Welcome to Waterfront Sailing Academy & Events

At WATERFRONT we are passionate about sailing! Duncan Smith, the owner of Waterfront is a RYA Ocean Yacht Master Power and Sail, and Yacht Master instructor, he left a city job to follow his heart and provide sailing tuition, yacht charter and related services.

Our UK operation is based at Brighton Marina on the beautiful East Sussex heritage coastline which includes Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, the Cinque ports of Dover, Folkestone and Rye. We also boast having two of the best marinas on the south coast at Brighton, Brighton Marina and Eastbourne, where the cruising sailor can enjoy waterside restaurants, bars and shops.

A little more offshore we can offer cross channel passages, through commercial shipping lanes, busy port entries at Calais, Dover and the French ports of Dieppe, Le Treport, St Valery en Caux, Fecamp and Boulogne.

Crew dashing to bow in red oilies and girls dressed as sailors