Module 2 (8 weeks). This second module is aimed at experienced Day Skipper level students looking at taking the next steps. This module launches into the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Yachtmaster syllabus and RYA Coastal Skipper practical course. We include a range of RYA shorebased courses and you get to spend some time with sailmakers, riggers and our own maintenance staff covering basic yacht maintenance. Crucially, within this module we aim to build your sea miles with some extensive yacht cruising, providing experience and knowledge to a stage where, towards the end of the module, you will be sailing independently. The self-sail aspect towards the end of this module is where the significance of the role and the full responsibilities of a yacht skipper sink in as you embark on 60 mile offshore passages – without an instructor on-board. While this may sound initially daunting you will be well prepared throughout this module for the challenge and like many before you find this a rewarding experience.
Combined with non-certificated sail training and mile building experiences, self-sails and qualifying passages this module includes the following RYA courses;
Module 2 is the second of three steps in a bigger Professional Yachtmaster Training course. It will build on existing skills, setting candidates well on the way towards the Yachtmaster level without the pressure of final exams. The final Module 3 aims to complete RYA Yachtmaster qualification, the highest level of award within the scheme with a worldwide reputation.
If the modules are done separately some sailing experience will be needed between them. Our Instructors will be happy to discuss this with you to ensure your sailing experience meets the minimum sea-time requirements for any RYA qualifications or examinations.Equipment and Kit Information
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.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.
All meals will be provided during your time on the yacht. At all other times, full board accommodation is available at Cumbrae Centre.
Meals times Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity information and the content of the sessions.
Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.×