Peaceful Marina

First Sail - Learning to Sail

This site aims to provide you with a light hearted but informative introduction to sailing in the Southern UK and the Mediterranean and is made up of five basic sections.

A peaceful marina on a beautiful summer morning. What better way to start the day!

About Sailing

The first section gives answers to some of the questions a prospective new sailor might ask, along with some suggestions on how to get started and some useful stuff to know before you go.

First Time Guide

This section guides you through the stages of a typical introductory or novice course, breaking it into six easy to understand stages.

UK Schools

This page recommends featured schools detailing the courses on offer with links to similar schools and teaching bodies in the Southern UK from East Anglia, through the Solent and down to Devon & Cornwall


A brief look at the Med with a featured holiday provider and recommended charter locations and seasonal deals along with links to schools, courses and seasonal offers.

Second Sail

As you move from complete newbie to competent member of the crew and then onto becoming the skipper this section explores the various ways you can develop your sailing skills and build on your knowledge base.

First Time Questions Where Should I Go? When's the Best Time? What's the Best Course to Take? What Should I Take With Me? What's Sailing Like?

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

-Water Rat, Kenneth Grahame
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