Learning to sail a keel boat on the sea from Brighton Marina with a private lesson and a qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way of learning how to sail or master new skills to enhance your sailing ability.
Private lessons offer an intensive way of learning and improving upon your skills. The 7.5m Delphia Keelboats are not suitable for one to one training so we suggest a minimum of two persons. Persons on the boat can be at different levels of experience, or you can bring a friend to enjoy the sail.
Private lessons are a great flexible way of learning how to sail as we can work around your schedule and you can book times/dates that suit you – to achieve your desired level. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a private lesson.
Private sailing lessons are run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors with all specialised equipment is provided. Classes are suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to advanced.
On our sailing courses we use our our Delphia 24 keelboats: This is a larger, more stable boat with a fixed keel which stops the boat from capsizing. Keel boats are a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefits of both, to the adult beginner.
Have fun, learn to sail, or improve specific sailing skills.
No previous experience required. Adults or kids age 14+ with parental consent.
Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP
Adults looking to learn to sail.
Courses are run weekday and weekends from April to the end of October. If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us.
If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina
Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.
To Brighton Marina by car
Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.
Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.
Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk
Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.
Please note that we only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible.
On our yacht courses we use either our Beneteau 36.7 or Beneteau First 35, these are cruiser/racers with great performance – perfect for learning and RYA courses. They are commercially coded with safety equipment to the highest standard.
We also offer sailing courses in our smaller Delphia 24 keelboats, These 8 metre performance boats are used for racing and day sailing, very responsive boats for our RYA sailing courses.
If you would like more practice after your yacht courses or RYA Sailing Level 2 we offer:
Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions
Cancellation chargesYou may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :
• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event
At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.
The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:
• More than 4 weeks before course/event – 90% discount on full brochure rates• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates• 13 days – 72 hours before course/event – 50% discount on full brochure rates• 72 hours or less – 25% discount on full brochure rates
For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:
4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £202 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.
On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.
My friends and I went down to the Brighton Marina Watersports a few times to learn how to sail on keelboats. Our instructors were very helpful, very friendly and relaxed. I definitely recommend them
Thanks so much for organising our sailing lesson yesterday. We had such a fun time, and such amazing weather too. Tom ( the instructor) was brilliant. My son, Angus is a sailing convert, so we’ll definitely come out again in the summer.
Hi just wanted to say a special thank you to all at Lagoon Water Sports especially Tom Anderson for making sailing such a great experience over the recent weeks, and looking forward to coming along soon for some more great times.
I can't believe how much hands on sailing there was that sounds a bit daft but I've learnt so much and am thrilled...It was the first thing I have done that has stretched me for literally years and I'm definitely coming back for more.