RYA Courses, RYA Training Centre, Solent Sailing School

Next RYA Courses

Comp Crew: 10 to 14 July
Day Skipper: 10 to 14 July
Coastal Skipper: 28 Aug-1 Sept
YM Coastal: 28 Aug-1 Sept
YM Offshore: 28 Aug-1 Sept
Try Yachting: Wed 12 July
Boat Handling: Thur 10 Aug
Sail Handling: Wed 12 July


RYA Courses

Start Yachting Course

A two day introductory course to sailing for complete beginners, book your own cabin.


Start Yachting

Competent Crew

Introducing the complete beginner to cruising.  Teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship


Competent Crew

Day Skipper

RYA certified course everything you will need to know to take charge of a yacht safely and confidently.


Day Skipper

Yachtmaster Scheme

Preparing for the Yachtmaster Exam. Join our 5 Day course to give you the best opportunity of passing.



Our Training Yachts

We use modern, well equipped and exactly maintained yachts as our training vessels


Training Yachts

Other Training

We run a number of other courses, including Mile Building, Flotilla Training & Own Boat Tuition


Sailing Courses

Own Cabin Options

Don’t like the idea of sharing a cabin, our courses provide you your own sleeping space.


Own Cabin Option

RYA Course Fees

Start Yachting

2 Day Saturday / Sunday £385 own / £270 share

Competent Crew / Day Skipper

5 Day Monday – Friday £630 Own / £440 Share
5 Day Saturday – Wednesday £699 Own / £490 Share
2 + 3 Day (Sat / Sun) & (Fri – Sun) £855 Own / £600 Share

Coastal Skipper

5 Day Saturday – Wednesday £699 Own / £490 Share

Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Prep + Exam

5 Day Saturday – Wednesday £745 Own Cab + Exam Fees

Click Here For Our Course Dates & Prices

Our Course Prices Include…..

  • All Berthing Fees
  • Own sleeping area onboard NO sharing a cabin with a stranger
  • Breakfasts, Lunches plus 1 Evening Meal
  • Fuel and Gas
  • Certificates

Where We Stand Out…..

  • Superb Dufour 36 & Oceanis 37 foot yacht to learn on
  • Highly experienced Yachtmaster Instructors
  • Maximum 4 persons per course, Normally 3
  • Raymarine Chart plotters in cockpit

Other Courses We Run…..

Click Here For The Latest Special Offers

Based in Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble, near Southampton in Hampshire, we are a fully recognised RYA Yacht Sail Training Centre offering the complete range of RYA Yacht Sailing Practical Courses within the Solent:

Not sure which RYA course is right for you? Let us help…….”