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 datesPriceItineraryVessel and Course
25 April – 1 May 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 4 places
£695 per person
6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
17 – 23 May 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 2 places
£695 per person
6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
21 – 27 June 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 1 place
£695 per person
6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
6 – 12 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 5 places
£695 per person
6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
13 – 19 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 5 places
£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 datesPriceItineraryVessel and Course
18 – 25 April 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 3 places
£795 per person
Price does not include Exam fee*
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
20 – 27 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 3 places
£795 per person
Price 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 | Sailing Expeditions | Passage voyages
Voyage datesPriceItineraryVessel and Course
16 May - 22 May 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 8 places
£780 per person6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 10am Falmouth
Johanna Lucretia
23 May - 29 May 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 2 places
£820 per person
6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark 4pm Falmouth
Disembark 10am Falmouth
Johanna Lucretia
13 - 18 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability - 10 places
£690 per person5 nights
Westcountry
Embark 2pm Plymouth
Disembark 10am Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia

We strongly advise that you take out suitable travel insurance as soon as you book your holiday, that provides cover in the event of cancellation, loss or damage to baggage, additional medical or transport costs.
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 skippers are RYA Yachtmasters and Cruising Instructors or higher, and mates 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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