The National Seamanship Training Centre of the Nautical Training Corps is a purpose-built sailing school situated on the eastern side of Portsmouth Harbour. Its high quality facilities make it an ideal venue for the training of members of the Corps and other activity-based youth organisations.

The Centre is ideally situated for sheltered harbour sailing, kayaking and longer voyages on the Solent. Regular courses are available in all aspects of sail training and are run by a team of qualified staff.

NSTC Lion is a boating training centre and organises nationally and internationally-accredited dinghy and powerboat courses. Visit the RYA Website for more information.

Dinghy sailing, Kayaking, Powerboating and Rowing.

Equipment includes:
3 x Wayfarer dinghies.
1 x Sport 14 asymmetric dinghy.
6 x Laser Picos and a standard Laser with full and radial rigs.
12 x kayaks.
2 x 3.6m Jeanneau Rigiflex Dory powerboats.
1 x 4m and 1 x 5.4m rigid inflatable boat.
Various other staff-owned vessels that may be used by the experienced and competent sailor; these include a Dart 18, RS Vareo and a Topaz Trio.

Accommodation for up to 20 people on a self-catering basis with meeting and presentation facilities.

The Boating Regulations have recently been updated. Click here to download them as a PDF.

RYA Courses
Calendar of events
Booking Information
Corps rates
Other rates (incl. FINTO)
Hourly rate (centre use only)
Day rate
24 hour rate
Weekend rate (Friday night - Sunday afternoon)
Long weekend rate (Friday night - Monday afternoon)
4 day rate
5 day rate
Weekly rate
Powerboat 2 day course (per person)
Powerboat 1 day course (per person)
Prices above are valid for 2017 (revised rates will be published for 2018)

The above rates include safety boat(s). There will be a fuel surcharge charged at cost for additional power boat usage.

If you wish to use the Centre for accommodation only, the rates drop one scale for the same time period; i.e. (for Corps/FINTO) 24 hour rate: £145.00, weekend rate: £205.00 etc.

The Boating Regulations have recently been updated. Click here to download them in .pdf format.
 - tides for 2014 in .xlsx format.
 - tides for 2014 in .pdf format.

 - booking form in .doc format.
 - booking form in .pdf format.

DISCLAIMER - the tide are calculated using prediction software and as such are not guaranteed to be accurate. Add an hour for British Summer Time where necessary.
Commodore Andy Strudwick - Sailing and Power
Alex Wellspring - Sailing (Assistant Instructor) and Power Instructor
Simon Weald (Dinghy Instructor) - Sailing and Power
Zoe Hawes (Assistant Instructor) - Sailing
Richard Leadbetter - Chock
Andy Rigg - Sailing
Margaret Wonham - Powerboat Instructor and First Aid
Contact us
NSTC Lion can be contacted in any of the following ways:

Tipner Lane

Tel/Fax: 023 9266 2898

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