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Why Choose 1st ScotSail Training?

For RYA PowerBoat Courses and Yachting Experiences in Scotland always choose a product from:

1st ScotSail Training is one of Scotlands Largest RYA Training Centres and is one of the best-known brands in the industry, offering RYA Practical and Shorebased Theory Sailing & PowerBoat Courses from Start Yachting to PowerBoat Level 1 and 2 to Yachtmaster Offshore in modern, comfortable and safe Cruising Yachts, PowerBoats and Classrooms, with professional qualified and experienced staff and Yachtmaster Instructors.

"...Practical Courses run every week and weekend from March to October, throughout the Fleet..."


No other provider in the area offers the same combination of value, comfort and security of a larger family-owned organisation with employees and Training Centres in Scotland and the North of England.

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1st ScotSail Training offers Shorebased Navigation courses at the Training Centre at Preston Marina, to cater for the North-of-England market.


1st ScotSail Training Provides:


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Always consider the following before booking:

Highly competitive course fees
RYA Practical Sailing Courses - Full Range
RYA PowerBoat Courses - Full Range
RYA Safety Courses - Full Range
RYA Shorebased Navigation Courses - Full Range
Diesel Engine, VHF Radio and First Aid courses
Shorebased Courses at Largs & Preston
Training and advice - no matter what your needs
Modern Training Fleet and High-Tech Classrooms
Bareboat Charter fleet - Scotland & Abroad
Fully staffed offices at Scotlands Largest Marina
Multi-Course Packages and Experience Gift Vouchers
Discounts for multi-person bookings
Will I enjoy the sailing area?
Will I also have an enjoyable sailing experience, as well as a Training Course?
Are all meals, drinks, snacks, fuel, domestic gas etc included in the price?
Will I be in suitably-sized and comfortable Training Yacht? - Too small (<36' ) vs. Too big (43'+)
Will my training PowerBoat be a small, cold & wet open 'club trainer' boat needing wetsuits, or will it be a new cruising sportsboat more like the type I will probably be using?
Is it a 'one-man-band' operation, or a more established and trustworthy Training Centre?

Beware 'All Inclusive' schemes - don't let the operator reduce or impact your experience just to save them money! 1st ScotSail Training offers choice and extremely high quality and personal service - our brand new equipment and high customer turnover means low, prices!

5-Nights Week- just £395 inc Full Board / fuel etc.
2-Nights Weekend - just £165 inc Full Board / fuel etc.
2-Days PowerBoating - from just £225 (inclusive price!)


When choosing your RYA Course / Experience provider you should always check what kind of knowledge, comfort and service is being offered and exactly what you are paying for.

Many of the smaller operators or private owner-instructors may charge extra for food, boat-fuel or possibly other important inclusions such as Full Board.


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When choosing your Sailing Course or Yachting Experience, you should consider if your chosen Training Centre is capable of delivering upon all your expectations of an enjoyable and productive Sailing or PowerBoat Course or Experience.   1st ScotSail Training is also a specialist in introducing the complete novice into sailing and powerboating, or those who have had previous experience in a different on-the-water discipline such as Dinghy Sailing.



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