Welcome to SportScotland National Centre Cumbrae. Allow us to take you on a journey afloat. The Centre has a wide range of courses in dingy sailing, yacht cruising, kayaking/canoeing, windsurfing, power boating and motor cruising.

The equipment is fantastic and there is something for everyone looking for adventure! Our website has details of all our courses ranging from beginner level to professional qualifications. We aim to inspire you to select the course for you or tailor an activity day/s for friends, groups and families. Come for a day or stay longer in our log chalet accommodation and enjoying time on the water.

If you’re interested in Yacht cruising, Dinghy Sailing, Paddlesports, Powerboating or Personal Watercraft (jetskis) then ‘sportscotland Cumbrae’ is for you!

As well as courses in your chosen watersport, we offer Instructor Training, however, we’re not solely a playground for the diehard watersport enthusiast! A variety of individuals and groups, of varying levels, choose to visit Cumbrae and often stay here too, making use of our on-site accommodation. An example of this is the school groups and colleges/universities that visit the centre, seeking an ‘adventure away from home’.

The centre’s position on this idyllic Scottish island means that you’ll be surrounded by safe water, with easy access to the open sea. The facilities are exceptional and when not afloat explore the island by foot, bike, bus or car visiting view points and beaches, local cafes, restaurants, shops and much more.

Our team of highly qualified instructors are PASSIONATE about what they do and you’ll soon find that their enthusiasm is infectious!

The ‘Try-a-Day’ courses are a perfect choice for those visiting the island who want to spend a day trying out either sailing, windsurfing or paddlesports and there are junior options available too.  For those wanting a more intense week, the centre offers a host of weekend and week long courses.  For full details visit: www.nationalcentrecumbrae.org.uk.

Booking in advance is required so if you’re visiting the island for a holiday, plan ahead and make sure you consider a day of activity at the sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae, KA28 0HQ

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 01475 530 757

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