A small sailing school making big waves…

With breathtaking views, clear waters, stunning sunsets and an abundance of marine life, Port Erin Bay is perfect for watersports.  Dip your toes in and let us show you the ropes.  We are the island’s premier sailing and powerboating specialists.

An RYA Recognised Training Centre with enthusiastic, qualified, home-grown staff, high quality equipment and superb beachside venue. Whether you want to try sailing, learn powerboating, understand navigation or enjoy a paddle around the bay, we are here to get you on the water and discover something amazing on your doorstep.

All wrapped up for winter.

That’s all folks! We have somehow survived the COVID summer. Well done to the Isle of Man for managing the borders and the virus so well. Thank yous to the Isle of Man Government for the initial grant early in the season which ensured we could get through the leanest time.

Thank you to all of our customers, friends and 7th Wave family for your support, encouragement and the huge amount of help you have given us this season. Thanks also for your understanding that we have been doing our best with the cards we were dealt. Thank you for your patience, enthusiasm, kindness and thank you to everyone that helped look after the team as they picked up the helm, raised the sails and kept the ship running with an absent skipper.

It has been a challenging year, but also a good year. 7th Wave has weathered the storm that has been 2020. We’ve had fun, we’ve had challenges and as a team and as individuals we have grown stronger, coped with life’s lessons. This season has certainly changed us all – for the better. The young crew who have run 7th Wave this summer deserve huge credit. They showed incredible maturity, ability and organisation, they dealt with everything the summer threw at them and I know this season and all the lessons learned will stay with them forever and will stand them in good stead to navigate their way through life.

I take my hat off to Chief Instructor Alex Daniel, Senior Instructor Ffinlo Wright, Dinghy Instructors Luke Crowe, Ben Batchelor, Patrick Cope, Benjamin Mehta, Tim Chan and Assistant Instructors Teddy Dunn, Elsie Hyett, Peter Cope (all aged between 15 and 20!). All of these young people have learned to sail at 7th Wave, progressed through the RYA Scheme to train as Instructors and continued to come and work for us.

All the training and effort we have put in together over the years made this season possible. I am so proud to know such incredible young people. I trust them with my business, I trust them with my life! They didn’t just rise to the challenge, but against many many odds they got kayaks, SUPs and our young sailors on the water this summer, brought smiles to many faces and lived stories that we will tell for years to come.

Please note our new mobile number is 450824 to make appointments.

Coming back in 2021 at 7th Wave

RYA Courses for big kids

Dinghy sailing and powerboating are high on the list for us in 2021.

In the meantime if you are keen to keep learning from your own home we do have the RYA Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Theory courses which are available online here


Summer Courses for kids

Youth Sailing Weeks 2021 will run during the TT Fortnight half term and the summer holidays from the beginning of July.


Kayak and SUP Hire

Single kayaks £12.50 per hour, double kayaks £25 per hour. 

Stand Up Paddleboards £22.50 per hour.

We are the only centre on the island offering hire, we have a safety boat on the water to look after your safety.

Kayak and SUP hire will be available again in May 2021



Our shop is located on Strand Road, Port Erin.  We stock Gul wetsuits, buoyancy aids, neoprene gloves, boots, hoods, spray tops and accessories,  bodyboards, snorkelling gear, beach toys and much much more.  

The shop is now closed for the rest of the season.