About Christchurch Yachting

Christchurch Yachting is a sailing school and yacht charterer based in Christchurch Harbour and Lymington in Dorset on the south coast of England, located between the Solent and Poole harbour.

Founded in 2002 by John Challener, Christchurch Yachting was a RYA recognised sailing school for 12 years, running both practical and theory courses, including RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster®. So far over 500 students have been trained.
For 2015 John has decided not to be a RYA recognised sailing school, but instead will provide services as follows:

- Tuition: personal instruction on board your own boat, or on our boat.

- Yachtmaster® exam preparation: individual training to prepare you for the Yachtmaster® practical examination on board your own yacht or the school yacht.

- Yacht charter: with or without skipper for a day cruise or longer overnight trip.

- Channel crossing assistance: Across the channel to France and the Channel isles.

- Yacht deliveries: Move your yacht to another location, either with or without you on board.








John Challener profile:

John has 45 years sailing experience in both dinghies and cruising yachts. He has been a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor for 9 years and has trained over 450 students in RYA theory or practical sail cruising courses.

He has detailed local knowledge of the sailing area from Chichester to Weymouth, and Cherbourg to Guernsey, and has done approx 40 return channel crossings.



Many sailors also love skiing, and we have a ski apartment available for rent at a 25% discount to our customers!. See details here..



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