Where is Chieftain Training

Courses are run from two entirely separate venues, which are about 25 minutes apart by car, please check which centre you are at.

STCW courses (except Master 200) are run at Fire Aid- Hythe, click here for full address and directions.

The following course are run from our HQ, Chieftain Training – Bitterne Park, Southampton. Address and directions are below

  • All RYA Courses
  • All World Sailing courses
  • All Yacht and Boat Maintenance Courses
  • All HSE Courses (& Outdoor First Aid)
  • Master 200 Courses
  • All correspondence


We are on the junction of Harcourt Road and MacNaghten Road, SO181GN, the full postal address is;

Chieftain Training

Chieftain House

11 Harcourt Road

Bitterne Park



BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT (To Bitterne, Southampton Centre)

The simplest option is to get yourself to Bitterne Rail Station, however various other options are given below. Times are average and do not allow for “rush hour.”

To the Bitterne Park Centre Walking  By Bus & short walk By Taxi or Driving
Bitterne Rail Station 4 minutes Not Available 2 minutes
St. Denys Rail Station 16 minutes 10 minutes 6 minutes
Southampton (Central) Rail Station 50 minutes 30 minutes 10 minutes
Red Funnel Ferry Terminal 54 minutes 30 minutes 13 minutes
Southampton Coach Station 46 minutes 23 minutes 10 minutes
Southampton Airport 52 minutes, rural and parks but flat Take the train 11 minutes
London Heathrow Airport* Are you mad? Take the train or coach 1 hr 20 minutes
London Gatwick Airport* You are mad! Take the train or coach 1 hr 45 minutes

*  If arriving at London Heathrow or London Gatwick, you can take the train, coach, taxi or hire car. If pre booked, Airports Specialist Taxis of Petersfield are very competitive and are who we use. You can contact them on +44 1730 231479  or www.airportspecialist.co.uk

If you opt for a one-way car hire then the Bitterne Park branch of Enterprise Cars is less than 10 minutes walk away.

BY ROAD – SO181GN (To Bitterne, Southampton Centre)

From the West – On M27 Eastbound, exit Junction 5 and follow sat nav directions.

From the East – On M27 Westbound, exit Junction 7 and follow sat nav directions.

From the North – On M3 Southbound, at M27 junction use right hand two lanes to filter into M27 Eastbound (towards Portsmouth, then exit M27 Junction 5 and follow sat nav directions.

PARKING (At Bitterne, Southampton Centre)

Parking is free and on-street, we are in a largly residential area. There is plenty free on-street parking nearby, particularly in Whitworth Crescent. Please don’t worry, you will always get a space within a minute or two walk from us.

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