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About Us

Sydney by Sail is a dynamic and innovative sailing business that offer a wide range of sailing experiences to the corporate, domestic leisure and tourism markets. We have the newest fleet of charter yachts in Australia including the prestigious Hunter brand.

Quite simply, Sydney by Sail is the best way to see Sydney by sail!

Location: Festival Pontoon, in front of the Maritime Museum and next to Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour Sydney. See Map

Hunter Yachts : Sydney By Sail allows people to enjoy Sydney Harbour on board a luxury Hunter yacht with the breeze and the lapping of the water the perfect accompaniment to the sights of the city

Owner - Matt Hayes, Olympian: Sydney by Sail has an impeccable sailing pedigree. It is owned and operated by Olympic Yachtsman Matt Hayes, who oversees all aspects of the company

Award Winning: Sydney By Sail has many achievements including winning the NSW Enterprise Award, The City of Sydney Award for business excellence and twice been nominated as a finalist in the Telstra Small Business Awards.

Membership & Accreditation:

  • Sydney by Sail is a member of the Darling Harbour Business Association
  • Sydney by Sail is an IYT Accredited sailing school

Partnership: Sydney by Sail is a sister company for US Yachts, the sole Australian importer of Marlow Hunter yachts. US Yachts is number 1 in the world for customer service and number 2 in volume sales

Various Offerings: Sydney By Sail conducts -

  • Learn to Sail courses from beginner to advanced,
  • Scheduled sailing trips, skippered and bareboat charters,
  • Leisure packages such as the Awesome Foursome (BridgeClimb, sail, dinner at a waterfront restaurant and a night at Sydney's Art Deco-style Grace Hotel), or (Skywalk, dinner at a waterfront restaurant and a night at Sydney's Art Deco-style Grace Hotel)
  • Sail, Dine and Stay (go for a sail, have dinner at Nick's Seafood and stay on board a luxury yacht in Cockle Bay) 
  • Romantic Bed and Breakfast (a night on the harbour on a luxury yacht with gourmet dinner, and breakfast)
  • Corporate events including team building regattas.