Sailing courses in Largs, from only £275

RYA Sail Training & Offshore Sailing Adventures

We are an RYA Recognised Sailing School based in Scotland.

We offer top quality tuition and unique Offshore Sailing Adventures on our modern spacious four and five cabin yachts.

All our skippers and instructors are either fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster or Cruising Instructors with many years of experience sailing in Scotland and with years of offshore experience, sailing across the seas and oceans. They all have various other RYA qualifications and are keen to share their knowledge with you.

Our courses are all inclusive: fuel, onboard food, harbour fees are included - there are no hidden charges and therefore no surprises. (The only optional extra is wet weather clothing hire and boat cleaning if required.)

We can help arrange airport transfers and accommodation before and after the course.

We offer excellent service and great sail training in the beautiful settings of the west coast of Scotland, Greenland, Africa, Iceland and Antarctica! Why not book sailing adventure of a lifetime for 2024 on our Yacht, Global Surveyor?

If you have any questions, please contact us: either by email, our enquiry form or Facebook. We'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Practical Courses

Whatever your RYA level, be part of the crew at Go West Sailing - let our Yachtmaster Instructors show you ropes!

Day Skipper

The practical sailing course for all aspiring skippers: learn to take charge of your yacht and crew!

Day Skipper Shorebased

The Day Skipper shorebased course sits in the RYA Syllabus as preamble to the Day Skipper practical course.

Start Yachting

All good things start at the beginning: enjoy a taster weekend, learn the ropes and visit some beautiful places on the west coast of Scotland.


Our RYA theory courses run from our new and fully equipped classroom in Largs. Excellent to prepare you for your practical course or an exam.

Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

St Kilda is the jewel in any well respected log book: sail to the most remote part of the UK and be one of the few visitors each year.

Yachtmaster Shorebased

This course will give you the experience and confidence to plan and achieve your passage in offshore and coastal routes.

Coastal Skipper

The qualification before Yachtmaster, a coastal skipper will be able to sail day or night in tidal waters.

Yachtmaster Preps

Bespoke training before your Yachtmaster exam: have the opportunity to practice skills as you would in exam conditions.

"Unique, safe and thrilling time with these guys....can’t recommend enough" - Alan, Facebook review

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The flexibility of the course lends itself to changes in weather and practice time for participants who would benefit for more hands-on time such as pontoon arrival and departures. Great event with good crew.

Danny allows participants to make small errors where sage to do so as this enhances learning but is always ready to step in when or if required. This built my confidence through the week. Danny provides constant feedback and reinforces positive outcomes. A most enjoyable week with mixed weather from strong winds to brilliant sunshine on the Clyde.

David Course

Dear Danny, 

Just a short note to thank you most sincerely for safely delivering our recently purchased Hallberg Rassy 42 from Medenblik in Holland across the North Sea, to Inverness. You came highly recommended and I appreciate the fact that at short notice you rearranged your busy schedule to help us with this delivery Although you and your crew had a very rough crossing the yacht was handed back to us cleaned and in first class condition, which was appreciated. So a big thanks to you and your crew for your outstanding professionalism and courtesy. I would highly recommend your services aa a professional delivery skipper and crew.

Davie and Jessie Delivery

I have been on sails with Danny and his team and I must say they are great instructors, anazing cooks and very easy to speak people. They can teach you a lot about sailing and still show you beautiful Scotish nature and keep fun on board. Strongly recommended.

Daniel From our Facebook page

Go West Sailing

Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Rd
Largs, KA30 8EZ
United Kingdom

Phone: 01475789837

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