The RYA Start Yachting Weekend Practical Sailing Course is an exciting and fun introduction to yachting and sail cruising in general. It is designed as a weekend sailing break, with plenty of opportunities to get hands on steering-time and learning essential skills at sea - an official RYA Course Completion Certificate is also included, and you can go on to complete the full RYA Competent Crew course in just a further two weekends!
Ideal For Total Beginners or as a Refresher!
These courses are 2 Days / Nights / Full Board (Sat/Sun) with Check-In / Arrival from 1830hrs on Fridays, at our LargsCentre. Return is for about 1500hrs on the Sunday and each night is spent on board in cabins, at a different island / location / marina, in the Firth of Clyde & Islands sailing area. Sailing exercises take place during the day, and there is plenty of opportunity to visit local attractions and go ashore to visit islands and villages.
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Couples will always get a Private Cabin at no extra cost, and individual females will always have a choice of a completely separate berth, or sharing a separated twin with another female. Different course types can be mixed on-board.
Each yacht is licenced for 8 persons, but on any RYA Course there is a maximum ofFive Persons + 1 RYA Yachtmaster® Instructor, per yacht - with up to 5 yachts departing each week (Sun-Fri), and weekend (Fri-Sun) for the three-weekends option.
Booking in advance with the £49pp Deposit is advised to ensure that you get the dates you want
With our Refund Guarantee you can cancel for a full refund or change dates at any time up until 28 days prior, without any penalty.
A typical course or experience weekend, will entail leaving our centre at Largs Yacht Haven and engaging in sailing activities and training during the day, whilst en route to a destination. You will likely cover many tens of miles up to 50 miles per weekend, and you may also have the opportunity to participate in an exciting 4-hour night sail, depending on the weather and sunset times.
You and your crew will be completely involved in the decisions about where to travel to - and how to get there. This is all part of the course, is vital learning and all part of the fun!
There are plenty of places to visit - Isle of Arran, Kyles and Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Tartbert, Portavadie, Holy Loch, Rhu, Loch Long and Loch Riddon to name just a few - you can't explore it all in just one weekend!
Experience stunning mountains, castles, whales, dolphins, seals and birdlife - even sail past Royal Navy submarines and other interesting marine traffic too!
Welcome to ScotSail® Sailing... 5 Days/Nights Full Board RYA Sailing from £495pp!
Only £49 Deposit to Secure a Space, With Balances Due 28-Days Prior to Sailing.
It's Just £49 Deposit to reserve a place on any 5 Days/Nights RYA Day Skipper Sailing Course with ScotSail® - it's 5 Nights / Full Board (Mon-Fri) inc RYA Tuition, Certification, All Safety Equipment, 5 Days 24hr Secure Parking at our dedicted Largs Yacht Haven centre - and you can choose any RYA sailing course from Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster® Prep.