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Welcome to Devon Sailing


Devon Sailing is part of South West Marine Training, theory and practical courses are run in Brixham or Dartmouth

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 beautiful South Devon. 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 one of our comfortable, well maintained yachts
  • 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 - 4 Day Passage - onboard our Bavaria 37 - All Inclusive Whilst Aboard - Only £350 - From Brixham to Southampton on 8th September and another trip Soutampton to Brixham 22nd September. Both trips include a free ticket to Soutampton Boat Show. 
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 the South Coast of Britain as you build miles toward it.

Our yacht is well equipped for these voyages. You just need to travel to us and we do the rest. All instruction, food, drink, fuel and berthing is included in the price whilst onboard. We may also be able to arrange transport for you to return to the starting point too.

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 spaces left on our 2015 trips commencing in April and July

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




RYA Courses

Devon Sailing is an RYA recognised Shorebased Centre, all practical RYA courses are conducted by our practical centre; South West Marine Training

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 2014

Click on relevant course below for more details

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