You cannot beat a dinghy for learning the rudiments of sailing. If you are new to the sport, we aim to give you the best possible introduction to dinghy sailing. For those with previous experience, we will develop your existing skills on our exciting coastal waters amidst spectacular scenery.  The RYA syllabus, our high instructor to student ratios and intensive personal instruction will ensure you get the most out of your time on the water.  And with over 50 years of teaching sailing on the Kyles of Bute, you can be sure we know what we are doing!

We have tailored our dates to suit your busy lifestyle and work commitments.  The weekend dates give you an opportunity to get out on the water more regularly and build your confidence over the season.


2020 Dates and Prices

  • 23/24 May

  • 4/5 July

  • 22/23 August

2 day course £175 (non-residential)


There is a variety of accommodation choices at Carry Farm to suit all budgets. Our purpose built bunkhouse provides simple, quality accommodation for up to 10 people in three dormitories. Complete with everything you need for self-catering, plenty of hot water and access to washing machine and tumble dryer, you can be confident you will be comfortable during your stay.


Carry Farm lodges provide private, spacious and very comfortable accommodation for you to enjoy whilst sailing.  Overlooking the bay, they are the ideal choice if you would like to bring family or friends and extend your stay over a long weekend.


Camping at Carry Farm is very special with tents pitched by the shore overlooking our sailing area. This is wild camping at its best, with toilet, shower and laundry facilities a few minutes walk up the track. To keep the place nice and quiet, we limit the number of tents we take, so please be in touch if you would like to reserve a pitch.