About Us

About Us

Enjoy building your experience and confidence

Equinox: The London School of Sailing is an RYA Sailing School that offers a flexible approach to learning to sail in a safe and relaxed learning environment; so that you learn in a way that works for you.
We don’t pigeon-hole – we fit our tuition and development to your individual needs.
Once you have gained a qualification we offer development programmes for skippers and crew to keep skills current and up-to-date.

Meet the team

Ruaraidh Plummer

Chief Instructor/Skipper

Ruaraidh (pronounced Brewery without the B) grew up in London and has been sailing dinghies such as Fireballs as RS400’s in Falmouth and Kent since he was 5.

In his teens he worked at Wildwind Sailing Holidays in the Ionian, Vassiliki for 6 summers (around studying) before branching into sailing yachting and superyachts around the world.

Since the superyachts Ruaraidh has had a season working with the Abu Dhabi Volvo Ocean Race team in 2013 and then back to teaching – now only on yachts.  For the last 4+ years he has been honing his racing and skippering of yachts, occasionally dabbling in with the London Corinthians SC on the Thames at Hammersmith.

Having had a fairly broad spectrum of experience around the yachting industry he will always create a friendly, relaxed and safe learning environment onboard.

After working his way around the Solent,  Ruaraidh setup his own RYA Sailing School – the London School of Sailing.  Equinox assisted with some of the administration to set-up LSS. There was a meeting of minds and in December 2017 the RYA interests of the schools were merged to form ‘Equinox – the London School of Sailing’.

Nick Woolven

Owner/Skipper

A runner turned sailor, Nick got into sailing due to his participation in the 3 Peaks Yacht Race. Nick learnt that racing made sailing interesting and the number of variables made it physically and intellectually challenging.
Nick competes mainly in offshore racing and particularly likes short handed racing. Watch out for their return to the Three Peaks Yacht Race later this year.

Marie Davies

Director/Rusty Day Skipper-level sailor

Marie was new to sailing when Equinox Sailing was set up in 2012. Four years on and she has a Day Skipper qualification, but will be the first to admit she struggles to find time to get out on the water.
Behind the scenes Marie works alongside Ruaraidh to run the company.

RHO

Sigma 38

Rho is our fully coded and race prepared Sigma 38.