Catalina is berthed in Rhu Marina on the River Clyde, on the West Coast of Scotland. It's around 40 minutes from the campus.
How to get there
A half-hourly rail link runs from Glasgow Queen Street station to Helensburgh Central. Helensburgh Upper is on the West Highlands line linking with Oban, Fort William and Mallaig.
From Glasgow take the M8 West, over the Clyde on the Erskine Bridge (M898), A82 to Dunbarton, through Cardross (A814) to Helensburgh, then follow the shoreline until you reach the Marine on your left.
Southeast of the narrows at the entrance to the Gareloch - 56 00.7N 004 46.5W.
The marina entrance is marked with red and green lights (FL.4s)*, on the ends of the floating breakwaters. A Green channel mark (FL.G.5s)**, approx 30m off the entrance, marks rocks. - Must be rounded correctly.
Catalina is a Sigma 33 cruising/racing yacht. It's available for all students of the department to use under the supervision of an experienced Skipper who holds a minimum of an RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification.
Our students have the opportunity to gain their RYA Day Skipper theory and practical qualification through a course offered by the department.
For year one students, the theoretical course can count towards their degree. The practical aspects of the course are taught on board Catalina. Catalina Article
Qualified Skippers are able to book and use Catalina whenever they wish. They take out other less experienced department members as crew, with the aim of increasing their knowledge and understanding.
The skippers are responsible for the safety of crew and yacht and as such we require them to demonstrate their knowledge and experience before becoming a qualified skipper of Catalina.
Potential skippers should be competent to at least RYA Day Skipper standard, and will receive an assessment prior to being approved as a skipper.
Students of the department have the opportunity to gain their RYA Day Skipper theory and practical qualification through a course offered by the department.
For first year students, the theoretical course can count towards their degree. The practical aspects of the course are taught on board Catalina.
- Catalina Booking Form - PK - 23.03.16
- Catalina Boarding Check Sheet - PK - 23.03.16
- Catalina Closing Check Sheet - PK - 23.03.16
- Sigma 33 Description 23.03.16
- Sigma 33 Class Association Rules 23.03.16
- Catalina Purchase Survey 23.03.16
- Catalina Skipper's Safety Brief R1 23.03.16
- Catalina Standing Orders MOB 23.03.16
- Proposed CATALINA STANDING ORDERS 23.03.16
- Seacocks Plan
- Stowage Plan
- Yacht Wiring Diagram
- Kubota Engine Manual