Into the Blue
offers a range of sailing lessons, RYA courses and yachting day trips out of
marinas around the UK. All are designed to get you sailing in the quickest time
possible. Whether you're a complete beginner who's never even jumped aboard a
dinghy before, or you're already a dab hand at yachting and looking to get your
RYA Competent Crew certification, we have just the course for
Courses range from single sailing
lessons aimed to get you out onto the open waters in next to no time, to the
more comprehensive RYA courses on a one, two or five day intense sailing
experience. We’ve even got exclusive yacht charters and sunset sails
for a more relaxed approach to sailing! Whatever your motive for learning to
sail or improving your sailing, we can help you get the wind in your sails and
cruising gracefully on the seas and lakes of the UK. Read more...
• A cruise on a fully restored historic sail barge • A full day voyage from Ipswich to Harwich and back • Barges have seating, a corner bar and dining area • Up to 50 guests on these River Orwell cruises
Learn to sail with at RYA accredited
If you've ever dreamed of learning to sail,
there's no better time to take to the water than now! We have loads of courses
for all budgets and with all sorts of aims.
Maybe you’ve seen boats bobbing about
in the harbour and always wanted to have a go? These sailing lessons will see
you heading out on the water with an instructor for a couple of hours to see if
you find your sea legs. If you want to be able to skipper your very own yacht,
make a start with our RYA certified courses to enable you to become a qualified
What’s the difference
between sailing a yacht and a dinghy?
One thing worth explaining is the
difference between dinghies and yacht sailing. Both are offered at centres
around the UK and both are great fun. A dinghy is a light boat for one or two
people and is generally between two and four metres long. These are used for
day sails and are taken out of the water at night. As they are much smaller
rigs, you'll really be engaged in their handling and you can risk a dunking in
the water - but they are great fun and will bring on your seamanship skills by
leaps and bounds.
In comparison, a yacht is much larger
and heavier. They can be more like keelboats that are used mainly for racing,
or proper ocean-going yachts that have accommodation onboard so you could set
your course for a sail around the world if you wanted to. These vessels often
sail with a crew made up of several people, each of whom has their own role to
play. The boat leans, but you're less likely to get a dipping and the movements
are a lot slower than on a buzzy little dinghy.
Sail on the open seas, sheltered
waters or inland lakes
As for where you sail, we are spoilt in
the UK as we have stunning coastlines, lovely in-land lakes and sheltered
waters to explore.
We can't think of a better place to sign up for
sailing school than on the waters around Brighton. The only problem here is that
you might be so drawn in to the shoreline scenery and watching the wildlife
(check out this video of dinghy sailing with Dolphins!) that you
forget you're there to be shown how to sail!
So it's time to reef the main sail,
furl the jib and head out on these superb sailing lessons. Whether you have a
weekend set aside to learn the art of sailing or just want to give it a try to
see if you like it, being shown how to work those sails, rudders and hull in
relation to the wind and the waves is a truly fab way to conquer the seas and
inland waters of the UK.