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5 Day RYA Sail Cruising Joining & Check-In Info:
1). If you're due to arrive for your booked space(s) on the RYA Sail Cruising Week & Training Course, it will start at 1830hrs on the Sunday at Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ, on the date shown on your booking confirmation e-mail. Booking confirmation e-mails have a booking reference number, e.g. ABCD-123456. Confirmed bookings will show a green 'PAID' icon in the top-right hand corner.
2). Check-In time for this course opens at 1830hrs. The office will be in use up until exactly this time for other courses, debriefing and VHF Radio Licence exams.
3). ScotSail office is in the Main courtyard, to the right hand side of The Bosuns’ Table restaurant and conservatory.
4). If you’re GOING TO BE LATE don't worry - later arrivals are common due to travel factors so if this applies to you please TEXT your name and ETA on the day to the duty Instructor ( STEPHEN: 07990518726 ) however the office will by default leave later arrival instructions for you at the centre office door, along with berth and gate number, and your RYA Instructors' name & telephone number.
5). If you're driving there is free secure parking for the duration - please go to the barrier at the car park, press intercom and let them know your name and that your with ScotSail and they'll let you through. There is no need to go into Marina Reception after parking.
You can leave your gear in the car as you will be going down that way again after check in.
6). PLEASE remember to have checked out all your RYA course details AND important related info, FAQs, what to bring inc clothes and sufficient spending money for shared costs such as marinas and meals ashore, links to info, alcohol policy, dietary information, voluntary student fund guidelines and pre course recommended experience in your booking email, as well as on the website, RYA website AND in your booking emails, and all of the joining info and FAQs at www.scotsail.co.uk/help :
For Competent Crew no prior knowledge or experience is required, and for Day Skipper it's recommended to have 5 days' seatime, 100 miles, 4 nights hours and expected shorebased navigation ability to Day Skipper Shorebased or higher. For Day Skipper please see: https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/sail-cruising/Pages/day-skipper.aspx and our Day Skipper Pre-Course Experience Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIh9t9TypYs
Courses will be run according to RYA Specifications and at a ratio of not more than 5 students to 1 instructor, with a max of 5 students per Cruising Yacht.
7). It’s a good idea to have eaten prior to check-in, and there are restaurants in the marina also. The Bosuns Table next door offers 10% off main meals ordered up until 1800hrs to all ScotSail customers showing their booking date & confirmation number.
8). It's really important that you read and understand all of this before arriving to help you get the best from your experience - if you have any dietary requirements or allergies please ensure you let us know prior to arrival.
9). It's possible to hire T5000 Offshore Breathable Sailing Waterproofs at the centre on arrival, of you feel you would benefit from this. It's £3/day per garment, every size XXS-XXXL is available and there is no need to pre-book and all proceeds go back into buying / updating gear for the following season.
10). If you have any outstanding balance payments due they must be paid right away - balances are due 28 days prior to your start-date.
11). Anyone needing to do their VHF Radio assessment following the short online course can do this from 1645hrs on the Friday of return - please advise your skipper that you wish to do this or book it now using the options within this online support system.
All the best, and look forward to seeing you all then!
*This is general advice. Always check and read all of your specific booking confirmation e-mail / SMS.
Weekend RYA Sail Cruising Joining & Check-In Info:
1). If you're due to arrive for your booked space(s) on the RYA Sail Cruising Weekend Training Course or Skills & Experience MileBuilder, it will start at 1830hrs on the Friday at Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ, on the date shown on your booking confirmation e-mail. Booking confirmation e-mails have a booking reference number, e.g. ABCD-123456. Confirmed bookings will show a green 'PAID' icon in the top-right hand corner.
For Start Yachting or Competent Crew no prior knowledge or experience is required, and for Day Skipper it's recommended to have 5 days' seatime, 100 miles, 4 nights hours and expected shorebased navigation ability to Day Skipper Shorebased or higher. For Day Skipper please see: https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/sail-cruising/Pages/day-skipper.aspx and our Day Skipper Pre-Course Experience Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIh9t9TypYs
2 Day RYA PowerBoat Level 2 Joining & Check-In Info:
You're due to arrive for check-in for the 2 Day RYA PowerBoat Level 2 Course with Extra Sportsboat Handling:
Dates: As Per Your Booking Confirmation Text / E-Mail
Start Time: 0855hrs
Location(s): Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ
Things to bring:
1). 1 x Passport Photo (for Day 2);
2). Money for lunch at cafe or a packed lunch
3). Trainers / Non-Marking Soled Shoes
4). Outdoor jacket, Sunglasses
1). PowerBoat Handbook
2). All Safety Equipment / Lifejackets (Unless Own Boat - Lifejackets Must Be Supplied & Worn)
3). Photo ID Licence Card & Registration upon successful completion, accepted worldwide for Insurance and hiring / operation of powerboats.
Stuff To Remember:
1). Free secure parking - press intercom at barrier for entry:
2). Doors' open about 10 minutes prior to start
3). All crew will be asked to sign-in and provide any relevant medical info
4). Each course runs with max 3 students per Instructor
Please ensure that you have checked all the details, joining instructions and linked FAQs from within your booking e-mail and online at at www.scotsail.co.uk/help
If you have any outstanding balance amount(s) to pay please ensure this is paid securely online 28 days in advance, or right away if you book within this time. PowerBoat Courses at Largs are provided by GoAdventureSail.com in association with ScotSail RYA Centre - ScotSail office is located in the main square, next to the Bosuns' Table restaurant conservatory, and is well signed.
Anyone needing to do their VHF Radio assessment following the short online course can do this on an evening after a course day of return - please advise that you wish to do this by requesting it now at:
If you need any further help, advice, customer support, joining instructions or to ask a question or request a specific action, please visit:
Advanced PowerBoat Pro Commercial Joining & Check-In Info:
5 Day Advanced PowerBoat Pro Course Check-In
Please read ALL of this important message, and reply ASAP to acknowledge receipt and your attendance:
1). You're due to arrive for your booked space(s) on the Extended Pro Advanced Training Course, as per the date on your e-mail booking confirmation, at Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ.
Things to bring:
1a). 3 x Passport Photos
2a). Money for lunches/foods at cafe or packed foods
3a). Trainers / Non-Marking Soled Shoes
4a). Outdoor jacket, Sunglasses
5a). Your course books / materials
6a). All forms and paperwork with your details pre-completed was far as possible
1b). Course Pack of Learning Materials;
2b). All Safety Equipment / Lifejackets;
3b). Training Vessel, All Fuel, Safety Gear & 1/2 Instructors, All Insurance & Fuel;
4b). Use of vessel for RYA/MCA Exam inc all Fuel & Insurance;
5b). Examiner Booking Service.
1c). Free secure parking - press intercom at barrier for entry:
2c). Doors' open about 10 minutes prior to start of day 1
3c). All crew will be asked to sign-in and provide any relevant medical info
4c). Each course runs with max 3 students per Instructor
2). Check-In time starts with doors open from precisely 0855hrs on the day of arrival.
The office will be in use up until exactly this time for other courses, debriefing and VHF Radio Licence exams.
4). If you’re going to be late please TEXT your name and ETA and we’ll let the office know to leave later arrival instructions for you at the centre office door, your RYA Instructors' name & telephone number.
6). PLEASE remember to have checked out all your course details, forms using the links and / or paperwork supplied AND important related info, FAQs, links to info, student guidelines and pre course recommended experience in your booking email, as well as on the website, RYA website AND in your booking emails, and all of the joining info and FAQs in the linked specification document.
7). It's really important that you read and understand all of this before arriving to help you get the best from your experience. This course is a high level commercial skippering prep course for a RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence that will allow you to take on significant responsibilities in a commercial context: you are expected to take a very high level of personal responsibility in terms of preparedness, pre-attendance research and self-study in advance of your attendance. It is strongly advised that you do not leave the forms, course materials and the reading thoroughly all of the printed and email materials and associated links to 'the last minute'.
Remember, for the RYA/MCA Exam you need a First Aid and VHF Licence. To add a Commercial Endorsement you also need a ML5 Medical, Sea Survival and PPR Course.
If you have any queries we are delighted to provide whatever assistance we can, and we are highly experienced in doing so - if in doubt; reach out.
---Here's some important links:---
Advanced Course Pack YouTube Explainer Video:
Important Resources & Forms:
Night Exercise Examples:
Access to Online Shorebased Theory Content:
8). If you have any outstanding balance payments due they MUST be paid right away - balances are due 28 days prior to your start-date. This is a popular course and places are limited to strictly first-come, first-serve, and max 3 per course.
9). Anyone needing to do their VHF Radio assessment following the short online course can do this at the centre during your course - please advise your Instructor that you wish to do this or book it now at:
SPECTRA Marine / GoAdventureSail.com
Based at ScotSail - Scotlands' Sailing Company, Largs Yacht Haven
ScotSail.co.uk | SailPowerTraining.com
0141 416 5417
0845 834 0335
VHF Radio Licence Online Course Info & Login Details:
1). You can login at www.ryainteractive.orgwith your username(s) and password(s). You will be prompted to fill out a few details and then access the online course - it's compatible with PC/Mac systems, most tablets and many mobile devices.
It may however take a short while for your login to become active and enrolled, so if you attempt to login immediately it may not yet be active.
2). Usernames are your email address and your default password is '132546' which can be changed on first login. If you have booked for more than one person and you have supplied their names but not yet their e-mail addresses, usernames may be formatted EXACTLY like this “ j-smith “.
3). Once you have completed the online course you need to log back into www.ryainteractive.organd complete a short online assessment, after which you will be able to download your online pass certificate - please save or print a copy, and specifically note the unique alphanumeric code shown at the bottom.
4). An ebook is provided as part of the course, and you will be sent an ebook token and instructions to download this by e-mail and/or SMS. The ebook code can be used at www.rya.org.uk/go/redeem
5). Once you’ve completed the online course and have the online pass certificate in your possession, you should arrange to come in to the training centre to do the short final practical assessment / exam.
You can do this here: https://www.scotsail.co.uk/mobile/request-vhf-radio-exam.php
If you're attending a practical sail / power training course or boating event with us, you can do the exam after the final day of your practical course, or during one of the evenings. Please speak to your RYA Course Instructor at check-in and tell them you'd like to do this so they can make the arrangements for you.
6). The exam is straightforward, practical and fun and consists of a short multi-choice written paper, and a practical scenario-based session using training VHF Radio Equipment. You will be led through the process by an independent RYA/MCA SRC Assessor who was not previously involved in your training or online support.
7). Once you’ve arranged your exam/assessment at the centre, please visit: www.rya.org.uk/go/src to pay the RYA/MCA their £60.00 exam and licence fee direct to them, and print off your unique application form.
8). The licence fee is £60.00 and is payable direct to the RYA/MCA department on their website, for the full photo I.D. Licence and Exam, and is different from the online course fee charged by the RYA Training Centre for online course access, ebook, Instructor support, Examiner booking service and the use of their licensed training radio and classroom facilities to enable the conduct of your exam.
9). You will need 1 x passport sized photograph. Please bring this with you to the centre along with the unique application form you will have been given by the RYA website - there are also wireless printing facilities at the centre for mobile devices.
PPR Online Course Info & Login Details:
You can now login at www.ryainteractive.orgwith your username(s) and password(s).
Usernames are normally the e-mail address you signed up with and your default password is ' 132546 ' and can be changed on first login.
Once you have completed the online course you will complete a short online assessment, after which you will be able to download your online pass certificate right away!
Need joining instructions? Remember to check your booking confirmation e-mail AND the links in it!
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Need to make a payment for an existing reservation? Simply click the Pay Now link in your Booking Confirmation E-Mail. You can pay securely online with no transaction charges, or use a Gift Voucher using this method.
If you're having problems doing this, please contact us using the 'Ask a Question / General Support' option above, and we'll get it sorted for you. Thanks!