Training and support

We share knowledge and support, as well as boats

It’s being confident and capable that makes getting out on the water fun and relaxing for both you and your crew.

Whether you are building on previous experience or getting afloat for the first time, club membership offers a flexible range of training options in a safe, yet challenging environment. We provide as much support as you need, be that on a private basis with an instructor or a small group setting joining one of our popular shared events.

Support options can be paid for in membership points (or £’s if you prefer), which allows you the flexibility to pick and choose the training you need in line with your boating plans through the year.

Private Training

Private training is all about tailoring the training around your previous experience and working on the individual strengths and weaknesses of you and/or your crew.

It’s a really efficient way to train, with the added bonus that you pick the dates and can bring family and friends to crew at no extra cost.

Popular choices include RYA courses and key skill days.

GROUP Training

Our range of shared training options all benefit from experienced instructors and low student ratios.

It’s a cost effective way to upskill and build further experience, or simply enjoy getting afloat in a sociable learning environment.

Our shared training options include both RYA courses and key skill days.


Example support and training options

New (or rusty) day skipper?

You’ve got the underlying experience, but perhaps you want to freshen up a few skills before heading afloat as skipper?

✔  Start with 2 days of 1:1 key skill training

✔  8 days skippering with family & friends

✔  3 event days to try new things

Recommended spend: £555/month

New to boating and/or want to gain RYA qualifications?

If you’re heading afloat for the first time, or want to formalise previous experience, then an RYA course is the way to get started.

✔  2 days of 1:1 experience building

✔  Shared 2:1 RYA day skipper course

✔  8 days skippering with family & friends

✔  3 event days to keep learning

Recommended spend: £695/month

The on-hand support and mentoring, not just for me but the whole family, has made the biggest difference to our enjoyment of sailing.


Mark, member since 2012

Skippering boats is a journey, not just a destination

WHY TRAIN with pure latitude BOAT CLUB ?

Learning about boating never ends. The same could be said for any discipline, but when it comes to boating, experience is everything.

The formal RYA syllabus ensures you have the range of knowledge needed at each level, but it’s having a way to practice, test and develop your skills during a regular day on the water that turns knowledge into expertise.

We provide the environment for members to spend whatever time they need skippering, be that on their own, on a 1:1 basis with an instructor or in a small group setting joining one of our popular events. In all cases, they focus on the specific things that matter to them.

We developed our boat share club to make bespoke learning accessible, hassle-free and affordable, and across a unique mix of sail and power boats.

Our most popular RYA courses

RYA Day Skipper

RYA day skipper practical courses for sailing yachts or motor boats equip you with the skills to skipper a boat in familiar waters by day and charter vessels in the UK or abroad.

RYA Coastal Skipper

The 5-day RYA coastal skipper practical course teaches more advanced techniques to prepare you for longer and more challenging coastal and overnight passages.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This 2-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

RYA Sailing Courses on the Solent (Hamble)

Why train with Pure Latitude ?

Pure Latitude is not just a sailing school. We deliver high quality RYA sailing courses on our immaculate fleet of club boats – with a focus on bespoke support and development.

Our RYA sailing courses are tailored to your needs. Low instructor – student ratios ensure a high quality learning experience focused on your specific strengths and weaknesses. Every hour spent onboard is more productive when learning in this way. Feel free to bring family and friends at no extra cost.

Our base in Hamble is at the heart of the UK’s boating scene and offers immediate access to the Solent. Situated between Southampton and Portsmouth, getting here is a breeze by road or rail. The Solent, with a wonderful selection of harbours and pretty bays, is beautiful and varied but also demanding, with challenging winds, complex tides and busy waterways. RYA Day Skipper Courses completed in the Solent are held in high regard worldwide – it’s often said if you can sail in the Solent you can sail anywhere.

We had a brilliant few days sailing with Roland this week. He is an excellent instructor, calm and patient at all times, I don’t think there was a moment during the course that he wasn’t teaching us something! We appreciate we are ‘slow learners’ but both his and the approach of other instructors is gradually giving us the confidence we are lacking. Please pass on our thanks

Stewart G., member since 2018

Want to know more?

Book a visit to view our fleet and discuss how we’d help support your journey as a skipper.