The Algarve's Leading Sail Training Provider

a Different Class


Leading Sail Training Provider

Like Never Before


RYA Training Centre


An Experience not to Forget


Quite literally - a different class....

Look no further. rusailing is a fully recognised RYA training centre offering a refreshingly personal and professional approach to all your sail training needs. Learn to sail with the best.

We have now completed 16 years of operation and are proud to be the longest standing RYA sailing school in Portugal. We pride ourselves in providing excellent and realistic tidal training from our base in Marina de Lagos on the beautiful Algarve, Portugal – the jewel in the crown of the entire coast.

We offer the entire range of RYA courses connected with sail training. From theory to practical with all the one-day courses available

Learn to sail from Start Yachting through to Yachtmaster Ocean aboard one of our superb privately owned yachts in glorious year-round conditions.


Learn who we are and what we do. The history of RUsailing etc. Who's who and who does what...


All of our sail training is run from Lagos on the beautiful Portuguese Algarve. Explore our courses here...


Find out how much each course costs here. You can also check out our special offers at the top of the page.

WE HAVE JUST A FEW COURSE PLACES AVAILABLE IN 2022 Contact us for more information

rusailing are now back training with extra measures in place to guard the safety of our customers and instructors. Contact us to make an enquiry or book. Also we are now on Instagram - why not follow us?


After the disappointment of races being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 we were finally back racing in 2022 and were thrilled to gain a 2nd in class in Rolex Giraglia. Events in 2018 and 2019 went really well! 2nd in class in the Lagos to Palos race in July and 8th in class in The Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta in October amidst some fierce completion - highly credible. We are now working on 2023. Register your interest by Email

Contact us soon to be part of the most progressive, most successful RYA school in the Algarve. Have a look at our TripAdvisor page to see what people thought of their time with us

So, what gives us our edge?


  • Our attention is entirely devoted to students particular needs with courses designed to fit students requirements rather than students fitting our calendar.
  • We only use the highest possible grade of RYA instructors (including a resident Yachtmaster Examiner as our school principal). Their enthusiasm and abilities literally unrivalled.
  • Our yachts are meticuloulsy maintained and equipped and are chosen specifically for their qualities, not their price. With a choice of styles to suit too whether you prefer crusing or more sports orientated sailing.
  • Lagos, our base has the most consistent winds and weather of the whole of Iberia with more options available to us than any other training centre in Portugal. Whilst you may visit places like Albufeira, Vilamoura, Portimao and Faro we are 100% sure will enjoy being based at Lagos.
  • Perhaps it’s the fact that all RYA sailing schools are able to teach up to 5 students per instructor whilst here at rusailing we choose to limit this to just 4* students on any standard course. This emphasises our student focussed approach and ensures you a superior level of tuition as well as increasing your comfort and learning potential - a massive benefit when learning to sail AND to help you enjoy the most of your break.

Have a read of our testimonials below to see what our customers think or why not do your own research on the popular forums!?

*Please note, numbers can be increased to 5 to accommodate families/group bookings if necessary. We also offer enhancements such as our ‘Optimum’ program where numbers are further limited to just three or even two in our 'Optimum Plus' courses. The choice really is yours.

Our approach is both personal and professional and your enjoyment as well as learning are clearly very important to us. The Algarve provides us with an excellent training ground with many marinas and anchorages to visit whilst having year-round sailing conditions and realistic tides. There are challenging river entrances and easy through to complex pilotage exercises on hand, plenty of attractive anchorages and coastline views and masses of open water to get your sail trim just right. Whatever your current level and requirements we will do our very best to meet your needs and ensure that you leave us having built on what you already know and looking forward to your next sailing experience whether that is more training or a flotilla type holiday, charter or racing event .

As well as sail training we can also offer yacht charter with or without tuition so why not incorporate a family holiday with improving your sailing skills as well as enjoying sailing off the beautiful Portuguese coast?