J80 Sailing

Your chance for afternoons of sailing with UPYC for just £5 a session! For everyone regardless of experience.

UPYC are proud to own two J80 keel boats which we sail year round in Plymouth Sound under the direction of our qualified and experienced student skippers. UPYC aim to run three sessions a week; the afternoons of Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and take advantage of Plymouth’s ideal predominantly SW wind and flat protected water.

Local Weekend Trips

Each year, UPYC spend several weekends away from Plymouth onboard locally chartered yachts. We visit local ports including Fowey, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Falmouth and the River Yealm, offering a fantastic opportunity to log miles, learn about coastal navigation and passage planning, working with tides, or simply enjoying a weekend on the water with friends. Week end trips cost in the region of £75 per person, to include the cost of charter, mooring fees, fuel, and onboard food!

Easter Cruise

Each year, UPYC charter a ±50ft yacht out for a week of sailing fun exploring the solent, crossing the channel and exploring ports in France and the Channel Islands. As with all cruising with UPYC, no level of experience is required, as well as being a great social week on the water and an excellent opportunity to complete some 60+ mile passages for those working towards qualifications and the chance to log night hours and engage in all elements of passage making. The Easter Cruise costs in the region of £300 to include the cost of charter, mooring fees, fuel and onboard food!

Summer Sail Week

Each year, UPYC team up with UPSPC to join Summer Sail Week, a week of social sailing in the Med!

Get involved

Sign ups for all cruising opportunities are advertised on our Facebook group here

Fancy skippering for us? Learn more here