Friendly, professional coaching at affordable prices

Since 2001 Portugal Sail and Power has been offering RYA sailing courses in the sunny Algarve region of Portugal, making us the longest established RYA school in the area. The teaching is done in a friendly and professional manner without applying too much pressure, you should enjoy the learning process and gain knowledge in a calm environment. Normally, Julian Mead, the principal and owner of the business will be your coach but in any event only fully qualified and experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructors are used. Please have a look below to see what past clients have thought of their time with us.

"Dear Julian, many thanks for the last four days. It was very instructive and great fun - a rare combination" SW

"Julian! Sorry for belated message but can't thank you enough for your course and instructions!!! The big golden nuggets were so necessary but the gold dust tips have been of outstanding use." PY

From competent crew to the prestigious Yachtmaster qualification we have offered friendly teaching aboard our fleet of Bavaria 36 sailing yachts. Our reputation has enabled us to build a strong, long lasting business that really cares about our clients. We are proud and pleased to announce that from 2015 we are able to offer the same friendly and professional coaching aboard motor yachts and powerboats.

We offer all RYA courses, the International Certificate of Competence and individual coaching specifically tailored to your needs. If you would like to train on our motor boat we can offer the fabulous "Fortuna", a Fairline Targa 47 which is equipped to the very highest level and is a wonderful boat to drive, akin to a Bentley, she oozes class!

Please click on the area that interests you, browse our offering and then contact us for a chat about what we can offer or go straight to making a booking with an RYA school that really cares about your aims and goals.

Availability

Although we try to keep the availability calendar up to date please contact us by email or phone (+351 965392655) to check that the days you would like to book are still available.

CAR HIRE

If you need to hire a car, we’ve arranged discounted rates with Rhinocarhire.com for our clients, please enquire for details.

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Contact Us

If you would like further information about any of the courses, our availability for training or other general information please feel free to either send an email, use the contact form or just give me a call on +351 965392655

CAR HIRE 

If you need to hire a car, we’ve arranged discounted rates with Rhinocarhire.com for our clients, please enquire for details.

Theory Courses

We aim to make the courses interesting, relevant and fun using visual aids, demonstrations and videos. Although there is a lot of information to cover we keep the pace of learning in line with how much can be absorbed. The knowledge gained from completing a theory course will enhance your boating experience giving greater confidence in your ability as a skipper. All courses are taught in the classroom, prices include all the materials and course books; it also includes lunch each day.

Essential Navigation and Seamanship € 300.00.
Navigation and safety awareness for new skippers and crew, or those wanting to refresh their knowledge, this is a 16 hour, 2-day course. Click here to view the syllabus on the RYA website.

Day Skipper € 598.00.
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers, this is a 40 hour course. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Click here to view the syllabus on the RYA website.

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster € 698.00.
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course, this is a 40 hour course. The course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. Click here to view the syllabus on the RYA website.

Notes for both Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses. 

Both courses require a minimum tuition time of 40 hours. There will be homework to be done on both courses, also the DS course has 2 exam papers, the CS/YM has 3 exam paper, this falls outside of the 40 hours tuition time.

 

Weather

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Humidity: 87%

Wind: 11.27 km/h

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Contact

Marina de Albufeira
Sitio da Orada
Albufeira 8201-918
Portugal

julian@portugalsailandpower.com

Tel: +351 965 392 655

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