We are a friendly bunch, so drop us an email or give us a call and we'll do anything we can to help you get out on the water and having as much fun learning as we do instructing!
Upcoming Headline Sailing Courses
Our courses generally fill up fast so book in advance to avoid disappointment...
|Week||September 11th - September 16th||RYA Practical Comp Crew / Day Skipper / Experience / Cruising||Kip Marina||£425||SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED :-)|
|Weekend||September 16th - September 18th||RYA Practical Start Yachting / Comp Crew / Day Skipper / Experience / Cruising / ICC||Kip Marina||£170||SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED :-)|
|Week||September 18th - September 23rd||RYA Practical Comp Crew / Day Skipper / Experience / Cruising||Kip Marina||£425||SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED :-)|
|Weekend||September 23rd - September 25th||RYA Practical Start Yachting / Comp Crew / Day Skipper / Experience / Cruising / ICC||Kip Marina||£170||SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED :-)|
|Week||September 25th - September 30th||RYA Practical Comp Crew / Coastal Skipper / Experience / Cruising||Kip Marina||£425||SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED :-)|
|Weekend||September 30th - October 2nd||RYA Practical Start Yachting / Comp Crew / Day Skipper / Experience / Cruising / ICC||Kip Marina||£170||SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED :-)|
|Weekend||October 14 - October 16||The Premier Scottish Boat Show - visit our stall and yacht||Kip Marina||Further details at www.scotlandsboatshow.co.uk|
ALL INCLUSIVE - While too many of our fellow sailing schools expect the students to get out the calculator in order to figure out the shared cost of marina and mooring fees, we like to keep it simple... all inclusive means, eh well, all inclusive!!
You don't need to be on a set RYA practical course to gain your certificate, just let us know in advance what you want to aim for when booking up for a cruising sail and we will work with you to help you realise your goal. Alternatively if you just want to enjoy a sail or build up your miles/ experience in some good company, just let us know and you can just join a crew of any of our yachts.
The above is just a few of our courses coming up over the next few weeks… check out all our scheduled courses by clicking on the calendar. If you still can't find what you are looking for drop us a line or give us a call for a chat, we don't bite and you'll find us very helpful!
BRITSAIL is a RYA approved training centre based in Kip Marina, Scotland's Premier Marina, on the West Coast of Scotland specialising in the teaching of all sailing competencies. We run a full programme of RYA theory and practical courses from RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship and RYA Start Yachting, through RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster® and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean from our comfortable classroom and modern sailing yachts.
From our base on the Firth of Clyde we have access to some of the most spectacular and uncrowded sailing grounds to be found anywhere in the UK, or the world for that matter. With the Kintyre Peninsular, the Kyles of Bute, the Isle of Arran, the Isle of Cumbrae, Loch Fyne, Loch Long, Holy Loch and many more potential ports of call on our doorstep with waters that offer superb scenery and wildlife such as dolphins, porpoise and even whales, we promise you an unforgettable experience.
RYA Courses and Qualifications
To gain your RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate, you must complete a passage of 600 miles, lasting at least 96 hours in a sailing yacht. 200 miles of this passage must have been at least 50 miles from land. You take your sights, work out your position, and assess deviation on the steering compass. You need to have taken part in the preparation of the boat, set up and run a watch system and been responsible for the decision making on passage. At the end of the trip, take your log, sight forms and plotting sheets to an assessor who will question you on the detail of the passage.
Located at Kip Marina, Scotland’s Premier Marina, at the heart of the some of the most beautiful sailing waters in the world.
Easily accessible by car and public transport... or by foot if you live in Inverkip!
A Sailing Principal with a passion for sailing and extensive sail cruising and racing experience both nationally and internationally
Our instructors are first and foremost yachties, picked for their passion for sailing, endless patience and sense of humour, enabling them to deliver the best and most enjoyable sailing courses available anywhere.
Our sailing courses are the best value you will find anywhere in Scotland.
We don’t believe in charging you for extras... all-inclusive means all-inclusive!
Modern, comfortable and safe cruising yachts.
Satellite tracking of our yachts so that you can share your location via Google Earth with family and friends... or not, as the case may be!
Free photos and video of your practical course available for download.