Originally Posted by steadyeddie
the firth of clyde would be a better option ,it seems strange there is a big sailing school on cumbrae but onnly teaches sail ?
Cumbrae never used to be only sail, it used to be the best place in Scotland to be taught power as they had the kit to show you how to drive lots of different boats from a 5m RIB right up to 10-12m hardboats.
I certainly did all my training there up to instructor as it was subsidised and I found the training pretty good, certainly compared to the alternatives at the time.
Not been back for a while except to use the pontoons so not 100% sure what goes on there now but would be surprised if they didn't do power at all now considering how much they were into it 8-10 years ago............