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New Milton Abbey Summer Sailing School!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Milton Abbey Summer Sailing School for summer 2016.

This four day residential course will run during July and August and is aimed at those experienced sailors, those new to sailing, and even children who have never sailed before, offering participants the chance to gain RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 - 4 qualifications whilst having fun and making new friends.

The course, for those aged between 8 and 18 years old, is based at Milton Abbey School and run in partnership with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre at the nearby Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  The course, which runs from Sunday to Thursday, provides four days of sailing training for up to 12 participants per week, and also includes a fun programme of evening activities, accommodation, all catering, plus 24-hour pastoral care.

The Courses:

We offer two courses, suitable for those new to sailing as well as those with previous experience and both Juniors (8-13 years) and Youths (14-18 years) can participate in both courses.

Beginner Course:

Beginners need no previous sailing experience although they may have sailed before but not gained a formal qualification.  Participants of the Beginner Course will be working towards gaining the RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 and 2 qualifications.

Intermediate Course:

The Intermediate Course is for those who have already gained the RYA Stage 2 qualification, or are of an ability which matches the requirement for Stage 2.  Participants of the Intermediate Course will be working towards the RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 and 4 qualifications.

RYA Level 1 Power Boating Course

Participants can also stay an extra day and take part in an additional one day Power Boating Course at an additional cost of £150.  This course will take place on the Friday at the end of the Sailing School and is only available to Youth participants (14-18 years).

Course Dates:

The Milton Abbey Summer Sailing School will run from Sunday evening to Thursday during four weeks of the summer holiday:

10 July - 14 July
17 July - 21 July
7 August - 11 August
21 August - 25 August

Course Cost:

The cost of the Summer Sailing School is £599 per participant, with the additional one day Youth RYA Level 1 Power Boating Certificate course available for an additional £150.

How to Book:

Please visit to book a place on the course.  Please be sure to book early in order to secure your preferred week as places are limited.  At the booking stage we take a deposit of £299, with the balance payable by 30 June.  

For further information on the Milton Abbey Summer Sailing School please contact Charlie Foxcroft, Head of Sailing, via