sailing!
Written January 25, 2020
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Robert H
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Whilst on holiday in Sydney although being on the Ferry a lot I was missing sailing so decided to book a sailing experience with Manly sailing. We had a great day sailing getting close up to the Sail GP boys out practicing in Sydney harbour. Thanks Manly Sailing
Written February 26, 2020
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rchughes
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I signed up to and completed the 2 day ‘Start Crewing’ course.

A thoroughly enjoyable (and educational) experience with a good group of people.

Finn and Nicola were great instructors and it was a good mix of theory and practice. We were certainly put through our paces on the boat. Not to mention that Manly Cove / Sydney Harbour is, of course, a fabulous place to sail!

I would thoroughly recommend this course and Manly Sailing.
Written August 21, 2020
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