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Sailing Courses

Sailing isn’t just about cruising in the sun, there’s a lot more action to be had. There are so many ways to spend your leisure time, so why choose sailing? The answer is simple…whatever excites you, wherever in the world you want to see, and irrespective of your experience; sailing will enrich your life – forever.

As one of the leading teaching establishments for sailing, Sunsail’s largest base is located on the south coast of the UK, at Port Solent and offers our full range of courses. We also offer a variety of RYA training courses in our bases around the world!
All our staff are RYA qualified and offer a professional yet fun approach to learning to sail. With us, you can get your International Certificate of Competence (ICC), RYA Competent CrewDay Skipper and Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore, with many water based and shore based options in between.
For more information on sailing courses in the UK call 02392 222 221, for courses overseas call 0844 4171 905
  • Sunsail RYA Courses

    All our Sailing School's are RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Centres, meaning you will recieve the highest standards. All Sunsail Instructors are RYA qualified and our yachts and bases have all passed an RYA inspection, ensuring whether it's your first time on the water or not, you will be in the best hands.
  • Our Courses

    Sunsail offers a fully comprehensive range of yacht sailing courses, designed to cater to every level of ability and previous experience. We have courses for families and individuals, for teenagers and for ladies only. Our courses cover everything from the basics of boat handling to advanced sailing skills that you’ll need to master to gain professional qualifications that are recognised the world over. Whatever your level of experience, we have the right sailing course for you.
  • Our Destinations

    As one of the leading teaching establishments for sailing, Sunsail’s largest base is located on the south coast of the UK, at Port Solent and offers our full range of courses. We also offer a variety of RYA training courses in our bases in The Caribbean, Thailand, Greece and Croatia!
  • New to Sunsail - Not sure which courses are right for you?

    Our Sailing CV has been designed to assess your level and point you towards the best-suited course and holiday destinations.
  • Shore-based Courses

    At Sunsail’s UK base at Portsmouth Harbour on the south coast of England, our dedicated sailing school offers shore-based courses in RYA Day Skipper theory, RYA GMDSS Radio, RYA Small Craft First Aid, RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship, Diesel and Radar.
  • Speciality Courses

    Sunsail offers specialist courses to groups of Women, Teenagers and Families so that you can learn together in groups best suited to you. We also have specialist Milecatcher courses designed to boost confidence and accumulate mileage towards RYA qualifications.
  • Create your own course

    At Sunsail, our RYA qualified instructors have a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge about every aspect of sailing. We can tailor-make a sailing course to suit you or your group to cover any aspect of sailing.
  • The Schools Fleet

    Each of Sunsail’s sailing schools is home to a fleet of modern, well-maintained yachts designed to provide our students with the best possible environment in which to learn new skills and brush up on old ones.

Sunsail Sailing Schools

What makes Sunsail Sailing Courses different to the rest is the passion that we bring to our teaching. All Sunsail instructors are RYA qualified and their mission in life is to get you out on to the water and experiencing the incomparable thrills of sailing for yourself. Once you’ve mastered the basics, they’ll be ready to take you onto whatever level you want to reach, providing you with the skills you’ll need to be able enjoy your sailing holidays safely wherever in the world you want to go.