Welcome to the AHOY Centre

We are a charity that changes people’s lives and builds life skills through sailing, rowing, powerboating and other activities on and off the water. We offer opportunities for disadvantaged, at-risk and disabled young people to engage in activities and courses on an equal level with other young people from a wide range of backgrounds. We regularly witness how participants’ behaviour and attitudes to education change when they are given the opportunity to develop their skills, team work and confidence on our programmes. AHOY opens doors that lead to fulfilling careers and provides skills to help participants make positive choices in their future lives.

The AHOY Centre is thrilled to announce our partnership with WavySail, sending two of our former apprentices on the trip of a lifetime. This incredible adventure sail offers a unique opportunity to learn the essentials of planning and executing a major ocean crossing, all under the guidance of an experienced skipper and first mate. The journey is more than just sailing—it’s an exploration of new horizons and personal growth. find out more 

Powerboat Level 2 Course

Enrol on our RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, This allows you to drive powerboats up to 10 metres, obtain your ICC and hire boats abroad!

Train with us and our outstanding facilities on the river thames with the city of London being your backdrop!

When you book a Course with The AHOY Centre your custom goes towards running activities for disadvantaged/vulnerable youth.


Spring Newsletter 2024

SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND THE NEW SEASON HAS BEGUN! The recent warm and calmer weather is an indication of a new season for delivering activities from AHOY. Not that we

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Alfie’s Clipper Race

Many of you will know that one of our Watersports Instructors, Alfie Butler, was given a life changing opportunity to join the prestigious Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for

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Support Us

There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether you want to donate today, take on a challenge or volunteer. Your support will help change lives when it is needed more than ever.