Welcome, let's broaden your horizon!
We provide a complete service to the boat owner, from bespoke own boat tuition to helping you manage your maintenance schedule.
Leaving you to concentrate on getting the most out of your sailing. Whether you want to take your family out for the day, or cross an ocean? We can help.
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New boat or new to boating?
For those new to boating, or looking for help with purchasing a boat.
Whether you have just upgraded or you're starting out in the world of boat ownership, working out your new systems and the commissioning process can be difficult. We can help get you out on your first trip quickly- making it a safe, stress free learning experience. By giving tuition in sailing and maintenance side-by-side, you can feel confident out on the water in all aspects of your boat.
A bit rusty or want to learn something new?
Getting some new skills can make for an exciting season!
Has it been a long winter, is there something new you'd like to learn? Rusty man-overboard procedures, mooring in tight marina berths, spinnaker handling? Many owners come to us at the start of the season wanting to gain some experience in a specific area of sailing. It could be directly related to your boat set up, or a new technique you've seen someone do.
Need help broadening that horizon?
We can help you go around the corner or around the World...
We can help you cross The Channel, or cross an Ocean. If you haven't done more than a weekend away, or hop along the coast, then crossing larger expanses can be daunting. We can help plan the trip, bring the boat and crew up to speed and even accompany you part or all of the way.
We have experience in ocean crossings and are also involved with World Cruising Club and their range of events.
Is maintaining your boat taking up time?
Boat Management, where you make informed decisions.
Let's face it, maintaining your boat can take time away from getting on the water. Would you prefer to just turn up and go? We can offer any level of boat management, from suggesting great suppliers to fully managing your boat through the whole year.
Even a new boat has teething problems, we're experienced in working within the industry as a facilitator between you and your boat's commissioning agent. We have worked with many suppliers and can recommend and implement the correct maintenance work to keep your boat in top condition.
How we have helped...
Mike & his Jeanneau
Mike wanted a hand moving his Jeanneau 379 from the Hamble to its new home in Plymouth. It's a journey he'd done before, but this was a new boat. He wanted some help getting down there and an extra pair of eyes working out the small niggles that can appear whilst getting to know a new boat. We provided peace of mind and another experienced hand on the boat.
"Having purchased a 37ft sailboat and deciding to relocate, although an experienced sailor, I had not sailed for a number of years. I decided to engage the services of White Dot Sailing for the trip. Not only was Will experienced, knowledgeable and full of good ideas for improving aspects of the boat, he was also easy going and good company. I would not hesitate to recommend his services. "
Simon & Jodi's Discovery 50 BW
Ryan & his Elan 320
Ryan came to us with an Elan 210, and now has an Elan 320! He had done some basic sailing and now owned a boat, only he found out it wasn't the right one for him. Whilst helping him and his son get to grips with the finer points of sailing we also advised him throughout his upgrade as well as manage his new pride and joy. Now he has the right boat for him and his family and is well on the way to broadening his horizons.
Ryan said :
"My family and I are so lucky to have met Will. He delivered our boat safely from the Netherlands, managed the process of customizing and improving it, taught us all to sail, and has been invaluable in maintaining the boat to a beautiful standard. He is a natural teacher who is knowledgeable, patient and at ease around adults and children. I appreciate his advice on all things related to sailing and his practical approach to solving problems and developing solutions."
A new addition to the fully managed fleet in 2020, the owner is also looking to have coaching sessions aboard to advance his skills
In need of a full check over and partial refit after a World ARC to Australia from the UK. The owner will now cruise the Med, with our support.
A real blue water cruiser, this is the first season with White Dot Sailing, although the owner is a long standing customer. It will go through a mini-refit this year and be ready for some new horizons next season.
The owners third boat since being with White Dot Sailing, all managed by us. After being helped into boating and achieving his Day Skipper through us, the owner is now exploring the South Coast and Channel.
A true bluewater cruiser we are helping prep for future adventures. We will use our remote monitoring software to manage this boat from any location.
A brand new boat which the owner has brought into our management so it can be maintained "as new".
A longer project with a program spanning; refit and upgrades, coaching and training before the owner intends to sail further afield.
A long term local mangement contract, this Southerly cruises the South Coast of the UK in the summer and returns to the Solent in the winter. We keep it ready to go year round.
About Our Company
We are passionate about getting you out on the water.
Will the owner of White Dot Sailing has been teaching and managing boats for many years. He is a qualified Yachtmaster Instructor, Powerboat Instructor, Keelboat Instructor & holds a Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate all through the MCA & Royal Yachting Association. Will also works with the World Cruising Club as part of the Safety Scrutineering Team during their events, including the ARC rally. He has sailed all over including the British Isles, Biscay, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Will is based on the south coast of England near Southampton.
Why I do it
I'm passionate about sailing, and even more so when it comes to getting other people out on the water. Having worked in the marine industry for over a decade, I've seen many people spend time and money on a great sport, only to leave it due to a few bad experiences. Through White Dot Sailing I aim to help people at any stage of their boating career, be it the first time owning a boat, through to planning and coaching an ocean crossing. Or even coaching them through their first racing experience at Cowes Week or Round The Island Race.
Job roles currently available
Based: Hamble, Contract: full time, £28K per annum
The position holder will be part of a maintenance team and will be play a vital part in the management of maintenance schedules for all types of boat. There is great potential for the right candidate to progress upwards with the companies own fast paced growth.
Years White Dot Sailing has been helping people get the most out of their boat.
Boats currently under full management; from a Southerly 32 to an Oyster 575.
Happy boat owners and counting...
Nautical miles logged whilst delivering coaching and tuition.