Family Sailing Courses

…What Sailing Courses Can We Offer…

Whether you are looking for formal training or just a relaxed skippered charter around the Solent then contact us now to see how we can help.

Family Groups

Naturally with people from the same household who do not have to follow the same social distancing rules it becomes a lot easier to introduce an instructor and work within the guidelines.

The instructor will follow current guidelines and mitigation measures which include staying outside as much as possible, frequent use of hand sanitiser, only going below on their own and wearing facial coverings when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance.

The instructor will need to take one of the cabins overnight but if you wish to have the yacht to yourselves each evening then we can arrange for the instructor to sleep ashore.

Family Sailing Courses
This is perfect for a family team who want to improve their skills, learn how to sail a yacht and have a holiday at the same time.

Maximum number 5 persons not including the instructor.

As well as all the RYA Courses up to Yachtmaster we are able to offer Mile Building Weekends, Day Courses and any form of Skippered Charter to family groups.


Given the courses are going to be offered only to family groups this means that we can offer much greater flexibility towards your specific training needs and can build a course around your requirements.


For family courses we are not setting fixed dates so just call us to check availability and we can get you booked in.


We have set prices for up to 3 students but if you wish to bring up to a maximum of 5 persons then there is an additional charge per person for the 4th and 5th student. 

Family Sailing Courses

Family Courses & Rates

Courses are priced for up to 3 persons and then with an additional £75 per person for up to 2 additional people (max 5 per course). 

Peak Season – May to August
Off Peak Season – Sept to April
Peak Off Peak
1 Day Boat or Sail Handling,
Try Yachting (Midweek day)
£835 £585
1 Day Boat or Sail Handling,
Try Yachting (Weekend day)
£1050 £735
2 Day Start Yachting
£1395 £975
2 Day Start Yachting
£1610 £1125
2 Day Rusty Skipper / Mile Building
£1395 £975
2 Day Rusty Skipper / Mile Building
£1610 £1125
3 Day Flotilla Training/ICC
£1695 £1185
3 Day Flotilla Training/ICC
£1910 £1335

5 Day RYA Courses *
£2550 £1785
5 Day RYA Courses *
(Over a Weekend)
£2895 £2025
5 Day RYA Courses *
(2 + 3 Day)
£3515 £2460

Prices are for the whole yacht with a max of 5 persons.

Yachts we use for our courses are Dufour 360 and Dufour 382. Dufour 412 available with £500 upgrade fee.

If there is anything outside of our standard courses you would like to do then just let us know.
*5 Day Courses include ; Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Prep.
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Sailing Options for Individuals

What is included the price *
  • Yacht Hire & Safety Equipment
  • Instructional Skipper
  • Mooring Fees
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Fuel
  • RYA Certificates

* Where appropriate for the type and duration of the course

The only thing we don’t provide are the evening meals which can be taken ashore.
We can arrange for the instructor to sleep ashore for a small additional cost.
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Universal Yachting Ltd: Mercury Yacht Harbour, Satchell Lane,
Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4HQ

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The perfect post lock down tonic … book a family day out - GO sailing.  Do something different with the family and register for a last minute day out.


Whether you know how to sail or not, we can get you out for a wonderful days sailing on the Solent.