RYA Courses in Devon and Cornwall


Devon Sailing Experiences are offering a selection of RYA courses for the discerning sailor starting from May 2018. Our sailing courses are created to offer the best experience for certified training programs. Just a 20% deposit to secure your place. We are only 5 mins from Plymouth mainline station with direct trains from London and the Midlands. Don’t see a course or date? Ask a question.

Why are we different?

Our sea school ensures you have the best training possible coupled with high-quality experiences and equipment.

  • Masterclass instructors.
  • Privacy – your own double cabin – no sharing (unless you’re a couple).
  • 3:1 Student to Instructor ratio on practical courses.
  • Combine your holiday with RYA tuition.
  • High-quality 40′ yachts.
  • Multiple locations in Devon and Cornwall to ensure the best training area for the given wind.
  • Home cooked food using local organic ingredients.
  • No sailing school branding over the boats.
  • Female only courses with a female instructor available.
  • Get your DSE members card and get discounts on future bookings.
  • Private 1:1 tuition request.

RYA Practical Courses

  • RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

    £699.00 5 days
  • RYA Competent Crew

    £699.00 5 days
  • RYA Day Skipper Combined (Shorebased and Practical)

    £1,019.00 9 days
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical

    £699.00 5 days
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical Split Weekends

    £699.00 3 days
  • RYA Start Yachting

    £320.00 2 days
  • RYA Training for the Family – 5 days


RYA Theory Courses

  • RYA Day Skipper Combined (Shorebased and Practical)

    £1,019.00 9 days
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

    £475.00 5 days
  • VHF Radio Course / SRC Course

    £120.00 1 day


School Ethos


We appreciate that you are using your holiday time to train with us and we want to ensure that the experience isn’t a grind, but a good combination of learning and enjoyment. We believe our RYA courses are the best on offer, our instructors have years of experience and we don’t believe in fast track or quality short cuts.

Yachts and Location

Our training grounds are the beautiful south coast of Devon. As we have yachts in various locations in South Devon, we can pick and choose our sailing ground.
Where possible we moor up in beautiful evening locations such as Dartmouth, Salcombe or Fowey. We own our own yachts; they are professionally maintained and selected with a good balance of sea keeping and comfort.

“Our Devon Sailing School is designed with quality in mind. Our investment in yachts, people and equipment is second to none.”

Nick Rich (Founder)

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