About Start Point Sailing

Your dedicated Leisure Craft training specialist

Start Point Sailing. 

Go Sailing Milebuilding trips include night watches and day sailing allowing us to take advantage of weather windows and challenging and fun extended sailing conditions.

Our RYA practical training base is at Mayflower Marina with skippered charter yachts at both Mayflower and Sutton Harbour.

RYA Training Courses from the 5* award winning Mayflower Marina, Plymouth and on line.

Start Point Sailing has been established as RYA Sail training Sea School  in Devon for over 20 years offering the full range of RYA Sail Cruising Scheme practical and theory courses.

We continue to offer you the best sail training experience and have adapted to this year’s challenging environment.  The RYA is the world leader in sail training and our RYA instructors match that status.  Our instructors are professional, knowledgeble friendly sail training professionals who have spent their lives sailing the oceans and seas and are passionate about what they do.

Our focus is you, supporting you through in your sail training journey, giving you the highest level of sail training experience as you move through the RYA Sail training scheme and beyond.

We are passionate about what we do and have developed quality sail training and marine focused activities that are up to date, relevant and at the right level for your chosen course.

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.  Our fantastic sail training area is in an area of outstanding natural beauty including our Devon RYA Sailing School home port of Plymouth which encompasses 6 miles of River complex, Plymouth Sound and some spectacular anchorages, and to seaward, The River Yealm and Noss Mayo, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and the Cornish ports of Looe, Fowey, Falmouth.  Enjoy  Channel Islands and Isle of Scilly milebuilding and skippered holidays or less adventurous South West Country 2 – 7 day breaks.

RYA training is just part of your on the water journey.
CRUISING ADVENTURE TIME ON THE WATER

We are always excited to see our newly qualified, confident RYA students take up boat ownership.  See our Own a Boat page to see how we continue to support our boat owners.

Our many happy customers return to practice and enjoy the sport by joining our many Go Sailing weekends and Sea going Adventure Sailing trips, Skippered and Bareboat Charters with us.  See Our Day Sail and Adventure Sailing pages to find out how you can take part.

None RYA time on the water – Just Go Sailing.

Practice your new or rusty RYA skills, make new sailing friends and have fun with other like minded sailors with a Start Point Sailing skipper to guide the trip. 

Make decisions, practice your skills or just relax. 

2, 3 and 4 day Skippered Charter, milebuilding and Adventure Sailing during the summer months

Get ready for your family Yachting Holiday.

GREEK BAREBOAT YACHT CHARTER FLEET IS HERE

Learn in your lunch hour – ON-LINE COURSES : 

RYA Interactive SRC radio course with instructor support and your course book provided by Start Point Sailing.

We offer the RYA  RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Yachtmaster theory on-line course. GMDSS SRC Marine Radio.

RYA Theory courses are ON-LINE.  VHF radio assessments Plymouth.
Please contact us for group VHF Radio courses and Assessment at your Watersports Club.

Do you have a question?   Give us a call or send us an email.

Where is your nearest RYA course?
Our courses are run from Mayflower Marina, Richmond Walk, Plymouth, PL1 4LS Devon.  UK

Which level of RYA sail training do I need?
Our course pages give a detailed description and suggested pre-course experience.  You can also download the course syllabus.
Still not sure?  Happy to help!  Give us a call and we can help you plan your training and discuss your options.

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.

About Start Point Nautical online Bookstore

We have extended our limited range of sail training books already offered.

  • View the best books selected by marine experts and enthusiasts.
  • Fast delivery to your door.
  • Minimum 10% DISCOUNT
  • Recommended  nautical, RYA and bespoke training books, Cruising Guides, Ocean Sailor experiences.
  • Bunkside fictional and true experience reading with that connection to the sea and land, novela by the top authors.
VIEW
NEW BOOK TITLES
CRUISING BOOKS
– ALMANACS
– CRUISING GUIDES ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN
– IMRAY CHARTS
NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP
WEATHER
RYA TRAINING
TECHNICAL BOAT BOOKS

About Sail West

BAREBOAT CHARTER ABROAD is back!

Coming soon – View our Agency Fleet of Yachts.

Call us for availability, prices and yacht details.  Easy to book.  Instant online confirmation via our booking portal.

UK
CROATIA
SARDINIA
IONION, GREECE
GRENADA, CARIBBEAN

CONTACT US FORM

Call our UK team on 01752 213121 or email charter@sail-west.co.uk to get the latest prices, pdf yacht details and any last minute discounts available on our live availability Yacht Search. Reserve your yacht whilst you organise your travel details.  Cheapest prices guaranteed.