YOU & SEA, the marine training company based in Rhu Marina, is always on the lookout for new courses to add to its portfolio and now, following a period of considerable research and planning, has announced the launch of its three module Professional Yachtmaster Training (PYT) course, designed to take prospective yacht skippers from almost zero experience to Yachtmaster Offshore in just 18 weeks.

Euan Carruthers, managing director and chief instructor, is in an ideal position to oversee this 18 week course having himself completed a similar curriculum in 2008. ‘I completed my training over the winter of 2008/2009 and it was a fantastic experience despite the cold weather.

‘It was an intensive course, but equally a rewarding one. I found the best way to learn is to eat, sleep and breathe the course from start to finish. You simply immerse yourself in the course.