learning to sail

Sailing schools

Learn to sail

For the safety of our crews and guests, all Sail By The Cabin charters have been temporarily suspended through September 2021.

Your quest. Your skill. Learn with Sunsail.

From beginners to advanced sailors, everyone can learn to sail or improve their sailing skills on a Sunsail course. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fully qualified skipper, learning to be an expert sailor or taking charge of your own yacht? Sunsail sailing schools offer you the chance to get the skills and experience needed to sail anywhere in the world.

Develop and hone your sailing skills at one of our worldwide bases, whether close to home in our Port Solent base, in the gentle sailing waters of the Mediterranean, or in our new school in the sensational British Virgin Islands, a sailor's paradise. All our staff is RYA qualified and offer a fun, professional approach to sail instruction.

Earn your 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, depending on experience.

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Sailing schools

We have sailing schools across the world in the United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Australia, and The British Virgin Islands. 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. Our sailing schools in Agana and Lefkas provide a perfect backdrop whilst earning your RYA Day Skipper or RYA Competent Crew certifications.  Alternatively, you can head overseas to combine a holiday in the sun with the next step on your sailing adventure.