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

Day Skipper shorebased course 5 Days RYA Day Skipper Theory
£495
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.

£245
RYA First Aid Course RYA First Aid

RYA First Aid Course

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

£110
Online - VHF Course

Online - VHF Course

A must have course for all Skippers and a pre exam requirement for all Yachtmaster candidates.Available as a one day course or online study.

£110
At the helm Train for a new Career in 2020

Fastrack to Yachtmaster Offshore

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

Places Available
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
Boat Handling Course - Picking up a mooring buoy Boat Handling Weekends

Boat Handling Course

Start the Season with a weekend 28th Feb - 1st Mar 2020

£245

The British Offshore Sailing School

Established in 1991 and 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, 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 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. 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 12 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