Portsmouth Watersports Centre

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Portsmouth Watersports Centre is based in the stunning Langstone Harbour with views of the South Down on the eastern side of the island.

The Unique facilities host a wide range of land and water based activities such as Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand up Paddle boarding, Powerboating, Climbing, Archery, High ropes and much more.

The Harbour offers an amazing variety of wildlife from rare birds to a large friendly colony of local seals.

We can facilitate School groups to small parties here at the centre with indoor areas to relax and take in the views across the habour.

There is a 20 station Expression gym on site available to use with stunning views looking out over the harbour while you workout.

Our staff are very welcoming and highly qualified and experienced all with a passion for the sports that they teach and will ensure your visit here will be one to remember.

Dinghy Instructor Course 

Are you 16 or older and a sailing club member that is volunteering at your club on a regular basis with your RYA First Aid and RYA Powerboat Level 2 Qualification? Well we are running a course for you from the 23rd to 27th October which is Free through the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

To be eligible for the course you must NOT accept paid employment for the year after your course and you will need a letter of support from either your club commodore or your training principal. You will also have to submit the number of people you instruct to the foundation for the next 2 years.  

We will be running a Pre Assessment on the 15th October which you will need to attend as well as completing your Safe and Fun course before the course starts through us for £15.

If you do not have the prerequisites that you need to do the course then we can provide these for you at a discounted rate on certain weekends.

If interested please click on the button below and email a member of our team who will send you all the relevant paperwork that you need to complete before being accepted onto the course.   




Instructor training programme 

We are running an instructor training programme this year starting on the 1st November for 2 days a week through to March (depending on conditions) 

The qualifications that you will gain are as follows: 

RYA Levels 1, 2, 3 

RYA Seamanship 

RYA Powerboat Level 2 

RYA First Aid 

RYA Short Reange Certificate (VHF)


RYA Dinghy Instructor Course 

The course that is starting in November will also have a bolt on which can be completed, this year it is windsurfing, and the qualifications you will gain are: 

RYA Start Windsurfing 

RYA Intermediate Non-Planing 

RYA Beach Start Clinic

RYA Non-Planing Carve Gybe Clinic

Pre - assessment

RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor 


Team 15 October half term Training camp

This october we are running a Team 15 training camp run by our very own racing expert and team 15 coach Lewis.

This week will involve windsurf and race training over 5 days. Throughout the week there will be multiple in-house races so the participants get an experience of what racing will be like with all the rules and regulations implemented. All abilities welcome

Monday to Friday 09:30 -17:00

Price - £200 (Normal price £276)

Call to book today on 023 9266 3873








SUP Yoga @ PWC

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Emma from Ocean Flow Fitness to start running SUP Yoga sessions.

2 class times are on offer for the autumn half term: 7:15-8:30 am, or 9:30-10:45 am. Cost will be £15 per session from the 29th and this first term will be 4 weeks long.

Don't worry the waters still at a good temperature and in the case of the conditions being impossible for a water based practice we're gonna take the class into the fantastic harbour view room at the centre to do a balance and core yoga class. However we are located at the top end of the harbour and we are very fortunate to be sheltered from most conditions.

No experience necessary, you just need to be a competent swimmer, be a nature lover and have a good sense of humour 😉

For more info or to make a booking please contact Emma @oceanflowfitness - oceanflowfitness@gmail.com




Contact us today on: 023 9266 3873

Contact Us

Business Hours

Opening Days:

  • Monday - Friday   08:30 - 19:30
  • Saturday - Sunday (March - October)   08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday (Nov - March)   9:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday (Nov - March)   CLOSED

About Us

Welcome to Portsmouth Watersports Centre. For over 45 years the centre has provided high quality experiences and instruction in a range of activities. Situated on the east side of Portsmouth in the picturesque Langstone Harbour with views over the South Downs.


Eastern Road Portsmouth Hampshire PO3 5LY