RYA Coastal Skipper Practical - Sailing

5 days

Age 18+

A course completion certificate can be awarded and completion of this course reduces the mileage requirement for those taking the Yachtmaster Coastal examination.

You will put shore-based navigational knowledge into practise and challenge your sailing and decision making skills. Passages will be around the Clyde taking you into a variety of anchorages and harbours each with its own considerations. With tidal influence and shipping channels the Clyde can raise awareness of many factors you will encounter at sea. The passages during the hours of darkness are always good as many people do not undertake night passages independently. Our instructor will show you the ropes and, should you be fortunate to get a clear night, it will be a magical experience.

Prices shown include onboard accommodation, food, fuel, berthing fees, waterproofs, equipment and instruction.


Equipment and Kit Information

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical - Sailing - 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

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical - Sailing - Schedule

5-day cruise courses depart Sunday evenings from Largs Yacht Haven at 1930hrs. Please meet your instructor at Largs Yacht Haven reception area at 1930hrs.

The yacht will return to Largs Yacht Haven at approx. 1600hrs on Friday afternoons.

PLEASE NOTE 3 - 8 November cruise course starts Tuesday evening 1930hrs returns Sunday afternoon approx. 1600hrs

Food provisions for the duration are onboard, you are free to bring extras that you may wish. Eating ashore is sometimes an option but is an additional personal expense and not always on offer due to location.


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 & marina fees, any fuel used and hire of waterproofs.

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

Date Price Quantity
30 Aug 20 - 04 Sep 20 £529 -