Whether you’re dipping your toe in the water for the first time, looking to hone your skills at an advanced level or even become a RYA powerboat instructor our range of powerboat courses have something for everyone. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 is the best all round RYA powerboat course for all entry levels.
For the more advanced or those wishing to embark on a career as a professional skipper or RYA instructor we also have a full range of courses to test you more.
Looking to become a professional skipper or challenge yourself by attaining the internationally respected Yachtmaster™ qualification. The Yachtmaster Academy is the perfect place to train.
New to motor cruising? There’s a range of RYA Motor Cruising Courses to suit everyone. From Helmsman for the compete beginner to Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper for the more adventurous or those looking to venture farther afield in their own boat or to charter up to 24m in the UK or abroad.
BARE BOAT RIB CHARTER
Why not charter a boat with us and develop your new boating skills on your own or on an assisted charter? New students that have completed a RYA Powerboat Level 2 course with us can book a bareboat charter and enjoy a 20% discount on published full day rates. All you need to undertake a bareboat charter or assisted charter is a valid RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate.
Would you like to perfect that through tide mooring or practice your man overboard techniques in your own craft? Our friendly, qualified and highly experienced instructors can support you, delivering standard courses or tailor made tuition in a familiar, practical and comfortable setting on your own boat.
About Ocean Sports Tuition
Ocean Sports Tuition is a specialist RYA training school that provides a complete range of RYA practical and theory courses, as well as boat charter to suit you. Our primary aim is to meet your individual needs, enabling you to develop the skills to realise your boating ambitions. We offer RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses and RYA Day Skipper training for first time boaters. For those aspiring to professional endorsements, we provide RYA Commercial Powerboat courses and RYA Powerboat Instructor qualifications. Our highly skilled and experienced instructors will help you develop your boating skills whatever your level, in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.
You’ll learn at a pace to suit you, benefiting from our purpose-built facilities in Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton. You will be guided by our team of RYA Instructors, who strive to give you the best experience possible. You can even train on your own boat – perfect for growing your skills in an existing or new vessel! Don’t forget, you can take advantage of our discounted rates for boat charter following your RYA Powerboat Level 2 course.
Not sure which course is best for you? No problem! Firstly, tell us your goals and level of experience and we’ll help you select the perfect solution for your needs.
For more information please contact us – we’d love to help!
RYA powerboat, charter company & Simrad ambassadors.Here are some photos of our boats, client boats and interesting stuff we discover on our travels.
Many thanks for a most enjoyable and interesting ‘Sea Survival’ course this last weekend; also for the warm welcome and hospitality shown to me by all at Ocean Sports. I feel that I have gained a great deal from this course, and especially by the superb way in which it was conducted by the tutor.
I intend taking my ‘advanced’ course in the near future – probably early next spring; Ocean will be my first choice for venue, and I will contact you to book nearer the time if this is okay.
Again, many thanks for an enjoyable course.
Mike Hall , Director
My husband and daughter just completed the powerboat level 2 course on July 16-17. They said it was a great course, good communications with Andy prior to the course beginning and excellent tuition on the day (thanks Jack) and would recommend to all. Time to buy a boat!
Just did the RYA Powerboat 2 course with Peter as the instructor. I would encourage anyone thinking of doing it to go for it. It's amazing how much you can pick up in two days and come away feeling much more confident in taking a boat out instead of not really knowing what you are doing.
Have just completed Powerboat Level 2, with my wife and a mate. Andy was very welcoming, everything well organised. Immaculate RIB supplied for the course. Our instructor Kerry Murray, was excellent. We all thoroughly enjoyed the two days and gained a great deal of new knowledge. I will happy recommend to anyone thinking about courses.
Just a quick thank you to you and your guys for the great weekend. Your guys Andy and Ramos did you proud and really made the weekend enjoyable, safe and eventful. Please thank them on our behalf.
The Berry Family
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