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Situated on the idyllic island of Cumbrae, within an hour's commute of Glasgow, you'll find sportscotland Cumbrae. 

The centre benefits from being surrounded by safe water with easy access to the open sea and Scotland’s beautiful West Coast.  Our highly qualified instructors provide expert tuition, with something to suit ALL levels.  So whether you choose Yacht Cruising, Dinghy Sailing, Paddlesports, Windsurfing or Powerboating, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re in experienced hands.  

A reputation built-up over 40 years:

The centre celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016.  Working with partners such as RYA(S) and SCA, Cumbrae delivers governing body certificates which support progression in your chosen watersport.  

Students come from all over the world for our highly sought after 17-week Professional Yachtmaster Training  Course (PYT); USA, Sweden, France to name a few.

Both of our 37-38 feet yachts are fully inspected by the MCA and RYA and are fast, comfortable cruisers with all specialised equipment on-board.

Customers' comments include:

 “A short notice booking accommodated with no problems.  The brief introduction at the start of the day 1 covered where I was and what I hoped/needed to achieve.  All goals met, thank you.  5*” (David Thompson, '1:1 Basic Skills Level 2').

“Fabulous experience again.  Professional instructions with a friendly manner” (Jeannette Gannon, 'St. Kilda Beckons' Cruise).

 “The best place to learn about being on the water” (Don Shepherd, 'Dinghy Start Sailing').

Stay at the Centre or simply visit for the day:

Maybe you’d just like to ‘dip your toe in the water’ and try something new?  If so, our ‘Try-a-Days’ are the prefect choice to get you started.  Or maybe you’d like to stay at the Centre, like many individuals and groups do; taking advantage of our shorebased accommodation and on-site catering.

To book, or to find out more detailed course information, visit www.nationalcentrecumbrae.org.uk or call 01475 530 757.

Whether ashore or on-board, we look forward to welcoming you!

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