RYA Active Marina Programme

Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun. The RYA's Active Marina Programme is designed to help you get more out of life with your boat. Our programme encourages and supports increased berth holder activity, for Portishead Quays Marina Berth Holders through a programme of training, cruising and social opportunities.

Our events, activities, cruises and social opportunities take place both afloat and ashore so that you and your family or crew can join in both theory and practical workshops, tailor made to build your knowledge and boost your confidence.


Compass Sea School Ltd
The South West's Premier Powerboat and Shorebased Training Centre, Portishead Marina, Bristol, BS20 7AN
Telephone: 01275 390524 Mobile: 07788 185382
So what can you expect from our established RYA Active Marina programme?

Launched in 2012, our exciting programme of events is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our Berth Holders. Activities range from Junior Crew sessions for 8-16 year olds, Ladies Days (8 years plus), Discounted Close Quarter Boat Handling sessions, a large range of shorebased workshops through to the show piece - Our Annual Cruise in Company.
Ladies Day
We welcome everyone from beginners, just starting out on their boating adventures, to experienced yachtsmen and women our workshops and activities are open to all.

Examples of our workshops include: An introduction to RADAR, Passage Planning and Pilotage, Diesel Engine Essentials, Chartwork and Tide Essentials, Weather workshops and much much more....
Close Quarter Handling
Our Cruise In Company is an annual organised trip from Portishead Quays Maror Motor Boats and Sailing Yachts to see the sights of the Bristol Channel. We offer a fun packed weekend including a Skippers Brief, En-route quiz, Evening Meal and Social and a guided passage. Some great prizes are available throughout the weekend.

To see our full range of activities and to book your place click on the book online button - if you want to see what we got up to on last years cruise "Easter Escape" click on our Youtube link at the top of the page.
If you want to know more about our programme of events please click on the Green "Book Online" button, for more photos of our recent events click on our gallery page and select Active Marina
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