Welcome to Shell Bay Sailing

Learn to sail in a beautiful environment.
Learn to sail in the beautiful, protected waters of Poole harbour

We are a small, friendly sailing school, situated on the Studland peninsula, at the entrance to Poole harbour, close to the southern side of the Sandbanks ferry.

Shell Bay Sailing is an RYA recognised training centre.

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We have direct access to the quiet and protected waters of Poole harbour. When afloat you will enjoy a beautiful sailing area bounded by the unspoilt shores and islands of the harbour, well away from the busy waterways.

We are open every weekend for hire and tuition from April to September, and daily during school holidays.

We can also arrange tailored tuition outside these times

Our adult sailing courses are now underway.

Our next level 1 course is on 8/9 June and level 2 on 15/16 June. Contact us for dates later in the season.

We are also taking bookings for our summer junior RYA courses, for children of 8 years and over.

direct access to the quiet waters of Poole Harbour.
Enjoy direct access to the quiet waters of Poole Harbour
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