Hobo Yachting

RYA Sailing School offering Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Practical and Distance shorebased courses. Cross Channel passages.

We are one of the longest established sailing schools in the south of england and have been running courses under the same principal/owner for over 23 years. All our practical courses are taught by Ken Campling who is a mature, experienced instructor who will tailor courses to suit the individual's needs. Individuals, couples and familes are all welcome and we offer a very competitive price both f

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New rules for Greece! You now need an ICC to book a flotilla yacht and a Day Skipper certificate to charter bareboat. Join our 5 day courses in May or June and then you can enjoy sailing in the sun with our colleagues at www.sailingholidays.com

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Great Dinghy Show with loads of enquiries and several bookings. As promised we will keep the special offer of 10% discount going, on all Spring 5 day practical and combined courses, until the end of this week, and also allow anyone who didn't have a chance to get there to take advantage of these offers! So don't delay book online at www.hoboyachting.co.uk.



We don't sell ladders but we do sell sailing courses. We've set up our stand at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show and are ready to go so see you there!


Only 10 days to go and our brochures are all ready and waiting. We just need you to come along so that we can hand you one!


Want to charter in 2022? Day Skipper qualification is a must have!
http://www.hoboyachting.co.uk/courses.html for dates and courses. We have a great price for Day Skipper combined theory/practical.


We will be there!

tickets 05/01/2022


A very Happy New Year one and all. 2022 is all set to be a great sailing year and we will be exhibiting at the RYA Dinghy Show on 26 and 27 February. We offer all our clients 10% discount on tickets,
to gain this discount use the code RYAEX2207 when purchasing. https://www.rya.org.uk/events/dinghy-show/tickets

tickets The transaction fee is £1.50 for e-tickets, this fee is per transaction and not per ticket.  Please note that e-tickets can be scanned directly from your mobile phone or tablet. Tickets can be purchased at the venue - card payments only.


A very Happy Christmas to all our customers. Remember if you are stuck for a last minute present there's always one of our vouchers!

Cross Channel Ferries to France & Spain - Brittany Ferries 27/11/2021

Cross Channel Ferries to France & Spain - Brittany Ferries

We are delighted to offer our customers and followers the benefit of a 10% discount on Brittany Ferries crossings. Visit www.brittanyferries.co.uk and quote F75578 when making your booking.

Cross Channel Ferries to France & Spain - Brittany Ferries Sail direct to the best holiday destinations in France and Spain saving you miles of driving, fuel costs and tolls as well as giving you more precious holiday time


Stuck for present ideas? Why not give a voucher for a sailing course? Visit www.hoboyachting.co.uk today.


Just one place left on our last RYA practical course of the year, 1-5 November 2021, for either Competent Crew or Day Skipper. £495pp includes all accommodation on our 42' Moody yacht, Happy Hobo. Don't delay - book today at www.hoboyachting.co.uk


Great opportunity for a 5 day Solent sailing break for a family, or group of friends, of up to 4 people. £1900 gives you 4 nights accommodation, with breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea all included and the chance to gain RYA qualifications. 25-29 October can be booked at www.hoboyachting.co.uk

Photos from Hobo Yachting's post 08/10/2021

Join us for our last sailing course of the year, 1-6 November, on our 12 meter sailing yacht Happy Hobo. Only £495pp to include all accommodation, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Don't leave it until next year - book now at www.hoboyachting.co.uk


Morning all, so who out of the 164 of you who have viewed my last post, noticed the deliberate mistake!! The half term holiday you are going to enjoy with us is 25-29 OCTOBER 2021!


Half Term Holiday? Look no further - come on a sailing break with Hobo Yachting. 25-29 September 2021 £495pp, accommodation with breakfast and lunch included each day. Sail in the beautiful Solent area on our Moody yacht. Visit www.hoboyachting.co.uk to book.


Jersey is a lot quieter than when we were here in August - where have all the yachts gone? We will be back in UK soon to start our Autumn courses. Just one space left on 27 September-1 October for Competent Crew or Day Skipper; next course is 11-15 October. The Solent in October is great for sail training so why not join us? Book now at www.hoboyachting.co.uk


A very busy summer season, which is carrying on into September, has led us to the decision not to attend the Southampton Boat Show this year. We will, however, be attending the RYA Dinghy Show at the end of February 2022 at it's new location in Farnborough Exhibition Centre.

Photos from Hobo Yachting's post 30/08/2021

Jersey certainly seems to have gone out of its way to welcome visiting yachts with it's free testing system. We enjoyed our stay here even if the two days spent on the drying pad, cleaning off and antifouling, were (as usual) exhausting!


Welcome to Guernsey!


On route to Guernsey

After a very busy season we are off on our summer cruise starting with the Channel Islands - will they let us in?!


Due to a last minute cancellation we have one place available on our 5 day RYA Practical course 2-6 August, suitable for Competent Crew or Day Skipper. Visit www.hoboyachting.co.uk or phone 07740944148 to book. Don't delay - the last place we had available went within an hour of offering it!


Amazing! Just one place left on our 5 day practical courses between now and August! If you want a Competent Crew or Day Skipper Practical Course join us next week 28 June - 2 July, price £550 to include accommodation and food during the day. Visit http://www.hoboyachting.co.uk/courses.html to book your place NOW!


Man overboard drill on Happy Hobo with some very Competent Crew!

Photos from Hobo Yachting's post 19/05/2021

It's great to be back! We are now able to take individuals on all sailing courses as well as family groups, so now there is nothing stopping you getting out on the water with us. Spaces for Competent Crew and Day Skipper on 31 May - 4 June and 7 - 11 June. Book online at www.hoboyachting.co.uk or phone Jenny on 07740944148.

Timeline Photos 08/05/2021

Our season may be late starting but we are getting very busy. Today we are in the picturesque Yarmouth Harbour with Ken demonstrating the Man Overboard Recovery Sling. No vacancies now until June with a special offer for Competent Crew 7-11 June @ £495pp. Visit www.hoboyachting.co.uk to book.


Hassle - Foreign Holiday!
No Hassle - Staycation on Happy Hobo!
Book now www.hoboyachting.co.uk

Photos from Hobo Yachting's post 07/03/2021

We are back sailing with family groups from 12 April - book that well earned staycation now at http://www.hoboyachting.co.uk/courses.html

Photos from Initiatives Cœur's post 27/02/2021

Welcome back to Sam Davies and her wonderful cause.


Assistance for repatriating UK yacht owners to avoid post-Brexit tax penalties - Peters & May

A lot of our past clients now have their own boats, many of them in foreign climes. This may well be of interest, and we can thoroughly recommend Peters and May.

Assistance for repatriating UK yacht owners to avoid post-Brexit tax penalties - Peters & May We are seeing a surge in enquiries from yacht owners seeking advice and assistance about bringing boats back to the UK in time to avoid tax levies following the country’s departure from the EU. Peters & May is well-placed to assist with the complex customs paperwork and has introduced more frequen...


Turn a Staycation into a Maycation! It's all happening and you can have a May sailing holiday. Book now at www.hoboyachting.co.uk

News - Pip Hare first British skipper to finish the Vendée Globe crossing the line in 19th place on Medallia - Vendée Globe - En 13/02/2021

News - Pip Hare first British skipper to finish the Vendée Globe crossing the line in 19th place on Medallia - Vendée Globe - En

If you hunt really, really hard on the BBC news page you will find a mention of Pip Hare, however, the Times does come up trumps with a picture of her on their front page!

News - Pip Hare first British skipper to finish the Vendée Globe crossing the line in 19th place on Medallia - Vendée Globe - En British solo skipper Pip Hare, 47, fulfilled the dream that she has held since she was a teenage sailor in her native East Anglia, England when she crossed the finish line…

News - Thursday is Finish Day for Gang of Four - Vendée Globe - En 10/02/2021

News - Thursday is Finish Day for Gang of Four - Vendée Globe - En

Why can't we be there?! We have been at the finish of the last 3 Vendee Globe Races and so wanted to be there this time. Never mind - at least Facebook does a fantastic live programme for the finishes!

News - Thursday is Finish Day for Gang of Four - Vendée Globe - En Heading for his fourth Vendée Globe finish Arnaud Boissières leads group of four Thursday finishers. Shraishi Will Become First Asian Skipper to Complete the…

Photos from Hobo Yachting's post 10/02/2021

Using these bitter cold days to think of Spring and Summer Sailing Courses? Why not put them to even better use and book one of our Day or Coastal Skipper Combined Theory and Practical Courses? Go to www.hoboyachting.co.uk and make your booking now!


Taking a Staycation - that's what our customers are doing in 2021! January is traditionally a quiet month for us in the office - not this year, with non stop emails and phone calls! Although we haven't been able to do a boat show for over a year, it's clear that people have kept all our details and are busy making plans for Spring and Summer holidays in the UK. So don't delay in booking as a lot of our dates have already gone for 2021!

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