RYA Courses and Yacht Charter in the Solent

Covid 19
It is with a heavy heart that due to the current situation with regard to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have made the decision to postpone all ”in person” RYA shorebased and RYA practical courses for the time being.

We will aim to reschedule all courses for when it is safe to do so. Courses may be booked for the forthcoming months but may be subject to rescheduling. Online theory courses will carry on running during this difficult time as normal. Online VHF courses can be booked but assessments will be subject to delay.

We will be continuing to run the rest of the company as near to normal operations as possible.

With all our future bookings for this year what we are doing is offering to re-schedule all courses and charters to later in the year so once we get the all-clear to commence trading again, you can still attend and come sailing with us. This may mean that some courses or charters could be pushed back into 2021 if the social distancing regulations aren’t relaxed until late in 2020.
Prior to your course or charter starting, please give us a call or send an email and let us know when you would like to reschedule and will go through the available dates we currently have. Our website has course dates up to August 2020, and we will be adding to them shortly to show our available courses for the rest of the year and into 2021.
Our normal terms and conditions still apply for cancellations. We are manning the phones when we can and on email as normal (

Our decision has been made after listening to current HM Government guidance for people to stay at home to limit the spread of this virus. We appreciate your patience and understanding and wish everyone all the very best at this very difficult time.

Commodore Yachting are passionate about sailing and want to inspire the same excitement that we felt on our very first sailing trip and still feel today. Whether you are a beginner, setting sail for the first time or a more experienced skipper taking on more challenging ventures, we have just the RYA Sailing Courses and Solent Yacht Charter to fit the bill.
As a leading, independent UK RYA Training Centre, we are committed to offering the best possible RYA Sailing Courses and Solent Yacht Charter!

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I've been on lots of "school" boats in the Solent. These Bavarias are the most comfortable that I've been a huge margin. It's nice to see boats that are looked after. I was along for the ride as my 14 year old son was doing a Start Yachting course. I shall bring him back with his brothers to complete a Competent Crew course. For myself (Coastal Skipper already achieved) I'd like to do several mile builder courses. Barry, April 2018

I loved the whole experience start to finish, I found the team, the boats and the business excellent. Vicky, March 2018

As a complete and utter novice, I was anxious that the course wouldn't be for me. Not the case! All the instructors were patient and helped me to learn at a perfect pace. I feel very confident as a result of my five days. I was also not expecting the course to be so much fun! Thanks to all - including Brian. Becky, March 2018