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Sailing Lessons & Yachting Courses

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 you. 

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...

Sailing Day in Dorset
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Poole Harbour

Special Offer From £33

    • The 'Have a Go' taster is exclusive to IntotheBlue
    • Sail on Europe's largest natural harbour at Poole
    • Wayfarers, Laser Bahia & Pico dinghies used
    • Taster session for kids as young as 8 years old
Learn to Sail

Poole Harbour

From £180.00

    • A two day RYA course for Level 2 qualification
    • Learn sailing at Rockley Point
    • Sail Wayfarer dinghies
    • You be split into teams of three per instructor
Sailing Brighton

Brighton Marina

From £235.00

    • Two days of RYA sailing tuition in Sussex
    • Sail at Brighton marina
    • School uses Keelboats
    • RYA level 1 qualified by the end of the course
Sunset Sailing

Brighton, East Sussex

From £85.00

    • Set sail in the evening from Brighton Marina
    • Sunset outings on a performance sailing yacht
    • Skippered experience so you can join in or chill
    • Sail around Brighton's waters for around three hours
Two Day RYA Sailing Course Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway

From £180.00

    • A two-day RYA certified sailing course in Scotland
    • Learn to sail in lovely Dumfries & Galloway
    • Course uses easy to sail Wayfarer dinghies
    • Optional package with accommodation included
Vintage Barge Cruise for Two with Lunch Suffolk
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Ipswich Dock

From £70.00

    • 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
Yacht Sailing Windermere

Lake Windermere

From £100.00

    • Explore the Lake District from the water
    • Set sail on 34ft luxury yacht Elana from Bowness
    • Vessel can accommodate 8 passengers & 2 crew
    • Be as hands on as you like, or just chill onboard
Yachting Hamble
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Hamble, Hampshire

From £59.00

    • A chartered yacht experience on the Solent
    • Set sail for a 2hr sunset, half or full day cruise
    • Embark on this 36ft ocean-going yacht from Hamble
    • A skippered yacht so you can relax or help out
Private Yacht Charter

Brighton Marina, East Sussex

From £765.00

    • Your own privately chartered performance yacht
    • Your yacht comes with a skipper to take the helm
    • Up to 10 passengers for a full day charter
    • Up to 6 passengers for a two night weekend charter

Learn to sail with at RYA accredited yachting centres

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 crew member.

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.

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