Horizons Plymouth

Children's Sailing Charity


Horizons operates to the highest standards and holds these Accreditations: 


RYA Training Centre logoHorizons is an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised training centre, accredited to teach both RYA sailing, RYA keel boating, and RYA power boating courses to children and young adults. An RYA Coach/Assessor and an RYA Senior Instructor are employed full time, and supported by volunteer instructors, to ensure safety is paramount and good practice is carried out in all our on water activities.


Horizons is a recognised RYA Sailability Foundation Centre thanks to the development of special courses and craft to enable people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to participate in sailing and powerboating. RYA Sailability has the objective of assisting in the provision of facilities for recreational boating for people with disabilities in order to improve their quality of life.


Horizons is an RYA Onboard centre. This is a programme to introduce sailing and windsurfing as a sport for young people. In ten years, OB  introduced over half a million children into sailing and windsurfing. Horizons activities are helping with OnBoard’s on going aim of more children and young people (aged 8-18) learning to sail and more importantly, keeping them involved in sailing, for life. 


AALA logoHorizons is now exempt from having an AALS Licence under a new Merchant Shipping Act Exemption which came in to force as of 20th December 2016.

As an RYA Recognised Training Centre only providing sailing instruction in accordance with the RYA’s Conditions of Recognition we no longer need a licence. The RYA’s Training notice TN 17-17 explains it further.


Horizons Plymouth 5 Richmond Walk Plymouth PL1 4LL

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HORIZONS (Plymouth) is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

Company No:4592593 Charity No:1096256 ©2015 Horizons Plymouth