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Approved RYA Training Centre in the Algarve Portugal

Advanced Course

RYA Yachtmaster (Preparation)


Yachtmaster is the senior qualification for the charter and sail of leisure and commercial yachts of less than 24 meters. The 5 day course comprises of 4 days coaching and develops and polishes skills & techniques in crew management, on board safety, boat handling, passage making & planning, followed by 1 day allocated for the MCA EXAM. (To be arranged and paid for separately).

Premium Training - Guaranteed no more than 3 students on the course.


Please ensure that you have successfully completed the Yachtmaster theory course within the past 12 months so as to get the most from this practical course.

Course suitablilty:

  • Obtaining the highest recognised qualification in yacht sailing.
  • Extending bareboat range in time and distance.
  • Chartering the largest yachts of up to 24m.
  • Those honing and developing advanced skills.
  • Learning the cruising area of the Portuguese Algarve.

During our Learn 2 Sail RYA Yachtmaster 5–day yacht–based course you will become:

  • A mature crew leader able to utilise your experience in yacht preparation, passage planning & pilotage, crew management and yacht husbandry.
  • Skilled in tidal and weather tactics for extended cruising.
  • Competent to skipper a yacht on any passage of no more than 150 miles from harbour.
  • Experienced in night sailing, watch keeping and shipping lanes.
  • An accomplished cruising yacht skipper.

By the end of the course:

  • You will be a Yachtmaster and confident to undertake extensive passages to new locations.
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation course in the Algarve
Duration5 days.
Course TypePractical - These courses are run to order - please contact us for details.
Cost€1495.00 (All Year Round).

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Travel and Transfer for your sailing course in Portugal

Travel & Transfers

We can help advise you on your travel arrangements, including the transfer from Faro Airport to our yachts at Portimao Marina.

If arriving early for your course we can usually arrange to meet you at the marina and to arrange an overnight stay on the boat with breakfast included so that you are fresh and ready for the start of your course – Please ask for details.

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Learn2Sail Ibéria Lda
Registered number 517569027 – Lagoa Portugal.
Parque Empresarial do Algarve Lote 8 Porta 21, 8400-431 Lagoa.
Contact details +351 917 336 202,
Learn2Sail Iberia Lda is a subsidiary company to
Learn2Sail Ltd
Company number 06581011
Orchard House 118 Sweechgate, Broad Oak, Canterbury, England, CT2 0QP
Contact details +44 1227 280082,

Learn2Sail Iberia is a recognised training centre by the R.Y.A. (Royal Yachting Association).

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