Adult Voyages and Courses

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

Adult voyages and RYA courses

Throughout the sailing season we run a number of RYA courses for adults – Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, and Yachtmaster Preparation & Exam, as well as South West coastal cruises and expedition voyages to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, and the renowned biennial Paimpol Sea Shanty Festival in Brittany. Every so often, when our youth sailing programme allows, we take part in the annual Pilot Cutter World Championship (Pilot Cutter Review) racing weekend in St Mawes.

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

Prices include accommodation, use of waterproofs, safety equipment and all meals on board.

Adult RYA Courses – Competent Crew | Day Skipper Practical | Yachtmaster Preparation Course & Exam
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
21 – 27 April 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
12 – 18 May 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
23 – 29 June 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
1 – 7 September 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
8 – 14 September 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical

Visit our RYA page for course overview.

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
15 – 22 September 2019
Age 18 and over
£795 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* 
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
12 – 19 October 2019
Age 18 and over
£795 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee*
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam

*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. Exam fees are payable to the examiner when he/she arrives (currently £189 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £220 for Yachtmaster Offshore). The fee goes direct to the RYA with your exam application, so you will need to bring your cheque book or credit card.
Visit our RYA page for course overview.

Adult Coastal Cruises and Sailing Expeditions
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel
19 – 22 April 2019 £399 per person 3 nights
South West Coastal Cruise
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia
26 – 29 April 2019 £399 per person 3 nights
South West Coastal Cruise
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia
18 – 24 May 2019 £730 per person 6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark/Disembark Falmouth
Johanna Lucretia
Paimpol Sea Shanty Festival 2019Paimpol Festival du Chant de Marin 2019
30 July – 9 August 2019
£1,200 per person 10 nights
Sail with us to the world-renowned Breton Sea Shanty Festival on 2,3,4 August 2019.
Embark Plymouth 1800 hrs 30 July
Disembark Plymouth 1000hrs 9 August
Pegasus
31 August – 6 September 2019 £730 per person 6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia

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 the above voyages are suitable for mile building.

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 on board 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 »

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