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Sailing and Sea Schools

Solent and Central Southern England

There are so many reasons for booking your sailing, motor cruising, powerboat or navigation theory course in the Solent area.  It is one of the most popular cruising areas in the UK with thousands of boats and marine businesses based here and all of those people just can’t be wrong!

The Solent offers amazing variety in a relatively small area.  There are busy marinas, quaint fishing harbours and quiet anchorages for overnight berthing.  You will encounter passenger, commercial and naval vessels as well as other leisure craft on your course and there is nearly always a race or regatta happening somewhere.

The Solent is ideal for novices.  The waters are protected by the Isle of Wight and harbours are no more than a few hours apart.

The Solent is also ideal for the more experienced.  There are plenty of challenges to provide interesting navigation and pilotage exercises and strong tidal streams to catch out the unwary.  The Solent is also an ideal departure point for cross-Channel passages.

You will visit some superb destinations on your course - lovely Lymington, the beautiful Beaulieu River, the UK’s sailing capital Cowes, Newtown Creek nature reserve or historic Portsmouth to name but a few.  Ashore you will find good food and drink in a fine selection of pubs and restaurants, when you are not taking your turn in the galley of course.

There is a wide range of sea schools in the Solent area offering the full range of RYA and MCA courses as well as cruising and race training.  Courses are available all year round and go ahead in almost all weathers in the protected waters. 

Simply follow the links below to find out about dates and prices and don’t forget to mention alphatozulu.com when booking.


1 to 1 Navigation 
www.1to1navigation.co.uk
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Ambition Sailing 
www.ambitionsailing.com
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation, Powerboat, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

British Offshore Sailing School
www.boss-sail.co.uk
Practical sailing courses, shorebased courses, STCW, cruising and racing

Broad Reach Sailing
www.broadreachsailing.com
RYA Navigation and Sail Cruising Courses

Chichester Maritime
www.cmonline.co.uk
RYA Navigation Courses online

Clipper Ventures 
www.clipper-training.com
RYA Navigation, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

Commodore Yachting
www.commodore-yachting.com
One of the leading providers of RYA practical and theory courses. Quality yachts and quality instruction.
RYA Navigation, Motor Cruising, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses.

Dragon Sailing School 
www.dragonsailingschool.co.uk
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Duck-2-Water 
www.duck-2-water.co.uk
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation, Personal Watercraft, Powerboat and Specialist Short Courses

Eastleigh College 
www.eastleigh.ac.uk
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Emsworth School of Navigation
www.emsnav.com
RYA shorebased courses

Fairview Sea School 
www.fairviewsailing.co.uk
RYA Sail Cruising Courses

Firstaway Tuition 
www.firstaway.co.uk
RYA Navigation, Powerboat, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

First Class Sailing
www.firstclasssailing.com
An RYA approved training centre, that others online, practical and Theory courses

Flying Fish
www.flyingfishonline.com
STCW 95 Courses

GFS Events
www.gfs-events.com
RYA Navigation and Sail Cruising Courses

Griffin Marine Services
www.griffmarineservices.co.uk
RYA Practical and Shorebased Training - Motor Cruising, Powerboats, Pwc, Navigation, VHF, Diesel Engine, Radar, First Aid, Sea Survival and more

Hamble School of Yachting 
www.hamble.co.uk
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation, Powerboat, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

Hayling Sea School
www.haylingseaschool.co.uk
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation, Powerboat, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

Hobo Yachting 
www.hoboyachting.co.uk
RYA Navigation, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

Hythe (Southampton) Sailing Club 
www.hythesailingclub.org.uk
RYA Navigation Courses

Island Charters
www.islandcharters.co.uk
RYA Sailing Courses as well as Cruising Charter and Yacht Racing

KTY Yachts 
www.ktyyachts.com
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Mendez Marine 
www.mendezmarine.co.uk
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation, Powerboat and Specialist Short Courses

Mike Reeder School of Seamanship
www.reederseamanship.com
Motor sea school

Mustang Sailing
www.mustangsailing.com
RYA Practical Sailing, Navigation and Specialist Short Courses as well as own boat tuition

OMT
www.omt-uk.com
Specialists in RYA shorebased and short courses as well as MCA professional training including STCW 95

Powersail Training
www.powersailtraining.co.uk
RYA recognised training centre

Reach 4 The Wind 
www.reach4thewind.co.uk
RYA Navigation, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

Red Ensign Maritime Training Solutions
www.redensigntraining.com
STCW 95 Courses

Royal Southampton Yacht Club 
www.rsyc.org.uk
RYA Navigation, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

RT Training 
www.marineradio.co.uk
RYA Specialist Short Courses

Sailing Logic 
www.sailinglogic.co.uk
RYA Navigation, Powerboat and Specialist Short Courses

Sealine Sea School 
www.sealine.com
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Solent Sail
www.solentsail.co.uk
RYA Navigation and Sail Cruising Courses

Solent Sailing School
www.solentsailingschool.co.uk
The leading provider of RYA practical and theory courses. Quality yachts and quality instruction. RYA Navigation, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses for 'the complete yachting experience'.

South Coast Sailing 
www.southcoastsailing.co.uk
RYA Sail Cruising Courses

Southampton Theory and Navigation School 
www.navi-gator.co.uk
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Southampton Water Activities Centre 
www.swac.co.uk
RYA Dinghy, Navigation, Powerboat and Specialist Short Courses

Southern Sailing School 
www.southern.co.uk
RYA Motor Cruising, Navigation, Sail Cruising and Specialist Short Courses

Stormforce Coaching 
www.stormforce.biz
RYA Dinghy, Motor Cruising, Navigation, Personal Watercraft, Powerboat, Sail Cruising, Windsurfing and Specialist Short Courses

The Boating Hub
www.theboatinghub.com
The Boating Hub is the first and only website to offer fast and easy access to comprehensive boating training courses online. We offer simple and fast access to comprehensive training course listings both in the UK and around the world.

UKSA
www.uksa.org
RYA Dinghy, Motor Cruising, Navigation, Powerboat, Sail Cruising and Windsurfing Courses
STCW 95 Courses

Universal Sailing School
www.universalsailingschool.co.uk
Universal Sailing School offers the full range of RYA Practical Yacht Courses and other activities designed to broaden and build experience

University of Southampton 
www.uniwatersports.co.uk
RYA Dinghy, Navigation, Powerboat, Windsurfing and Specialist Short Courses

Warsash Maritime Academy
www.warsashacademy.co.uk
STCW 95 Courses

Wavelength Sailing
www.wavelengthsailing.co.uk
RYA Navigation and Sail Cruising Courses

YachtCom 
www.yachtcom.co.uk
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

Youth Challenge Trust 
+44 (0)1202 814823
RYA Navigation and Specialist Short Courses

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