Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions
Recommended Reading: Sailing magazines and newspapers, but this is not essential
Course Prerequisites: No assumed knowledge
Minimum Age: No minimum but Under 16’s must be accompanied by adult. Persons aged 16+ can be unaccompanied subject to other pre-requisites having been met
Holiday Insurance: We would advise ALL our customers to ensure they have suitable holiday insurance in-place. Yachtsman’s insurance is available from a variety of souces like Topsail Insurance and can cover things like cancellations and personal effects cover.
A great introduction for anyone who wants to have a go at sailing but isn’t sure if it’s for them.
Running over one day the course will give you a taste of what the sailing world has to offer. You’ll be cruising round the vibrant and exciting waters of the Solent, experiencing the tranquillity and fun of being on a sailing yacht!
The course covers a little knowledge of general sailing terminology and the parts of a yacht, including her rigging and sails, sail handling and setting the sails, ropework and knots, fire precautions and emergency actions, personal safety equipment, man overboard actions, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs plus some rules of the road.
Courses run in a choice of two formats:
A days introduction to sailing in the bright and vibrant waters of the Solent
The course includes lunch and snacks onboard. We also include all fuel, mooring fees and safety kit such as lifejackets and waterproofs.
We also offer the additional benefit that any students travelling from further afield can arrive the evening before the course starts and have free accommodation on board the boat, so you are refreshed and ready for the start of your course the next day! (This is only available during low season – Sorry). Students wishing to utilise this benefit will need to provide their own food for that particular evening however. Please let us know if you would like to take advantage of this, so we can ensure we reserve a bed for you.
Fancy going VIP and having your own exclusive private course for you and your friends or family? You can book the whole yacht just for your own exclusive course from only £249 per person. Enjoy the course in style, with up to five persons on the boat being taught by one of our friendly, experienced Yachtmaster Instructors! What a way to start your sailing adventure!
This is a great way to get a taster of what sailing is like aboard a modern sailing yacht in the costa del Solent!
We’ll show you just how much fun you can have afloat, aboard one of our immaculate fleet yachts. You’ll get to see all the action in the Solent and have a fantastic time with your family and friends.