• The centre is open all year round.

    Ideally located between Poole/Bournemouth and Swanage on a family beach 100 yards from the Poole-Swanage Ferry. We also have class training rooms.

  • Power Boating is an exhilarating water sport

    At Shell Bay we can help you to enjoy the sea in safety. Our training boat is a Ribeye 650 Sport, fitted with a 150HP Yamaha outboard engine giving a top speed of approximately 50 MPH

  • The centre is uniquely placed near Poole Harbour

    Windsurfing is one of the cheapest and most popular sailing activities in the UK and Shell Bay is ideally situated to introduce you to the sport or develop your skills.

Welcome to Shellbay Watersports - The home of RYA Powerboat & Windsurfing training courses in Dorset

Online RYA Courses
Classroom RYA Courses
Practical RYA Courses

Online RYA Courses


Welome to our online courses through the RYA, as a RYA Training Centre everything you need is in one location. The link above guides you through our online courses available through Shell Bay Watersports

Classroom RYA Courses


Our Classrom courses are based at our location in Shellbay covering all aspects of training within the classroom. If you get stuck any time we are available for help and instruction to help with the course modules

Practical RYA Courses


Our Practical courses are based out of our location and consist of all RYA training facilities. The whole course i based on your availability and built with your time in mind, so wether its an evening, day or half day we can fit in around your lifestyle.

Groups Kids & Schools


Shell Bay Watersports provides the best base for all groups, from Scouts, Churches or Schools. Providing a safe and secure place for activities and fun on the water.


We provide lessons, RYA Tuition and equipment hire for Windsurfing and Power Boat & RIB Handling courses for individuals and groups.