About Us 2018-11-29T15:26:16+00:00

Welcome to Harbour Sailing. We are a family run business, based in Poole, who offer the best way to explore Poole Harbour and the amazing Jurassic Coast.

We offer a range of experiences, including half day sailing tasters, private yacht charters, and bespoke sailing experiences and tuition.

Whatever your dream day out maybe, we’re here to make it happen.

The Skippers
James is the lead skipper at Harbour Sailing. With a background in sailing, watersports, and other outdoor pursuits, he will be able to ensure you get the most out of your trip. As an RYA instructor in Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboating, he is also a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore skipper. Having trained on the south coast, he fell in love with the Dorset coastline, and never left. When not at work, he can be found teaching his young family to sail and discover this amazing setting.

The Yacht

You will be sailing ‘Escapade’, an Elan 333 racer cruiser yacht. The best of both worlds she is comfortable, quick and easily handled. Fully loaded with a range of sails and safety kit she is easily capable of travelling long distances offshore and is the perfect yacht to explore the Poole Harbour and the Dorset coastline.


We have a 100% safety record and work tirelessly to keep it this way. Escapade is a fully MCA Coded vessel and carries a plethora of safety kit to ensure you’re well looked after, and all our skippers are fully qualified and hold all the necessary certifications.

If you require any further details please feel free to get in touch.