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 Offshore Sailing School

Long Distance Experience Cruises

British Offshore Sailing School

RYA Cruising Courses

British Offshore Sailing School

Sailing Masterclass courses

Having fun on an RYA Competent Crew course For beginners

RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course

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

From £265
Day Skipper Shorebased Course RYA Day Skipper 9 Days

Day Skipper Course - Shore based and Practical

An intensive course for those who want to complete both the theory and practical parts of the course in one period

From £1035
At the helm Book now for 2024

Fastrack to Yachtmaster Offshore

FASTRAK is the original comprehensive, eighteen-week, professional seamanship training programme designed and run by the British Offshore Sailing School.

£11,950
Cross Channel Sailing Expedition DofE Open Gold Expeditions
10 days £1450
Youth Cruising Course Book now for 2024

Youth Cruising Courses

New courses scheduled - more places are now available

£815
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.

Weekend Courses from £295
Alderney - Channel Islands Cruise 7 Days Cross Channel

Channel Islands Cruise

7 Days Cross Channel Cruise - the perfect way to gain 2 x 60 mile passages and develop Coastal and offshore navigation skills..

£995
Offshore Sailing 12 Day Cruise 23 June - 5th July 2024

West Country Cruise

A 12 day Coastal Passage making cruise of the UKs South coast. Approximately 600 miles. Ideal coastal passage making experience for aspiring Yachtmasters

£1595 per person
RYA Day Skipper Course Intro Skippering Course

RYA Day Skipper - Practical

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

From £265

The British Offshore Sailing School

Established in 1991 and based at Hamble Point Marina, in Hamble near Southampton 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, RYA Competent Crew , RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Offshore Yachtmaster 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 and sailing masterclasses are available to people at all levels.

We also specialise in ladies only RYA sailing courses - run by our experienced RYA qualified instructors.  For individuals or groups who want a taste of adventure or wish to gain more experience and clock up some sea miles, we offer long distance holiday sailing cruises. For those who wish to improve their skills, a comprehensive selection of RYA and specialist shore based courses and are also available at Hamble. During the summer months we also have a busy teenagers sailing programme with options to take RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper courses as well providing 10 day Gold DofE sailing expedition programmes.

Our philosophy with all that we offer is that sailing should be fun, enjoyable and above all safe!

“Our philosophy is simple - Sailing should be exciting, enjoyable and above all safe!” BOSS
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
Just to say, What a great time we had. Sun wind rain and fog. Fantastic Instructor - Marcus is a legend. Lovely boat. It is the most fun I have had with my salopettes on !
Brian T - London
Thanks to you and your team for a great weekend. Matt T - Woking, Surrey
Just a brief note to say how much I enjoyed my recent 9 day Day Skipper course with you.
A lot to learn in a short time, but well worthwhile and very beneficial. Thank you
John - Cranbrook
Thank you to all of you for arranging such an enjoyable and well run course James - Reigate, Surrey

Call us to chat through your sailing plans +44 (0) 2380457733 Office opening hours Monday Friday 09:00hrs - 17:00hrs