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 cost per person for up to a maximum of 5 persons. 

1 Day Boat Handling / Try Yachting (Weekend) £735 + £80 pp
1 Day Boat Handling / Try Yachting (Midweek) £585 + £80 pp
2 Day Start Yachting (Weekend) £1125 + £110 pp
2 Day Start Yachting (Midweek) £975 + £110 pp
2 Day Mile Building (Weekend) £1125 + £110 pp
2 Day Mile Building (Midweek) £975 + £110 pp
3 Day Flotilla Training/ICC (Weekend) £1335 + £130 pp
3 Day Flotilla Training/ICC (Midweek) £1185 + £130 pp
5 Day RYA Courses *(Over a Weekend) £2025 + £195 pp
5 Day RYA Courses *(Midweek) £1785 + £195 pp
5 Day RYA Courses *(2 + 3 Day) £2460 + £195 pp

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

If there is anything outside of our standard courses you would like to do then just let us know.
* 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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We are open for charters throughout the winter. We have some special Winter Day Rates so just contact us if you want to get out on the water.

Special Winter Day Rates

Family groups can charter for any length of time but we have to restrict people from different households to day charters only. If you don't know how to sail we can provide a skipper.

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