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Training Centres SAIL & MOTOR CRUISING COURSES 2011 SCOTLAND Continued Lochaber Watersports

West Harbour, Ballachulish, Nr Fort William, Argyll PH49 4HL Tel: 01855 811931 Email: Website: Operating base: West Harbour, Ballachulish Cruising area: West coast of Scotland Boats used: Catalina 320, Westerly Fulmar, Sadler 32 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:4 Cost of a Day Skipper: £425 Extras: None

Maritime Connection

Troon Yacht Haven, Harbour Road, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6DJ Tel: 01292 315492 Email: Website: Operating base: Troon Yacht Haven Cruising area: West coast of Scotland, Firth of Clyde, Irish Sea Boats used: Jeanneau 49 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 Cost of a Day Skipper: £425 Extras: Oil skin hire £5 per day. Sleeping bag/pillow hire

Oban Sea School

Mount Stuart, Gallanach Road, Oban, Argyll PA34 4QJ Tel: 01631 562013 Email: Website: Operating base: Oban, Argyll Cruising area: West coast, Hebrides, Orkney Isles, West and Northern Ireland Boats used: Bruce Roberts 345 sloop Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 Cost of a Day Skipper: £440 Extras: Waterproofs, sleeping bag and sailing boot hire

Sails and Summits Ltd

19 The Roundhouse, Nelson Street, Lancaster LA1 1AF Tel: 07941 276186 Email: Operating base: Kerrera, Oban Cruising area:West coast of Scotland, Hebrides, St Kilda, Shetland, Orkneys, Ireland Boats used: Dufour 455 Instructor/pupil ratio: 2:4 Cost of a Day Skipper Course: £450-£600 depending on season

Scotwinds Sailing

6 Sandalwood Crescent, Inverness IV2 6GS Tel: 01463 772910 Email: Website: Operating base: Badachro Cruising area: North West coast of Scotland and Islands Boats used: X-412 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:4 Cost of a Day Skipper: £375 Extras: Meals taken ashore

SeaTrek Training Ltd - Kip

12 Dalriada Place, Bridgend, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8QA Tel: 01546 600155 Email: Website: Operating base: Kip Marina, Ardrishaig and Cameron House Cruising area: Clyde, Lochfyne, Westcoast, Irish Sea, Loch Lomond Boats used: Nelson 45 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:4 Cost of a Day Skipper: £800 Extras: Sleeping bags

Second Wind Sailing and Motor Cruising Ltd

148 North Shore Road, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6RB Email: Website: Operating base: Troon Yacht Haven Cruising area: Firth of Clyde and West coast of Scotland Boats used: Moody 41, Birchwood TS 37 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:4 Cost of a Day Skipper: £425 all inclusive (sail), from £699 (motor)

Westward Quest

Ardara, Clachan Seil, Oban, Argyll PA34 4TL Tel: 01852 300 379 Email: Website: Operating base: Ardrossan, Kilmelford, Crinan, Isle of Seil and Oban Cruising area: Clyde Estuary, Scottish West coast Boats used: Moody 42, Westerly 38 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 or 2:7 Cost of a Day Skipper: £400 Extras: None

Courses are held in beautiful surroundings on a comfortable, well equipped Moody 42 or Westerly 38. The instructors are all enthusiasts who will aim to make the course thoroughly enjoyable and tailored to your requirements. Westward Quest is a charity that makes sailing available to young and disadvantaged people. By choosing Westward Quest you will help support this work.

We are a small, well established, family run sailing school with a passion for excellence in training. Based in Troon, Ayrshire we offer all RYA practical courses in both sail and motor cruising, among some of the best sailing waters and scenery in the UK. Weekend courses, mile building, intensive boat handling and own boat training also available. Excellent transport links.

As a successful commercial training establishment, specializing in power driven craft; we have built up a reputation for high standards and professionalism. With a well-established client base among the work boat community, we continue to deliver confidence and skills to both the commercial and leisure industry. The training ground delivers the ultimate practical experience for the beginner or experienced student.

ScotWinds Sailing operates from April to October from Gairloch on the Scottish West Coast offering skippered charters and RYA sailing courses around the stunning NW Coast, Skye and Outer Hebrides aboard a luxury 41’, 8 berth, X-412 yacht. During the winter RYA Theory and VHF/DSC courses are available in Inverness along with experience days and own boat tuition.

Sails and Summits aim to provide a top quality, safe and enjoyable all inclusive sailing experience teaching all courses from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster® preparation. Boat handling, mile building, own boat tuition and theory courses are also available. Full home cooked catering, spacious and comfortable accommodation.

Explore the West Coast, wonderful sailing waters, sheltered lochs, and offshore sailing in impressive scenery. Five day tuition courses and longer cruises for miles and experience. Quality, highly experienced instructor, excellent fresh food, spacious boat. Individuals or groups welcome. Sail from Oban – very accessible by rail, coach or car. Start Sunday late pm.

Discover the Maritime Connection experience. Sail among the sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde, or join an exciting West Coast island- hopping adventure as you explore Scotland’s unspoilt and rugged coastline. All levels catered for. Learn from an expert and view the world from a different perspective. Yachtmaster preparation is our speciality.

Sail amongst the breath-taking scenery of the West Highlands visiting quiet anchorages and bustling towns such as Tobermory or Oban. With modern, spacious accommodation, on one of our comfortable and well-equipped yachts with experienced instructors chosen for their sense of humour as well as their teaching skills.


Sail & Motor Cruising Courses 2011

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