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Sailing and windsurfing

Scilly is ideal for all forms of sailing, from speeding through clear, shallow waters in a dingy, to day cruises to off-islands and uninhabited islands.

Isles of Scilly Sailing Centre, Porthmellon, St Marys. (01720) 422060
Sailing and windsurf instruction, kayaks, boat and equipment hire - bases on St Marys and Tresco.

The Scillonian Sailing Club, Porthmellon, St Mary's.
An RYA recognised teaching establishment, with Toppers, Picos, Lazers and Wayfarers available for members' use. Temporary membership is also available, for £10 adults and £5 juniors per organised session. Organised sessions - Monday 6-8pm (Juniors), Tuesdays 6-8pm (Adults) and Friday 6-8pm (Racing) - throughout the summer.


Scilly is a great place for windsurfing. If you don't have your own gear it can be hired from Isles of Scilly Sailing Centre where you can also get instruction.

St Mary's Harbour Information

St Marys Harbour is owned and run by the Duchy of Cornwall.
The Harbour Office is on the quay and is open daily from 0800 - 1700 (April - October) and 0800-1700 weekdays (November - March). It can be contacted on (01720) 422768, Working channel 14, listening on Channel 14/16. Call sign ‘St Mary’s Harbour’.
In an emergency, the Harbour Master can be contacted out of hours on 07789 273626.

There is a speed limit of 3 knots in the harbour.
Please contact the Harbour Master for allocation of deep water yacht moorings. Visitors are requested NOT to take up local residents moorings.
When coming ashore at St Mary’s we request that dinghies and tenders are left on the pontoon or in the very corner of the old and new quays. Tenders must not be left along the main quay or in the passenger steps

H.M. Customs - (01720) 422571
Police Station - (01720)  422444
The Duchy of Cornwall - (01720) 422508
Pilot - (01720) 422066 & 422317 Mobile (0831) 210266
H.M. Coastguard -
Falmouth (01326) 317575
St Marys (01720) 422651
St Agnes (01720) 422371
Bryher (01720) 422886
Tresco (01720) 422792

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