Dinghy Sailing in Dorset

The Watersports Academy (Sandbanks)

Address: 15 Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7PS (Google map)
Telephone: 01202 708283
Website: https://thewatersportsacademy.com/
Description: With a great waterside location at Sandbanks the Watersports Academy offer a comprehensive selection of adventure activities, equipment hire and professional tuition. Laser Pico & Topaz Omega dinghies can be hired as well as a wide range of RYA sailing courses.

Dinghy Sailing Lessons
2 hours £65pp, Extra person £10pp (other people may be added to the group)
2 hours £85pp (Private one-to-one lesson)
includes tuition, hire of sailing boat, life jacket & wetsuit

Sailing Dinghy Hire
Pico £25 per hour (max 2 people per boat)
Double Hander £35 per hour (max 4 people per boat)
includes hire of sailing boat & life jacket
A safety boat is always on hand

They also offer a range of RYA sailing courses.

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

Studland Watersports (Knoll Beach, Studland)

Address: Knoll Beach, Studland, BH19 3AX (Google map)
Telephone: 07980 559143
Description: Studland Watersports operate out of a small beach “shack” at Knoll Beach. They do, however, have quite a large range of watersports equipment that they hire our including pedaloes, waterbikes, kayaks, SUPs, windsurfers and sailing dinghies. They also offer waterskiing, wake boarding, powerboat rides and banana rides.

Sailing Dinghy Hire
RS Zest £25 / hr – suitable for singlehanded sailing
RS Vision £30 / hr – suitable 2-4 people
RS16 Catamaran £30 / hr – suitable 2-3 people

A safety boat is always on hand in case of capsize. A minimum RYA Level 2 or equivalent experience is necessary to hire out a dinghy and the main hirer must be over 16 yrs old.

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

Shell Bay Sailing Centre (Shell Bay, Studland)

Address: Studland Peninsula, BH19 3BA (Google map)
Telephone: 07853 986345
Website: www.shellbaysailing.co.uk
Description: Wayfarer, Laser 2000, Topper & Topaz dinghies can be hired by the hour, half day or day. Shell Bay Sailing Centre is also a RYA training centre offering a range of courses.

Dinghy Sailing Lessons
Adult 2 day course £200
Youth 5 half days £220
Private tuition 2 hour session (1 person) £100
Private tuition 2 hour session (2 persons) £150

Sailing Dinghy Hire
Topper / Topaz Uno / Pico: 1 hour £25, 3 hours £35
Topper Mango: 1 hour £30, 3 hours £70
Laser 2000 / Topper Argo: 1 hour £40, 3 hours £85

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

Rockley Watersports (Poole Park & Rockly Point, Poole)

Address: Watersports centre at Poole Park BH15 2SF (activities take place on Poole Park boating lake – ideal for the shorter taster sessions) and a large centre at Rockley Point BH15 4RW (Poole Harbour). Their headquarters is at 13 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2NN
Telephone: 01202 677272
Website: https://www.rockley.org
Description: Offers a comprehensive range of RYA courses including sailing dinghies, multi-hull catamarans and windsurfing. Rockley Watersports also offer family holidays based around their RYA courses including all accommodation as well as RYA instructor courses. Rockley is considered to be the largest commercial sailing operation in the UK and operates many school and group trips. Check their website for a list of comprehensive courses and prices.

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

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