Private Sailing.

We specialise in private tuition for couples and for groups of friends. You can also take a family sailing course with us.

Private tuition means you don’t need to share a boat with people that you don’t know. Our instructors sleep on board the yacht as they are responsible for the safety of you and the vessel but they are experienced in intruding as little as possible on your privacy.

With a private course you can have more say as to the type of places you want to visit, whether you prefer peaceful bays or busy harbours. You can start the day whenever you want to (within reason!) and take your evening meal at whatever time you wish.

You can bring up to five people on a private sailing course. If you come with fewer people, you’ll receive more individual attention than would be possible on a group course. We always make sure students learn as much as they want; we don’t restrict ourselves to the syllabus if there is time to teach beyond it.

We can run a private course for just one person but you’ll need someone on board to crew for you. We can provide one of our qualified staff as crew in addition to your instructor.

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Own Boat Tuition.

We can supply an instructor to give you tuition, either on your own yacht or on any suitable boat that you have chartered, including catamarans.

If you have plenty of sailing experience but no certificate we can provide someone to sail with you for the first five days of your charter, taking you through the RYA Day Skipper syllabus. Once you have your certificate you can then continue your sailing holiday on your own. Your crew can take a Competent Crew course at the same time.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

Private Sailing Course

Beginner 
You’re either a total beginner or have spent less than 3 days on a yacht or dinghy.

Novice 
You’ve sailed on a yacht for 3 – 6 days but with no formal training, or maybe you’ve done quite a bit of dinghy sailing but no yachting.

Intermediate
You’ve completed an RYA Competent Crew course or similar, or you have 1 – 2 weeks experience crewing on a cruising yacht.

Advanced 
You have an RYA Day Skipper certificate or similar plus at least one week’s additional sailing, where you were skipper or co-skipper of the yacht.

All Abilities 
Just what it says!

Private sailing course for you and your friends!

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Private Sailing Course

Everyone can get involved in sailing – even quite young children.

We have lots of experience helping families organise sailing holidays / courses and even offer our own Sailing Dolphin scheme for younger children.

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