Sail Local This Summer

Leave shore behind and learn new skills this summer on one of our practical sailing courses. Or set sail from our base in beautiful Chichester Harbour for an ideal low carbon family holiday or a getaway with friends you haven’t met up with in ages. With our professional skippers and instructors you’ll be in safe hands. Contact us to find out more and for a quote. #TheSeaForAll

We deliver 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. Please see the comprehensive Covid Protocols we have been following and continue to update on a regular basis.

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.”

2022 schedule now live!


Sailors’ Vegan Cookbook

Quick and healthy recipes
for boats, vans and camping
Find out more & order now


RYA Day Skipper Theory

WAS £300 NOW £250
40 hours of study plus two assessment papers
See course details & enrol

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 and  Blue Spirit Sailing Bursaries for young people
* 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