The last of three modules, this is a training course for experienced sailors competent beyond RYA Coastal Skipper level and with a good amount of sea-time. The course starts with an extended sailing passage to develop students offshore sailing and contribute to their sea time. This is a great way to get to know the boat, the other candidates and our instructors. This is followed by a mock Yachtmaster Offshore Exam to identify weaknesses, from which our experienced Yachtmaster Instructors can tailor a training programme for individuals, helping them focus on their own exam preparation requirements. Students are then coached on areas identified for improvement. In the final stages of intensive training we are down to the fine tuning of skills and boat handling drills, with our staff working hard to coach each candidate to the best of their ability. In the last week an external Yachtmaster Examiner will conduct the exams.
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Module 3 is the final part of a bigger Professional Yachtmaster Training course. It aims to comprehensively prepare students for their RYA Yachtmaster examination, the highest level of award within a cruising scheme with a worldwide reputation.
Our Instructors will be happy to discuss the experience and mileage requirements with you to ensure you will meet the minimum sea-time requirements for the RYA examinations.Equipment and Kit Information
The cruising activities are enjoyed on board 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.×