Why you should take an RYA course or sailing holiday with Moonfleet?

Moonfleet Sailing operates from Poole, an ideal base from which to explore the Dorset and Devon coastlines, the Solent, Channel Islands and France.

The Principal is Noel Smith, a Yachtmaster Instructor with over 40 years sailing experience instructs all of the courses himself to ensure our clients benefit from his experience, skill, instructional ability and patience and receive personal tuition of the highest quality, a look at our testimonials will support this.

At Moonfleet the emphasis is on SAFETY to promote confidence and enjoyment whilst learning. We also believe that FUN should be an important part of the course. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, the cleanliness and comfort of our yacht, the superb quality of our food and our friendliness showing that we are committed to offer you the very best. We are a small school where every client becomes a friend. We also have the flexibility to tailor courses to individual needs, so if you have any special requirements we will meet them. All diets are catered for on request.

Our sail training yacht is ‘Ultra’, a well maintained Bavaria 36 Cruiser – you can read more about her here..

Our Cruising Area

Moonfleet Sailing is based at Cobbs Quay Marina in picturesque Poole Harbour which is the second largest natural harbour in the world and is an area of outstanding natural beauty, local areas include Studland and Swanage Bays which provide shelter from the prevailing winds and an ideal place to spend a night at anchor.

Our  cruising area  extends along the world heritage Jurassic coast to The West Country as far as Torquay and Brixham and in the east to The Solent which is well known for its many interesting harbours and anchorages which make it an ideal  cruising ground in which to run our RYA courses for all levels of experience.
During weekend courses we sail from Poole visiting either Lymington or Yarmouth in The Solent or head west to Weymouth. Our 5 day courses are spent visiting the many harbours in The Solent including The Beaulieu River, Newtown Creek, Cowes, The River Hamble and Portsmouth.

In Poole we are ideally placed to sail the 60 miles across the channel to France and The Channel Islands visiting Cherbourg, Alderney Guernsey and Sark. Join us for one of our holiday cruises in the summer months.