RYA Competent Crew/Day Skipper/Yacht Cruising

5 days

Age 16+

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

RYA Competent Crew/Day Skipper/Yacht Cruising - 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 Competent Crew/Day Skipper/Yacht Cruising - 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.

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.


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 that maybe used and the 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
23 Aug 20 - 28 Aug 20 £529 -
30 Aug 20 - 04 Sep 20 £529 -
06 Sep 20 - 11 Sep 20 £529 -
13 Sep 20 - 18 Sep 20 £529 -
20 Sep 20 - 25 Sep 20 £529 -