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.


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 up to 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 tidal 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.

Ocean Sports Tuition About Us

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!


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Powerboat Level 2: Coming Alongside Manoeuvre

In this video, Andy from Ocean Sports demonstrates the ‘Coming Alongside’ manoeuvre. He discusses the considerations that should be kept in mind when planning the manoeuvre, and important cues to help you safely execute the exercise. About Ocean Sports Ocean Sports Tuition offers both assisted and skippered boat charter for the experience of a lifetime chartering a…

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How Long Does a Powerboat Level 2 Certificate Last?

In this video, Andy at Ocean Sports explains how long an RYA PB2 certificate lasts, the validity period of an ICC, and offers recommendations on what to do if you’ve taken the course but are feeling out of practice. About Ocean Sports Ocean Sports Tuition offers both assisted and skippered boat charter for the experience of a…

Can I Drive a Jet Ski on my Powerboat ICC?

In this video, Andy from Ocean Sports addresses one of our most frequently asked questions regarding jet skis – ‘Can I drive a PWC with my Powerboat Level 2 ICC accreditation?’. To safely operate a PWC, you will need to complete our 1-day RYA PWC Proficiency course. About Ocean Sports Ocean Sports Tuition offers both…