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South West Marine Training is the culmination of Torbay Sea School, Dart Harbour Sea School and Plain Sailing Charter. The Operations manager and Principal is Neil Penman. Neil is a highly... Read More »

Welcome to the Plain Sailing website - Part of South West Marine Training

Beginner to Expert Practical Courses
Round Britain Experience
Chartering Service
Corporate Hospitality


Training Courses

"A refreshing mix of fun and learning" We are a friendly and professional training centre situated on the beautiful English Riviera in South Devon. We can offer RYA and STCW-95 courses and maintain the highest standards More »

Round Britain Experience

Truly the experience of a lifetime... The Round Britain Experience is a real adventure. 12 weeks of glorious sailing around the British Isles, visiting some of the most idyllic, exciting and beautiful places in the world Learn more »


Yacht Charter

Yacht Charter

Charter from one of the most picturesque parts of the UK. Torbay is perfectly situated for all approaches to sailing, for the adventurous we're only a half days sail away from the Channel Islands, or for those who like to take things a little easier, we have some of the most scenic coastline found in the UK More »


Sail Training

We run Training & Sailing to suit all abilities from beginners, competent crew to Yachtmaster Ocean and Cruises in UK & Foreign waters for student & family groups. All our training is carried out in co-operation with Torbay Sea School within our association with South West Marine Training Course details »

Power Boat Training

Power Boat Training

We offer a series of courses designed for the complete beginner for leisure to Advanced Powerboat Instructor with commercial endorsements. Course details »


Motor Boat Training

Our aim is to assist you to become safer at sea and take full advantage of the pleasures and challenges Motor Cruising has to offer. Course details »

STCW-95 Training

Full commercial STCW-95 merchant navy qualifications available. Our dedicated site is www.stcw-95.com More »

Corporate Hospitality

Corporate Hospitality

South West Marine Training's Better Management courses are unique and as such have been recognised by the Law Society so members can gain Continuous Professional Development points. More »


Charter Management

Yacht Charter Management Offset the costs of running your boat by joining our new South West Charter Fleet Several options are available from full management and guardienage to a basic service of sourcing and processing your charter customers. An experienced team will advise you and maximise your charter income. More »


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