The UK's Leading Sailing School

RYA Courses, Cruises and Shore Based Tuition

The British Offshore Sailing School

Sailing at its Best

The British Offshore Sailing School

Sailing at its Best

The British Offfshore Sailing School

Long Distance Experience Cruises

British Offshore Sailing School

RYA Cruising Courses

British Offshore Sailing School

Sailing Masterclass courses

Learn to sail Learn to Sail Weekend

RYA Start Yachting

The basic RYA weekend course aimed at giving beginners an introduction to cruising.

from £ 185
Having fun on an RYA Competent Crew course For beginners

RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew is the basic RYA introductory crew training course for both the complete beginner and those who have some experience

from £185 (low season)
RYA Day Skipper Course Intro Skippering Course

RYA Day Skipper - Practical

Introductory skippering course for those with some practical experience and theoretical knowledge

£ 565
ICC - International Certificate of Competence ICC Training and Assessment Weekend

ICC - International Certificate of Competence (Sail)

Do you need your ICC? Training and assessment courses are run most weeks throughout the year.

Day Skipper Practical course 14 Days

Fastrak Day Skipper

The BOSS Fastrak RYA Day Skipper course is the shortest course that you can attend in order to attain the Day Skipper practical qualification from scratch. Beginner to Day Skipper

Solent based sailing RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Preparation Course

Spend five days brushing up, practicing and being coached by one of our top RYA Yachtmaster Instructors followed by the RYA / MCA examinaton

from £650
RYA Small First Aid Course One Day First Aid

RYA Small First Aid Course

Valid for 3 years, this certificate meets the requirements for those taking the Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore exam. Courses run monthly.

Fastnet Race Fastnet 2017

Fastnet Race Challenge 2017

Take part in the 2017 Fastnet race challenge with BOSS. Individual places available. Includes race training, 4 offshore races and the FASTNET Race.

Basic Sea Survival Course - Righting a liferaft One Day Sea Survival

RYA Basic Sea Survival Course

The one day course for yachtsmen and women. Suitible for RORC, ISAF and Commercial endorsements.

Cruising is FUN! 7 Days Cross Channel

Channel Islands Cruise

The perfect Cruise for qualified Skippers to gain some good quality mileage and develop their personal sailing skills

From £725
Round the Island Race Round the Island 2017

Round the Island Race

30 June - 2 July 2017 - Join us and take part in the world's largest yacht race.

Places from £385
Normandy Cruise 7 Day cruise

Normandy Cruise

An excellent chance to cruise the Baie de Seine and Normandy coast. Visit the popular fishing ports of St Vaast la Hougue, famous for its quayside bistros, or journey up the canal to Carentan.

From £725

The British Offshore Sailing School

Based at Hamble Point Marina, the British Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) is one of Britain's leading sailing schools. BOSS has full Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognition, is a Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Approved Activity Provider and the sailing school is run by a team of instructors whose reputation is second to none.

The British Offshore Sailing School offer a comprehensive range of RYA practical and shore based sailing courses, starting with introductory sailing weekends for beginners right through to sailing courses and cruises for Ocean Yachtmasters and RYA Instructors. In addition, a wide selection of special one day and weekend sailing courses are available to people at all levels.

We also specialise in ladies only RYA sailing courses - run by our RYA qualified lady skippers, long distance holiday sailing cruises - for those who want to gain more experience and clock up some sea miles, and for individuals or groups who want a taste of adventure, we offer offshore and ocean racing. For those who wish to improve their skills, a comprehensive selection of RYA and specialist shore based courses and are also available at Hamble.

Our philosophy is simple - Sailing should be exciting, enjoyable and above all safe!

“Our philosophy is simple - Sailing should be exciting, enjoyable and above all safe!” BOSS

"Although we worked pretty hard during the week, I still didn't feel ready to take the exam. Looking back on it now I'm not really sure why I was so nervous. Everything we had learnt came good and thanks to Tim's excellent instruction I passed the exam and now have my Yachtmaster Coastal ticket - Thank you Tim"
Callum, Stroud, Gloucestershire
"I was looking for some instruction that could really help me to understand what was going on when I parked in the marina. Your boat handling course was perfect. No more stress when we moor up." Richard - Sevenoaks, Kent
"The comp crew course was great fun and our instructor's laid back style made it really enjoyable and easy to learn" Millie - High Wycombe. Buckingham
"I learnt so much during the week and the time just flew by. Please pass on my thanks to our instructor, Johnny "Rockstar". He was brilliant and made the course a truly memorable experience. Can't wait to put everything I have learned into practice now." Andy B - Reading
"I thought I was a very experienced yachtsman but the week with Rob taught be so much more. I wouldn't say the exam was fun but I passed it and am very pleased I went to BOSS for instruction." Christopher - Salisbury, Wiltshire
Many thanks for the fast, efficient service and for your help over the phone. Having spent some time revising over the weekend and doing the practise tests the actual CEVNI exam was very straightforward Steve - Manchester
"I recently came along on a weekend to take my ICC and have to say that Robert is a really top instructor and a credit to your company. He taught us so much more than just what we needed to pass the test. Great value! Marc - Cobham, Surrey

Call us to chat through your sailing plans +44 (0) 2380457733