About Broad Reach Sailing and The Team

Broad Reach Sailing is a small friendly Royal Yacht Association (RYA) recognised Sailing School, based in Gosport Marina just a few minutes from the Solent. Established in 2008, we have now successfully taught over 1000 sailing students across the wide range of RYA sailing courses we run.

"Aurora"  a Jeanneau 36i yacht, - Sailing lessons at Broadreach Sailing in the Solent

We pride ourselves on making sure everyone has a great time during their time with us. Our yacht "Aurora" is a Jeanneau 36i and is well equipped and very comfortable. We have heating for when its chilly and top quality Musto foul weather kit to keep you warm and dry.

All meals are provided and our home cooked Shepherds pie, Lasagna and Chicken Curry are favourites with our sailing crews!! If you would like to see more of "Aurora" check out our gallery.  

Our team are all Yachtmaster Instructors and are able to cover all aspects of sailing and all RYA practical sailing courses. They are both patient and understanding and will ensure you get the most from your sailing course. They will give you feedback throughout your course and will be more than happy to answer your questions and go over any part of the course until you are happy.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Meet the Team

Simon King, Yachtmaster Instructor at Broadreach Sailing in the Solent.  RYA Sailing lessons

Simon King 

Simon started sailing whilst serving in the British Army in Gibralter. He is a Yachtmaster Instructor and has been running RYA sailing courses for over 15 years and has been sailing himself for 20 years!. 

He is the owner and principle of Broad Reach Sailing and is committed to ensuring everyone has a great time, whether they are on an RYA sailing course, mile builder or just along for some more sailing experience.

He has an infectious passion for good seamanship and loves sharing his enjoyment of sailing and being on the water with others.




Tony Brown, Yachtmaster instructor and Cruising Instructor at Broadreach Sailing in the Solent




Tony Brown

Tony has been sailing for over 20 years and has been a member of the team at Broad Reach Sailing for 5 years. He is a Yachtmaster Instructor for sail and also a Cruising Instructor for Power. He has undertaken numerous long distance deliveries all over the world and is able to pass on a wealth of sailing experience and some great stories too! Tony is always patient and supportive and is immensely popular with our customers.