It is about you — What is it you need?
*Support with gaining confidence?
*Knowledge to keep you safe on the water?
*Perhaps just a chat about your plans or your boat?
*Is something perplexing you about the Collision Regulations? Weather? Navigation? or just generally about boating?
We are a husband and wife team. All our watery-life has been together, except for a few years (pre-wife), where Noel built boats and sailed a few oceans!
Now we combine our years of international recreational and commercial experience to demystify all things boating in a fun and logical way.
After all – a boat is a simple thing.
We share our experiences; in Navigation we turn paper-chart work into reality, and we explain the underlying reasons behind the processes and procedures through every element.
New skills breed confidence and go a long way to ensuring you stay safe on the water. That leads to becoming more relaxed while on board (it also helps combat seasickness!) and enjoying the cruising lifestyle more – that’s what we all want.
After nine years of sailing around the world with her husband Noel, Jackie qualified as a commercial skipper. She is a Master 5, holds Master 4 qualification, Marine Engine Driver 3, ex-Marine Rescue Skipper (one of the first women in NSW), and current Instructor of professional and recreational level courses.
She’s a Cert 4 Trainer, commercial skipper, recreational sailor (ocean sailing and inland waterways on sailboats and motorboats), Author of practical maritime books/manuals/best-selling memoirs/articles, and Speaker at nautical and book events.
She founded SisterShip Training in 2019. She’s continued to write, freelance, for many different publications for over twenty years.
When time permits, she gives talks, hosts a podcast show (Turning Your Cruising Dreams into Reality), creates tutorial videos and supports other sailors and writers.
Jackie has spent three years in the French and Belgium canals helping Noel renovate their 18.5 metre Dutch barge, trail ridden with five horses, sailed the Pacific Ocean twice, traversed The Great Loop in America and set a sailing record as co-skipper of the first double-handed all-women team in the Melbourne to Hobart race.
Marine Surveyor, Commercial Skipper/Professional Mariner, ex-Marine Rescue Skipper, previous TAFE Maritime Teacher and current Instructor of Professional Level Courses (Navigation/ Passage Planning/Weather). Cert 4 Trainer, Recreational Sailor (ocean sailing around the planet, inland waterways, sailboats and motorboats), with Jackie (as above).
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