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South Coast UK Training Centre

Introduction

Seafarer Training UK offers the full range of RYA courses, including the most popular Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses as well as more advanced training from Coastal Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore level.

Our training centre gives the opportunity for tidal practice weekends as well as mile building trips. For those who are nervous, or looking for a refresher before their upcoming holiday, our bespoke weekend courses are ideal to brush off the cobwebs and get back into the swing of things.

The Solent represents the ideal training ground for sailors of all levels. It’s protected waters enable sailing in most conditions plus a great range of destinations to sail to, from the Isle of Wight to attractive harbours like Poole and Weymouth to the West, or Chichester and Portsmouth harbour to the East.

Benefit from our lower student to instructor ratio – many of our courses run with 3 or 4 students to 1, giving our instructor the chance to focus on the specific skills that you need.

RYA Courses

5 day courses from £750pp

RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper & Specialised Courses

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Courses

Click below for more information on our most popular courses. For information on the full range of RYA courses on offer, please click here

2024 Course Prices & Dates

5 Day trips are ideal for Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses, weekends are great for refreshers, tidal experience courses and ICC preparation and assessments.
DateCourses (see below)Durationprice per person*single supp/3:1Course startsNote
23-24 MarchRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days/ 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
29 March - 2nd AprilCC, DS, ICC prep & assessment5 days / 5 nights£795£150Thursday @ 20:00Easter long weekend
06-07 AprilRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
08-12 AprilCC,DS, ICC prep & assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:30
13-14 AprilRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days/ 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00
20-21 AprilRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days/ 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
22-26 AprilCC, DS, ICC prep & assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:30
27-28 AprilRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days/ 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
04-05 MayRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
06-10 MayCC,DS, ICC prep & assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @08:00
13-17 MayCC, DS, ICC prep & assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @08:00
18-19 MayRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days/ 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
20-24 MayCC, DS, ICC prep & assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @08:00
25-27 MayRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment3 days / 3 nights£445£120Friday @ 20:00Sunny bank holiday weekend
1 - 2 JuneRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80.00Friday @ 20:00weekend
3 - 7 JuneCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days /4nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
8 - 9 JuneRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @20:00Weekend
10 - 14 JuneCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
15 - 16 JuneRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
17 - 21 JuneCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
22 - 23 JuneRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @20:00Weekend
24 - 28 JuneCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
29 - 30 JuneRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Fiday @ 20:00Weekend
1 - 5 JulyCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08;00
6 - 7 JulyRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
8 - 12 JulyCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
13 - 14 JulyRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days, 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 08:00Weekend
15 - 19 JulyCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 day / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
20 - 21 JulyRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 08:00Weekend
22 - 26 JulyCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
27 - 28 JulyRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
29 July - 2 AugustCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
3 - 4 AugustRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
5 - 9 AugustCC, CS, Mile builder5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
10 - 11 AugustRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
12 - 16 AugustCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
17 - 18 AugustRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
19 - 23 AugustCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
24 - 26 AugustRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment3 days / 3 nights£499£115Friday @ 20:00Extra sunny Bank Holiday Weekend
31 Aug - 1 SeptRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @20;00Weekend
2 - 6 SeptemberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
7 - 8 SeptemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
9 - 13 SeptemberCC,DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750.00£150Monday @ 08:00
14 - 15 SeptemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 2:00Weekend
16 - 20 SeptemberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
21 - 22 SeptemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
23 - 27 SeptemberCC, DS, ICC and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
28 - 29 SeptemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
30 Sept - 4 OctoberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
5 - 6 OctoberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @20:00Weekend
7 - 11 OctoberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
12 - 13 OctoberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
14 - 18 OctoberCC, CS5 days / 4nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00Coastal Skipper
19 - 20 OctoberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
21 - 25 OctoberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
26 - 27 OctoberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
28 Oct - 1 NovCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
4 - 8 NovemberCC, CS5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00coastal skipper
9 - 10 NovemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
11 - 15 NovemberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00
16 - 17 NovemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
2nd - 6th DecemberYachtmaster prep and exam5 days /4 nights£995Monday @8:00 amexcludes examination fee
9 - 13 DecemberCC, CS5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00Coastal Skipper
14 - 15 DecemberRusty Skipper, ICC prep & assessment2 days / 2 nights£350£80Friday @ 20:00Weekend
16 - 20 DecemberCC, DS, ICC prep and assessment5 days / 4 nights£750£150Monday @ 08:00

Courses

CC – Competent Crew
DS – Day Skipper
CS – Coastal skipper
Rusty Skipper – Non RYA, ideal pre-flotilla training (mooring, sail trim, navigation, etc)
ICC – International Certificate of Competence
Milebuilder – Non RYA, fill your logbook with longer passages
Yachtmaster Prep & Exam – Professional level course preapration and examination

Notes

*Based on 2 people sharing a cabin
**Optional – choose this to guarantee a cabin to yourself
***Milebuilder courses start on a Friday evening

What's included

  • Friendly, fun and safe instruction from RYA qualified instructors
  • Operating costs of the yacht (fuel, water, gas)
  • Provisioning for full board – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, tea & coffee
  • Safety Equipment
  • Wet weather gear (excluding footwear)
  • All relevant course reference material
  • Course completion certification

Extras

  • Mooring fees outside of our home port – approximately £40 per person per 5 day course, payable locally.
  • A 10% multiple course discount applies when 2 or more courses are booked for an individual at the same time.
  • £50 discount when you buy an online Navathome Theory Course
  • En-suite cabin supplement – £200 per 5 day course / £100 per 2 day course

Recommended Pre-course Material

Cruising Scheme Logbook G158 – Whilst we try to have these available for purchase in resort, we recommend that you purchase these prior to your course. You can purchase these from the RYA online shop.
Competent Crew Skills CCPCN – For those taking the Competent Crew Course
Day Skipper Practical Course Notes – For those taking the Day Skipper Practical Course

Exploring the Solent

Typical Day

On arriving at our base, you will be greeted by your instructor and shown to your yacht. There you will be given an essential safety brief and then free to relax for the night or mix with other guests. Our courses start on the following morning and run for 2, 5 or 7 days until mid-afternoon on the final day.

Full board is included (apart from the first night if joining the evening before your course starts) giving you the time to focus on learning and having fun. Sailing is a social sport, and an RYA sailing course can be a perfect way to make new friends. Our RYA instructors have been chosen for their friendly approach as well as their expertise. The time you spend with us is as much about fun as it is a learning experience.

Weekend Trips

Embarking Friday evening from 6pm or by 8:30Am Saturday morning our weekend tuition includes refresher courses, tidal conversions, taster cruises and the RYA Start Yachting. We will tend to sail locally, visiting the Isle of Wight, and the pretty harbours and towns within the Solent. Disembarkation is typically by around 4pm on Sunday afternoon.

Milebuilder Trips

Embarking Friday evening at 6pm for a weekend of Milebuilding. Destinations can include Weymouth, Brighton, or across the English Channel to France by previous arrangement. These trips are designed for those who want to put some serious miles under their belts, with night sailing and watch systems in place, often including 12+ hour passages. Disembarkation is typically by around 4pm on Sunday afternoon.

Week Day Tuition

Our 5-day sailing courses are tailored to specific types of training. For Competent Crew and Day Skipper, the Solent is the perfect location for training, offering everything needed to meet the course requirements. For milebuilder trips, longer passages are required and can include coastal trips to Weymouth or cross-channel, subject to prior agreement.

Private Tuition

Ideal for groups or for those who wish to ensure a bespoke program fully tailored to your needs. Depending on your previous experience, you can undertake any RYA courses or concentrate on any area identified as your training needs.

PeriodPrice
Weekend ( Friday night start)£1195
5 days£2895
7 days£3995

Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore Preparation & Examination

These courses are designed for those who are taking their RYA qualifications to a professional level. Prospective candidates must prove their pre-course experience which must include at least 800 miles, 30 days at sea, 12 night hours and evidence of theoretical knowledge up to Yachtmaster Coastal level. If you are short by a few miles or need some night sailing, then a mile builder may be required prior to acceptance for the course. A yachtmaster Prep week normally consists of 3 days of intensive preparation (skills and drills, theory knowledge refresh) followed by an examination by an external RYA Yachtmaster Examiner.

Transfers & Location

Parking is available at our base if you are driving, or it is a relatively short cab ride from either Southampton  station or the airport.

Parking is secure in the berth-holders and visitors area which is on the right hand side as you enter the marina (opposite Force 4 chandlery).

Our Tuition Yachts

Our fully coded RYA Training Yacht on the south coast is a Bavaria 39 “Pandora”. With 3 double cabins (one en-suite) this is a popular sized charter yacht. Perfect for learning if you intend to charter in the Mediterranean.

With modern navigation equipment and home comforts. As well as all the safety equipment required to make your course safe, secure and relaxing.

Yacht Inventory

  • Furling genoa
  • in-mast furling mainsail
  • Storm jib
  • Self-tailing winches
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Cruising chute
  • Slim line inflatable life jackets
  • Fixed DSC VHF radio + handheld VHF radio
  • Emergency VHF aerial
  • Jack Stays
  • Life Raft
  • 2 x Lifebuoy (with lights), Danbuoy and throwing line
  • Emergency tiller
  • Gas detector in saloon
  • Smoke detectors
  • Wheel steering
  • Sprayhood
  • Wind, speed & depth instruments
  • Electric windlass, bow anchor and chain
  • Mooring warps, spare warps
  • Kedge anchor & chain
  • Dinghy
  • Cockpit shower
  • Brush and boat hook
  • GPS Chartplotter
  • Local area charts
  • Pilot book / Cruising guide, logbook
  • Reeds almanac
  • Dividers, plotter, hand bearing compass
  • Binoculars
  • Pencils, rubber, sharpener, notepad
  • Plates, side plates, bowls and cutlery
  • Saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils
  • Tea towels, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, bin bags
  • Glasses, mugs, cafetiere, corkscrew
  • Electric kettle and toaster
  • Wet weather gear available on request.
  • Heater

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