Group Sailing Trips
Yacht Sailing Trip
A classy and stylish event
This is a classy and stylish event from Brighton Marina aboard our performance yachts. Enjoy a fantastic sailing cruise aboard our yachts along the Brighton coastline. This can be a hands on experience or you can simply choose to kick back and relax with drink in hand whilst viewing the sights of Brighton from the sea. You will start and finish your cruise in Brighton Marina which offers an array of shops, restaurants, bars, a multi complex cinema and even a casino for some après sail and group bonding.
With your skipper you will board the yacht and after a safety briefing head out of Brighton Marina into the blue blue. Once past the marina you will set sail along the Brighton coast soaking up the atmosphere of the ocean whilst viewing Brighton and the Sussex coastline. If you want to be an active crew member your skipper will show you how to hoist the sails, trim the main and take the helm – yes, you will be able to steer the yacht!
Weather permitting, you may take a dip in the sea and enjoy a drink onboard. Our two hour yacht sail is a truly unforgettable therapeutic experience not to be missed!
- Initial safety briefing and a basic introduction into sailing
- Relax and take in views of Brighton whilst soaking up the atmosphere
- Take the helm and hoist the sails under instruction from our experienced skipper
- Enjoy a drink onboard
- Perfect for groups
“Just to say thank you for taking us out on the boat last Wednesday. We had a great time taking in the Brighton coastline, being chased off the windfarm, and learning a bit about sailing. You hosted us very well including keeping us well fed!
Thank you so much to you and your team for being so reactive and organising something so last minute! It seems the group has a great time.”
“The yacht trip it was the most perfect evening and the bride was literally speechless. Your skipper and his mate were absolutely amazing and really made it a fun time. Thank you again so much it will never be forgotten.”
Great evening. We spent our last evening in Brighton on this cruise. It was the perfect end of our week. Our captain and his mate were great. We were able to help with the sails.
Sherry H, USA
£59pp includes free drink.
Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP
Please contact us to check availability. The sailing itinerary is subject to change depending on the wind strength and sea state.
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.
We have two centres in Brighton. This activity take place from Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina DO NOT go to Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon. If you are taking a taxi please make this clear to the driver.
Finding Lagoon Watersports once you are in 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.
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.
What to bring
- Be prepared for changeable weather, bring plenty of layers
- Quick drying clothes can be very practical, avoid jeans
- Sunglasses, sunhat and suncream for summer months and woolly hats, thermals and layers for winter months
- Deck boots and non-slip deck shoes or trainers that don’t mark
- Towel and swimwear if you fancy taking a dip
- If you suffer from any kind of motion sickness then it may be wise to take a sickness prevention tablet before arriving and/or wear the wrist bands!!
What not to bring
We only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible
How to book
To book we require a £100 non refundable deposit, the balance and final numbers is due one month before the event.
We do not offer refunds for people that do not attend as we have to assign equipment and staff. If you have a couple of people you are sure about then it is best to add them at a later date. 90% of the time you can add those people the week before, but please check when booking as some events the numbers are strictly limited.
To check availability or make a booking please call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us
When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.
If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss. We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.
We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.
Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.
Course Cancelation Insurance
You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover.
If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider.
Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.
• 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. 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 course over £150 and £10 for course 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 £20.
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weather
On 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.
Please make sure you have read our full booking terms and conditions
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Frequently Asked Questions
The marina is full of restaurants so you are spoilt for choice, plus it has a large supermarket. For a comprehensive guide of restaurants in the Marina go to: www.brightonmarina.co.uk/brighton-marina-attractions/eat-and-drink
Lagoon Watersports originated at Hove Lagoon and specialized in windsurfing. As the Lagoon became more successful owners Harvey and Sebastian realised that we needed a centre with direct access to the sea for sailing and powerboating. Sebastian set up Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina in 2000
Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina offer: Keelboat sailing, yacht sailing, powerboating and jet skis. We offer RYA tuition as well as trips and rides for corporates, groups and Hen & Stag parties.
We offer, yacht trips and charters, sailing regatta races, powerboat and jetski rides.
We have provided corporate, group and Hen & Stag events since 1994. We have catered for groups of up to 400 clients and worked with companies such as: Microsoft, IBM,Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Garnier, Natwest, Morgan Stanley and News International.
Our events are skippered by highly professional, experienced, qualified and friendly instructors.
Brighton Marina is set against a backdrop of white cliffs on the East Sussex coastline, just half a mile east of Brighton. Brighton Marina is the largest marina in the UK and has plenty to do for all ages, within its picturesque waterfront surroundings. The superb facilities include an array of shops, restaurants, bars, hotel, a multi complex cinema, bowling alley and even a casino for some après sail and team bonding! Combine an unbeatable location with exciting activities on the water, run by a professional team and you really will experience an incredible day out!
Subject to availability all group activities can be booked at a date/times that suit you.
We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required. Bring a swim suit and towel if weather conditions are suitable and you fancy a swim. For the jet skis wetsuits are provided, if you have your own, please bring it.
For the sailing trips you are welcome to bring drinks (except red wine), there is a large fridge onboard the yacht. For snacks just bear in mind the motion of the boat so it is not practical to lay out food.
To drive a jet ski you need to be 16+. Powerboat rides as a guide are 12+. We do not recommend pregnant women or persons with bad backs to partake in the jet ski or powerboat rides.
The superbly situated Malmaison Brighton hotel very close to Lagoon Watersports, boasts lovely bedrooms with a brasserie and sea-views. If you would like a cheaper alternative there are apartments to rent in the marina or B&Bs near to Brighton Marina in Kemptown. Airbnb or bookings.com are good sites to find apartments and B&Bs.
Part of the enjoyment of our activities out on the ocean is being in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot run an activity on a day due to weather conditions and high winds we are fortunate that we can move your activity to Hove Lagoon (4 miles away) where our inland lagoon next to the beach will give shelter for an alternative activity. We cannot refund any event unless we cannot offer any alternative activity or find suitable alternative dates.
Yes, we run all these events from Barcelona. For more information go to: www.barcelonawatersports.es
We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Sailing Level 1, RYA Sailing Level 2 and RYA Sailing Level 3.
Our sailing courses are run on our 24ft Delphia Keelboats. A Keelboat is 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. Yacht sailing is on bigger sailing yacht and requires different more intensive training, such as; RYA Competent Crew and RYA Dayskipper.
The two day RYA Sailing Level 1
Our “Learn to Sail” course is run over two weekends and covers RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2. By the end you should be able to take a small sail boat out to sea confidently in light weather conditions.
Maximum 4 persons per boat. The instructor will be onboard for most of the training but they start to teach from the safety boat in the level 2 to give you more independence.
Over weekends, from March to October. We do also run one weekday courses and private tuition.
The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.
We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required.
Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice, rigging and de-rigging. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further day/s/times at another suitable date.
We have our Coastal Sailing Club, that gives regular access to the water with clinics and racing for members. For more information go on our Coastal Sailing Club
Stag and hen groups at Lagoon Watersports:
- Both venues are right on the sea front less than 3 miles from the Brighton Pier.
- Over 23 years experience in group events
- Run by highly experienced and friendly instructors.
- All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits.
- Activities suitable for those with no previous experience.
- Hove Lagoon has a great club house with changing rooms, hot showers, lockers and licensed cafe.
- Brighton Marina has changing rooms and hot showers plus the heart of t thriving marina with lots of restaurants and bars.