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Adventure Sports  -  Grimaud Sea School is a RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised training centre, offering several courses at the Côte d’Azur in the Bay of St Tropez.

We run the school with great enthusiasm.  We hope to learn lots of people to enjoy boating and become as passionate as we are! The RYA Courses are conducted from our base at Les Marines de Cogolin in the Bay of St Tropez.  The dates of courses are not fixed.  We are flexible and provide courses upon request – adjusted to your holiday schedule.  You can practice your powerboating skills while enjoying the South of France year-round climate and magnificent area.  We also organise several holiday activities for the whole family and run a guesthouse just outside the picturesque centre of Grimaud.

We’ll hope to welcome you and your family or friends as one of our students or guests!


History of the school

Adventure Sports was founded by Lester and Jenny Cruse in the UK in 1982.
In 2002, Jenny and Lester came to France where they continued with the school at Marines de Cogolin in the Gulf of St Tropez. We, Kristof and Ilvy Van Gerven, a Belgian couple, were working in the boating sector for more than 10 years (managing boats and organizing holiday activities).  During those years, we worked together lots of times with Jenny and Lester. Since 2012, Kristof has been a powerboat instructor with Adventure Sports and in 2015 he got promoted as their chief powerboat instructor. That same year, we took over the school and since that moment we have been expanding the courses the school can offer.








RYA Training Centre

The RYA is being recognised and respected around the world due to its qualifications. With more than 150 year of experience, the RYA provides a world-class training platform. To gain the status of an RYA registered training centre, we have achieved the highest standards in powerboat training.
Adventure Sports – Grimaud Sea School is a RYA registered centre in the South of France providing the level 2, intermediate and advanced power boat course, the PWC course and VHF/SRC course. We deliver ICC certificates and provide own boat tuition as well. We also provide instructor courses for powerboats and PWC’s, First aid courses and we are qualified to give Sea Survival Courses.
We also organize holiday activities for the whole family so you can make the most
out of your holiday in the Bay of St Tropez