Abersoch Sailing School Welcomes You

Abersoch's Watersports Centre.

Abersoch Sailing School run by Andrew & Danielle Johnson is a fully certified RYA & AALA Training Centre based on Abersoch main beach on the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. Whether its sailing lessons or booking your kids into our Little Pirates Kids club, the family run business offers a whole range of activities including Sailing, Powerboating, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Ringo Rides & Yachting experiences. We can also cater for large group events such as birthday parties, Hen/Stag doo’s & corporate events which can include all of the activities we offer.



1 hour lesson / 2.5 hour lessonDip your toe in the water before deciding whether to go for a course. Starting with theory, then land drills then onto the water.   1 Hour lesson £60pp  2.5 Hour lesson £90​pp
Beginner Courses Our beginners courses are centered around the RYA Level 1 Start Sailing course & the RYA Level 2 Basic Skills course. These are our most popular scheduled courses. This course mixes and matches between the Laser Funboat, Pico and the Laser 2000. 

Each Level comprises of a 2 day course:

 Level 1 Monday & Tuesday

Level 2 Wednesday & Thursday.  

(Please keep Friday free incase we have bad weather during the week)

These are run weekly during the summer school holidays. 

Outside school holidays we will try and run a course to suit you.

Level 1 £240 per person 
Level 2 - £240 per person 

Level 1 & 2 - £390 per person

(Saving £90, must be 4 consecutive days)

Intermediate RYA Level 3 - Better Sailing 2 day course. Enhance your skills and develop techniques with a range of tasters from the advanced modules. Must be up to Level 2 sailing standard. Please contact us for dates.£260 per person

Advanced Courses
RYA  Day Sailing 

RYA Sailing With Spinnakers

RYA Seamanship Skills.

(Two day courses)

High Performance Dinghy Lesson
This lesson can be ran as a 1 or 2.5 hour lesson and is designed for competent sailors wishing to learn and develop skills.
1 hour £65

2.5 hours £95

Own Boat Tuition
If you want a fast track to understanding your own boat and how to sail it better, then invite us on board! 
£90 for 2 hours tuition. 


RYA Powerboat Courses

 Due to the 2M social distancing rule here in wales are are unable to offer powerboat courses at the moment. 

RYA Powerboat Level 1

For ages 8-12years. 

This one day course provides your child with basic powerboat skills. You'll feel more confident in letting them take the wheel. During this course they will complete both high and low speed manoeuvres.   

£160 per person, max of 3.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (ICC)
The two day course covers all the to day basis. Launch and recovery, safety equipment, navigation, high speed boat handling, close quarters manouvering, man overboard and much more.
Price - £270 per person.
(Max 3 spaces - Ages 12+)

Current Course Dates

Please call 07917525540 for courses with spaces remaining or we will try and run a course to suit you.

RYA Safety Boat
This course improves boat handling techniques and the recovery and towing of dinghies, catamarans, windsurfers and disabled powerboats. A pre requisite for an RYA senior instructors course.
Price - £300 per person.

(Must already have an RYA powerboat level 2 certificate - Ages 16+)

We don't run this course very often so please contact us for details. 


Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course

This one day course will set you up for everything you need to know about jet ski driving. The course covers: Launching, handling and recovery skills, passage planning and decision making, high and low speed riding skills, essential safety information, collision avoidance and orientation at sea. 

On your own ski: 

Rider 1: £250

Rider 2: £200

Ski rental available for course use only:

£150 for the course.  

Max:  3 Ski's,  6 people, 2 on each ski. 

For courses please call 07917525540


Dinghies for Rental

A safety boat will be on hand to help out however you are expected to be able to: 1. Sail to RYA Level 2 Standard2. Recover from a capsize. 3. Return to shore on time. ​

The laser funboat is possibly the most stable sailing dinghy ever made. This boat is perfect for a beginner to hire once they have had a small amount of tuition. Seats 2 adults or one adult and two children. All safety kit provided.
Price - £45 one hour, £55 two hours.

The Laser Pico is a fun, durable, confidence-inspiring, rotomolded boat that can be sailed by everyone. It is one step up from the funboat so ideal for course completed entry-level sailors right up to the experienced racer wanting some time on the water. It is equipped with a removable jib. Seats 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children. All safety kit provided.
Price - £45 one hour, £55 two hours.

Laser 2000
The Laser2000 is designed with stability, safety and performance in mind. It is created for leisure and ease of use, but not at the expense of performance. Stability and a sturdy hull design make it easy to sail. The Laser 2000 comes with a single line reefable mainsail and furling jib for added sailing comfort in a breeze. It also has a kite for the more experienced sailor. Seats up to 4. All safety kit provided.
Price - £60 one hour, £80 two hours.



1 hour £45 2 hours £55


Single 1 hour £15 
Double 1 hour £30


1 hour £45 2 hours £55


Get afloat quickly...

KayakOne of the most simplest ways of getting onto the water on a sunny day. The stable and colourful kayaks are perfect way to see the beach from the water. Buoyancy aid provided and must be warn at all times. Single - £15 per hour Double - £30 per hour​  Paddle Board (SUP)The latest trend will keep your core strong and test your balance.  Whether you paddle for fitness or fun paddle boarding is great fun. £20 per hour. (Only one person per board) ​Jumbo Paddle BoardGreat fun for big groups! This giant Paddleboard can take up to 7 people! Perfect for stag/hen do’s, birthday parties or just a group of friends! £15pp - Min of 4, max 7. 1 hour Ringo RideOne of the most extreme ways of getting onto the water. Be prepared to get wet! Take a seat on our 4 seater ringo and hold on tight!Ages 6 & over£15 per personMin 3 people or £45 ​


Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

£20 per hour 

Dart 16

1 Hour £60 2 Hour £80




New Addition


Little Pirates Kids Club

Especially for the young ones, Little Pirates is a fun week full of different activities. During the week the kids will Sail, Kayak, paddle Board, Ringo. We will aim to complete all activities but due to weather some activities may be repeated. They will be with a RYA instructor throughout the week who also holds a first aid qualification. 6:1 ratio as a maximum. ​Summer holidays. Monday - Friday 10:30-12:30​Ages 6-10 as a guide £260 per child 



1 hour £45 2 hours £55

Dart 16

1 hour £60 2 hours £80



Opening Hours

Open March - October

During September & October we are open by appointment only. 

Due to Covid -19 we are operating a booking only policy. 

For bookings or enquiries please call 07917525540. Please do not email at peak times. 


Terms & Conditions

How to find us:

As you come into Abersoch Village you'll see a garage (W&G Williams) go up the lane between the garage and 'Two Islands' cafe. 

Keep going along the lane, drop down into the carpark. 

Go down the slipway onto the beach, we are on the shelf on the left hand side, the big grey cladded hut. Look out for our white RYA Flag. 


Start Times: 

Courses -  09:15

Little Pirates - 13:45

Hire between 10:00-16:30

(Subject to weather conditions)

Please check opening times.

Please note not all boats are available for hire all season. 

On arrival you will be asked to complete a registration form & pay any outstanding balance.

Powerboat level 2 customers please bring a passport size photograph of yourself. 


£5 for the day. 


You will be given everything you need for going afloat. 

You may wish to bring: 

Your own wetsuit/sailing kit.

Towel, suncream, bottle of water, spare change of clothes, sun glasses, hat. 


We take no responsibility for any

customer valuables. 

However, we do have some lockers available. 


Lunch is not provided with any course. 

Please bring packed lunch or beach cafe's are available. 

2 Day courses will have an hour for lunch. Usually between 12:30-1:30


Please call, email or pop in to make a booking.

All bookings are only secure once a 50% deposit is paid. 


Abersoch Sailing School reserves the right to cancel any booking due to weather / sea conditions. 

 In the event of cancellation by the Customer, a cancellation fee will be due to the Centre as set out below:

1. 50% of the full booking cost is non refundable.

2.  48 hours before course start time, full payment must be made.

You can save time by completing the registration form below.


Here at Abersoch Sailing School we try our best to get everything spot on. However, if you feel you need to contact us about something please email Andy-johnson@gmx.com and we’ll get straight back to you. 


Online registration

Please select the correct form to complete before your arrival. 

Please note if its a group of adults they must complete their own.



We’d be happy to provide you with additional information about individual courses and activities at Abersoch Sailing School.The best way is to call us on 07917525540. Please be aware emails are not monitored at peak times as we do not have access to the internet at the beach office. If you would like us to see call you back please leave us with your mobile number as sometimes its easier to call you back! Also please check your junk mail as our reply may end up in there!



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