Sailing schools

Your quest. Your skill. You learn to sail with Sunsail.

From beginners to advanced sailors you can learn to sail with Sunsail. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fully qualified skipper, learning to be an expert sailor or taking charge of your own beautiful modern yacht? Now's your chance to live those open ocean fantasies with Sunsail sailing schools.

Develop and hone your sailing skills at one of our worldwide bases, whether close to home in our Port Solent base, in gentle sailing waters of the Mediterranean or in the exotic sailing grounds of Phuket and the Whitsunday Islands. All our staff are RYA qualified and offer a fun, professional approach to sail instruction.

Earn your International Certificate of Competence (ICC), RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Competent Crew, Yachtmaster Offshore and many more qualifications, with a range of practical and theory-based courses to choose from.

Sailing schools

We have sailing schools across the world. Take your pick a huge range of courses at our flagship school in Portsmouth which will take you all the way from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster, or head overseas to combine a holiday in the sun with the beginning of your sailing adventure.

Please note that only our Portsmouth school offers tidal qualifications. All qualifications from our overseas schools, unless noted otherwise, are non-tidal.

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