About Start Point Sailing and Sail West Yacht Charter

Start Point Sailing RYA Sea School has been running under current management since 2001.  We are passionate about what we do and have developed quality sail training and marine focused courses over 17 years as a  sea school in Devon.

We offer Yacht Training practical and theory courses from our bases at Sutton Harbour and Plymouth Yacht Haven.

Courses include Start Yachting, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster prepartion courses and exam, First Aid at Sea, SRC Marin Radio GMDSS.

We include a variety of sail training scenarios for you to enjoy within a fun, safe and challenging environment under the guidance of your friendly, qualified and experienced instructor.

We offer:

  • No surprise competitive prices, friendly, qualified and experienced male and female Instructors who deliver quality courses on well maintained vessels.


We provide an Active Marina programme to Mayflower Marina, Sutton Harbour and Plymouth Yacht Haven including Boat Handing and lock procedures, Own boat tuition and Ladies Days.


About Sail West Charter

Sail West offer:

  • Day and evening sailing trips from Salcombe and Plymouth
  • Adventure Sailing trips from Salcombe and Plymouth on our 8 berth yachts.
  • We can provide qualified and experienced professional skippers and find crew to assist Owners on passage and stand alone Yacht Deliveries to and from  UK and International destinations.

Book one of our 8 berth Yachts for a little is £350 per day.

Make your holiday special by booking a Day Sail from Salcombe or Plymouth during July, August and September:  Day Trips and longer sails

Book and evening trip for your party from Salcombe:

Evening trips        Moonlight estuary barbeque   Sandwich, soup and evening sail.

Bespoke trips – Give us a call on 01752 213121 for a friendly chat to organise your special event.  Catering and hampers available, locally sourced products.

Families and Group bookings welcome,
Hen, stag parties, wedding trips


We are UK agent for Horizon Yacht Charters, in the Caribbean.  For competitive prices and agency special offers please view our yacht pages or give us a call.   We have a range of superb yachts in The British Virgin Islands, Grenada, St Vincent and Antigua.

Start planning now by clicking on Charter a yacht.  Choose your destination, dates and required yacht features.   Alternatively, give us a call or email us with your requirements and we will do the ground work for you.

We can arrange your flights which are ATOL protected through our UK agent, Hayes Travel, Lyme Regis who can find best flight prices and extra accommodation as required.