Welcome to Plymouth Sailing School

Sail, Power, Navigation and Charter

Plymouth Sailing School was set up in 1957 and is one of the UK's longest established sea schools. We are proud of our reputation for safety conscious fun and professionalism. We work hard to accommodate all of our customers requirements from the complete beginner to the Professional Yachtmaster.

We hope that you can find the information you require on the website but if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email; school@plymsail.co.uk. For our address and a map of how to find us, please visit our contact page.  Or click here for a pdf file.....  HOW TO FIND OUR OFFICES AND CLASSROOMS.

Current Price List <<   click links   >>Next course dates            
 Dayskipper theory WEEKENDS ONLY starts 27th January.
7 DAY CROSS CHANNEL CRUISES TO FRANCE/CHANNEL ISLANDS START IN JUNE. BOOKING NOW . Easter is fully booked but other weekends still available.
Bank Holiday 3 day weekends - one other (2 day) weekend completes a course. 

Plymouth Sailing School

Can't get time off work?

Weekend theory courses are available all year round. Dates are set according to demand. For a small group we will run it when you want.

Sailing practicals: Fri evening to Sunday afternoon...every weekend. (Well almost!) How about a Bank Holiday weekend and one other weekend to make 5 days?

Superyacht Crews

Yachtmaster cert first? Check out the changes to the eligibility rules. Sea miles on very large yachts do not count. Click for details.

Ocean sights have to be taken out of sight of land as well!  No day trips allowed anymore!

Who to consult about job seeking?

  • D and B Services in Antibes
  • Wilson Halligan in the UK

    No courses planned until we have rebuilt the engine.
    A few pics of the dolphin playing with Cleo... thanks to John Wood and Carol
    Plymouth Sailing School

    Consecutive Dates for a Concentrated Yachtmaster Programme

    EVERY MONTH: consecutive courses for those working towards OOW and Mate or Master's MCA orals:

    YM Shorebased (MCA module), YM exam prep Sail or Power + conversion exam option, Radio SRC, F. Aid (Not STCW) ; Survival (STCW), YM OCEAN Shorebased (MCA module)

    Powerboat level 2 and advanced also available in same time period.

    Please phone for details: +44 (0) 1752 493377 or e mail school@plymsail.co.uk.

    Standby Lists

    Courses are being arranged all the time. Please call us if you wish to do a course on dates not currently listed and we will try to make it happen!

    RYA/DOT Exam Candidates for Sail, Power and Sportsboat qualifications.

    We have exam sessions for sail and power going on all the time as well as monthly First Aid, VHF radio and sea survival courses for exam candidates. We can arrange individual tuition at any time, new courses are continually being arranged, call us for an up-date on what is available or for advice if you are not sure about exams.


    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.