Adult Voyages and Courses

We run a number of RYA six day courses and occasional voyages specifically for adults.

Adult voyages and courses

Throughout the sailing season we run a number of RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, and Yachtmaster Preparation & Exam six day courses, as well as occasional expedition voyages specifically for adults. We regularly take part in the annual Pilot Cutter World Championship (Pilot Cutter Review) racing weekend in St Mawes, and the Paimpol Sea Shanty Festival in Brittany every other year, the next being 2019.  In May 2018 there is a voyage to the Channel Islands Heritage Festival on Pegasus.

All voyages start and finish in Plymouth, unless stated otherwise, and follow the RYA Cruising syllabus.

2018 RYA Competent Crew | Day Skipper Practical | Yachtmaster Preparation Course & Exam
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
24 – 30 June 2018
Open to all ages
FULL
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
16 Sept – 22 Sept 2018
Open to all ages
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
30 Sept – 6 Oct 2018
Open to all ages
FULL
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
8 Oct – 13 Oct 2018
Age 18 and over
£400 per person Passage voyage
5 nights
Embark 10am Portsmouth
Disembark 10am Plymouth
Moosk
Suitable for mile building
7 – 14 October 2018
Age 18 and over
FULL
£695 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* – exam fees are payable to the examiner directly when he/she arrives (currently £185 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £215 for Yachtmaster Offshore)
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
Plenty of handling and advanced navigation

*There is no need to pay the exam fee until the end of the preparation course, and only if you feel that you are ready to be examined by an external examiner. The fee goes direct to the RYA with your exam application, so you will need to bring your cheque book or credit card.

2018 Sailing Expeditions for Adults
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel
6 – 12 May 2018
SAILED
£695 per person Channel Islands Heritage Festival
6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Explore the Channel Islands and celebrate Guernsey Liberation Day
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Pegasus
Suitable for mile building

Prices include accommodation, use of waterproofs, safety equipment and all meals on board.
Travel insurance will be required for excursions abroad.
Photographic ID is required when visiting the Channel Islands. We will inform you beforehand if ID or a Passport is needed for your voyage.

All voyages are operated by The Island Trust’s trading subsidiary Island (Cutter) Ltd.

RYA Recognised Training Centre

Crewed by professional sailing staff, qualified at the highest level, all of our vessels have been coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and inspected for seaworthiness and safety.

The Island Trust and its operating company, Island (Cutter) Ltd, have robust policies and procedures in place to guarantee your safety onboard including:

  • Health and Safety Policies
  • Annual DBS Disclosure for all staff and volunteers

Full time and relief staff are RYA Yachtmasters and Cruising Instructors or higher, and volunteers are qualified to levels appropriate to the responsibilities they carry in accordance with statutory MCA and RYA regulations and guidelines.

For more information about RYA training »