Joining Details


Thank you for choosing the British Offshore Sailing School as your course provider. Whether you are joining us for a shore based course, a practical course or a cruise, we hope that you enjoy your time with us.

 In order to make joining us as simple as possible, we have put together this Joining Pack.


Keeping everyone safe from COVID remains a priority, we would therefore ask all students to take a rapid lateral flow COVID test, on the morning of arrival. We would also recommend where possible, taking a test the evening before joining us. In the event a student may test positive, it will save an unnecessary travel journey.  

Your negative results can be shown to us on registration via the NHS app on your phone.  If you do not have the app – please bring along the actual test strips in a sealed clear plastic bag.


The arrival time for all courses is 08:45hrs. Hamble Point Marina has secure, free parking. The departure time on the last day of your course is 16:00hrs. Yachts are back at our base from 15:00hrs for clearing up the yacht, debriefs, the signing of logbooks and issuing certificates.

We do not pre book accommodation, or bunk allocations. Allocations are done on your arrival onboard, to best suit the make up of the crew for that course. Regrettably we do not offer, nor do we charge a premium for single cabin occupancy. You may be asked to share a cabin, with someone of the same gender. Ordinarily this will be the main saloon area, or the fore cabin which have single berths. 

Food onboard food including vegetarian options are included in the cost of the course. We always do our best to accommodate other dietary needs, however we would ask you to contact us to discuss your requirements. Please be advised there is a surcharge of £3.50 per day. 

For practical courses or cruises, New XM Yachting wet weather gear is available to hire for £7.50 per day. 

Mooring fees on RYA practical courses are split between students on board. For a 5 day course during high season, you should allow around £25 - £30 for the duration of your course.

We would advise students to have a travel insurance policy in place, in case unforeseen circumstances prevent you from joining your course. Regrettably we are unable to move courses dates,  within 6 weeks of the course commencement date. We will always try to fill your place, should you not be able to attend. If we are able to do so, then we are happy to rebook your course. If we are not able to do so, particularly at short notice - then it would be deemed a cancellation. 

 We hope that the material provided  here contains all the information you need. If however you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 2380 457733 or click the following link to  contact us

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The BOSS Team


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