Own Boat Tuition


Hi, I am Jake – Chief Instructor here at Trafalgar Training. When I walk the docks I am often asked tons of questions about boating, “How do you get into a mooring with the tide and wind behind you…How do I get into Bembridge…I think my boat needs a service …I want to teach my wife…how would you trim for waves?” All these questions are part and parcel of driving a boat and so we thought people may find it useful to have some own boat tuition sessions.

Own boat tuition sessions are perfect for:

  • Families who would love to have everyone learn at the same time
  • Boat owners who want to learn on their Own boat
  • Those with access to a boat who want to explore more and go further afield
  • Recent owners who want to extend their skills
  • The owner who wants to ensure they are keeping their boat in tip top condition
  • A long standing owner who has “forgotten how to…”

The sessions are delivered by one of our professional RYA Advanced skippers or instructors.

Cruising destinations – you tell us where you’d like to visit and we’ll guide you through how to get there, moor up and return.

Boat Management – more confident boat handling makes boating more fun and gives you the confidence to go into different places.

Safety and crew management – practical safety training and tips.

Rules of the sea – are you a good seaman? We can cover navigation, the VHF radio and what to do in a collision.

BUT you tell us what you want and we will shape our tuition accordingly.


Own Boat Tuition

Get to grips with the handling characteristics of your boat. 

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Enjoy one on one tuition.

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Learn with friends & family.

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You have full control of content and pace. 

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Why choose Trafalgar for your training journey?

  • Full use of brand new Musto offshore sailing clothing. 
  • Full use of brand new Spinlock lifejackets. 
  • Luxury on-site showers
  • On-site Beach Hut Café 
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free parking
  • Central location off M27
  • Great views of Portsmouth Harbours and its heritage sites
  • On completion of your course, enjoy exclusive Trafalgar discounts on Musto Clothing and Spinlock Safety Equipment. 
“Yesterday will go down as one I remember for a long time, as I now feel ready to go solo, thanks to your excellent instruction and the luck imbued on me by that disgusting seagull.”

Martin Ireland

Trafalgar Group
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