This experience allows you to develop knowledge and skills, sail offshore and log sea miles. It is hoped the weather will allow passage to Ireland.
This is bespoke course to the National Centre Cumbrae. Over the years we noted that the instructed cruising market had become very day sail led and our instructors felt that there was a lack of opportunity for sailors to experience longer passages that had in the past been a common part of the cruising and racing community. Seven nigths at sea will allow members of the crew to experience watch keeping, different duties and roles onboard the yacht and give valuable skills. This is really good for sailors with; their own boat looking for more expertise in this area; considering getting involved in the delivery of yachts; accumulating miles for RYA qualifications or perhaps someone looking for that personal challenge and experience.
Previous sailing experience would be preferred but not essential. Having Day Skipper theory or practical would mean you would get more out of the weeks sailing adventure.
Price includes onboard accommodation, food, fuel, berthing fees, waterproofs, equipment and instruction.Equipment and Kit Information
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.×
Meeting point Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs KA30 8EZ Reception area @ 1930hrs, finish approx. 1500hrs at Largs Yacht Haven.
It will be decided whether to head south towards Bangor or Glenarm or Head West towards Ballycastel, Port Rush, Giants Causeway even on towards Londonderry.
For those that go to the south, after Banggor or Glenarm there could be an opportunity to visit fast flowing waters of PortaFerry (Strangford Loch), or Ardglass deceing to either go on to Dublin and up the River Liffey to Poolbeg, or for some they may choose to go East to Douglas or Peel on the Isle of Man, before doing an overnight back to the Clyde. Lots of chances to do passages and some night sailing too.
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.×