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 2018

We are delighted that preparation and planning for the 2018 Courses is well underway. Nikky Williams will be back as Principal for the summer.

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

Booking for the Intensive Week Courses will commence 1st Jan 2018. At that stage places will be reserved but no payment will be taken. 

Course fees Adults £300    Children  £225   Membership to LRSS  £30 per person 

Course Monday to Friday 10am until 5pm.  

*****                 W/c 16 & 30th July 2018 FULLY BOOKED       *************

We will be booking five weeks. 16th July, 23rd July, 30th, July, 6th Aug, 13th Aug. 

For any enquiries please email Trish Williams on bookings@


RYA Senior Instructor Course.

We are running an RYA Senior Instructor Course this year on the weekends of 30th June and 14th July. Currently we have three vacancies. For more details contact Chris Joyner email or Tel 01297442644

We are extremely grateful to have been told that the Co-Op has chosen us to be one of their charities for 11 months starting 12th November 2017 running until 27th October 2018. As many of you are aware the LRSS is a charity and we try to get grants to assist with buying new boats, maintaining the fleet, the safety boats and safety equipment and training our instructors to the high RYA standard. We will receive 1% of a Co-Op shop. All you need to do is get a Co-Op loyalty card and register it online and select us as your charity.

Please do register your C0-Op card to support the Sea School over the forth coming months. It really does make a difference. This includes delightful ‘purchases’ like funeral plans !!


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.

The Lyme Regis Sea School Trust’s Privacy policy and your Personal Data:

The Lyme Regis Sea School Trust is regarded as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us in relation to your request to be taught to sail. This can include your name, address, email, telephone, date of birth, health and disability details etc. The information is collected via completion of forms sent to you to formally book on our sailing courses. We do not buy in marketing lists and we do not cold call. If this should change our customer database will be notified.
Why we need it
We need to know your basic personal data in order to provide excellent tuition to enable you to learn to sail. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.
What we do with it
All the personal data we process is processed by our volunteers in the UK.
We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. More information on this framework can be found on our website.
Our paper records are stored securely and are locked away when not in use. It is the responsibility of the ‘duty person’ to make sure the files are available when the intensive week sailing courses are running.
How long we keep it
From an accounting perspective we are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed.
What we would also like to do with it
We would like to use your name and email address to keep you notified about any special events we may hold. You can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email or our website. If we receive your agreement, or request, we may pass your details on to the Lyme Regis Sailing Club. This is only to facilitate further learning or enjoyment in the sport of sailing and is not of financial benefit to The Lyme Regis Sea School Trust.
What are your rights?
If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, please request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. The Lyme Regis Sea School Trust undertakes to reply to you within 30 days. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Our Data Protection Officer is Jo Law and the contact email is:

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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.