About Our School

We work all the year round and 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 and Instructor Training.

In 2018 Plymouth Sailing School become part of SeaRegs Training and moved home to a new purpose built Training Centre in Turnchapel Wharf on the banks of the River Plym and with closer access to the sea. Plymouth Sailing school still exists and for RYA training is now known as Plymouth Sailing School and Plymouth Powerboating.

General information

We are based in Turnchapel Wharf and this is the joining point for all classroom based courses plus sailing, motorboat, and RIB training. Our sailing yacht Phoebe is kept in a local marina. Our motorboats, Knights Challenge and Talisman, operate from Turnchapel Wharf. With all courses we send comprehensive joining instructions so you know where to go and what to bring.

We have free car parking at Turnchapel Wharf, 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 to Mountbatten, which is a 15 minute walk away.


Shorebased, RIB and motorboat courses are non residential. There are plenty of options for nearby places to stay. We have a list of local hotels and bed & breakfasts that have been recommended to us by previous candidates, which we are happy to share when you book.

Practical sailing courses: you will live on board the yacht as part of the course, stopping off in various ports to explore ashore (dependent on weather) and sleep on the boat.


We have wifi for our customers in our office and classrooms.

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.