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1st ScotSail Training's sailing centre / head office is based in Largs Yacht Haven marina on the river Clyde in Scotland. 1st ScotSail Training is an appointed RYA Sailing school based in Scotland and is a training division of ScotSail, and has full RYA Recognition at its Largs Yacht Haven and Preston Marina Centres.

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Our RYA Training Centres and Sailing Schools in Scotland and the North of England offer a full range of sailing courses in Scotland as well as RYA Shorebased Theory Courses, starting with a beginner’s Start Yachting or Competent Crew sailing course progressing to the RYA Day Skipper sailing course and for the more experienced the RYA Coastal Skipper sailing course leading to MCA Coastal and Yachtmaster preparation for the exam and Cruising Instructor weekends. Our PrestonCentre offers RYA Shorebased Theory and also the One-Day Safety Courses, such as VHF Radio, Diesel Engine and First Aid.

We also offer RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster

"...Theory Courses run at both our centres in Largs and Preston..."

along with Marine Radio Short Range certificate VHF / DSC Radio, First aid and Diesel engine - so if you are looking at sailing schools Scotland & the UK why not come and learn to sail scotland with ScotSail.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) voluntary training scheme is the finest anywhere in the world as it sets and provides the standards for all their approved sailing centres running courses such as RYA Competent Crew course, RYA Day skipper course and RYA Coastal skipper course.

1st ScotSail Training runs all of the RYA Practical and Shorebased Sailing Courses and has dedicated classroom lecture facilities at its Training Centres: LargsCentre and PrestonCentre and can teach up to 15-18 students on any one course.  No other school in both areas can offer you better.

Courses run include; RYA Start Yachting, Competent Crew Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore, Practical & Shorebased courses. also including VHF Marine Radio SRC (Short-Range Certificate) Diesel Engine Maintenance, First Aid, and Basic Navigation & Safety.


Established in 2002, 1st ScotSail Training has grown to be one of the largest RYA 'Sail boat cruising' training centres based on Scotland's west coast.   In 2007, we helped hundreds of people gain their RYA qualifications through practical training courses on our dedicated training yachts and we ran over 18 Shorebased theory classes throughout the year, including RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster, VHF / DSC Radio, Diesel Engine Maintenance and First Aid Courses.

"...Practical Courses run every week and weekend, throughout the year..."

This season, 1st ScotSail Training expects to help even more students gain these qualifications, and has even brought a 3rd RYA Training Yacht into their fleet, as demand for RYA Training Courses contines to grow.   Be it Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper Theory / Day Skipper Practical, Coastal Skipper Theory, Coastal Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Offshore, VHF Marine Radio (SRC), VHF DSC update, Diesel Maintenance, First Aid or simply just own-boat tuition 1st ScotSail Training can help you.



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Sailing on the Firth of Clyde on the West Coast of Scotland provides the perfect setting to start to learn to sail, gain more experience or undertake one of our RYA Sailing Courses or Yachting Experiences. As a market leader and major brand, ScotSail offers complete comfort, safety and extremely good value on modern, safe yachts and in high-tech and professional classrooms.   Want to know more? Click Here
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Largs Yacht Haven

Is an ideal location to undetake one of our RYA sailing courses. You sail to fantastic places living on board the yacht with other crew members sailing each day to different locations Our RYA sailing school in Scotland allows you to visit wonderful places such as the Isle of Arran, East Loch Tarbert, Rothesay, Kyles of Bute and Milport. Simply put the choice is endless. Most of our RYA sailing courses are undertaken on our Hanse 411, First 40.7 or Fantasia 37.

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Largs Yacht Haven,

Irvine Road,
KA30 8EZ.

Tel: 0800 756 5506

Direct: 01475 689 677

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