Improving sailors and skippers who wish to use a spinnaker to gain downwind efficiency from a yacht. Considering weather conditions, it may be prudent to assess when it is not suitable to use a spinnaker.
There are no pre-requisites, but cruising and sailing experience is expected. This course is not designed for novices.Equipment and Kit Information
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.×
Please meet your instructor at Largs Yacht Haven reception area @ 0900hrs on the first day. For most of the weekend you will be in and around Largs Yacht Haven. Course will be completed on day 2 @ approx. 1630hrs.
Food provisions for the duration are on-board, you are free to bring extras that you may wish.×