Activ Power and Sail is a Sailing Event Company dedicated to the provision of first class events enabling us to introduce individuals and groups to the joy of Sailing Offshore. We can Provide;

Our skippers and instructors all have many years of sailing, racing and teaching experience.  We only use Commercially qualified yacht captains as leaders and skippers for our sailing events. Our skippers are specifically selected for their ability to control boats and crew in a mature and calm manner while imparting their considerable knowledge.

The yachts we use are all commercially coded cruising or racing yachts that are lovingly cared for by their owners.  Each one has comfortable berths, a galley, and heads (marine toilets) on board.

To ensure that we provide the best possible sailing experiences we carefully match the crew size to the yachts and the event and equip all of the crew appropriately.

Our cruising area is unparalleled!  Poole Harbour, our base, is a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and immediately to the West we have the ‘World Heritage – Jurassic Coast’, Weymouth and the West Country. To the East we have the Needles and the pretty harbours of the Western Solent, while we are only 60 miles from the Channel Islands and the Normandy coast

Our events take us to some lovely destinations. From Cherbourg, St Vaast, Alderney and Guernsey in the South, to Plymouth, Dartmouth, Weymouth and Torbay in the west.

Rob Gibson, Poole Sailing’s Principal, is also the author of four books published by the RYA; ‘Boat Handling for Sail & Power’, ‘Sail Trim for Cruisers’, ‘Racing for Yachts and Keelboats’, and the ‘ICC Handbook’. Rob teaches many of the Poole Sailing RYA courses and also offers Master Classes in Boat Handling and Sail Trim on our boats and on customers’ boats.  Rob is available to teach and provide Own Boat Tuition in other parts of the world, as well.