05 Jul

Gain your professional yachting qualification at Cumbrae.

sportscotland National Watersports Training Centre has over 40 years of experience and expertise in delivering world class sailing courses. Our Professional Yachtmaster Training (PYT) is no different.

Our aim is to produce well rounded and competent skippers, not just people who feel confident enough to pass their exam. We have previous customers who now work in the industry on superyachts, in sail training and in instructional positions and we pride ourselves in the level of training we can provide.

Our 16 week ‘fast track’ course allows participants to build most of the required 2,500 nautical miles, five passages of 60nm or more, whilst building confidence, expertise and skills vital to achieving Professional Yachtmaster status. PYT participants are supported throughout the course by our expert team to ensure they’re ready for the final exam to officially achieve their professional qualification.

Benefits of doing this professional course;

Why choose the National Centre?

What previous PYT students are saying

“The programme includes self-sails without an instructor to gain required skippered passages and this was a particular highlight for me. A voyage from dinghy sailor to yachtmaster. Visited stunning places with amazing people.”
Malcolm Lord

“I was unable to find a similar comprehensive sailing programme in the US and that’s why I chose to go to Cumbrae for my training. The entire RYA Training Scheme is the best I was able to find anywhere”
Rob Geisler

“It was an intense course, though wholly rewarding for many reasons. Would I recommend such an experience to others? For sure, indeed I might suggest…stop talking about it and stop reading about it…just go and do it.”
David Jack

Start your journey to becoming a Professional Yachtmaster by visiting our website or by phoning 01475530757 to speak to our expert team at the centre.

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