Enjoy the full spectrum of experiences that sailing has to offer.
Whether it’s the thrill of going solo or the comfort of sailing with a friend, we have the boat for you.

There is nothing quite like the buzz you get from harnessing the power of nature and zipping across beautiful Derwentwater. Get out of your comfort zone and escape from the humdrum of everyday life.

We have a range of boats for you to hire for any period from 1 hour to a whole day, so you can enjoy the full spectrum of experiences that sailing has to offer. There will even be time to sit back and enjoy the fantastic environment you will become immersed in.

Platty + based at Lodore Boat Landings is an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training centre. We offer tuition, with our qualified staff either as a one off taster session or part of a more formal certificated course. The pupil instructor ratio for courses will be as per the RYA recommendation. The course prices will include certificates. Log books and other RYA publications will be available to purchase.

The instructor can either accompany you in the boat or chug alongside in the safety boat. They will make the ride as fun and exciting, or as relaxing as you like, while you learn under their expert guidance.



Throughout history sailing has been instrumental in the development of civilisation. The earliest representation of a ship under sail appears on an Egyptian vase from about 3500 BC.

Vikings sailed to North America around 1000 years ago.

Advances in sailing technology from the 15th century onward enabled European explorers in Canada to make longer voyages into previously undiscovered regions with extreme weather and climatic conditions.

Further improvements in sails and equipment allowed colonisation of America and Australia and for world trade to flourish in the 18th and 19th century.


Thanks for having me! Great couple of days in beautiful sunshine… watch out for me sailing backwards down the lake next time I’m across!Fiona Forster ~ RYA Seamanship Skills
That was amazing, why would everyone not want to do that every dayOur apprentice after his first sailing experience
Thank you very much for dealing with our first sailing lesson during the recent half term in such a friendly, reassuring and professional manner.Chris
We always love going to Plattyplus, its such a perfect part of the world – always a highlight of our trips to the Lakes.Jane McDowell

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