Sailing InTuition

Sailing InTuition is an RYA Training Centre based on Scotland’s beautiful West coast out of Largs on the Firth of Clyde. We offer expert tuition and lessons, enjoyable expeditions and challenging racing.

Sailing InTuition was founded by Daniel Smith an RYA Yachtmaster examiner, world circumnavigator and offshore racer. We aim to stretch our students and offer enjoyable experiences afloat.

Covid-19 update

Return to cruising guidelines can be found here.

We plan to be able to run all advertised courses but if Covid-19 restriction cause problems then we are happy to refund or reschedule.

Sailing courses, adventures and expeditions in Scotland

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Scottish family sailing holidays

Scottish family sailing holidays

With the UK recovering from Covid we are finding more and more enquires from families looking to come on a...

Sailing InTuition teams up with Marlow

Sailing InTuition teams up with Marlow

We are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with Marlow ropes for the replacement of running rigging...

yacht in crinan canal

Conquer Kintyre Cruise

After a trial in 2020 and high demand we have decided to add a Conquer Kintyre cruise to our summer...

Largs to St Kilda Adventure sailing in Scotland

Largs to St Kilda Adventure sailing in Scotland

Earlier this year we set sail for St. Kilda from Largs Yacht Haven, we were lucky to get plenty of...

RYA online theory courses

RYA online theory courses

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Skippers Online and can now offer online training for...

Daniel Smith Helming

Round the world racer launches new sailing school in Largs

by Calum Corral and originally printed in the Largs and Millport newspaper. A FORMER Cumbrae National Watersports Centre instructor who...

Return to boating in Scotland

Return to boating in Scotland

July 01, 2020 by Marc Turner The 3rd of July will see a return to boating in Scotland as travel...

Day Skipper Sailing in Scotland on Clyde

Why the Clyde is perfect for RYA Day Skipper courses in Scotland

There are lots of options in Scotland and the UK if you are thinking about doing an RYA Day Skipper...

What are people saying?

  • Above all, a first-class seaman
  • Dan has a fab teaching style which really helped develop my confidence and enhanced my sailing skills. Sessions were fun and I always felt I was in safe hands. Thanks Dan! Loved hearing all your stories too.
    Jennifer DayRace Training, Solent
  • As far as I am concerned he is one if the best instructors I have met! No matter what it was he was instructing! Patient, calming and encouraging confidence in his pupils.
    Andrew TraversDay Skipper Course – Firth of Clyde
  • I was most impressed with Dan's understanding and control of the boat itself.
    Dr Kevin ProudmanSouthern Ocean (Cape Town, SA to Albany, WA)
  • Dan is without doubt the best skipper I’ve sailed with. He’s thorough in his teaching really helping you master the art of sailing. Safety is paramount in his approach.
    Jennifer HallPorto to Uruguay Transatlantic
  • Daniel, as well as being passionate about sailing, is passionate to pass his skills on to other people and has incredible enthusiasm to do so.
    Harry SalisburyLargs to Iceland