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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA


For more information or to discuss your individual requirements please contact us, either by calling us or via the form below. Alternatively pop in to see us and we will be more than happy to help.

Getting to us

Mendez Marine, Deacons Marina, Bridge Road, Bursledon SO31 8AZ

By Car

  • If using Sat Nav the post code is: SO31 8AZ
  • Leave M27 at Junction 8, at roundabout from the East take the 1st exit, from the West take the 3rd exit.
  • Follow to the next roundabout; take the 1st exit A27 sign posted Bursledon.
  • Follow down the hill (approx. 1.2 miles), go under the railway bridge and turn right into ‘Boatfolk’ Marina (Previously ).
  • The office is above Boatcare, first building on the right as you go through the barrier.
  • The classroom is above Force 4 at the far end of the first building on the left.Call 07841 659951 (Paul) or 07809 619665 (Vanessa) if you require assistance on the day.


There are plenty of parking spaces at Deacons Marina:- turn left as you turn in to the marina.

Only go beyond the barrier if there are no spaces in the front car park.  If you go beyond the barrier the instructor will need to let you out if the barrier is closed when you leave.

If the car park is full you may have to use the Bursledon train station car park, which is a 3-minute walk.

Please register your car at the Marina office when you arrive to avoid a parking charge 

If you change your vehicle during your Course, you MUST re-register the new vehicle registration number, parking is now with a third party (Premier Park Ltd) and beyond our control if you are not registered.

By Train – both venues

Nearest British Rail station is Bursledon, which is on the branch line from Southampton to Portsmouth, both of which are served by London Waterloo. The Training Centre is a five minute walk from Bursledon Station, just walk out of the station car park, turn right to the main road, turn right again and walk under the railway bridge and across the Hamble River bridge, where we are immediately on the left above Fairline Southampton.

If you choose to stop at Southampton Central, there are buses from Southampton. Taxi from Southampton Central is about 12 minutes and from Southampton Parkway (Airport) is 15 minutes.

The Sail Loft
Deacons Marina
Bridge Road
Southampton SO31 8AZ
Office hours
01489 588977
Out of hours
07841 659951 / 078096 19665