Our passage plan for 2021

In these challenging times the team at Sail Boat Project, skippers, staff and volunteers, have been working hard to adapt to these changes as we all move forward into 2021.  Please see the comprehensive Covid Protocols we have been taking and continue to update on a regular basis.

We are now delivering residential RYA courses and sailing trips for mixed groups, as well as skipper and bareboat charters for bubbles and households. We provide lateral flow tests for everyone to take together onboard before setting sail to create a safer environment as well as regular deep cleans of our boats.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and we are really looking forward to seeing you back on the water.

“Thanks so much for being so helpful on the phone – Sail Boat Project have handled the whole situation so well.”

2021 schedule now live - no price increases!

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Delicious organic olive oils delivered by sail from Portugal to Sussex.
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RYA Day Skipper Theory

WAS £300 NOW £250
40 hours of study plus two assessment papers
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Summer Sailing Staycations

3 and 5 day sailing trips scheduled all summer or contact us to arrange your own trip.
View our sailing trip dates here

Unique Vegetarian/Vegan Sailing School

Sail Boat Project is a Workers’ Co-operative (registered as a Community Interest Company) established in 2009, providing a range of learning activities based around sailing. We aim to widen access to the sea, offering sail training to individuals and community groups. We are also involved in sail transport of cargo.sail boat project workers' co-operative

Sail Boat Project sailing courses sailing trips solentWhy choose Sail Boat Project?
* Environmentally-friendly silicone-based hull paint. No toxic biocide on our boats!
* No extra charge for sailing waterproofs and boots on courses & trips. 
* Good food! All meals and snacks included – vegetarian and vegan food by default as part of our commitment to lowering our company’s carbon footprint
* Onboard libraries of learning resources
* Your bookings support our Community Sailing Fund
* All sailings from picturesque Itchenor in Chichester harbour AONB
* Special offers and discounts for regular customers (see sign up below)

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our customers say

“There’s no way I would have gone to a regular sailing school as I would have felt out of place. I was really attracted to Sail Boat Project because it is a co-op and seemed more down to earth. I’m just really glad that Sail Boat Project exists.”

“I am disabled and complex and I felt very well looked after, included and able to achieve what I am able to by the whole group, was such a nice boat to be on. Not all organisations can do that so well done. Thank you.”

“I couldn’t recommend Sail Boat Project more highly and what you do, the people genuinely have a love for the water and it shows.”

“Prior to my course I had virtually no knowledge of sailing, I’m very surprised how much I managed to pick up in just two days. Which I can only account to the Skippers fantastic teaching skills.”

“Part of the reason why I chose Sail Boat Project was due it’s social awareness and work it does with disadvantaged communities which I feel is probably quite unique for a yachting company.”

Reg’d as a Community Interest Company No. 6821730