Lyme Regis Sea School

The 5 day Intensive sailing courses

The 5 day Intensive sailing courses have, over the past twenty years, proved to be the most fun and effective way of delivering the RYA Dinghy Sailing Courses. Youth and Adult Courses run at the same time but for the most part are quite separate from each other. The Courses contain shore and sea based activities with a strong emphasis on the latter.

Course Details

  • Location: Lyme Regis Sailing Club, Marine Parade
  • Start time: 10am
  • Lunch: 1-2pm
  • Finish time: 5pm

The courses start on Monday and a group briefing will begin at 10am (roughly 30 mins) in the main building. Parents/Guardians of youth students are requested to attend this briefing. Lunch is from 1-2pm. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch and sit on our private veranda or balcony overlooking the harbour and sandy beach front. Alternatively there are lots of places close by to buy food including delis, sandwich bars, fish and chip shops and cafes.


Day Sail to Pirate Bay

Nearer the end of the week, if the conditions are favourable we will sail to Pirate Bay (Charton bay) a private beach accessible only by sea. We will set sail in a large flotilla taking in the breath-taking views of the undercliff, and rocky beaches. Golden cap (the highest point on the Jurassic coast) behind us. On arrival, we will drop anchor and make our way ashore for a picnic on the beach! There will be plenty of time to chill out in a breath taking location, top up your tan. If you prefer to be more active there will be beach games and paddling.


We follow the RYA course syllabi so please ensure you bring your Log Book if you already have one, plus any RYA certificates so we are able to continue signing you off. If this is your first RYA course, we are able to provide you with a Log Books. Prize giving will be held at 4pm on Friday afternoon. We will review the shenanigans from the week, hand out awards and a chance to say goodbye to all the new friends you will have made during your week with us. Parents/guardians please do come along!

What to bring with you

Log book. If you have already done RYA training. This will be need to be shown to your instructor before we can get you on your way to reaching your next qualification. If this is your first RYA Course with us you will be given an RYA Log book. RYA certificates that are gained during the course are also free of charge but there will be a charge for replacing lost logbooks and certificates or purchasing other publications.
Shoes that secure to your feet (not flip flops) that you don’t mind getting wet. wetsuit, spray top/ Jacket, towel, sun cream, water bottle (labelled with name), Lunch/ money. woolly hat/ sun hat, medication/inhalers. A change of clothes and shoes. Warm dry clothes if the weathers cold.

Our Facilities

  • Dry teaching areas
  • Separate Male, Female, Disabled changing rooms with showers
  • Clubhouse
  • Free WIFI
  • Variety of 30 dinghies to try out
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities
  • Private veranda and rooftop balcony