SAILING LESSONS

LEARN TO SAIL AT POLKERRIS BEACH

 

SAILING FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES & GROUPS 

Whether you are looking to learn to sail from scratch, improve your sailing skills, hone your technique, gain new qualifications or you are dreaming of sailing across the channel, we can help you take your next steps. The waters of the sheltered cove and bay of Polkerris are an excellent training ground for first-time and more experienced sailors.

Learning to sail is like nothing else. Using nature to move across the water, being encompassed by the environment, understanding the science of sailing, feeling free, happy and alive.

-Poppy Burns, Chief Instructor

TAILORED SAILING TUITION

Our team of instructors are highly qualified and experienced. Their teaching methods combine the tried and tested RYA structure with personalisation to suit you and your goals. Our focus is always on safety, fun and learning and ultimately helping you to get the best out of your sessions while developing your skills, knowledge and experience.

KEY INFORMATION 

  • Wetsuit & buoyancy aid included

  • All sailing equipment included

  • Changing facilities with hot showers

  • Cafe & Shop on site

  • RYA Training Centre

  • Experienced & qualified instructors

  • Tailored tuition & small groups

  • Private 1:1 tutition available

  • Courses include a RYA Logbook

  • Lessons minimum age 8

  • Youth courses suitable for ages 8 - 15

    SAILING LESSONS & COURSES

    Choose from lessons and taster sailing sessions, as well as RYA courses, with something to suit all abilities and goals. 

    Our 1.5 hour lessons and taster sailing sessions are perfect for trying sailing and getting out on the water with your family and an instructor.

    The RYA-accredited 2-day courses for adults and children are perfect for progressing with sailing and gaining internationally recognised qualifications.

    We offer courses at all 4 progressive stages of the RYA Youth sailing scheme as well as the 3 progressive stages of the RYA Adult Youth Sailing Scheme. 

    ALREADY A COMPETENT SAILOR?

    Already a competent RYA Level 2 qualified sailor? You can hire our Picos, Wayfarer or RS Catamaran.

    Want to sail regularly? Our fun and relaxed youth clubs sail every weekend.

    BOOKING

    We are open from  1st April to 31st October. Our calendar will show you all scheduled sailing courses and lessons, dinghy hire and youth sailing club sessions for the year. If you can’t find what you are looking for please feel free to contact us

     

    BONUS BITS 

    6 sailing knots made simple and explained by Simon 

     

    BEACH BLOG

    October 7, 2022

    The Benefits of Sea Swimming

    The popularity of sea swimming has grown rapidly over the last few years. Lockdowns and swimming pool closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many turned to wild swimming to help their mental health and make the most of being able to get outside.
    August 9, 2022

    Why dryrobe is Perfect For Outdoor Adventures

    If you’re a swimmer, surfer, paddleboarder or someone who loves getting in the sea, then you will have come across dryrobe, the changing robe designed to let you change discreetly and warm up after getting out of the sea.
    July 3, 2022

    Working In Collaboration with RYST: 2021 Youth Sailing Review

    An important aspect of the work we do at Polkerris is regular weekly sailing sessions with primary and secondary schools from around Cornwall, inspiring the younger generation to sail.