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The watersports club is available to all students and staff at Southampton Solent University and Warsash Maritime Academy, and is now also open to friends and family (over 14s only). The club offers sessions in dinghy and keelboat sailing, powerboating, and kayaking.


Yearly membership is £30 for students and staff and £60 for friends and family. You then pay as you go for each session you book on to:

  • Sailing: £5 per half day session
  • Powerboating: £10 per session
  • Kayaking: £2 per session

Managed sessions

Managed sessions in keelboat, powerboat and kayaking are run by our staff and are suitable for all abilities. The sessions are available during term-time only on Wednesdays, with weekend availability. We can accommodate five people per session. Booking is required. 

Independent sessions

These sessions are for qualified members only. Sailing and kayaking are available any time the centre is open, and the boats are available.

To take a keelboat you must hold an RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate, or have proven experience shown by an informal assessment.

Kayaking is available for groups of at least four, where one person must have their foundation safety and rescue training qualification and at least half the group must hold BCU 2 star.

We are also able to offer the Aspire yachts for weekend hire to club members for £10 per person per day. To take a dinghy out you must provide your own safety boat drive, and at least one person must hold a Level 2 dinghy sailing certificate.




Personal watercraft



Contact us

For more information on the watersports club or to book a session:

Telephone: 023 8201 4298 

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