About Start Point Sailing

Start Point Sailing offer RYA classroom, on-line theory and RYA Practical Sail Training courses and Adventure Sailing trips. We are passionate about what we do and have developed quality sail training and marine focused courses over 18 years as a  sea school in Devon.

We offer Yacht Sail Training practical courses on board our Sunfast 37 and theory courses from our bases at Sutton Harbour and Plymouth Yacht Haven; classroom based and on-line.

Courses include Start Yachting, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster preparation courses and exam, First Aid at Sea, SRC Marine 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 plus discounted theory courses and SRC radio assessment.


We offer

  • RYA training and bespoke none RYA options on our school yachts and on board your own boat.
  • Pre-season training, skills brush up.
  • Extra experienced crew for your short or long-haul sailing adventures.
  • Stand alone or owner assisted Power and Sail Yacht delivery.

About Sail West

Sail West offer:

  • Day and evening sailing trips from Salcombe, Topsham and Plymouth
  • Adventure Sailing trips from Salcombe and Plymouth on our 8 berth yachts.
  • Yacht Deliveries.  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.
  • Yacht Management/Boat watch scheme.

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 spring and summer months.  Day Trips and longer sails

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


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