Covid-19 Update

All Covid-19 policies are subject to change as and when new information or guidance is released.

07.04.21 - Update

We are pleased to confirm that all single household courses between the 12th April - 16th May are going ahead. We will still need to observe the government guidance such as social distancing between your household and instructors. We have a Covid Policy in place which your instructor will go through on the first morning of your course. The courses will be run in the normal format, however please take note of your start time and date from your booking confirmation email. Temporary Joining instructions will also be sent out.  

Outdoor non residential courses such as Boat Handling and Powerboat courses are also going ahead in this period.

From the 17th May mixed courses will restart subject to Government guidance, further information on mixed household courses will be released in due course. 

08.03.21 - Update

Further to the Governments roadmap out of lockdown we have been waiting for more clarity as to when courses can potentially return. Unfortunately it is still very unclear when courses can continue and there is currently no official update or statement. With what information available to us we feel the following is what potentially may happen.

We are hopeful that mixed household classroom and residential sailing courses may resume from 17th May at the earliest. Classroom and residential courses before the 17th May are postponed with the exception of single household courses which may be allowed from 12th April at the earliest, this also includes powerboat courses such as level 2. All outdoor non residential courses may be permitted from 29th March at the earliest, this would only include the 1 day Boat Handling course.

Please note the dates above are the earliest these courses potentially could run and may be changed at anytime.

Whilst the above is yet to be confirmed we feel it is the best information we currently have and we appreciate that you need an update to your course(s).

If you have a course before the 17th May we would ask you to contact us on email to rearrange your course or if you are a group from one household please contact us if your date is before 17th May and after 12th April, if your course is before the 12th April this too will need to be rearranged.

We thank you for your patience and we hope to return to normal as soon as possible. 

23.02.21 - Update

We welcome last night's announcement from the UK Government with its plan to come out of lockdown. Whilst there were dates set for some sectors it is not currently clear how it will affect sail training. Our governing body, the RYA, is reviewing the detailed regulations as they are published and we hope to have further information as to when training can restart. 

04.01.21 - Update

All courses apart from our Professional Sail Training course are currently postponed until the end of February due to the current restrictions in place - If you have a course booked in this period we shall be contacting you this week. Further updates will be given when we have more information. 

Courses starting in March onwards are currently available to book, if however we are unable to run these due to the current situation new dates or refunds will be offered. 

02.11.20 - Update

All remaining courses in 2020 are currently postponed until further notice. We shall be giving an update and contacting all customers this week. Thank you.

23.09.20 - Update

New - On arrival for practical and shorebased courses please wear a face covering.  

Shorebased courses

Shorebased courses will return from 25th July, these courses will be run with reduced numbers and in line with the guidelines at the time. All course materials will be provided along with hand gel and wipes, the classrooms are marked out for social distancing guidelines and there is a system in place to use the drink making facilities.

Face coverings are compulsory in communal areas of our buildings but not compulsory once in the classroom, however you are welcome to use them if you so wish. There are hand sanitisers in convenient locations around the building.

Lunch is not provided and the making of lunch on the premises is not allowed.

Practical sailing courses 

Practical courses will return from the 20th July, these courses will be run with reduced numbers (3:1 ratio*) If you are a group booking from one or two households the new ratio will not apply. The new ratio is temporary and can change up to a maximum of 5-1 subject to guidance. All courses will be run on a day sailing basis and return to base at the end of each day. Overnight accommodation will be onboard and you will have your own cabin. All students will have the choice to return home or find local accommodation if they so wish.

All practical courses will now start on the first morning at 0900, e.g. Sunday evening start dates will now be Monday morning, Tuesday evening will be Wednesday morning and Friday evening will be Saturday morning.

Food preparation onboard is not currently allowed, therefore we will not be providing breakfast or dinner, a packed lunch will be provided and supplied each morning before you depart. Cold drinks will be available onboard, please bring a cup/mug/water bottle. There is a restaurant in the marina that offer breakfast and dinner plus numerous locations in the village which is a short drive or walk. There are takeaway services available too. We are happy for takeaway meals to be eaten onboard but observing social distancing. The cost of breakfast and dinner is not covered by the school. 

Each student will be provided a set of wet weather gear, plotter, divider, face covering and hand sanitiser for the duration of the course, please note pillows and sleeping bags will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own face covering.

As it is almost impossible to observe a 2m plus distance between students we will be working with the 1m plus rule and therefore face coverings are strongly recommended and advised to be used once onboard, there will also be reduced use of down below and hand gel will be provided for you.

Your instructor will brief you on the first morning all on all protocols the school has put in place to keep you as safe as possible during your course.

Powerboat courses

Powerboat courses such as level two mainly remain unchanged, however your instructor will brief you on our Covid-19 policy so you are learning in a safe environment. 

On arrival all students will have their temperature taken and asked to sign confirming they have not displayed Covid-19 symptoms or been in contact with anyone with suspected Covid-19 in the last 14 days. From 28th September we shall be taking your temperature each morning before the course starts. 

All distance sails & Cruising Instructor courses are cancelled until 2021

* - 1 Day Boat Handling ratio is 4:1

All Covid-19 policies are subject to change as and when new information or guidance is released. 


01.07.20 - Update
We are currently waiting for an update from the RYA, once we have this we will be in a better position to advise how we will be running our courses.  

01.04.20 - Update
Currently we are unable to run courses and charters due to Covid-19, however we are accepting bookings for courses and charters from August onwards subject to government guidelines and restrictions at the time. Any bookings made for August 2020 onwards are done on the understanding that if we are unable to fulfill the booking due to Covid-19 we can offer a full refund or a new date later in the year or 2021. Thank you.