Sailing Programme 2016

Westbound Adventures runs courses from different locations in the Inner and Outer Hebrides throughout the year, offering you the opportunity to experience sailing in some of the most interesting, scenic and challenging waters round these islands.

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The Yacht

Westbound Adventurer is one of 30 or so cruising versions of the popular Sigma 33 OOD, of which some 300 have been built. She is a strong and seaworthy boat for sail training, yet retains all the characteristics of a performance cruiser.

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RYA Courses

An RYA course is an intense week of sailing instruction following a national syllabus with a course completion certificate at the end of the course for the majority of students who meet the demands of the syllabus.

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RYA practical sailing courses are the best way to learn to sail or to improve your sailing knowledge and abilities while gaining qualifications and building sea miles. Westbound Adventures is an RYA approved training centre based on the West Coast of Scotland. We offer all RYA practical courses from competent crew through day skipper and coastal skipper to Yachtmaster exam preparation.

RYA Training on the beautiful uncrowded waters of the West of Scotland could cost you less than the same sail training on the crowded south coast. Courses start from only £450,and you can find very cheap return flights from London . . . check it out! Courses are run in different areas of Scotland at different times of the year - see our current sailing programme for more details.

Our Summer RYA courses based in the Outer Hebrides provide longer yachtmaster qualifying passages and tuition beyond the RYA syllabus for the experien-ced yachtsman or woman, while for the novice they offer a sailing adventure and the RYA Competent Crew syllabus. For all on board they offer an unforgettable experience sailing the beautiful, dramatic waters of Western Scotland in good company on a modern well-equipped yacht.