The Algarve's Leading Sail Training Provider

Some other general news….

Now into our 12th year and continuing to be the leading provider of quality training in Portugal, we are moving towards Optimum only basis courses and arranging more bespoke courses than ever before. This is a conscious move in order to concentrate on the quality end of the market and to further differentiate ourselves from other schools. As offerings and price structures are adjusted to suit the altering position of the UK within Europe (Brexit for short), we are introducing a Loyalty Scheme – all existing customers will receive a permanent discount each time they return. We are extending this to all previous clients as well a new!   Everything else remains the same! Our usual offerings are still very much available with RYA weeks, bespoke courses, Yachtmaster training, long distance...
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New Course Options

‘Complete Day Skipper’ – Offered in 2 different formats to suit you – online theory and VHF radio courses followed by joining us for 5 days practical training and the short VHF assessment OR join for 9 days and combine the theory and practical training on site. Either way when you successfully complete this you have all you need to satisfy the majority of charter companies. We will even help you with the ICC application to make your qualification acceptable worldwide. ‘Complete Coastal Skipper’ – Offered in the same formats as the complete day skipper but this time concentrating on Coastal Skipper elements – you choose which format suits you!  ‘Yachtmaster Pro’ –  Wanting to use your Yachtmaster qualification professionally? As well as the...
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Off to a speedy start in 2017!

It’s all go. …. and whilst we start to get our Portuguese season underway we have never really stopped! Many of you will know that we were busy in November 16 taking Thindra across the Atlantic with the ARC. This gave us the fabulous opportunity of running an extended mileage trip to the Canaries and then a full-blown ocean experience for those sailing to the Caribbean. For many, it was a life long challenge and it didn’t disappoint. In racing class we managed a very credible 4th in class, 17th in racing and 30th overall (from some 240 boats). We even managed a Swedish supper night rounded off with Schnapps and a mid-ocean swim during some lulls. Great time!   Since then and until now, the Caribbean was, well, idyllic. Crystal clear waters, steady breezes and most of...
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Happy Easter

Phew, all three boats back in action for Easter,.. After a carefully orchestrated winter, we have managed to keep going while making sure all our boats are better than ever for the year ahead! Which one is your favourite? Annecy : soda blast, gel-shield, racing anti foul, full polish, sail refurb, forestay, backstay, bottle screws, sea cock & general services. Firefly : rudder removal and blast, rudder bearings, complete new standing rigging, boom strut, racing anti foul, full polish & general services Shikari : anti foul, full polish, new tri radial sails smile emoticon & general services And of course, a full safety review of all.
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