ABC Sailing

ABC Sailing


ABC Sailing provides advice and teaching if you are new to yachting.

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  • Sturminster Newton
  • 12 Weeks

...If you are planning on the RYA Day Skipper Practical this is the course that provides the grounding. The format is 12 evenings. The RYA Day Skipper course... More

£ 325
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Rupert  Emerson
Rupert Emerson

Rupert Emerson has been sailing dinghies all his life and yachts for several years. He has sailed around Britain - see He is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor.


We began in Surrey and have now moved to Dorset. We have established a reputation for flexibility and reliability. We are also becoming respected for a relaxed, friendly, interactive style that achieves results. One of our students recently crossed the Atlantic and another is sailing in the Pacific - and they only did the Day Skipper course!

Advantages of studying here

We provide individual tuition as well as courses. The style of training is modern, fun and interactive. You will not be sitting behind a desk, staring at a screen getting bored. You will be involved at the outset, getting to know your fellow students, learning together. Everyone's strengths are maximised. Your life skills come into play, even if you are a novice sailor. For the more experienced, it is a chance to really get to grips with tidal calculations and make it a stepping stone to becoming a Coastal Yachtmaster.Parking is free.Tea, coffee and biscuits are usually organic.

Areas of specialisation

Yacht and Dinghy Sailing.Safety and Navigation. Tides, small remote harbours - read the book "Skippering Kippa" to find out more - available directly via ABC for best price or via Amazon.