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“James, often when your dreams come true the reality fails to live up to your imagined world. Not in this case and very largely because of the people that have helped us realise the dream. So our very sincere thanks to you for the part you have played in delivering this fantastic reality!! From a personal point of view I want to thank you for your patience, calm and very clear instruction and copious use of neutral gear in driving both boat and trainee helmsman!!”

James Brooke Academy

RYA Accredited Training Centre

 

New Yacht Sales

Training &
Yacht Charters

“James, thank you from all of us for such a wonderful, educational and special three days. We had such a fantastic time with you and it has been such a pleasure to have met you; we look forward to seeing you again soon!”

 
“Many thanks James for your invaluable help, it has been a lot of fun too!”

Take the helm!


We are delighted to provide training and charters on luxury sailing and motor yachts in the UK, Mediterranean and the Caribbean, ensuring you are supported on your yachting journey right through to ownership. Based in Lymington on the UK’s south coast, we provide unique training experiences tailored to your needs, with exclusive access to top yachting brands.

Building on our long-standing relationship with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of motor yachts, Sunseeker, we are excited to have launched our sailing division in association with luxury British yacht manufacturer Discovery Yachts and to announce James Brooke’s appointment as UK Brand Ambassador for the Discovery Group.

“The range of yachts within the Discovery Group, including Southerly Yachts and Bluewater Catamarans, complement our fleet of luxury motor yachts and allow us to offer complete yachting experiences around the world. Whatever your aspiration, sail or power, you will be in the safest hands as we share our passion, providing essential training experiences and instilling confidence, leading to Internationally recognised qualifications.”

James Brooke
Academy Principal
British Brand Ambassador for the Discovery Group.

With over twenty years of experience as a Yachtmaster Instructor, former Royal Marine Commando and RNLI Lifeboat crewman, James Brooke launched the Academy to provide support for new owners and to give customers an opportunity to experience training of the highest quality before making a purchase.

Training


A range of training packages include learning the fine art of boat handling in marinas, passage planning and offshore navigation. Courses lead to MCA / RYA Qualifications up to Yachtmaster including the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). Based on the UK’s south coast the Academy operates in an ideal location to experience tides, harbour approaches, and of course how to discover a nice anchorage for lunch!

Training can be arranged on your own boat or on one of our Academy training boats, and an ‘inclusive’ style of training encourages all family members to play a role.

“There are so many elements to the Academy that I feel passionately about. I love demonstrating the fine art of boat handling, showing families how to help crew, and teaching essential navigation techniques. I’m delighted we are able to offer the very highest quality of training on the finest British built boats, showing owners how to harness the power and control these phenomenal boats with their fingertips.”

James Brooke

Academy Principal

Training includes:


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Boat Handling

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Seamanship

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VHF Radio

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Safety Equipment

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Passage Planning

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GPS

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Tides

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Engine Checks

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Navigation

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Radar

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Meteorology

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Crewing

Testimonials


“Many thanks James for your invaluable help, it has been a lot of fun too!”

“James, often when your dreams come true the reality fails to live up to your imagined world. Not in this case and very largely because of the people that have helped us realise the dream. So our very sincere thanks to you for the part you have played in delivering this fantastic reality!! From a personal point of view I want to thank you for your patience, calm and very clear instruction and copious use of neutral gear in driving both boat and trainee helmsman!!”

“James, thank you from all of us for such a wonderful, educational and special three days. We had such a fantastic time with you and it has been such a pleasure to have met you; we look forward to seeing you again soon!”

Next Event: Sunday 1st July, Lymington Yacht Haven

You are welcome aboard our range of boats for sale, training and charters from 9am in Lymington Yacht Haven with a display of over 50 Ferraris at the Lymington Italia Festival. The Ferraris will be leaving the marina at midday and parading on to Lymington High Street.

Please contact us in advance if you would like to arrange private viewings of the boats.