Yacht Services

Total Sailing has a dedicated team who can offer a wide range of services for your boat on Windermere or within the local area. The list below is just a small number of the ways in which we can help you to keep your boat safe, in good condition and make her more comfortable ! Prices can vary widely depending on boat size so please contact us for a quote, advice and more information.

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For more information and a quote either call us on 01539 447700 or email [email protected]

Total Sailing - Learn to Sail

Total Sailing School offers a number of keelboat sailing courses, on a 32’ yacht, from informal ‘have-a-go’ taster sessions to more formal RYA qualifications. We are based on Windermere in the Lake District, which is an excellent environment for learning to sail as well as a beautiful place to be! It is safe yet provides very interesting and challenging wind conditions, to allow you to practise your sailing techniques. As we are a small company, we can tailor courses around you; here are our current course offers:

Taster Days
Not sure if sailing is for you ? Come along and try one of our taster sessions. With a qualified skipper onboard, you can be as involved or as relaxed as you wish ! Take in the beautiful scenery and learn new skills at the same time. These Taster Days make a perfect gift and we are pleased to offer gift vouchers. A great idea for a group of friends to get together and learn a new skill at the same time. The sessions are tailored to your requirements and to fit your time, to make sure that continuing onto one of our RYA approved courses is the right choice for you.
Duration : Half Day [3 hours] or Full Day [6 hours]

RYA - Start Sailing - Level 1
This provides an introduction to sailing for beginners. The course covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision, how to sail in all directions, some basic ropework, an awareness of emergency equipment and precautions, basic meteorology. We recommend that this course is followed up by Basic Skills course Level 2 and Better Sailing Level 3.
Duration: 2 days

RYA - Basic Skills - Level 2
On completion of this course, you will be safety conscious, be a competent sailor in light winds and be able to make decisions in good conditions. It covers reefing afloat, basic rules of the road, more ropework and meteorology, knowledge of personal safety and boat handling under engine power.
Duration: 2 days

RYA – Better Sailing – Level 3
This improver course seeks to bridge the gap between Levels 1-2 and the more advanced courses. Level 3 gives the opportunity to further practise and consolidate skills and sailing techniques already learned to give more confidence & independence. It also includes taster elements from more advanced courses, for example, knowledge of spinnaker handling, racing techniques, recovery of man overboard.
Duration: 2 days

RYA - Seamanship Skills - Level 4
This course teaches you how to handle a boat in difficult circumstances and solve problems afloat. It covers stopping, reducing sail, recovering man overboard, anchoring, sailing backwards, an understanding of launch and recovery methods, understanding of sailing terminology and collision regs.
Duration: 2 days

Ladies Only Courses
We recognise that some of our lady clients enjoy lessons and achieve their goals more easily in a ladies only environment. Our female instructor, Elaine Middleton, is a very experienced yachtswoman and RYA qualified instructor. Ideally, get a group of friends together and experience something different at the weekend ! Otherwise, please let us know if you are interested in a Ladies Only Course and we will do our best to accommodate, dependent on number of persons and dates.

Pre Flotilla & Mediterranean Techniques
Have you booked your flotilla holiday to the Mediterranean but not sure what to expect ? Flotilla holidays are a fabulous introduction to sailing and are sure to make you want to do more. Perhaps you have already sailed in the UK but would like to understand the different conditions and techniques used in the Med, particularly anchoring and stern-to mooring. This course will give you a flying start to your holiday and help you make the most of it from day one.
Duration: 1 day

Own Boat Tuition
Owning a boat is the first step – sailing and handling her safely takes a little time to learn. Give yourself a head start with our Own Boat Tuition. Learning on your own boat will increase your skills sharply and give you much greater enjoyment. We can offer a variety of skills and courses to suit you and your boat, eg tips & techniques for racing, using a spinnaker, boat handling, regular ‘top-up’ tuition sessions.
Duration: per hour

Gift Vouchers
If you’re struggling for a gift idea for a wedding present, birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or ideas for [well behaved !] hen and stag weekends, a voucher for one of our Taster Days is an excellent choice. Choose a Half Day of a Full Day. Your gift recipient will receive a Total Sailing School voucher which is valid for one year.