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The Solent Watersports Centre offers courses for a range of different skills levels, training students from their very first time on the water right through to earning their instructor-level qualifications. Many of our courses are Royal Yachting Association (RYA)- or British Canoeing (BCU)-approved.

Follow the links below for course details, supporting documents and booking information.

Courses marked with a * are open to the general public. Those without are only open to University staff and students.


The Solent Watersports Centre offers a range of BCU approved kayaking courses. Course costs include equipment hire and course materials.

Personal watercraft

These RYA approved personal watercraft courses will get you up to speed and out on the water in no time.


Explore our range of RYA-approved powerboating courses and begin to progress towards your instructor qualification.


Learn to to sail right here at the Solent Watersports Centre. Learn essential skills for the first time, brush up on the basics or progress onto an instructor level qualification.


These shore-based courses will help equip you with a range of essential navigation, communication and seamanship skills.

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