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 NEW OFFICES AND CLASSROOMS.

Data Protection Regulations 2018.  The bureaucrats have caught up with us, they are now going to comply with the rules we have applied for 25 years.  Click to read policy statement.

Current Price List <<   click links   >>Next course dates            
We are reluctant to mention this but it is time to think about evening classes! They start October 1st. Click here for details.

Any other news?  Oh yes. We are moving to Turnchapel in October and leaving Richard behind. About time he was put out to grass!   Click here for press release.

Cleo  Bavaria 34  2001
Cherry B Bavaria 34 2001
Phoebe Bavaria 36 2003
Talisman Halmatic 10m TSDY

All the boats are in code, Cat 2. All the Bavarias have had their keel Matrix cut out and remade, wet laminated under the supervision of a qualified surveyor. Don't buy one that has not!

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 may be taken on day trips now. Provided you have a qualifying ocean crossing.

Who to consult about job seeking?

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

    Regular courses available at Turnchapel Wharf from October..
    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 ask for details: 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.