Hengistbury Head outdoor Education Centre


Sailing at Hengistbury head

Whether you're looking to start sailing, improve your skills, or just come for a great day out on the waters of Christchurch harbour near Bournemouth and Poole, we have the course for you. Our ideal location and expert tuition make our sailing courses fun, safe and educational for everyone.

The Centre has a variety of boats to suit all ages and levels of sailing experience; the fleet includes Wayfarers, Picos, Toppers, Terras, Topaz and Optimists.

You can achieve official RYA qualifications on any of our courses. The speed at which people learn and variable weather conditions can make a difference to how long qualifications take to achieve. As you progress through the course, each stage becomes slightly more challenging - some people may need to attend courses more than once to ensure they're ready for the challenges of the next level.

To find out more, click below:

  • Junior sailing at Hengistbury Head

    Youth Under 16

    If you're under 16 years old and are looking to get out on the water, please click for more details.

  • Adult sailing at Hengistbury Head

    Adult 16 +

    If you're aged 16 or over and are considering getting out on the water with us, please click for more details.

  • Family and groups sailing at Hengistbury Head

    Families & Groups

    If you would like to get the whole family or group of friends out on the water, click for more info.