Alba Sailing - RYA Sailing School
Alba Sailing is perhaps best known for its yacht charter business and chandlery. We are also a long established RYA Training Centre and offer the full range of RYA practical courses. Competent Crew for those with little or no experience, Day Skipper for those who have completed the shorebased theory course and Coastal Skipper through to Yachtmaster for the more experienced sailors. If you aren't sure which course would suit you then please 'phone us for a chat and we will happily advise you.
Our courses are all 5 days in duration and start on a Sunday and end on the Friday. We do this so your travel plans are easy to arrange and you have the weekend to 'recover' before going back to work!!
The dates of our courses and a wealth of relevant information is here - http://www.alba-sailing.co.uk/rya.html
In the 5 days you do not return to base - you will most likely either visit the Isle of Skye, or circumnavigate the Isle of Mull or head down to Islay and Jura. We always use a much bigger boat than necessary to give you plenty of personal space. We recognise that this is a holiday as well as a learning experience and we promise you that you will have a great time, learn more than you think and go home tired but elated.
Our instructors are chosen not just on their sailing skills but for their interpersonal skills as well. We also provide the highest quality of food available afloat - all home cooked meals - made by a trained cookery teacher then frozen - all you need to do is pop it in the oven, relax (or plan the next days voyage) and your meal will be ready in no time.