Rockley is a family run business established in 1976, run by husband and wife team, Peter and Lis Gordon. Peter and Lis are assisted by some of the most experienced and qualified watersports staff in the country!
We pride ourselves on having created sailing centres based in some ofthe most beautiful parts of Europe and our aim is always to offer outstanding training and family holiday experiences.
With 40 years experience in delivering excellence in the watersports leisure industry, Rockley has grown to include 2 training centres in the UK and 3 activity centres in South West France. We provide career training, outdoor classroom adventurous learning for schools and groups and professional instructor training, all delivered by an enthusiastic, passionate team of qualified experts.
Our reputation is one which we are extremely proud of and is based on our long record of providing the highest quality of instruction, equipment, safety and of course fun.
This reputation has been responsible for introducing thousands of individuals, families and school children to the delights of watersports and hopefully facilitates a life-long love and participation in a least one of the sports that we provide training and experience in.
For this reason we are always looking for people who share our passion. If you share our passion and would like to join our team why not have a look at our careers page.
From its original base on the shores of Poole Harbour at Rockley Point, from which Rockley takes its name, Rockley Watersports has grown to become the largest, commercial sailing operation in the UK.
Rockley Adventure provides outdoor activity trips and experiences which combine fantastic, unique locations in Dorset and south west France with the latest equipment and dedicated, qualified staff.
Whether it's specialist training or upskilling, a gap year or a career break, our courses have been designed for those wanting recognised training and rewarding experiences!
Rockley was founded in 1976 as a family business teaching dinghy sailing. Now it has more than 35 years experience in delivering excellence in the watersports leisure industry.
Rockley Watersports established
Rockley Watersports was founded in 1976 as a family run business by Jim and Barbara Gordon and their children. Established at Rockley Point in Poole...
Opened second activity centre in Poole
We opened our second activity centre in Poole Harbour ‘Treasure Island’. This was where we held children’s camping holiday on one of the lovely...
Opened first French activity centre & Cruising School
With the number of school groups coming to Rockley Point and following suggestions from some teachers that they liked what we offered in the UK but...
Opened new activity centre at La Rive
La Reserve was in such great demand after one season that we quickly had to find another centre to accommodate the growing number of schools wanting...