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Approved RYA Training Centre in the Algarve Portugal

Beginner Course

Beginner 2 Skipper


This is the course that will fast-track you to being a competent skipper from little or no experience in just 2 weeks.

Guaranteed no more than 3-4 students per course and with your own cabin.

Course suitablilty

All new sailors.

This course includes:

  • Competent Crew experience - learn how to sail a yacht.
  • Day Skipper theory course (either online or classroom based).
  • Day Skipper practical course.
  • Learn the basics of sailing, navigation and boating safety.
  • Buoyage, so that you can get out of, and back into the harbour.
  • Learn boat handling.
  • Understanding weather and tides.
  • Basic electronic navigation including GPS.
  • VHF (SRC) Online Course.
  • and much more.......

By the end of the course

You will be a qualified Day Skipper with all you need to convert your certificate into an International Certificate of Competency, I.C.C. (Subject to your country of residence - Full details are available on the RYA website).

Beginner Sailing courses in Europe, book online

Option 1

Duration10 days course with online theory
Course TypeOnline Day Skipper Theory & Practical
Cost€2565.00 – (All Year Round)

Option 2

Duration15 days course with classroom theory
Course Type5 days Classroom Day Skipper Theory & Practical
Cost€2950.00 – (All Year Round)

Latest Course Dates and Availability

Dates & LocationAvailability
18th May 2024 - 29th May 2024
1st June 2024 - 12th June 2024
Almost Full
22nd June 2024 - 3rd July 2024
Almost Full
6th July 2024 - 17th July 2024
Spaces Available

Try Before You Buy

Watch our introduction videos for a free taster of your sailing course.

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.

Reviews for RYA sailing companies and courses

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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