LYME REGIS SEA SCHOOL is based in Lyme Regis, an excellent place to learn to sail with the ancient Cobb Harbour providing easy launching and recovery, whilst the World Heritage coastline is particularly attractive with the town set out against the rolling countryside and cliffs extending to Chesil Beach and Portland beyond.


RYA Summer Intensive Sailing Weeks 2017

We are delighted that preparation and planning for the 2017 Courses is well underway and we are able to offer our full range of courses.  Nikky Williams will be back as Principal for the summer.

The Intensive Week Courses are our main priority, as many people need to book their holiday arrangements as soon as possible.

Booking for the Intensive Week Courses will commence 1st Jan 2017. At that stage places will be reserved but no payment will be taken. 

Forms will be emailed to students by end of May 2017.

We will be booking five weeks. 17th July, 24th July, 31st, July, 7th Aug, 28th Aug. 

For any enquiries please email Trish Williams on bookings@


We are pleased that we have been accepted by Tesco as a charity to be supported by their Bags of Life event. We are planning to use any money we are given to replace the Buoyancy Aids which are nearing the end of their life. When you shop at a West Dorset or Yeovil Tesco you will be given a token. Please place it in the section labelled Lyme Regis Sea School.



Lyme Regis Sea School is a charity which believes passionately in the life-changing experience that sailing can bring about in young people. We believe that sailing is not only an excellent sport demanding both physical and mental skills but is also a platform for the development of life skills which go far beyond the ability to competently sail a boat. These skills include the ability to operate as a member of a team, to communicate effectively, and to provide the leadership needed to manage both resources and people. Few activities provide the opportunity to develop these skills at such a young age and as the students progress through the various levels towards becoming a Senior Instructor, the growth in self confidence becomes very evident. As such we regard the Sea School as a whole package in which the development of the instructional team is as important as the students' progress.

The Sea School was set up in 1995 as a registered charity designated to teach young and older people to sail. Everyone is a volunteer and gives up their time for the enjoyment of the sport. Consequently our fees are low compared with other teaching centres.

The Sea School is an RYA Recognised Training Centre which is annually inspected and abides by all the requirements of the regulatory body. Our first priority is safety at all times and ALL our instructors are fully trained as either Instructors or Assistant Instructors. The Sea School owns over 30 dinghies in a combination of triple, double & single handers and prides itself on making all its courses great fun.

LRSS Membership - The Charitable Constitution of the Sea School dictates that only members of the LRSS Trust are eligible to participate in the courses. This means to take part in any LRSS course one must be a member of the LRSS. Membership runs from 1st Janaury - 31st December. For the safety of all LRSS Members, LRSS reserves the right to ask any LRSS Member to leave our courses if we believe them to be under the influence of drink or drugs, behaving irresponsibly, causing disharmony within our team or endangering other LRSS members and instructors. We reserve the right to cancel LRSS Membership of anyone who causes offence to other LRSS members or instructors.

Lyme Regis Sailing Club provides the shore facilities for the sessions. You will find that the club members are very friendly and a pleasant informal atmosphere prevails at all times. We would certainly recommend that you join the club if you intend to continue sailing after the course.

NOTE - Lyme Regis Sailing Club and Lyme Regis Sea School are separate organisations.  Membership of one organisation does not give membership of the other, i.e. if you are a Sailing Club member and wish to use Sea School facilities or join a course, then you must become a Sea School member.  Equally, if you are a Sea School member and wish to use the Sailing Club, then you must apply to become a Sailing Club member.

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  • Whilst we will do everything in our power to ensure that the full programme of courses take place, in the event that circumstances develop that require us to cancel a course, we will refund all course fees paid.
  • Membership payments are not refundable.