The sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae is surrounded by safe water with easy access to the open sea. The centre’s island position offers exceptional facilities for watersports enthusiasts of all levels and offers an impressive range of modern equipment, a team of highly qualified instructors, excellent shorebased accommodation and catering facilities.

Instructor Development Scheme

Do you or someone you know want to become a great Watersports Instructor. If the answer is yes then we have the opportunity for you! Cumbrae is offering a 19th month training programme and work experience at our national outdoor centre. The Scheme is designed for all interns to develop the skills they require to become a watersports instructor inany of the disciplines we offer: Dinghy Windsurfing, Powerboating and Sail/Motor Cruising. If you are interested then please click this link for more details

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Our online booking system is now operational! If you are experiencing any problems please do not hesitate to call the office on 01475 530757.


  • ​Loved my windsuring sessions and so pleased to have gained my certificate - feeling proud!

    Heather MacCallum

  • The support provided to complete my PPR online course was excellent. Thanks for making it seamless.

    Justin Stogdale

  • The Pirates from Brisbane Nursery had a super visit and loved the treasure hunt on the beach. Great to feel so welcome.

    Miss Holland

  • Great base for our RYA Scotland Academy winter training. Sailors and Coaches have all the resources on hand ashore and the breeze we love on the water!

    Matt Thomas