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Southampton Water Activities Centre - Active Nation

Floating Bridge Road, Southampton SO14 3FL, England
+44 23 8091 5753
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First Class Tuition

I had a terrific week learning to sail with first class tuition at all times. (Joe for four days... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RichardJohnC
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London
Brilliant

The most helpful staff you’ll meet, loads of activities and courses to pick from. Would definitely... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
stephanielbartlett
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Learn to sail with Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC). Located in the heart of Southampton, we run RYA sailing and powerboating courses for adults and children alike as well as first aid, navigation theory, sea survival and VHF radio communication. Our purpose built facitlity boasts exceptional access for the disabled so we can cater for all abilities from age eight upwards.
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Floating Bridge Road, Southampton SO14 3FL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a terrific week learning to sail with first class tuition at all times. (Joe for four days and Jack for one, both were excellent). Sailed in 4 different types of dinghy during the week and spent plenty of time on the water. The...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The most helpful staff you’ll meet, loads of activities and courses to pick from. Would definitely recommend stopping here.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) is run by a charity whose mission is to simply persuade people to get more active. SWAC is Active Nation's watersports centre. I did a couple of advanced sailing courses there and found it excellent and very good value for...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

My husband and I have just bought a small boat and the RYA PB2 certificate teaches you all the important stuff about managing powerboats safely and comfortably. The course was excellently taught by Jack and included all the syllabus material, but added in specifics that...More

Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My two teenagers went to SWAC every day for a week in Summer 2017 and really enjoyed it. This is the 4th summer they've done that. Very much recommended if kids (or adults) like being on the water. The instructors looked after them well.

Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

My son has attended SWAC on many occasions to achieve his RYA sailing certificates. He has enjoyed it so much that he recently took part in an assistant instructor course which will allow him to help out in the school holidays teaching less experienced kids....More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Brilliant 4 days. Great instruction and an extremely helpful team of people. They are particularly excellent with young children and teenagers creating a fun but v safe environment. Staff are very enthusiastic about what they do. Thanks SWAC team !!

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great facility situated on the Itchen River providing a host of watersports activities for all ages. From beginners courses through to advanced levels, recreational water activities and kids parties, the team of young instructors are professional, fun and very competent. Attended for...More

Thank Tim121home
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great faciility with good modern equipment, we had 1-2-1 sailing tuition my wife and I and the tutor knew his stuff. Definitely would reccommend.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Really enjoyed completing RYA Level 3 Sailing course! Instructors actually allow you to learn instead of shouting at you or treating you unfairly. SWAC really impressed me and would defo go back again for another course as I felt very comfortable during my time at...More

Thank Hayley H
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