About Start Point Sailing

Start Point Sailing offer

RYA Practical Sail Training courses Starting from Plymouth, UK.  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.


RYA Practical courses and Skippered Sailing trips  are run on  board our Sunfast 37 from the fabulous 5 star Marina, Sutton Harbour Marina in the heart of historic Barbican Quarter of Plymouth, or on your own boat.  Stay toasty on board our Sunfast 37.  We always ensure that your evening stays on board include shore power in one of our 5 star marinas or Quays making showers and warmth on board an essential part of winter living on board.

RYA Theory courses are run ON-LINE and from our classroom base in Plymouth.

RYA training:  Start Yachting, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean theory, practical preparation courses and exam, First Aid at Sea, SRC Marine Radio GMDSS.  Students have both on-line and classroom based RYA Essential Navigation and Safety, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster, VHF SRC Marine Radio, First Aid and ICC theory options.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.

Get ready for your Med Yachting Holiday, this winter.

ICC or Day Skipper Practical courses with us this winter.

On line and classroom VHF SRC Radio courses, and license Assessments.

Learn in your lunch hour – ON-LINE COURSES : ICC Prep now:    We offer the RYA Essential Navigation and Safety and  RYA Day Skipper theory on-line course. GMDSS SRC Marine Radio.



About Sail West

Sail West offer:

  • Bareboat and Skippered Charter Yachts in the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean.   Skippered Charter in Sardinia and Grenada.
  • Come Day Sailing.
  • 2 and 4 day Skippered Charter, milebuilding and Adventure Sailing trips to individuals, families and groups from Plymouth.   South, East, West UK options, Channel Islands and Cross Channel.
  • Hen, Stag parties welcome, Special birthdays, Anniversary trips or just Go Sailing.
  • 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.
  • Own Boat Tuition   RYA training and bespoke none RYA options on our school yachts and on board your own boat.
  • Pre-season training/holiday, skills brush up theory and or practical sessions.
  • Extra experienced crew for your short or long-haul sailing adventures.
  • Stand alone or owner assisted Power and Sail Yacht delivery.