Chewsy sailing into Bequia on the 4th January 2013.


Due to changes in the eligibility requirements for taking the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate we will be offering tidal waters milebuilding starting in February. Please see our event calendar for dates and costs.

Candidates for this exam now need to have completed at least 1250 NM in tidal waters on a vessel of LESS than 24m and suitable for cruising.

There is also the option of taking a Coastal Skipper course followed by an exam prep week for Yachtmaster Coastal for suitable candidates. See the RYA website for more details or call Steve on 07980 003098

These changes affect both sail & motor cruising candidates.

Second Wind Sailing and Motor Cruising is an RYA recognised training centre based in Troon Scotland offering all RYA Sail & Motor Cruising practical courses.

We also offer bespoke skippered charter aboard our 41ft sailing sloop 'Chewsy' and 37ft Motor Yacht 'Crystal Rapide', as well as long distance milebuilding and night sailing for those looking for something different or wanting to increase their sailing experience or miles.

After our year away sailing to the Caribbean and back on "Chewsy" we will again be based in Troon Yacht Haven, Troon, in South Ayrshire and will run RYA training courses for both sail and motor cruising, with a maximum of 4 students on board.

We also offer Skippered Charter throughout the Clyde, Western Isles and beyond for up to 6 people sailing on yacht 'Chewsy' or 8 people on Motor Cruiser "Crystal Rapide".

Our EVENT CALENDAR offers up to date information about prices, RYA courses, milebuilding and other events, including Steves availability for own boat training and yacht/motorboat deliveries.

All Inclusive RYA Courses means that there are no hidden extras. No kitty for mooring fees, no paying for diesel or counting engine hours. No extra cash to use the breathable wet weather gear. Only 4 students on board. Not the way to make money we know, but the extra space makes for happy sailors and less students mean more hands on sailing.  

Sail from our base, the Yacht Haven in Troon, Ayrshire, aboard 'Crystal Rapide' our comfortable, well equipped Birchwood TS37 Motor Cruiser with accommodation for up to 8 guests or 'Chewsy' our equally well set up Moody 41 with spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests. We offer expertly created meals using only fresh produce.

Our boats are coded to the rigorous safety specifications demanded by the MCA, and in many areas our safety features exceed those expected.

We also offer skippered family charters, with the kids having their own bunk cabin close to mum and dad. They have their own log books - prepared in house with room for pictures, and containing activities to keep young sailors amused.

Sailing in the Clyde and off the West Coast of Scotland can be challenging, demanding, exciting and great FUN. Come with us and let us show you the beauty and wildlife that is all around us in the Clyde. The Isle of Arran is well worth a visit. With its Castle at Brodick, it has wonderful gardens to explore. Bring walking boots and master the 874m to the top of Goat Fell. If that's too strenuous, visit the chocolate factory, the cheese shop or the brewery. The choice is yours when you visit this wonderful island on a sailing course, day sail or skippered charter.

The Kyles of Bute always offer good sailing and great scenary, with Rothesay an ideal place to stop overnight on both our sailing courses or charters. Other destinations for your course or charter here on the West Coast of Scotland are Tarbert, Loch Fyne; Millport on Great Cumbrae; as well as the plentiful unspoilt anchorages scattered throughout the Clyde.

Contact Steve or Chris by email or phone : -  or  07980 003098