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 RYA courses, expert tuition and lessons, enjoyable expeditions and challenging racing.

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

Sailing courses, adventures and expeditions in Scotland

Latest News

2022 summer season off to a busy start

2022 summer season off to a busy start

After a busy winter preparing yacht InTuition for our busy summer season we are off to a busy start with...

10% off womans only weekend cruise

10% off womans only weekend cruise

To celebrate International womans day we are knocking 10% off a womans only weekend cruise which has been reduced from...

Crew positions available for St Kilda Challenge

Crew positions available for St Kilda Challenge

With the announcement that this year’s St Kilda challenge is returning to the usual format with Flotilla, Sprint and Passage...

Shorebased courses

Shorebased courses

We have added some dates for shorebased courses onto our website. We now have courses for RYA Diesel engine maintenance,...

Gift vouchers available

Gift vouchers available

Gift vouchers are now available for a specific course or a set amount. Why not buy the sailor in your...

Tough Going in the Rathlin to St Kilda Challenge

Tough Going in the Rathlin to St Kilda Challenge

As skipper of second-placed overall Derry/Londonderry/Doire in the 2015/2016 Clipper Round the World Race, the Atlantic Ocean to the west of...

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...

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