RYA Adult Sailing Courses

Our welcoming instructors are on hand to ease you into the world of sailing! Whether you are a beginner or a well seasoned sailor, we have a course for you. We provide all of the equipment and clothing needed including; buoyancy aids, boats and instructors! All you need to bring with you is a change of clothing, a towel, and shoes you don’t mind getting wet!  All of the courses we provide are conveniently available over a weekend period.

RYA Courses

This course is designed to teach you the very basics of sailing, a great way to get out in a boat to see if you enjoy the sport or to start you journey to became a great sailor. You will learn how to sail across the wind tacking and gybing which will then lead on to some upwind and down wind sailing techniques. 


  • 2 days 


  • RYA Level 1 Start Sailing 

Whats Included 

  • Highly Experianced Instructor
  • All Equiment
  • Certification

If you’ve learnt the ropes of sailing and want to go further, this course is an excellent opportunity to progress in the sport. Our passionate instructors will help you build on what you already know, learn more techniques and gain confidence in stronger winds. A step up from RYA Level 1 you will get; rigging, launching, and sailing in all directions with the guidance of our instructors. We can’t wait to see you become a fantastic sailor!

The RYA Level 3 is designed to help you improve performance and make an easier transition between RYA Level 2 and our improver courses. This course is an excellent opportunity for you to practice, improve, and ultimately become a more confident sailor. Our experienced instructors will introduce you to: faster tracking, gybing, rigging, and boat turning as well as tasters of advanced modules.

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Times and Prices

2 day weekend


£186 per person

Sailing Taster

tuesday evenings


£20 per person

Contact us today on: 023 9266 3873

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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 watersports. Find out more about all of the fantastic activities we offer on our website or for more information, please get in touch.


Eastern Road,Portsmouth,Hampshire,PO3 5LY,