Own Boat Sailing Tuition

Howellsail conduct own boat tuition throughout the world

We conduct own boat tuition throughout the world. This can often be the most economical way to complete your training to suit your own particular needs. The advantages are that you can learn at a time to suit yourself, at your own pace, and at the same time get used to the handling of your own yacht, without the added pressures of being on a standard course.

You can often involve family and friends together if you wish, making this a very cost-effective way of gaining personal sailing training.

Recent 2019 instruction provided on Oyster yachts: Oyster 46 Annie of Cowes, Oyster 56 Sionna, Oyster 49 Kaizen



Please contact us on +44 (0)1924 848558 or +44 (0)7764 603000 with your requirements and we will happily provide you with a quote and details of references


Learning to sail in my own boat was perfect for me. I now understand so much more about the boat, how it handles, & can sail it so much better than I could before!


"Congratulations on your very didactic online course. Would it be possible to continue with another six months for the Coastal Theory?"


Regular Howellsail locations

Our flexible approach of working in conjunction with boat owners and associate sailing schools, means that Howellsail have previously and can deliver cost-effective tailor-made Yachtmaster Preparation sailing courses anywhere in the world. Please contact us we will be very happy to discuss your needs.

Sailing tuition and charters in Gibraltar


Sail in a warm climate to 2 continents, 3 countries, all in 5 days! A fantastic learning environment with tides, shipping & good winds in an international setting of Gibraltar, Spain & Africa. Learn the customs & immigration procedures for entering foreign ports. Cheap flights available from UK. All courses & charters run in conjunction with Allabroad Yachting, Gibraltar.

Canary Islands

Enjoy a circumnavigation of Tenerife or Gran Canaria, or sailing between the islands on slightly longer passages. With all year round weather a great opportunity to gain some mile building experience & sample some of the smaller islands such as La Gomera etc. Tenerife & Gran Canaria bases available in conjunction with Club Yachting & Aistrac.

Sailing tuition and charters in Menorca


A summer destination ideal for holiday charters & RYA practical courses. Richard Howell has been Chief Instructor at Menorca Cruising & has intimate knowledge of the island. Enjoy 5 or 7 day voyages in the sunshine, also an ideal base for extended cruising around the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Ibiza, & Formentera.

The Solent

The sailing mecca of the UK & an ideal learning environment closer to home. With Portsmouth, Southampton, Cowes, Yarmouth, Chichester all close to hand & Poole & Weymouth both within a day sail, it is an ideal area to undergo training. Also our starting point for Cross Channel cruises to France & the Channel Islands. 

The Caribbean & British Virgin Islands

A host of departure points available in the warm crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. With St Vincent & the Grenadines becoming increasingly popular, why not cruise with us & visit Mustique, Bequia, Union Islands, Tobago Keys, Grenada etc.

Ready to get going?

For a competitive price based upon location & availability, please email or call us on +44 (0)1924 848558 or +44 (0)7764 603000