Practical Cruising Courses

Our practical courses run all the year round from our big, sheltered, natural harbour. We provide all wet weather gear & safety equipment and provide you with a suggested list of what to bring.

The price of the course also includes fuel, mooring fees & food. Make sure you tell us in advance if you have any special food requirements. You will live on board the yacht as part of the course, stop off in various ports to explore ashore & sleep on the boat. A 7 day trip will try to include a Channel crossing, 5 day trips usually stay on the UK coast, they all involve sailing overnight if possible - working watches with your fellow crew.

Students are only asked to bring spending money for the odd meal onshore & "beer money", although it is a school tradition to start you off with a couple of bottles of wine, for the first night in port.

Your instructor on the course will create an environment, which is safe, professional & friendly, recognising that a course with us should be remembered & recommended as an enjoyable experience.


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.