Female Close Quarter Yacht Manoeuvring

2 days

Age 16+

A chance to spend valuable time on the most daunting of the skipper’s roles - berthing and manoeuvring on and around pontoons in an all female environment. This course allows plenty of time to discuss and practice the many scenarios that you are likely to encounter, with an emphasis on practical solutions to everyday berthing problems.

This course is great for gaining confidence and an understanding of which methods are used in specific situations. The Instructor will be able to discuss the theory and the practical elements of manoeuvres. This is ideal for anyone with a new craft, likely to be manoeuvring more often than their current skill levels allows or a member of crew that does not normally take this role onboard and wants to develop their ability with the supervision of an instructor in a stress free environment.

Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.

Equipment and Kit Information

Female Close Quarter Yacht Manoeuvring - Kit Info

The cruising activities are enjoyed onboard one of our 2 yachts. The Centre currently has a 37ft Salona named Somerled and a 38ft Salona named Santa Vey. Both yachts are perfectly suited to the waters around the Clyde and the west coast of Scotland. They provide up to 5 berths for clients and all courses and cruises are led by one of our experienced instructors.

Food is provided throughout the cruise. If required, waterproof sets and lifejackets are on-board each yacht. All other clothing is the responsibility of the sailor and we recommend bringing warm comfortable clothing which is easy to layer, a warm hat, gloves, suitable footwear, towel and toiletries and of course suntan lotion.

If you are choosing an RYA course requiring individual chart work, then please bring your own navigation tools.

Daily Schedule

Female Close Quarter Yacht Manoeuvring - Schedule

Please meet your instructor at Largs Yacht Haven reception area @ 0900hrs on the first day. For most of the weekend you will be in and around Largs Yacht Haven. Course will be completed on day 2 @ approx. 1630hrs.

Food provisions for the duration are on-board, you are free to bring extras that you may wish.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are not taking any course bookings at the moment. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact cumbraecentre@sportscotland.org.uk

Booking Options

Price includes tuition, all food, berthing and marina fees, fuel used and hire of waterproofs.

Reserve a full yacht and 5 go for the price of 4! Bookings for this offer must be made by calling our office on 01475 530757, this cannot be booked online at the moment.

No places left? We strive to offer additional places on our courses. Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

Date Price Quantity
22 Aug 20 - 23 Aug 20 £229 -