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Approved RYA Training Centre in the Algarve Portugal

Beginner Course

RYA Start Yachting


Learn to sail with this ideal introduction into what sailing a yacht is all about. You'll spend three days aboard one of our yachts, where you will be fully involved in the running and handling of the boat. After the course you may well wish to complete your Competent Crew Course.

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

Course suitablilty

  • Those completely new to sailing and yachting.
  • Beginners looking to confidently take on the challenge of a flotilla holiday.
  • Dinghy sailors moving up to yacht sailing.

This course includes:

  • Three days sailing aboard one of our ocean going yachts.
  • Expert RYA instruction and supervision.
  • Real life taster of what cruising in a yacht is all about.
  • The time spent onboard goes towards your "Competent Crew" Certification.

By the end of the course

  • You'll know your way about a yacht.
  • Hungry for more knowledge.
  • Ready to go for your Competent Crew Certificate.
Beginner Sailing theory courses, book online
Duration3 days (usually Saturday to Monday).
Course TypePractical - onboard for 3 days.
Cost€1085.00 (All Year Round)

Latest Course Dates and Availability

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Try Before You Buy

Watch our introduction video 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.

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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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