What type of training do we offer at Hamble Point Sailing School?
We offer RYA practical sailing courses, theory courses, and other sailing tuition, sailing on one of the comfortable boats from our fleet. Please have a look at our Sailing school website for more details and to see our course dates.
We specialise in crafting our training to your needs and offer two distinctly different routes:
Let us tailor-make your tuition for you. If you have any knowledge gaps, would prefer to carry out your RYA training in a less public environment or would like to train with your own group of friends and family at a time of your choosing, we can address your needs directly with specialised personal coaching. For example, instead of, or in addition to, a standard course you may wish to concentrate on one or more of the following areas:
– Boat Handling
– Mile Building
– Flotilla Training
– Sails and Rig
– Electronic Navigation
– Sailing short/single handed
We will discuss your objectives with you to ensure that the content and timing of the course fit your requirements. You will book the yacht of your choice from our fleet at the time that you desire and our instructor will join you on board with any other persons with whom you have chosen to sail. The tuition will typically be run for small groups of friends or family who wish to learn together – own boat tuition without the need to own a boat!
Which courses or what type of tuition can we provide?
The following courses can be provided either as Private Sailing Tuition or as a Scheduled Sailing Course:
We charter regularly from HPYC and always find the boats are clean, well maintained and properly equipped. The handover and breifing process is always efficeint and thorough so we get away quickly and we know support is available if there are any difficulties. The marina locatioin is also a great plus, giving easy and quick access to the Solent with optoins ot go east or west depending on the tides. All of the team at HPYC are very friendly and helpful and we really appreciate the great service they provide.
One of many charters with HPYC (S Ponder)
Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Four days sailing with Leigh as skipper; made up the itinerary as we went along - across to Cowes then down to Lulworth Cove and back. Several of us have sailing experience but did not have the experience to navigate the tides and currents of the south coast. Leigh was brilliant - quickly got us doing all the work within our own abilities and his knowledge and experience was exceptional. Knew his stuff. Great fun and pretty good value for money all once you divided it up between the seven of us. Not quite enough storage for all the beer however...
Skippered week away with mates (P Cross)
Very efficient and friendly service, quick and slick handover and return. Communication with Alex was very good, both by telephone and emails.
I’d never sailed a Gib Sea 37 before but Viola is quick under sail and motor, very noisy in tick over as was pointed out at the handover but equally quiet with a few revs, in fact almost ‘electric’ quiet one crew member remarked.
The heavy kick to port in astern can be used to good effect when close quarter manoeuvring.
Plenty of electronics ( I brought charts with me but didn’t need them, the plotter at the helm was great )
All in all, Viola was a credit to you and I wouldn’t hesitate to charter her again...
Although I do like the look of the Halberg Rassey on the next berth !
Perhaps next year?
Many thanks Alex and the team.
Very efficient and friendly service, quick and slick handover and return (R York)
We had an excellent weekend on board a 36 ft yacht, Aeolus, chartered from HPYC. The boat was in great condition, fully equipped with no problems at all, Booking, collection and returning the boat all went very smoothly and the staff were all super friendly and efficient. Hamble Point Marina is also a really nice spot and a great place to start out from. HPYC will definitely be our first choice for our next charter.
Fantastic charter service (N Jackson)
Had another amazing week sailing thanks to HPYC. The team here are so friendly; Alex, Josh and Dave are a really credit to the business - nothing seems to much trouble and we shall definitely be visiting again next year. Here’s to hoping we have another mid 20’s heatwave.....please.