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Welcome to Devon Sailing


Get Sailing in 2013

Whether you are a complete beginner or have aspirations to develop a career in the yachting industry we have a sailing experience to suit you.

We are privileged to be based in Dartmouth, a town steeped in maritime history and the home of the Britannia Royal Naval College. Our skippers are mature, patient and highly qualified, skilled in bringing out your best. Whichever sailing experience you decide is right for you, we are certain it will be rewarding and pleasantly unforgettable.


We now offer bareboat and skippered charter yachts. See our modern range on our sister website here



  • Join family and friends aboard our brand new yacht ‘Kandooma’ (2012 Jeanneau 379 Sun Odyssey)
  • Excellent discounts now available for group bookings on selected itineraries / courses
  • Exclusive use of yacht and skipper
  • All inclusive whilst aboard
  • Free hire of wet weather gear
  • 1 – 5 day sailing options
  • 4 people max.

Contact us for more details

Milebuilder Passages

Great Value - 7 Days Passage - Spacious 2011 Bavaria 45 - All Inclusive Whilst Aboard - Only £450 - Channel Islands and Scilly Isles: 2 places left - Brittany Coast: 2 places left

If you need miles towards your Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore certificate then this is the perfect opportunity to gain several hundred miles and/or qualifying passages over 60 miles.

If you are keen to get your RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper why not discover the stunning coastlines and islands of South West Britain and Northern France as you do so.

As the title yacht of our Round Britain Experience programme, our spacious Bavaria 45 is well equipped for these voyages having successfully completed several circumnavigations of the UK to date. You just need to travel to the yacht's location and we do the rest. All instruction, food, drink, fuel and berthing is included in the price whilst onboard.

Cruising Areas: Channel Islands - Scilly Isles - Brittany Coast

Objective: 7 Days Cruising / Milebuilder / Qualifying Passages available during Oct-2013 (click here for dates)

Price inc. VAT: £450.00 per person

Please email or call us for further details


Fastrack Yachtmaster

This 13 week intensive experience is designed for those wanting to progress quickly to Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore

Price inc. VAT: £6,950.00

Only £500.00 and one week extra for full STCW-95 commercial qualification

Click here for more details


Round Britain Experience

Travel with us around the British Isles and its outlying islands for 12 weeks while gaining RYA qualifications (milebuilder legs also available)

We currently have a one full place left on our trip commencing in April 2014 and  2 sspaces for July 2014

Please email, call now or click here for further details


Round Britain Experience - truly an experience of a lifetime


Today's Weather & Tides

Check out today's local weather, tide times and waves data by clicking on the links below:-

National Coastwatch - Froward Point

Dart Harbour & Navigation Authority

Channel Coastal Observatory

Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast

Met Office Shipping Forecast


Start Point Lighthouse




Latest News

The 1st of the autumn 2013 milebuilder passages to the Channel Islands is planned for October. Weather permitting we're making the Scilly Isles our target. In the following weeks we're also planning a Channel Island mile-builder and Brittany Coast. Call or email us for details they're great value!ht Charter

We are delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated charter fleet of modern yachts for 2014. The fleet is administered by our parent company, South West Marine Training LLP through the incorporation of Plain Sailing Charters. Offering unique opportunities for bareboat charter and bareboat skippered charter integrating optional bespoke instruction and RYA training courses, we are confident you will enjoy an enhanced sailing experience in arguably one of the best cruising grounds in Europe. Please click here for further information on the charter fleet range, prices and availability.


RYA Courses 2013

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Day Skipper Shorebased Theory

Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Theory

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Theory

Start Yachting Practical

Competent Crew Practical

Day Skipper Practical

Coastal Skipper Practical

Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Certificates of Competence

We offer a full range of RYA courses both shorebased theory and practical available throughout the year.


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Many of our courses can be covered by short term or long term yachtman's insurance that will protect you against cancellation penalties, etc., should illness or an unexpected incident cause you to be unable to attend a pre-booked course. Click Here to go directly to our recommended provider for details.


Devon Sailing is a division of South West Marine Training LLP

A Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales; Number OC352875


Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday