Beginners Levels 1 & 2
Level 1 Start Sailing
Level 2 Basic Skills
Welcome to Bay Sea School, the 'go-to' place in the North West, where adult beginners learn to sail on the sea in a small yacht called a keelboat.
"Fantastic location & instruction!"
Discover the basics through a series of 2-day practical courses:
Better Sailing Level 3
Improve your sailing skills
Develop Keelboat Level 2 sailing skills
Great for experienced dinghy sailors moving to yacht sailing
Fantastic tidal sailing experience
"I've learnt more in these last 2 days than on all 10 days of my RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses combined"
Sea sailing experience
Some people are lucky enough to own their own yacht or have friends who do. This gives them the necessary time on the water to practise all the techniques they learn about on their RYA courses. For the majority of people new to sailing, this important stage is missing in their journey from Day Skipper to confidently skippering a yacht on a flotilla holiday or bareboat charter.
The quick way to develop your practical sailing skills if you've completed a competent crew or day skipper practical course is through a sideways step onto the 2-day RYA keelboat courses. Read more
New for 2023
Practical sailing sessions to gain more experience on the sea and practise the key skills introduced on the 2-day RYA keelboat courses.
Own Boat Tuition / ICC Test
Personalised coaching on your own boat
for you and your crew
Have questions about how to do things on your own yacht? Book a day of bespoke tuition with Yachtmaster Instructor John Parlane - the North West expert!
You choose the topics. It could be developing sailing techniques for you & your crew, or using John's depth of knowledge and background in engineering to solve other issues on your boat.
Jeanneau Sun 2000
The Jeanneau Sun 2000 is a safe and sturdy small yacht. She's made of fibreglass & has a centreboard type swing keel and lifting rudder. This is important in Morecambe Bay because when the tide goes out, the boat sits down on the sand.