Stormforce Coaching is based in the UK, although we also operate overseas. For more information about our bases, please see the our centres page. For directions to our UK centre, read on...
Shamrock Quay - Head Office & Training Centre
DIRECTIONS TO SHAMROCK QUAY
If arriving at Southampton Central Station, we are a short taxi ride (2.5 miles) away.
Southampton Parkway Airport- If arriving via Southampton Airport, we are a short taxi ride (3 miles) away.
London Airports - If arriving via Gatwick or Heathrow Airport and you want to pre-book a taxi, call “Airport Specialists” on 0044 1730231479; a return taxi is just over £160 (less than half the price of the airport based firms).
By Isle of Wight Ferry
If arriving via the Southampton Red Funnel terminal we are a short taxi ride (1.3 miles) away.
Follow the lateral marks up Southampton Water to Dock Head, leave Dock Head to port as you enter the River Itchen, pass Ocean Village on your port side, go under the Itchen Bridge (24m MHWS) and continue to follow the channel. You will pass on your port side a public slipway, Itchen Marina, a fuel barge and Ocean Quay. Shamrock Quay is the next marina on your port side, please call them on 02380 229461 or VHF channel 80 to arrange visitors' berthing.
M27 Eastbound – exit Junction 3 onto the M271. Follow signs to the ‘Waterfront’. When you reach the traffic lights at Ocean Village, carry straight on and follow the road around until you come to a roundabout. Turn right and about 0.5 miles later you will pass Southampton Football Club (on your left). Bear right at the next roundabout and after a further 0.5 miles by Browns pub you will see a signpost for Shamrock Quay. Turn right into William St and the marina is 200 yards along on the right-hand side. On entering the Quay drive straight past the chandlery and the car park on your left. 100 yards later Stormforce Coaching will be on your left straight opposite a second car park.
M27 Westbound – exit Junction 7 onto the A334. Follow the signs to Southampton city centre. Turn left into Prince’s Street at the traffic lights after the bridge over the River Itchen. Continue along this road for about 0.5 miles and opposite Browns pub you will see a signpost for Shamrock Quay. Turn left and the marina is 200 yards along on the right-hand side. On entering the Quay drive straight past the chandler and the car park on your left. 100 yards later Stormforce Coaching will be on your left straight opposite a second car park.
M3 Southbound – exit Junction 14 onto the A33. Follow the signs to the ‘Docks’ and ‘Old Waterfront’ and then as above
There is plenty of free parking available on site, subject to conditions
Stormforce Shamrock Quay
Our head office and main training centre is located in Shamrock Quay, Southampton. From here you can attend a full range of Yachting, Motor Cruising, Powerboat, Personal Watercraft, Keelboat, and Shorebased Courses.
The head office also acts as the booking/coordination centre for our Caribbean operations.
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