About Our School
We work all the year round. We are proud of our reputation for safety conscious fun and professionalism. Plymouth Sailing School was set up in 1957 and is one of the UK's longest established sea schools. We try hard to accommodate our customers requirements - from the complete beginner to the Professional Yachtmaster.
Shorebased and Practical courses start and finish at our office and classrooms at Yacht Haven Quay. The yacht practical courses often visit the Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina half a mile down river, where the crew can enjoy excellent showers and the 'Bridge' restaurant and bar on the waterfront.
Car Parking is free at the boatyard, there is an excellent bus service from Plymouth City Centre (No. 2) and a frequent water taxi from the Mayflower Steps pontoon on the Barbican if you are going to the marina, but it's a long walk from there to the school.
Shorebased courses are non residential. There are plenty of options for nearby places to stay, including private B & B in the neighbourhood, Mountbatten Hotel, 4 person cabins in the Mountbatten Centre and several good pubs with rooms. We have a list of local hotels and bed & breakfasts. We will be pleased to help if you have any problems booking something up. If you prefer, we can sometimes provide accommodation at a very reasonable cost on one of our boats (subject to availability).
Practical courses: you will live on board the yacht as part of the course, stopping off in various ports to explore ashore and sleep on the boat. A Channel crossing may involve sailing overnight - you will work watches with your fellow crew.
Broadband Internet Access
We have a wifi service for our customers in our office and classrooms. There is also an internet desk for customers on practical courses in the marina reception. This service is available whenever the office is open. Which is usually 7 days a week.
We hope that you can find the information you require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.
Richard Brown (Principal) RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.