Bay Sea School
Discover the magic of Morecambe Bay from the sea. Try a short Taster FunSail on a lovely 22ft sailing yacht or stay for a few days and learn to sail with Deirdre and John, winner of the Royal Yachting Association ‘Instructor of the Year’ award
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Always wanted to have a go at sailing?
Stop dreaming – start sailing!
Perfect way to try out yacht sailing on the sea
with professional skipper/instructor
3 hrs start to finish
Gift vouchers available
“A Life-changing experience”
Taster FunSails are for everyone. With a fully qualified Yachtmaster & Royal Yachting Association Instructor as skipper you can relax and enjoy the sail or even start to ‘learn the ropes’ and have a go at sailing the boat yourself.
‘Lily’ our 22 ft yacht is ideal for adult beginners. There’s plenty of room for 4 people. She’s easy to sail & also has a huge advantage – she’ll never capsize! You stay safely in the boat at all times.
“Everything was brilliant. A sense of great satisfaction. Thank you, was perfect.”
What do I need?
- suitable footwear: non-marking trainers, pumps, wellies, crocs, dinghy boots or deck shoes
- waterproof trousers & jacket (we can provide these if necessary in adult sizes from small to extra large)
- warm layers
We provide all the safety gear. Full joining instructions will be sent after you book. If you tend to suffer from travel sickness, don’t let that spoil the fun. Just ask the chemist for something. You’ll soon develop your sea legs the more sailing you do!
Can children come?
The yacht is ideal for adults but children can come too, if accompanied by a parent or carer.
How long does it last?
You’ll need to allow at least 3 hours from start to finish. Sailing in Morecambe Bay takes place around the time of high water which changes every day. When you book, make a note of your start time below. All the Bay Sea School sailing events in Morecambe take place from April to September.
Do I need any prior sailing experience?
Definitely not! Taster FunSails are perfect for anyone with an interest in trying out sailing. If you enjoy your Taster FunSail you can learn how to sail the yacht yourself, starting with our 2-day RYA Beginner Course.
Venue for Taster FunSail:
Meet at the garages on Back Calton St, Morecambe (a map comes with the joining instructions). We’ll fit you with waterproofs (if required) & a life-jacket. Then we’ll walk down to the launching slipway with the small inflatable boat. It’s a short trip by motor from the Town Hall slipway to Lily on her mooring. Sailing takes place off Morecambe promenade between the Town Hall and the Stone Jetty.
“All excellent. Very good equipment i.e. boat, safety gear, engines, lifejackets.”
Best way to learn to sail
If you want to learn how to sail it’s easier on a small boat like Lily because she’s lighter and more manoeuvrable than a larger cruising yacht. She’s also much more stable than a small dinghy. You’ll get a good feel for all the basics after just 4 days of tuition on our 2-day Beginner courses.
Morecambe Bay on the North West coast is a brilliant place to gain experience sailing on the sea. It’s so much more fun than on a lake. The wind tends to be more steady too. On a lake it sometimes swirls around which can be quite confusing for beginners. If you’re an inland dinghy sailor you’ll love the excitement of tidal sailing with Bay Sea School. You could try a Taster FunSail first or go straight for a Level 3 Better Sailing course to convert to yacht sailing on the sea.
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