Adult Courses

Adult Courses at Portsmouth Watersports Centre 

We have a wide range of watersports for anyone looking to try out a new sport or to progress on one of our courses.

Our fantastic staff will ensure you have a great experience no matter what session you choose to carry out. The facilities are situated in an amazing location and we aim to ensure that your experience is unforgettable, with top of the range equipment, highly qualified and skilled staff.  

We offer course's in Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, Stand up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking as well as tasters in any of the sports.  

As a centre we also offer shore based course's in Day Skipper Theory, Yacht Master Theory and First Aid. 

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Instructor Training

Portsmouth Watersports Centre are offering a wide range of instructor courses and training programmes. You can become a dinghy instructor, powerboat instructor or windsurfing instructor on our training programes.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Cruise our harbour in style. Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport sweeping the globe. SUP is great fun and can be as relaxed or competitive as you want it to be, with leisurely tours, races and even SUP surfing.

Stand up Paddle Boarding not only gets you outdoors in a great environment, but it’s also a surprisingly good workout and a great opportunity to increase core strength and fitness.

We’re sure to have a SUP course to suit you, check out the courses and see what we have to offer:  

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Kayaking

Immerse yourself in Langstone Harbour where we offer courses that allow you to learn more about kayaking and canoeing as well as the opportunity to participate in themed tours throughout the year.

Some of the tours we offer include wildlife and bird watching, Langstone maritime history, navigational planning and practice as well as general tours around the harbour.

As Langstone Harbour benefits from calm and steady waters your journey around the Harbour will always be safe. To thrilling competitive sprint racing, kayaking and canoeing is an inclusive activity suitable for all.

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Powerboating

Beginner and Experienced powerboaters can get involved with the powerboating courses we have available at the Watersports Centre.

We welcome all abilities and are keen to get you progressing out on the water.

Professional powerboating courses are essential if you wish to hire or take your own boat either in the UK or abroad, with a whole range of powerboats to practice your skills with, our centre is the perfect location to complete the course.

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Windsurfing

The South coast is the ideal location for windsurfing in the UK with varying conditions and amazing locations to access. At Portsmouth Watersports Centre we operate in the stunning Langstone Harbour which is a safe place for beginners and advanced windsurfers. They can also take advantage of the flat conditions that the harbour has to offer at low tide. 

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Dinghy Sailing

Our welcoming and enthuastic instructors are on hand to ease you into the world of sailing

Whether you are a beginner or a well seasoned sailor, we have a course for you.

We provide all of the equipment and clothing needed including, buoyancy aids, boats, warming changing facilities, free parking and wifi. All you need to bring with you is a change of clothes, a towel, and a pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet. 

All of the courses we provide are conveniently available over a weekend, six evening sessions or 4 over days.

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  • Instructor Training

    Instructor Training

    Want to become an RYA Dinghy Instructor or Powerboat Instructor? We have a range of courses available for you from our 6 week intensive programme through to our 15 week programme.

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Paddle boarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world. It is really accessible for all ages and abilities. It improves balance, strengthens you core and is an enjoyable way of getting out on the water.

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and explore Langstone Harbour. Learn new skills, spot the seals or play games with others.

  • Powerboating

    Powerboating

    We offer Powerboating from the RYA recognised programme in Level 1 through to safety boat. We are also happy to provide 1 on 1 tuition.

  • Windsurfing

    Windsurfing

    Windsurfing gives you a great feeling while you go fast along the surface of the water, also keeps you fit. The south coast is the ideal location for windsurfing in the UK, with southwesterly prevailing winds.

  • Dinghy Sailing

    Dinghy Sailing

    The sheltered area of Langstone Harbour is the ideal location for learning and recreational sailing. We have access any state of tide to the water meaning we can get out in all conditions.

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Business Hours

Opening Days:

  • Monday - Friday   08:30 - 19:30
  • Saturday - Sunday (March - October)   08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday (Nov - March)   9:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday (Nov - March)   CLOSED

About Us

Welcome to Portsmouth Watersports Centre. For over 45 years the centre has provided high quality experiences and instruction in a range of activities. Situated on the east side of Portsmouth in the picturesque Langstone Harbour with views over the South Downs.

Address

Eastern Road Portsmouth Hampshire PO3 5LY