Ready to go sailing? We're back on the water!

In these challenging times the team at Sail Boat Project, skippers, staff and volunteers, have been working hard to make sailing happen this season. We have thorough Covid protocols in place and deep cleans happening after each group sails. For the rest of 2020 we are taking bookings for groups of up to four people from the same household or social bubble. Our 2021 schedule is available to book as normal. We acknowledge there are risks from local restrictions into next year, but we have a range of measures to help mitigate this. Please contact us foe details.

2021 schedule now live - no price increases!

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RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

WAS £110 NOW £90 16 hours of study Get Essential Navigation

RYA Day Skipper Theory

WAS £300 NOW £250
40 hours of study plus two assessment papers
Get Day Skipper Theory

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory

WAS £300 NOW £250 40 hours of study plus three assessment papers Get Yachtmaster Theory

Each course comes with a pack of paper training charts based on our very own Chichester harbour, so a great primer for the practical courses. You will also receive a course book, training almanac and plotters and dividers* (*dividers not included in RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory pack).
The online aspect of the courses involves animations, and test yourself questions. We also offer phone and email support from our dedicated team of navigation experts!

Like many individuals and businesses, we are keen to continue offering something to you all in the immediate weeks ahead if you have some extra time available.

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