Torquay - Home of Riviera English School

Why not take the opportunity to do some sailing while you are studying with us? This offer is only available to those studying at Riviera English School, the only English Language school in the UK that operates an ocean sailing yacht.

English + Sailing

 

Pleasure trips

Afternoon and evening sailing pleasure trips are be done aboard Riviera English School’s 41′ (12.5m) ocean-going yacht. The boat is modern, spacious, capable of reaching good speeds and can sleep 8 people comfortably.

When on board, you can do as little or as much as you wish. Our skipper loves it when the student crew take control and do all the hard work!  No previous experience is required and all safety equipment is provided.

Sailing on the school yacht is offered regularly through the warmer months of the year, and we do our best to make sure everyone that wants to try sailing gets an opportunity.

Don’t miss the opportunity – our region is widely considered to be the best sailing area in the country. Not only is there the spectacular South Devon coastline to see, but often dolphins and seals too.
Bring your cameras for an unforgettable trip!

 

Sailing lessons

Lessons are offered through the warmer months, for all levels of ability. Cost is £35 per hour per person, minimum 4 hours per week per booking. Sailing may take place in the afternoons, or at the weekend. Lessons are usually given on Colgate 26 yachts, with a very experienced, professional full-time instructor. Please write how many lessons per week you want on the registration form when you are booking.

Intensive Weekend sailing Courses

For weekend sailing courses, in partnership with our local RYA training centre we can offer an ideal opportunity for those who are keen to combine a language course Monday to Friday with sailing starting Friday evening, finishing on Sunday afternoon. Sleep on board the yacht and visit some of the best sailing destinations in England. Highly recommended! From £325 per person*

*Availability and prices are subject to change by the provider and will be confirmed at time of booking.

Full-time sailing Courses

For Full-time sailing courses, our local RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training centre partners organise the following:

Competent Crew   £640 per person (includes instruction and examination)

Day Skipper          £640 per person (includes instruction and examination)

Coastal Skipper    £640 per person (includes instruction and examination)

Yachtmaster         £640 per person (includes instruction and examination)

*Course acceptance will depend on your previous experience – no previous experience is necessary for the competent crew course. Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster are all at or above the level required to get the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) certification.

Courses are Sunday eve – Friday afternoon, staying on the yacht, starting and finishing in Torquay. Prices include all meals, fuel & fees. Waterproof clothing loan available on request. You will visit some fantastic harbours and anchorages during these courses.

*Availability and prices are subject to change by the provider and will be confirmed at time of booking

*Course acceptance will depend on your previous experience – no previous experience is necessary for the competent crew course. Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster are all at or above the level required for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) certification.

Courses are Sunday eve – Friday afternoon, staying on the yacht, starting and finishing in Torquay. Prices include all meals, fuel & fees. Waterproof clothing loan available on request. You will visit some fantastic harbours and anchorages during these courses.

There is a minimum 2 week English language course before a full-time sailing course.

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