Race a yacht on Sydney Harbour
The idea of letting landlubbers race yachts around Sydney Harbour is either brilliant or foolhardy, but it’s a risk Sydney By Sail is prepared to take. Its Social Racing outings take place on the third Saturday of every month, and are a fun combination of sightseeing, learning and a sprinkling of friendly competition.
If you want to just sit back and enjoy the cruise, you can. If not, throw yourself into raising the sails, have a go behind the wheel and assist the skipper as he tacks across the busy waterway. And if you get bitten by the sailing bug, why not try a two-day introductory sailing course? You’ll learn the basics such as rope work, sailing into the wind, de-rigging, how to tack and gybe, how to read the wind and rudimentary navigation techniques – all from a fully qualified instructor.
Back on dry land...
Whether it’s climbing the Harbour Bridge, catching a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House or seeing the spectacular harbour views from Taronga Zoo, Sydney is a treat for travellers. You can take the ferry to Manly Beach to find surfing, swimming and beach walks galore, or check out stunning Rose Bay, where seaplanes land to drop diners off at the stunning Catalina restaurant.
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