RYA Course Dates

Below you will find the course dates for 2022 please do not hesitate to contact us if the dates below do not suit.  We may have some flexibility.

Course Dates 2022

During the 2021 season we were unable to operate as normal with many courses cancelled and numbers reduced on those we could run.  We envisage a return to normal in the 2022 season and hope to be able to welcome participants to a full boat with no limitations on what we can do.  We are taking bookings as normal again and look forward to receiving your booking or enquiry.

Course NoDatesSyllabusLocation
(start and end)
Places Available
(max 5 per course)
Cost
Course 117-22 AprilDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Ardrossan5  places£700
Course 28 – 13 MayCoastal Skipper /
Competent Crew
Ardrossan to Oban5 places£700
Course 326 May – 2 JuneMilebuilder
(with tuition)
Troon to Oban5 Places£950
Course 417 – 22 JulyDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
BadachroFull£700
Course 514 – 19 AugustDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Badachro5 places£700
Course 628 Aug – 2 SeptDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Badachro5 places £700
Course 711 – 16 SeptDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Badachro5 places£700
Course 825 – 30 SeptDay Skipper/Competent CrewBadachro5 places£700
Course 92 – 9 OctMilebuilder
(with tuition)
Badachro to Ardrossan5 Places£950

 

Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Preparation weeks will only have candidates who anticipating sitting the Exam to gain the Certificate of Competence. Although we have no Preparation courses with exam programmed please get in touch if this is of interest.

Course Dates 2022

During the 2021 season we were unable to operate as normal with many courses cancelled and numbers reduced on those we could run.  We envisage a return to normal in the 2022 season and hope to be able to welcome participants to a full boat with no limitations on what we can do.  We are taking bookings as normal again and look forward to receiving your booking or enquiry.

 

Course NoDatesSyllabusLocation
(start and end)
Places Available
(max 5 per course)
Cost
Course 117-15 AprilDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Ardrossan5 Places£700
Course 28 – 13 MayCoastal Skipper /
Competent Crew
Ardrossan to Oban5 Places£700
Course 326 May – 2 JuneMilebuilder
(with tuition)
Troon to Oban5 places£950
Course 417 – 22 JulyDay Skipper  /
Competent Crew
BadachroFull£700
Course 514 – 19 AugustDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Badachro5 Places£700
Course 628 Aug – 2 SeptDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Badachro5 places £700
Course 711- 16 SeptDay Skipper /
Competent Crew
Badachro5 Places£700
Course 825 – 30 SeptDay Skipper/Competent CrewBadachro5 Places£700
Course 92 – 9 OctMilebuilder (with tuition)Badachro to Ardrossan5 Places£950

Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Preparation weeks will only have candidates who anticipating sitting the Exam to gain the Certificate of Competence. Although we have no Preparation courses with exam programmed please get in touch if this is of interest.

Course Length

We believe that the optimum numbers of days over which to run our courses and cover the scope of the syllabus is six days (rather than the usual five days offered by many sailing schools).  Courses begin on Sunday and run through to Friday afternoon. Courses will generally have a mix of Start yachting, Competent Crew and Day skippers or Start yachting Competent Crew and Coastal Skippers.

Please contact us with your preferred dates, should you wish to discuss our course please call Tom Watson.

Course costs

Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses cost £700 and are over 6 days. If students wish to undertake the Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal exam (Certificate of Competence) the preparation course will be over 6 days and cost £800. The exam will take place at the end of the course and will take 6-10 hours for one candidate, 8-14 hours for 2 candidates. There is an additional charge of £100p/p for the exam days to cover the use of our boat and additional meals.  The examiner cannot examine more than two candidates in a 24 hour period, the exam may therefore carry on into a second day if there are more than 2 candidates on board. An additional exam fee is payable to the RYA (Coastal Yachtmaster £189, Yachtmaster Offshore £220)

We also provide ‘Milebuilder’ courses with tuition on any area of the RYA practical syllabuses that you identify as being important for your learning.  These trips are useful for those who are looking to log the miles required for the Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore exam.  These are individually priced.

Our training yacht is capable of sleeping 5 plus a skipper. There is a double cabin at the front, with a double cabin at the aft of the boat. There are also two bunks in the saloon. The distribution for sleeping will depend on the make up of a particular crew; male and females who are not a couple will not be asked to share.  It may be possible to arrange a single cabin on request however there will be an additional charge of a second course fee less 15% discount. 

 

Our Seafaring Adventures

Skippered Charters

 For those familiar with the west coast of Scotland with a good idea of the itinerary they wish and would like the support of an experienced skipper to run the boat.

 

 

RYA Sailing Courses

We offer RYA practical sailing courses from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster Preparation on board our 40 foot training vessel La Girafe III.  Full Details including course dates and costs.

 

Themed Cruises

We are offering a number of themed cruises this year. These will work to a planned itinerary with flexibility built in to allow for prevailing conditions.