Welcome to Freedom to Sail


Freedom to Sail is an RYA Recognised Training Centre.  We do not run public courses but instead we offer we offer bespoke RYA Shore-based training to meet your individual needs in terms of venue and timing.

The RYA Shore-based courses we offer are:-

  1. 1.Basic Navigation & Safety

  2. 2.Day Skipper Shore-based

  3. 3.Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore

We provide these courses to enterprises using their own conference or meeting facilities and also to small groups of individuals using bespoke facilities.

We are also able to organise other shore-based courses such as Short Range Radio Certificate and Radar in conjunction with associate training organisations.

For more information please use the Contact Us page


Welcome and thank you for visiting our site

What’s new!

it is spring and so I have been spending time getting everything ready for the start of the sailing season, although the weather we have been experiencing recently would not make you think it was spring!

Last year I fitted a new set os sails, made for me by Ben at Shore Sails.  They have made a noticeable difference to handling in high winds and also she points higher than before.

At the start of this year I fitted an electronic fuel lift pump, which makes a difference to starting and low rev operation.  I have also had the standing rigging replaced, after 12 years.  This work was done for me by Paul Carey, and it looks very good.  I took the opportunity to replace the bulbs in the tri-colour and anchor light with warm white LED bulbs, which I bought from West Marine when I was on  trip in the USA.  Paul Carey also fitted a pair of spreader boots to protect the new foresail from rubbing against the ends of the spreaders.  It surprised me there were not ready sources of supply in the UK so again I sourced them from West Marine.

The next tasks on my list are to replace the lifering, its light and its drogue and to grease the winches.  On the topic of lifering and lifejacket lights.  There was a very interesting article in the May 2012 edition of Sailing Today magazine which makes very sober reading. I recommend you get hold of a copy.

Watch out for more regular updates on the blog pages.