RYA Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal Sailing Exam Preparation

5 days

Age 18+

Our instructor will hone your skills and concentrate on areas at your request, a worthwhile experience before the examiner comes on board. SRC (GMDSS) and First Aid certificates are required for those being assessed.

Candidates requiring an exam must mention this at the time of booking to receive an RYA / MCA Exam Application form.

This is an intensive course where you will be focused on consolidating your sailing knowledge and display sound decision making skills. The instructor will support your navigation work and prepare you for your examination through structuring exercises and passages linked to the requirements of the Yachtmaster syllabus.

Price includes onboard accommodation, food, fuel, berthing fees, waterproofs, equipment and instruction.


Equipment and Kit Information

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal Sailing Exam Preparation - 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 Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal Sailing Exam Preparation - 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 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 and 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
23 Aug 20 - 28 Aug 20 £529 -