Beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors are all welcome! The 5 consecutive days are suitable for working towards RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper or can be purely for leisure and gaining personal experience.
We can happily accommodate a mixed ability of sailors on our 5 day cruises as people will complement each other in fulfilling their objectives. Some people will use the 5 days to gain basic skills and as an introduction to crewing, thus hopefully gaining the Competent Crew certificate. Others who have had more sailing experience can use this to log skills for their Day Skipper or complete their Day Skipper. It is a super opportunity to practise a wide range of sailing and navigational skills which will set you in good stead for future adventure.
This course can be used for the Residential section of your Duke of Edinburgh Award.Equipment and Kit Information
The cruising activities are enjoyed onboard one of our 2 yachts. The Centre currently has two Solana’s a 37ft named Somerled and a 38ft 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 client and all courses and cruises are led by one of our experienced instructors.
Food is provided throughout the cruise. 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.×
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.
Food provisions for the duration are on-board, 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.×