RYA Cruising Instructor (sail)

5 days

Age 18+

This is an intensive course that provides both training and assessment in the use of instructional techniques to deliver the RYA syllabuses of RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses.

Guided by our trainer you will be introduced to a range of techniques and theory that you wil have the opportunity to practice, running practical teaching sessions. The trainer will provide feedback at the end of each session and suggest areas for candidates to work on. The practical sessions are blended with and related to learning and teaching theory. Teaching practice and feedback also around the background knowledge subjects that are contained within the RYA Day Skipper syllabus.

Lots of teaching practice over the week with a final moderation on the last day. One of the rewarding aspects of this course is the amount of shared experience between the other candidates and the trainers that support the learning.

Successful completion of this course is required before attending an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Qualifying course.

Price includes on-board accommodation, food, berthing fees, fuel, waterproofs, equipment and tuition.


Equipment and Kit Information

RYA Cruising Instructor (sail) - Kit Info

The centre owns two modern yachts; a Salona 38’ – “Santa Vey” and a Salona 37’ – “Somerled”. Both yachts are fully equipped and inspected yearly by the RYA/MCA. Yachts will be staffed by one member of staff, either a male or a female instructor. All instructors are PVG checked.

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.

Daily Schedule

RYA Cruising Instructor (sail) - 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 on-board accommodation, food, berthing fees, fuel, waterproofs, equipment and tuition.

No places left? We strive to offer additional places on our courses.

Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

Date Price Quantity
13 Sep 20 - 18 Sep 20 £699 -