Sailing course Scotland to England

Sailing Course Scotland to England

Duration: 7 days
From: £600.00

An intensive sailing course and a huge adventure from Scotland to England.

A two week sailing course and adventure that will take your seamanship and skippering skills to a new level.

It can be hard to build the next level of skills after doing your RYA or ASA qualifications. This course is designed for everyone who has obtained their basic qualifications (from Day Skipper up) and now wishes to make a really big jump in their skills and experience levels.

On this sailing course between the UK, France, Ireland and Scotland you will face constant challenges, be asked to make decisions and then act on them, all the time under the watchful eye of our top skippers who are there to guide and explain in a really friendly, supportive environment. Fantastic tuition and great sailing.

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST AN RYA DAYSKIPPER OR ASA 103 QUALIFICATION FOR THIS TRIP.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Perfect fo solo travellers
  • Build your sea miles
  • Fantastic tuition and great sailing
Start
Oban, Scotland
Finish
Portsmouth UK
Trip Duration
7 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Monday

14 September 2020

Sunday

20 September 2020

Itinerary

Please note: This is an opportunity to build miles, gain lots of experience and have some great late season sailing as we blast down the Irish Sea and get back home to Portsmouth as fast as we can in time for autumn refit. As such this is not a normal trip with lots of stopping and exploring en route, but it is a fantastic way to do a sailing course at a great price.

england to scotland pmmc route map

What's included

  • Top quality foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.
  • Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
  • Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
  • RYA sailing qualifications.
  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Trip notes

The yacht itself is an expedition yacht that was previously a round the world race boat. The accommodation on the yacht is comfortable, warm and spacious. Each bunk is 6′ 7″ long and has its own USB charger and light. Sleeping is in one 8 berth cabin. There are two toilets, a shower, hot water and lots of food!

We eat very well on board and we will take as much fresh fruit and veg as we can. Ocean sailing is an exercise in using food creatively but you can expert lovely warm meals, as much as you can eat, freshly baked bread and more. We can cater for most diets and have loads of veggies on board. If you have any severe allergies you must check with us before booking.

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST AN RYA DAYSKIPPER OR ASA 103 QUALIFICATION TO JOIN THIS SAILING COURSE.

Lessons everyday but plenty of time to relax and enjoy.

Do I need sailing experience?

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST AN RYA DAYSKIPPER OR ASA 103 QUALIFICATION FOR THIS TRIP.

Do people come alone?

Almost everyone comes alone. Couples and groups are very welcome and we do get them. On the whole, however, most crew join solo and so if you are coming alone, you will be one of the crowd!

How many people are on board?

Except in exceptional circumstances, we limit the crew size to 9 plus two instructors. This means that there are enough people to sale the boat safely, but you will still have lots of time helming, navigating, trimming sails and such like.

Is this a sailing holiday?

Absolutely. First and foremost, we are here to ensure everyone has an amazing time. Sailing is about having fun, experiencing nature at its most majestic and gently pushing yourself to try and learn new things. These voyages are a unique mix of sailing and training, and you will get far more involvement and training than on any other sailing holiday you may try!

Who else joins?

We have a remarkably similar group of people who join all our trips. They come from all around the world, are an even mix of men and women and with an average age of 35-65. As we said above, most come alone and experience varies from none at all to Yachtmaster. Most of the crew would describe themselves as having a rusty Day Skipper.

Tour operator

We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.

The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • [email protected]

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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