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Our powerboat training falls into three disciplines; open powerboats (up to 10m), motor cruisers (over 10m) and personal watercraft (Jet Skis). We run the full range of RYA courses in each discipline. We also offer a range of BWS Ski Boat Driver and BSAC dive boat operator courses.

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dinghy sailing


Our RYA sailing courses fall into two disciplines - keelboating and sail cruising. Yacht sailing can be inshore, offshore or trans ocean. Bareboat and skippered charter are available. We also compete in a large number of International yacht racing events on both sides of the Atlantic.

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We offer a wide range of support courses in First Aid, safety, communications, boat care, navigation and meteorology. A lot of courses lead to world recognised RYA, STCW or HSE qualifications, others are Stormforce specific courses such as 12-volt electric or Weather for Yachtsmen.

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Instructor Training for PWC (JetSki), Power, Motor, and Sail Cruising both Yacht and Keelboat


How do you fancy teaching boating to others. We train hundreds of sailing and powerboat instructors every year across all disciples. Join a short instructor course or a fast-track instructor programme.

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Become a Yacht Skipper


A range of modular training courses to allow sailors and power boaters to fast track their way into our industry. These courses work because they consolidate all of the necessary training into a short time period and we run with a low ratio of students to instructor.

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Superyacht at Sea


Thousands of new crew are attracted by the sunshine, high salaries and global travel of the super yacht industry. If this appeals to you then there is no question that you need the right training on your CV before anyone will even consider you.

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  • We have a new addition coming to our yacht fleet this December - a Sun Odyssey 38!

  • This year's RORC Fastnet Race got off to an unusually light start, if you went to see the race starts or watched the live stream on the internet, you were probably privy to the spectacular view of hundreds and hundreds of yachts bobbing around in the middle of the Solent!

    Our Principal, Doug has written this piece on what to expect when racing in light winds and how to make the best boat speed with what you've got.

  • The RORC Fastnet Race 2015 got underway on the 16th of August, we'll be posting the daily blogs that come in from each of our yachts. This is Palpatine's blog, also read updates from Juno IV and Dusty P.

  • The RORC Fastnet Race 2015 got underway on the 16th of August, we'll be posting the daily blogs that come in from each of our yachts. This is Dusty P's blog, also read updates from Palpatine and Juno IV.



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Shamrock Quay Marina, William Street, Southampton, Hants, SO14 5QL, UK

Telephone: 02380 231 122
E-mail: coaching@stormforce.biz