Our “Learn to Sail” courses are the quickest, easiest and best value way to learn how to sail. More info…

Learn to sail a yacht, become a yacht skipper and more from Brighton Marina. More info…

Fast Track to becoming a yacht skipper from Brighton Marina.More info…

Learn to sail, improve and practice on the sea from Brighton Marina.More info…

Learn to Sail Courses

Learn to sail on dinghies, yachts and keel boats on the sea from Brighton Marina.More info…


Improve your sailing skills on dinghies, yachts and keel boats. rya Level 2, 3 , Day Skipper and more. More info…

Theory Courses

Shore Based training courses RYA Day Skipper Theory, VHF Radio, First Aid and more. More info…


Sailing Practice including hire, charter, private lessons and more. More info…

My instructor was calm which gave me confidence. He was also kinds and considerate and informative. Nothing was too much bother

Alyson Becht

A great team and interesting course. I’d recommend Lagoon Watersports. Great fun and very informative

Alison Denyer

The course was exhilarating. Truly the most exciting sport I have ever tried. I’m hooked

Mark Percival

Everyone is super helpful and the team make you feel most welcome. Really good that you are encourage to get on with it

Katherine Haggie


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please see our full booking terms and conditions ( and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy. Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

    The marina is full of restaurants so you are spoilt for choice, plus it has a large supermarket. For a comprehensive guide of restaurants in the Marina go to:

    We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Sailing Level 1, RYA Sailing Level 2 and RYA Sailing Level 3.

    Our sailing courses are run on our 24ft Delphia Keelboats. A Keelboat is a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefits of both, to the adult beginner. Yacht sailing is on bigger sailing yacht and requires different more intensive training, such as; RYA Competent Crew and RYA Dayskipper.

    The two day RYA Sailing Level 1

    Our "Learn to Sail" course is run over two weekends and covers RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2. By the end you should be able to take a small sail boat out to sea confidently in light weather conditions.

    Maximum 4 persons per boat. The instructor will be onboard for most of the training but they start to teach from the safety boat in the level 2 to give you more independence.

    Over weekends, from March to October. We do also run one weekday courses and private tuition.

    The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

    We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required.

    Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice, rigging and de-rigging. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further day/s/times at another suitable date.

    We have our Coastal Sailing Club, that gives regular access to the water with clinics and racing for members. For more information go on our Coastal Sailing Club 

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