Get out on the water with one of our trained sailing Instructors and find out if sailing is for you.

These sessions are perfect for any beginner to get a feel for the sport, or for a former sailor to refamiliarise themselves with the basics. 

The sailing taster is usually ran on one of our modern Wayfarers, and includes:

  • A basic understanding of rigging 
  • Basic Sailing manoeuvres
  • Basic Boat Control
  • Dinghy (well it would be difficult without one wouldn’t it?), wetsuit and buoyancy aid

Also makes a unique gift idea for Christmas or Birthdays.


  • £30 pp

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Sailing dinghy on open sea Jurassic Coastline in Dorset

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display car park between March to October.

Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.

Harbour Challenge
  • Useful Info

    Experience Required

    None! Just a desire to get out in the harbour and give sailing a go

    Make Progress

    Full range of RYA Accredited courses for all ages. 

    Start with Level 1

    Days and Times

    90 mins taster