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Ocean Youth Trust South

Ocean Youth Trust South is a sail training charity offering adventure under sail to young people aged 12-25 from the widest possible range of backgrounds.

Poole Bay Small Boat Angling Club

We are a small club established to promote safety at sea and small boat angling. We have in excess of 150 members with over 90 boats.

Westbere Sailing Opportunities (WSO)

Westbere Sailing Opportunities (WSO) is a registered charity that was founded by David James MBE in 2000, with the sole purpose of giving an experience of sailing to people of all ages with disabilities.

Worthing Yacht Club

Welcome to the Worthing Yacht Club Web site. We'll be keeping it updated with lots of information for members and anyone else who wants to find out more about our activities


Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Formed in 1997, the CRRU is a small non-profit research organisation based in northeast Scotland working for the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Scottish waters through scientific investigation, environmental education and the provision of a 24 hour veterinary service for sick, injured and stranded individuals. The charity currently has projects in Scotland, Gibraltar and Thailand, with studies aiming to increase our present knowledge of these enigmatic marine mammals to provide robust scientific data for the adoption of management measures and effective conservation strategies for their future protection.

Cruising Association

Currently the CA has 16 UK sections, from Essex to the Highlands, and Baltic and Mediterranean sections. It organises an extensive programme of lectures, courses and social events primarily during the winter months and rallies in the summer months and publishes an almanac and cruising guides.

Cruising Association of Ireland

The Cruising Association of Ireland - A merry band of sailors with the common interest of cruising. All bound together with a love of the water, memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

Inland Waterways Association

Campaigning for the restoration, use, maintenance, and development of Britain's inland waterways.

Maritime Volunteer Service

The Maritime Volunteer Service is a recognised national maritime training organisation and a UK registered charity with more than 25 units around the country providing training to nationally and internationally recognised standards, serving local communities especially in times of need or emergency and taking part in resilience exercises ashore and afloat.

Royal Yachting Association

The RYA is the UK’s national association for all forms of recreational and competitive boating, representing sailing, motor cruising, sports boats, windsurfing, inland boating, powerboat racing and personal watercraft.


duck-2-water Training

duck-2-water is a RYA Training centre based in the Southampton and Solent Area. Running frequent SRC VHF/DSC Radio courses all year round both at weekends and during the week.

Dun Laoghaire Powerboat School

Dun Laoghaire Powerboat school is situated in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with it's large area of sheltered water which is ideal for year round boat training.

Personal Watercraft Partnership

The PWP has been set-up to represent the PWC industry and to provide information and resources to authorities, harbours etc to help them assess potential issues (safety, environment, noise etc) with the use of PWCs in their area and provide tools and information to help manage their use.

RT Training

Operating Marine Transmitters requires an appropriate Radio Operator's certificate. Contact RT Training for Radio Training on ICOM equipment.

Seavoice Training

Seavoice Training is an accredited Royal Yachting Association (RYA) approved training centre based in the North West of England, headed up by principal trainer Paul Harrison. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in Search & Rescue operations and Distress, Urgency and Safety communications.

Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is a centre for the sport of sailing on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, on the south coast of England, United Kingdom.

Local, national and international sailing events have been held at the site since it was opened in 2000, and in 2005 WPNSA was selected to host the sailing events at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Official Bodies

Boat Safety Scheme

The BSS was jointly established in 1997 by the Environment Agency and British Waterways to promote safety on the inland waterways in respect of boats, their installations and components.

Environment Agency

The leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC is responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue.

Irish Coastguard

Home of the Irish Coast Guard

Irish Sailing Association

The Irish Sailing Association is the national governing body for sailing in Ireland.

Irish Water Safety

Irish Water Safety is the statutory voluntary body established to promote water safety in Ireland. We educate people in water safety best practices.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Government agency that promotes safety and standards in the maritime industry.

Ofcom Maritime Homepage

Homepage of Ofcom's Maritime licence.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Official site of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Royal Yachting Association

The governing body for pleasure boating in the United Kingdom.

Sites of other interest


AnglersAfloat have been offering help and information to the kayak fishing community since 2003. The site grew from our first kayak project the Ocean Kayak Caper into a host of projects, safety guidance, news, reviews and a busy forum offering advice through its members. AnglesrAfloat has grown with the help and support of its sponsors within the Marine and Kayak industries.

UK online marine marketplace with a selection of over 12,000 boats listed by individuals and professional brokers.

Cowes Week Radio

25 years of award-winning broadcasting at the world's premier regatta, Cowes Week. On 87.7FM Cowes Radio… at the Heart of the Regatta!

The web resource for Imray’s ‘East Coast Pilot’


An online magazine dedicated to users of rigid hull and inflatable boats. Includes, news, articles, rib reviews, forum, rib sales and much more.

Marineimages Photography

Professional Marine Photographer Graeme Sweeney's website.

O2B Sailing From Lymington

Offering skippered charters in the Solent for half day, full day or up to 5 days trips. Worth a visit and highly recommended., Gwynedd's Jet-Ski Site

The purpose of this site is to promote safe and responsible use of Personal Watercraft in the coastal waters of the County of Gwynedd, create a meeting point for PWC riders from within the County, and welcome those from further afield who enjoy the sport.

Sail Mail

Email Service for Yachts.

Salty John : The Blog

A popular boating blog...worth a read.


Seakayaklife is a free unbiased online magazine and blog.

Solent Sea Kayaking

Routes, news and reviews for Sea Kayaking in the Solent area and beyond.

Thanet RNLI Community Safety Blog

RNLI Thanet Community Safety Blog featuring news about the Community Safety teams activities and tips on staying safe at the coast.

The Wave

The Coastal & Offshore Rowing Magazine

An online pilotage guide providing timely and detailed information about the various ports, harbours, estuaries, rivers and inlets around the coasts of the UK. Each harbour has pilotage details, free large-scale charts, Quick links to all our nautical charts, and photo galleries. It is designed to be of maximum use to all harbour users and specifically skippers of small craft, power or sail.


Global Boat Builders Directory | New Boats For Sale | Marine Services. Whether you’re looking for a racing yacht, a luxury speed boat or a military patrol boat, Yachtseek can help you find your ideal boat.


Marine Internet Portal which contains our VHF user's guide.

Official Partners

International Topper Class Association

The ITCA work closely with the RYA to deliver one of the world's most extensive under-16 race training programmes and hosts the Topper National Series. Many of the ITCA's sailors progress from the Topper Class into Olympic, International and National Classes, and the Class is well represented in the Olympic Development Squads.


Cowes Week

The world's greatest sailing event.

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