Learn to Sail as a Family this summer!

Learn to Sail as a Family this summer!

Enjoy a family sailing course in the sunshine!

Sailing as a family or 3 or 4 you can enjoy the privacy of your own yacht, along with our experienced RYA Cruising Instructor on board to show you the ropes (quite literally). This offers you more independence and a brilliant chance to enjoy quality time as a family whilst you learn.

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Family RYA Course Packages including flights

THE OFFER: Competent Crew or Day Skipper course £890 + Flights & Transfers From £330 = TOTAL £1220 per person

INCLUDES: flights from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham or Heathrow, transfers, the yacht, tuition from our brilliant instructors, all RYA course materials and log book, diesel, mooring fees, breakfast, lunches and two on board evening meals.

THE SMALL PRINT: This offer is based on a whole boat booking with a minimum of 3 people.

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Learn in the privacy of your own yacht

Enjoy a whole yacht and a private instructor for your sailing course in the sunshine. We know how enjoyable it is having your own space as a family on holiday. With this in mind we are offering you the chance to sail on our RYA courses as a family with a private tuition free of charge! 

How old do our children have to be to take part?

Children aged 16 and over are able to take part in our Day Skipper course and there is no minimum age for the Competent Crew course. The youngest Competent Crew member we have had so far has been 8 years old! Whether your family members are 8 years old or 80 the courses are designed to include the whole family and varying levels of competency. 

Learning to sail in the sun

Ever thought of learning to sail on holiday? Well... quite a few of you have apparently! After starting in 2010, six years on our RYA school has grown to three boats! In fact our growing RYA sailing school is part of a much wider trend surrounding learning holidays.

As far back as 2014 Andy Lynes (a Travel & Food writer at the Telegraph and a seemingly observant fellow) wrote that rather than “simply sunseeking”, holiday makers are looking to gain more from their holidays. Holidays that involve coming back with a new skill – in other words a holiday that educates as well as entertains – are becoming increasingly popular! 

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How much does it cost?

Our RYA courses cost £890 + flights and transfers. Here are some options to have a think about...

RYA Competent Crew - One Week - £890

RYA Day Skipper - One Week - £890

Do two weeks and SAVE!

RYA Competent Crew & Day Skipper Combined - Two Weeks - £1600

These prices include:
• 7 or 14 days aboard the yacht
• Tuition from one of our brilliant instructors
• Sunshine and swim stops
• Full online theory tuition pack
• All RYA course material and Logbook
• All breakfasts, lunches and 2-4 on board dinners
• All fuel, water and marina fees
• Towels and bed linen
• Waterproof jackets

Flights and transfers can be easily added for £245 - £390 per person based on the time of year.

Either book a berth or book the whole boat to learn with friends and family.

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Fancy getting qualified as a family? Get in touch!

Give us a call on 020 8459 8787 or drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Read our article about other learning holiday options here!

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Call Us...

Sails Crew - 020 8459 8787

Ask us anything & book your holiday

Monday - Friday: 9am-8pm



Launch Crew - 020 8438 1122

Any changes or queries about your booking!

Monday - Friday: 9am-5:30pm


Sunday: Closed

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