Active NAtion


No matter what your age, we can get you afloat and enjoying being on the water quickly. Whether you are looking to 'Discover' life afloat or want to hire a boat elsewhere, our activities will work for you. 

Start your sailing adventure on one of our RYA Start Sailing Level 1 courses, this will raise your awareness of sailing and start to teach you the basic controls of the boat.

We are a RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Centre which means you're guaranteed top class tuition, always in the safest of hands and using kit and equipment tailored to you.

Adult Start Sailing

Learning via the National Sailing Scheme Pathway at SWAC is the quickest and easiest way to learn and improve.

Progress your sailing

RYA Advanced Sailing Modules help you sail better, faster and in a variety of different boats.

Get Foiling

The concept of foiling might still be a magical and unbelievable concept, but the reality is that this once niche concept is spreading with great enthusiasm and excitement.

Youth Sailing

We're famous for our Youth Sailing and give young people the opportunity to try out sailing and windsurfing in a safe, structured and fun environment. 

Personal Tuition

Our popular Private Tuition allow sailors to work on tailored skills and techniques with one of our expert instructors.

Opening Times

Summer Opening (April-September)

Monday - Thursday: 08.30 – 21.00

Friday - Sunday: 08:30-17:00

Winter Opening (Oct - March)

Wednesday – Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00


Sales Team

Our friendly sales advisors are contactable 09.00 - 18.30 Monday-Friday and 09.00 - 17.30 on Saturdays, all year round.


Southampton Water Activity Centre,
Longbridge Industrial Estate, Floating Bridge Rd, Southampton SO14 3FL