Update 11am Friday 20th March – Notice of Temporary Closure

Following updated advice from HM Government, NHS and WHO regarding the Covid -19 the Centre’s Board of Directors have agreed a proposal by the Centre Director that as of 1600hrs on the 20/03/20 Mount Batten Centre will close for a period of time that is yet to be defined but certainly likely to be until late April at least.

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  For adults who are looking for a weekend of structured RYA Training in Keelboat sailing then consider either the RYA Keelboat Level 1 for novice Keelboat sailors or for more experienced sailors (or those that have completed Level 1) the RYA Keelboat Level 2 course. We can also provide personalised, bespoke tuition for individuals or groups – please contact the centre direct for more details

For youngsters who would like to try Keelboat sailing we offer a 1 day Hawk 20 Sailing adventure day for ages 8 – 16 years. No previous experience is required on this exciting day as you set sail in to Plymouth Sound. Along the way we’ll cover foundation sailing skills as you work as a crew onboard the Hawk 20 assisting the onboard instructor, as we explore the Sound seeing both Drake’s Island and the Plymouth Breakwater from the water.  If conditions are suitable we will sail to Cawsands, Mount Edgecumbe or Jennycliff bay for a beach picnic, before sailing back to Mount Batten – and if you are really lucky you may have the chance to sail with Dolphins! 

Four reasons to try Keelboat Sailing at the Mount Batten Centre!

#1 - The ideal sailing classroom

An ideal learning environment. With the watersports playground of Plymouth Sound at your fingertips, the sailing opportunities from Mount Batten are vast and plentiful, with stunning views over Bovisand, Drakes Island and Jennycliff bay.

#2 - World Class Watersport Centre

As one of the largest watersports centres in the South-West of England, having hosted the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2013, 2015 and 2017 plus other large scale sailing events including the BUCS Sailing Nationals, the centre provides unrivalled facilities to enhance your watersports experience.

#3 - High Quality Keelboats

The centre boasts well-maintained Hawk 20 keelboats, and with all bookings waterproofs and buoyancy aids are provided.

#4 - Experienced Instructors

Our fully qualified instructors will ensure that your activity is safe, interactive and fun!

Keelboat Sailing is fun…



If there are no suitable dates listed then please contact us as we can provide these and other courses on a bespoke arrangement. The Centre can also offer personalised 1:2 training in all of our activities for £90 per half day or £165 per full day. For larger training groups please enquire direct.