Adult Beginner Sailing Day in Poole

Adult Beginner Sailing Day in Poole

£ 105

Poole, Dorset

Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 16
Poole, Dorset
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 105

Activity Highlights:

Join us for an unforgettable Adult Beginner Sailing Day in Poole, where we’re dedicated to introducing you to the joy of sailing. Whether you’re looking to embrace a new sport, keep pace with your sailing enthusiast children, or simply enjoy a day on the water with family and friends, this experience is tailor-made for you. You don’t need to be exceptionally fit or an expert swimmer – just bring your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!

Key Details

  • Duration: 1 day (9:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • Location: Poole Harbour
  • Age Requirement: Adult (16+)

Key Skills

Our Adult Beginner Sailing Day is designed to introduce you to the basics of sailing while ensuring you have a fantastic time. During this non-certified but highly instructional day, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of sailing.
  • Get familiar with rigging your sailboat.
  • Take to the water and practice essential sailing skills.
  • Master manoeuvres like tacking and gybing.
  • Safely depart from and return to the shore.


We are situated at the picturesque activity centre, nestled within the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. Our beachfront location provides a stunning backdrop for your sailing adventure. The safe and shallow waters of Poole Harbour make it an ideal environment for beginners. Plus, you can unwind at the Harbour’s Edge Beachfront Café after your sailing experience.


No previous sailing experience is necessary. Just bring your enthusiasm and a desire to try something new.

Why Choose Us?

Our location at Rockley Point offers one of the most stunning beachfront settings in the world. We are a recognised RYA training centre, ensuring the highest quality of instruction. Our staff is experienced, friendly, and passionate about sharing the joy of sailing. With the second-largest natural harbour at your doorstep, you’ll have ample space to practice and explore.

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What's Included:

  • All necessary equipment and safety gear.
  • Expert guidance from our experienced and knowledgeable staff.
  • A day filled with fun and learning on the water.

What's Not Included:

  • Lunch (Please bring your own or purchase at our on-site café).
  • Sunscreen and suitable clothing (please dress appropriately for the weather).
  • Travel to and from the activity centre


Suitable for Events
Car parking available
Storage locker
Changing rooms available
On-site shop
Showers Available
Lunch available on-site
Free Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is perfect for adults (16+) of all ages and abilities who are interested in trying out sailing for the first time or revisiting the sport after some time away. No prior sailing experience is required.

We recommend wearing weather-appropriate clothing, including layers, a hat, and sunglasses. Don’t forget sunscreen and comfortable, non-slip shoes. You might get wet, so bring a change of clothes just in case.

Lunch is not included in the course fee. You can either bring your own packed lunch or purchase food and refreshments at the Harbour’s Edge Beachfront Café located at Rockley Point.

All necessary sailing equipment and safety gear will be provided. You just need to bring your enthusiasm, appropriate clothing, and any personal items you may need, like sunscreen and a water bottle.

While some familiarity with swimming is always helpful, you don’t need to be an expert swimmer to participate. Everyone will wear a buoyancy aid at all times for safety, and our experienced instructors will ensure a safe learning environment.

This Adult Beginner Sailing Day is non-certified but highly instructional, focusing on introducing you to the basics of sailing and having a great time on the water. Participants will not receive an official sailing certificate after completing the course.

Extras / Options

This serves as the official syllabus and logbook for individuals learning to sail dinghies, keelboats, and multihulls as part of the RYA National Sailing Scheme. In this fifth edition, updates have been incorporated to encompass the RYA’s newly introduced Racing syllabus.

For those progressing through the RYA National Sailing Scheme, spanning from Start Sailing to Championship Racing, this publication is indispensable. It stands as the world’s premier small-boat sailing program, with an annual participation of over 80,000 individuals in the various offered courses.

The RYA’s well-established training methods are globally renowned, and this book serves as an invaluable resource to boost your confidence and expand your knowledge. This latest edition features a brand-new layout with larger and more detailed illustrations designed to enhance the learning experience.

This book is an excellent learning and reference companion, containing crucial information for taking to the water, regardless of age.

Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects crucial to mastering the sport, including:

  • Setting up your boat
  • Taking to the water
  • Foundational skills
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Departing and returning to shore

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts