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Family Sailing Lessons and Courses

Family Sailing Lessons and Courses

Family courses


Sunsail actively promotes and encourages families to develop their sailing skills together and offers a wide range of courses designed for family groups.

Children between the ages of eight and 18 can join their parents on Sunsail one-day taster, RYA Start Yachting and RYA five-day Competent Crew courses at Port Solent base, while 16 to 18-year-olds can join any of Sunsail’s courses worldwide, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. 17-year-olds can qualify as a Coastal Skipper, but only if accompanied by an adult.

Family sailing courses are run all year round, but half terms and school holidays tend to book up early.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Family courses can be booked throughout the season (subject to yacht availability) Family courses must have a minimum of 2 people age 18+ on board.

Youth sailing academy

We also offer the Sunsail Youth Sailing Academy weeks. These are as popular with parents as they are with the teenagers themselves and are scheduled to coincide with school holidays. Please see here for more about the Youth Sailing Academy weeks 


  • Learn a new sport
  • Build teamwork and communications skills
  • Great for family bonding
  • Ideal preparation for a sailing holiday abroad

Booking a Family course in UK

Please email with the course type, dates you would like to do and how many people will be completing the course for current availability. Or call us on 02394 350505. Thank you.

Family courses in Greece or Croatia

Enjoy the holiday of a lifetime while learning new skills with our Flotilla Starter and Flotilla Hero packages. Flotilla Zero gives you the skills you need to take the helm on your flotilla holiday. Flotilla Hero helps you earn an RYA qualification, allowing you to skipper a yacht at any of our global destinations. These courses are available from our sailing schools in Greece or Croatia.

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