Courses & Tuition

RYA Training CentrePoole Sailing is an RYA Recognised Training Centre! That means that we can offer you the best Sail Training scheme in the world from one of the world’s most beautiful harbours!

We run a long list of Practical and Shore Based courses for everybody from beginner to expert, from Start Yachting Weekends to Yachtmaster Preparation Courses. So take a look at the list, there really is something for everyone!

Poole SailingAll of our courses are lead by experienced, mature, friendly instructors who have been especially chosen for their ability to cover the essentials of the course in a relaxed manner while delivering individually targeted tuition to maximise individual success! So you will learn a great deal while having a lot of fun!

So that you can keep the ‘time off work’ or the ‘weekends away’ to a minimum we run our 5-day courses to a number of different formats. For instance you can take a 5-Day, Day Skipper or Competent Crew Course, from Monday through Friday, or from Saturday through Wednesday. Or you can split it into two and take a 2-day Part 1 weekend, followed by a 3-day Part 2 weekend. And the price remains the same!

To ensure that we provide the best possible sail training experience we will only take 4 students per boat on practical RYA cruising courses.

For a practical course you will need to bring warm clothes and wellies or soft-soled shoes, plus a sleeping bag if you are staying overnight, but we supply waterproofs and all safety equipment.

Our courses are not ‘just for sailors’! Our shore-based and Support courses are just as relevant to Motor Cruisers, Dive Boat Operators, and Fishermen. In fact anybody who takes to the sea in a small boat whether for pleasure or work.

Course Notes
Practical Courses
Theory Courses
Other Courses