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We put the fun back into sailing

Not all sailing has to be racing!

The Ocean Sailing Club is the club for you!

✓ Social events   ✓ Free sailing events   ✓ Cost-price sail training
  ✓ Gain experience   ✓ Build sea miles   ✓ Join an expedition

Why The Ocean Sailing Club?

Sally and Peter Edington lived aboard their 60-foot yacht Loquax for many years. With their teenage daughters they cruised the Med, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

By 2013, they felt they should share their knowledge, and their yacht, with anyone who dreams of the Ocean life - and that was the start of The Ocean Sailing Club.

Loquax is now owned by the UK-based non-profit Club and it is Sally and Peter's hope that people from many diverse walks of life will join them on board. The membership is deliberately set at an affordable $50 per year, which you recoup from any training you do, to make this accessible to as many as possible.

On board, you can experience the joys and master the skills of Ocean Sailing. Feel the thrill of landfall at a distant island, knowing you share this exquisite moment with the great sailors of our time and of history.

The Club has about one hundred members in 2017, and we look forward to having you join us.

Global Ethics

Having spent time in many less-fortunate regions of the world, Peter and Sally Edington are acutely aware of such issues as Global-warming's effect on developing island nations. They have also worked with a number of NGOs helping poor and blind people in Africa. To learn more visit our Global Ethics page

Build up your sea-miles

As an OSC member the club's 60 foot yacht is available for you to cruise the harbour for half-days, evenings and whole days. Or you can venture offshore with coastal trips over a weekend or longer. See the 'Sailing & Social' page.

Relax on board with friends

Why not join one of our regular outings on the harbour? Make yourself at home on the yacht. Swim, cook dinner (or just watch others do it) or just relax with friends watching the sun set as the yacht lies at anchor. See the 'Social Events' page.

Go on sailing holidays somewhere a bit more exotic

Every year the Club's yacht takes time off to visit locations a bit off the beaten track - see some wildlife, explore some more remote anchorages - under the supervision of an experienced skipper. See the 'Holidays' page.

Sail Training

We run in-house cost price sailing courses for members - probably noticeably cheaper than regular sailing schools, because we think that fun and safety go hand in hand.

Whether you've just decided to learn to sail or you're already a proficient sailor, there's a schedule of progressive courses to keep you learning.

These can be from our OSC Introduction certificate all the way up to RYA Yachtmaster theory and exam preparation. See the 'Training' page.


In the interests of safety, the yacht will always be under the supervision of a club-approved skipper.

For the club's Social sailing events, the Skipper is supplied by the Club. If you would like to use the Club yacht for your own social events or for group mile-building cruises, we can put you in touch with our Sailing Coach, who will be happy to make sure that your event is run safely (sample costs)

Only registered members of the Ocean Sailing Club are allowed on board the yacht for any sailing event. For more information, just email or call us.

As a British-registered non-profit organisation, all transactions are deemed to take place in the UK and The Ocean Sailing Club charges membership and product prices in UK pounds, however the club will accept payment in the local currency of where their yacht is at the time. Currently the Club uses the rate of A$1.65=£1

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Sail Training

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Sailing... Women's Business

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Introduction to Sailing $400
1 live-aboard weekend

Competent Crew $800
2 live-aboard weekends

RYA Yachtmaster Theory $900
0800-1200, 6 weekends

Exam Coaching We can help you prepare for

Yachtmaster Practical $1600
4 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Ocean Oral $1999
2-week Coral Sea crossing

Yachtmaster for Women $2500
16-day New Caledonia and New Zealand. Theory + 1000 mile passage

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* See pricing note at foot of page