ASTO – The Association of Sail Training Organisations is the UK’s National Sail Training Organisation.  ASTO’s mission is to promote Sail Training as personal development for young and disabled people. Their membership is made up of more than 30 not-for-profit organisations that operate more than 50 Sail Training vessels around the UK.


First Class Sailing have a very customer service focused approach in providing the full range of RYA Sailing courses on yachts.  In addition they provide RYA classroom training on navigation, VHF Radio, Sea Survival, Diesel Engine Maintenance and First Aid.

They also offer Sailing Adventures to places like the Norwegian Fjords and up to the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle, the Faroes, and the West Coast of Scotland.  They also partake in races like the Rolex Fastnet Race, the ARC across the Atlantic and the Round the Island Race.
They use experienced instructors and skippers who are passionate about teaching.


One of the leading RYA sea schools in the UK, specialising in RYA Sailing courses, RYA Motor courses and RYA Powerboat courses.


RYA accredited training centre, Learn2Sail, offering professional sail training courses. Whether you are taking your first step in learning to sail or if you are already an accomplished sailor, Learn2Sail offers you tailor-made sailing courses in the stunning waters of the Algarve, Portugal to help develop your sailing knowledge, experience and expertise.

Based in the spectacular surroundings of Portimao on the Portuguese Algarve you will have the opportunity to sail in near perfect conditions all year round to gain the confidence you need to handle your own yacht or charter boat.

Husband and wife team, Mark and Jane Sanders, are supported by the professional Learn 2 Sail crew who will ensure that you have a fantastic sailing adventure in the beautiful Algarve while teaching you how to sail.


Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust works to promote by exclusively charitable means the mental, spiritual, moral and physical development and improvement of young people. MAST also aims to provide opportunities to empower them to develop their full capacities, enabling them to become responsible members of society and improve their lives.


Offers a range of training focusing on youth development, schools and groups, and professional training.  Whether you’re new to the water, a maritime professional, or anything in between, UKSA can give you the inspiration you need to fulfil your potential.

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