Where to Sail

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There are numerous sailing schools and charter companies along the UK coastline; you will find lots of sailing schools run tester days, giving you the perfect opportunity to get out on the water. Popular cruising sites include Solent, the South West coast, the Western Isles of Scotland, Anglesey in the UK. See OTW recommends for a list of approved companies.

See the OTW Guide to boating in your area 

Sailing Holidays

Other places you can go are holiday resorts. Companies like Sunsail and Neilson offer a variety of sailing holidays where you can choose either on board or on shore accommodation.

If you are sailing for the first time, yacht charter has something for all levels of experience - it’s up to you to decide how much or how little crewing you want to do.

Hire a Captain (skippered holiday)
skippered holiday allows you to relax, or be as involved as you wish. A Captain brings years of sailing experience and a wealth of local knowledge to make sure that you make the most of your chosen sailing destination and your yacht.

Socialise (Flotilla holiday)
If you are sailing for the first time, a skippered holiday allows you to relax, or be as involved as you wish. A Captain brings years of sailing experience and a wealth of local knowledge to make sure that you make the most of your chosen sailing destination and your yacht.

Cruise in Luxury (Crewed holiday)
If you prefer to leave the sailing to a professional captain, crew and chef,  whilst you focus on relaxing then a crewed holiday is a good option.  

See our boating holiday guide to find out more

Boat Shows

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show London Boat Show 2018

Two of the biggest in the UK are the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show but there are loads of other regional and specialised shows which are great too.

Leisure Boating Ideas

British Marine Leisure Boating

Looking for a Boating Holiday? Chartering a boat? Training? Experience days? Find out more from British Marine Leisure Boating - The Training, Charter and Holiday Professionals >