Hire available anytime

Hire available daily from 9:00 - 5:00 April - November

To hire boats, customers will be asked if they can "Rig it, Reef it and Right it?" If you don’t know what this means then you must take lessons first.

Sailing is one of our most popular sports, from relaxed family cruisers, to the challenge of mastering the dinghies and catamarans, there really is something for everyone. There is a lot to learn in a sailing boat so before you can take one out yourself you require a little more instruction than other activities.

Our Challenger trimaran is the boat of choice for the RYA Sailability Scheme. It's best known as being a great boat for sailors with physical disabilities. But the fact is that this is a boat for everyone. Anyone who sails this boat, especially in ideal conditions, describes it as a powerful adrenaline rush. Since 2005, Loch Insh has been recognised a centre which specialises in accessible sailing and access is easy from our specially adapted jetty.

Oppi 1.5 hours £15
3 hours £20
Funboat 1.5 hours £25
3 hours £35
Fusion 1.5 hours £40
3 hours £55
Seafarer 1.5 hours £50
3 hours £65
Omega / Cat 16 1.5 hours £50
3 hours £65
What to bring Clothes you don't mind getting wet & swim suit
Hat & gloves
Towel & a change of clothes
Experience If you can Rig it, Reef it and Right it, you can hire it.
Novices are required to take book a taster session
Group session Minimum age 8 years
Private lesson Minimum age 6 years

Private lessons

Private lessons are for up to 2 people and are £75 for 1-hour or £140 for 2-hours.
Lessons can be taken in any one of our different dinghies and keelboats.
Weather permitting, we will encourage you to use our single-handers so everyone has a boat to themselves. If you are a family or a nervous student our keelboats offer a stable platform and a gentle introduction to the magical world of water-based wind power.

Group lessons

Have a blast learning with other like-minded fun-seekers in a Group Taster lesson for £35pp for 2-hours.

Adults and children are split into groups wherever possible allowing our instructors to pitch the lesson at an appropriate level. Group lessons are great value and a chance to enjoy learning a new skill while making new friends.


Our two-day courses are £125 child and £165 adult, which would get you to RYA Stage 1 certificate and give you the confidence to practice on your own.

The five-day courses are £255 child and £285 adult and would bring you up to RYA Stage 2, which is recognized internationally as the certificate required for hiring boats anywhere in the world.

We run courses throughout the summer, contact Beach Reception on 01540 651294 or beach@lochinsh.co.uk to discuss availability and get booked on to a course.

Take it to the next level

Sailing Courses

We run RYA 2 to 5 Day courses throughout the summer season.
Please call us on 01540 651294 for more information and to check which course is right for you.

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Instructor Training

Teaching within the RYA Sailing Scheme is progressive - you can develop your skills and qualifications by taking endorsement courses, working towards Senior Instructor level.

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