Calshot Activities Centre


Professional tuition is increasingly seen as vital to safe powerboating and is essential if you are taking your boat abroad. In many countries the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is essential. Calshot has a range of fast planing craft available for all levels of the RYA scheme.

For corporate clients we are able to tailor courses and dates to individual requirements. Please contact us.

Adult courses

RYA Level Two National Powerboat Certificate (Planing)

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An intensive course which provides a thorough introduction to boat handling skills. The course uses planing craft, and covers launching and recovery, high and low speed handling skills and essential theory. Successful candidates can apply for the ICC (Power Coastal up to 10 M), ask for details when booking.

RYA Safety Boat course

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This course will introduce you to the techniques required to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing and windsurfing.Other topics will include towing, communication and rescuing other water users.

Candidates must hold a Powerboat Level Two Award. A First Aid qualification is strongly recommended


Courses for young people

RYA Level Two 12-16 year olds

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This intensive course follows the same syllabus as the adult course and aims to promote safe and responsible powerboat driving to young people. The course is ideal for those with access to a powerboat, youngsters interested in developing their marine skills and knowledge and for those working towards RYA Instructor awards. Youngsters will use both wheel and tiller steered boats during this course.

The RYA would not recommend under 16’s being left in charge of a powerboat without adult supervision. Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate endorsed as follows ‘The holder should only use powercraft under the supervision of a responsible adult’


RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

If you book one of our Powerboat Instructor courses at the same time you’ll receive a 5% discount off the combined price.

Prior to attending a Powerboat Instructors course all candidates must pass a skills assessment, run by a RYA Powerboat Trainer. Candidates for this course should already hold a Level Two Powerboat certificate. Full details of the assessment .

1330 - 1700   £60 Non residential
20 April Mon PINPE 1
5 October Mon PINPE 2

RYA Powerboat Instructor

0900 start on 1st day, finish 1700 on last day. Full timings on request.

This intensive course covers the teaching of Levels One and Two of the RYA Scheme and includes practical sessions afloat and teaching theory. Candidates must have the pre-requisites (including skills assessment) and experience as outlined in the RYA Powerboat Instructors Handbook G19.

£350 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals

Time: 0900 start on 1st day. 1700 finish on last day

Why not make your course residential?

Bed and breakfast and an evening meal - just £27.00 (single room £37.00), per person per night, when part of a course booking.  Check availability at the time of booking.

6 - 8 October Tue - Thur PINS 2

Private Tuition

Fast track your personal performance with private tuition

1 person    
1.5 hrs £80  
3 hrs £150  
6 hrs £260 (includes lunch)  
Additional person(s) 50% extra, for 3 or more enquire about our group rates  

See booking conditions for own boat/craft training


Private hire and corporate events

Whether you’re entertaining clients, looking for something different to do with the family or seeking to motivate your staff then we have the answer.

We are able to offer half or full day RIB experiences around the Solent. Using our 6.3 metre RIB, with a fully qualified driver you can navigate around one of the busiest and most diverse bodies of water in Britain.

For large groups we are able to charter additional craft as required.

Visits to a number of ports are possible, including those based on the Isle of Wight, it’s even possible to get a close up view of the Needles, one of the country’s most recognisable landmarks.

Contact us for full details and to discuss your requirements.


Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Spit, Fawley
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1BR
tel 023 8089 2077

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