If you have read the intro text to this section (please do) then you are already interested in this great course that is delivered to the highest standards by the Cumbrae team. It is a big commitment for anyone but the rewards are worth it and there are some great experiences just waiting to happen. Numbers are limited to ensure a personal, friendly and professional service, supported by our highly experienced team of instructors.
Cost includes all course fees, tuition, meals and accommodation. More information is available from the centre.
The yachts: Time afloat will be spent on Cumbrae’s two yachts, a Salona 37” and a Salona 38”. You will also spend time sailing other yachts to broaden your experience, such as the 72ft Ocean Youth Trust - Scotland’s former BT Challenge yacht, “Alba Endeavour”. This vessel allows an insight into the management and running of sail training vessels with potential networking and career opportunities.
Qualifications that you will gain: RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal skipper Certificate of Competence RYA Competent Crew, Dayskipper, Watchleader and Coastal Skipper RYA Powerboat Level 2 RYA Dinghy Start Sailing and Start Windsurfing RYA Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Theory RYA Short Range Certificate (VHF) incl GMDSS and First Aid Course RYA Sea Survival and ISAF Offshore Safety RYA Small Craft Radar Operations and Diesel Engine Maintenance.
Previous experience: There is no formal requirement for any sailing qualifications. However, it is important that you enjoy sailing and are confident that the course is for you, therefore we recommend that you have a minimum of 200 tidal sea miles logged.Equipment and Kit InformationDaily Schedule