Shadow Wind

Sailing courses in Liverpool


Set Course for Life

"Shadow Wind delivers sailing adventures, sailing courses, and sailing lessons as a way of life; it is an attitude that encourages working with nature, exploration of the soul, and true independence. It does this by using a simple and practical philosophy of building self-confidence, self-discipline, and mindfulness, regardless of age, creed, or financial status."

  • Sailing experiences and mile building to the individual or group.

  • Sail courses in Liverpool and the surrounding areas from complete novice to advanced Yacht Master.

  • Sailing theory evenings in the classroom from beginner to advanced.

  • Voyages from an afternoon on the Mersey River to several weeks around the UK.

  • Own-boat tuition at all levels with or without crew.

  • Single handed, mooring, delivery, and other specialised tuition.

  • Industry support if you are looking to go professional.


"We always remember that when we are at sea, we have a destination, but it's what we experience and share on that journey out there that counts. It’s the spirit of the individual but also your part in something bigger."


"When you go to sea with Shadow Wind, you return with much more than just a sailing experience."

Sailing in Liverpool
Sailin instruction Liverpool Marina

Private and Group Sailing Lessons

At Shadow Wind the focus is on confidence. Learning the ropes etc is only part of what gets you sailing; the other part is feeling secure and confident in your decisions and actions as a yacht skipper. During our sailing training and sailing experiences we look to not only impart information, but to share experience and tricks to help you to be able to sail and moor like a professional, wherever you are and whatever the situation.

So, whether you are a Yachtmaster looking to get some advanced sail training in, a complete beginner looking to experience some basic sailing, or at any step in between... we do it.

Currently we offer the following sailing courses:

  • Half day sessions to work on specific skills in the marina or on the Mersey.

  • Day sessions to spend more time focused on what you are looking to cover.

  • Weekend 3/4-day sailing trips to the surrounding area (Conwy, Fleetwood, etc).

  • Weeks, 2 weeks, and longer trips to experience a true voyage.

  • Custom trips to suit an individual or group looking for a particular training plan or location to sail.

We offer this training to the following:

  • Private individuals or groups looking to concentrate on trying sailing or increasing their sailing skills.

  • People looking for mile building and/or working towards their RYA qualifications or looking to be a professional sailor.

  • Businesses looking to run leadership / communication training or group events.

  • Charities and supporting organisations that would like to involve their clients in a positive day or weekend workshop (see below).

Other than the planned events on our events page, we remain flexible to meet the needs of those that come to us for sailing. therefore if you do not see what you are looking for within this site, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask!