We run RYA courses from our Badachro base on the unrivalled West Coast of Scotland between April and September.
Course available are:
Cruising level 1 – Start Sailing
Cruising level 2 – Basic Skills
Coastal and Yachtmaster offshore exam preparation
We are also an ICC test centre
Courses begin on a Sunday and run through to Thursday afternoon. Each courses will generally have a mix of Start yachting, Competent Crew and Day skippers or Start yachting Competent Crew and Coastal Skippers.
Courses that do not, at the moment, have a designated syllabus will be open and the syllabus allocated dependent on levels of enquiry. Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Preparation weeks will only have candidates who anticipating sitting the Exam to gain the Certificate of Competence. Please contact us with your preferred dates.
Course Dates 2018
Course 1. 6th to 10th May – Day Skipper/Comp Crew (full)
Course 2. 3rd to 9th June – Coastal/Yachtmaster with Exam (2 places available)
Course 3. 10th to 14th June – Day Skipper Comp Crew (1 place available)
Course 4. 17th to 21st June – Day Skipper Comp Crew (2 places available)
Course 5. 1st to 5th July – open (5 places available)
Course 6. 22nd to 26th July – open (5 places available)
Course 7. 5th to 9th August – Coastal Skipper, Comp Crew (4 places available)
Course 8. 26th to 30th August – Day Skipper, Comp Crew (4 places available)
Course 9. 9th to 13th September – Day Skipper, Comp Crew (full)
Course 10. 23rd to 27th September – open (5 places available)
The School Principal and Chief Instructor is Tom Watson, Tom has been sailing from an early age and has campaigned dinghies at national level, raced keel and sportsboats and skippered and crewed on Tallships as well as cruising extensively around the waters of the UK and abroad. He has significant experience of working with people from all backgrounds in a range of training settings and delivering successful RYA courses. In addition we have a pool of experienced Yachtmaster Instructors, carefully selected for their knowledge and abilities, they have years of experience running course up here on the beautiful West Coast. Our aim is to ensure you have a fantastic experience in a safe, supportive and relaxed training environment where our staff will strive to to ensure your objectives are fully met.
The cost of Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses is £450. If students wish to undertake the Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal exam (Certificate of Competence) the preparation course will be over 6 days and cost £600. The exam will take place at the end of the course and will take 6-10 hours for 1 candidate, 8-14 hours for 2 candidates. 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.
For those of you in the North East of Scotland wishing to gain RYA theory qualifications, we work with Coast and Cairn. Details are available on their website http://www.coastandcairn.com/
Terms and conditions and booking forms can be downloaded below.:
JOINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR RYA COURSES-1
BOOKING FORM FOR RYA PRACTICAL COURSES-1
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR RYA PRACTICAL COURSES