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.

Oarsome Rowing season
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The AHOY Oarsome Rowing Season is getting underway, and we are looking for teams of six to take part in one of our three iconic Thames-based rowing challenges.

We need hundreds of competitors across a range of sectors, from seasoned rowers to complete novices to join us on the water in 2024.

An experience of a lifetime, the competitive Oarsome Rowing Challenge is a wonderful way to incorporate physical exercise, team building and boosting your mental health. Most importantly you will be raising money to help some of London’s most disadvantaged young people and disabled adults.

Plus, there’s the wonderful post-row party at The AHOY Centre’s beautiful, fully licensed riverside hall. The Thames awaits, but spots are scarce.

Don’t miss out—register today and secure your place in Oarsome rowing history! find out more 

For the Spring Newsletter 2024 click here Read More
” It’s been like a second family ’’ AHOY has become a second family for apprentice, Keon Ste-Croix. The 24 year-old hasn’t looked back since he applied to the AHOY’s Pathway to Employment Read More

Follow the link below to enrol in the Powerboat Level 2 course, which costs £380.00 per person. Upon completion, you will receive your RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a powerboat safely.

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.