Saturday 29 February 2020

RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper Theory Courses Barcelona Palamos 2020 Congratulations BOS Students

Blue Oyster Students in Barcelona Palamos Classroom 2020
We deliver RYA Shorebased Theory Courses from our Barcelona Palamos Classrooms at Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Spain. You can combine your RYA Theory Course with RYA Practical Sailing or choose from RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory or RYA Yachtmaster Ocean. We also deliver our SRC VHF Radio and RYA First Aid Courses here. Comfortable shorebased facilities directly opposite our Yachts and Powerboats. We have shorebased accommodation available if required for theory courses. Contact us here.

Friday 25 January 2019

Congratulations to all of our RYA Day Skipper Theory Students who Passed in January 2019 - Well done!

Blue Oyster Sailing RYA Shorebased Theory Course Students
January 2019 was a busy month at Blue Oyster Sailing with Fast Track Courses running which included RYA Shorebased Training. In the photo are Benoit, Nona, Joe, Eric, Kester and Alexander who have now all successfully completed their navigational training. Benoit, Joe and Eric have continued with Nona on their Fast TRack journey and are now mile building in the Atlantic aboard our Sail Training Yacht Dogstar. Our courses start every Monday all year from Barcelona Bases and Gibraltar.

Saturday 10 November 2018

Blue Oyster Sailing Shore Based Theory Courses start every Monday all Year including Christmas and New Year!

RYA Theory Courses are shore based and are completed in one of our classrooms. We have classrooms in Gibraltar, Port Olimpic Barcelona, Palamos and L'Escala. They include a RYA Theory Pack, lunch and tuition by fully qualified RYA Shore based Theory Instructors.

The Theory Course can be combined with a practical course to enable RYA Competent Crew students to continue their training with a 9 day course RYA Day Skipper Combined which will enable you to charter yachts with this Internationally Recognised Licence.

Duncan Pell will guide you through the course effortlessly and then one of our Practical Instructors will take you to sea.

If you need accommodation please ask we can accommodate and as part of a combined course the theory course accommodation is included. If you have no previous experience then you can take our 14 day Fast Track Day Skipper Course. Email here for further information.

Thursday 16 November 2017

RYA Combined Practical and Theory Courses at BOS Barcelona Bases Port Olimpic, Palamos (Charter Base), L'Escala and Gibraltar

Hi Susie 
Hans revising aboard before his Exam

Now on my way back home from a very nice vacation. I joined Blue Oyster Day Skipper Practical and Theory from 6th of August to 15th of August 2017 in Gibraltar. My practical trainer a very skilled sailor and has excellent skills in teaching and passing on he knowledge. I learned a lot and from him, so now I fell skilled and safe going on my own as captain on yacht. And as an extra bonus he knows the Gibraltar history and he is a very nice person to be with, great guy. We had a great crew and an amazing week that I will never forget.

My best recommendation:) Theory with Duncan Pell. He made me work hard every day never gave me a chance to slip away. Very qualified in teaching sailing theory. Made me feel secure in navigating and all other procedures related to being a captain. Interesting person to be with we had many great talks.

Days I will never forget. Best Regards Hans H. Sørensen

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Duncan Pell Blue Oyster Sailing RYA Theory Instructor and Maritime English Tutor contact us on +34 629 881 923

Duncan Pell Blue Oyster RYA Shorebased Instructor
Many thanks to Duncan Pell Blue Oyster Sailing RYA Theory Shorebased Instructor for his time this summer. Duncan has headed off to UAE for a short break - he needs it after a hectic summer with BOS RYA Theory Students. Duncan was instrumental in our sponsorship of the Squirrels Ice Hockey Team. A recent video post is here. Clearly the life of a RYA Sailing Instructor warrants some special treatment after a long hard summer. Enjoy the flight Duncan and see you soon. We run RYA Shorebased Theory Courses from Gibraltar, Barcelona Port Olimpic and Barcelona L'Escala you can also meet us in Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Palamos. Email here for course details open all year fully flexible start dates.

Thursday 5 January 2017

December and January 2017 Shorebased RYA Theory Students enjoy a weather lesson from Duncan Pell

Adham (Egypt) Alexander (France) Harvey (UK) RYA Day Skipper Course
Working at the white board with a weather lesson from BOS RYA Shorebased Instructor Duncan Pell are Adham who attended a BOS Day Skipper Combined Practical Course plus Alexander and Harvey who are on 15 Week Fast Track Yachtmaster Courses. All of our students benefit from professional tuition with RYA Courses running all year. If you need advice with any navigational problems do email us here always happy to assist if we can.

BOS RYA Day Skipper Combined Courses (9 days) require 4 days of Shorebased Tuition tariff £995 or €1295 +34 972 662 494

Ed, Jon, Janel, and Daniel RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course
Time for a photo break during a RYA Shorebased Theory Course with Duncan Pell of BOS for Ed, Jon, Janel and Daniel. RYA Day Skipper Combined Courses require 4 days minimum of shore based study. Away from the classroom and pictured with a selection of RYA Study material at their fingertips are 4 successful RYA Students.

RYA Shorebased Courses can be delivered over 5 consecutive days or 3 weekends for RYA Day Skipper and 6 days for RYA Coastal Skipper. Contact us here by email or call +34 629 881 923

Friday 26 August 2016

Maritime English Language Training for Maritime Students RYA Courses Barcelona and Gibraltar

Matt from America, Angus Australia and Sara Germany
Congratulations to the students opposite who all passed their RYA Day Skipper Shore based Theory Courses with BOS Gibraltar recently. Matt and Angus also went on to complete their RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory Shore based courses with BOS in Barcelona. We offer tuition to oversaes students where the first language is not English.

Have a look here at our English Language Maritime Training Centre in Palamos.

Friday 26 February 2016

Captitan de Yate Crossover to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Maritime English Language Training

Duncan Pell (Centre) Passes RYA YM Offshore
If you are considering crossing over from a foreign Licence to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore you will find the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) demand all MCA Yachtmaster Candidates to have a good command of spoken English and demonstrate this on board during assessment. In order to assist students whose first language is not English you can complete English Language Training Revison as an additional module to all of our courses. Full information is given here.

We are very pleased to introduce Duncan Pell an Author, Writer, Businessman and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. Duncan has a MBA from Warwick Business School and set up one of Ukraines leading English language Schools.

Duncan is available at our Palamos Charter base to provide tuition both in Gibraltar, Barcelona and for personal tuition on board larger yachts. To improve your Maritime English and make a successful crossover from a foreign licence to that of RYA/MCA contact us here +34 972 662 494.

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Blue Oyster Fast Track Students all passed their RYA Theory Courses for RYA/MCA Master 200 gross tons

Matt Harry Duncan George and Fabiano
Congratulations to the Blue Oyster students who all successfully passed their RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Assessments with us this month. All are now able to work in the Industry with commercially endorsed qualifications. The 14 and 15 week courses include all the training required to successfully Skipper a Yacht Power or Sail (dependent on course option) up to 200 gross tons. Fabiano joined us from Brazil, Duncan from The UAE, Matt Harry and George from UK. A tremendous effort by all involved enjoy your Christmas break chaps. Our next course commences 4th January 2016 for Fast Track but we are sailing throughout Christmas and New Year with our usual RYA Course Training program. Contact us here for further information.

Sunday 12 April 2015

BOS RYA Theory Courses 5 Days Available Weekends Open All Year Private Tuition Available +34 629 881 923

BOS RYA Theory Courses are available all year either as bespoke personal tuition or as part of a group. We run courses most weekends to join us call +34 629 881 923 or email us here.

Saturday 18 October 2014

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster and RYA Day Skipper Shore based Theory Courses Barcelona or Gibraltar

Barcelona RYA Day Skipper Theory Courses start Mondays throughout the year. Small groups of students working shorebased with our RYA Yachtmaster Instructors. The five day course includes accommodation on board one of our yachts for the duration of the course. Breakfasts bedding and all study material are included. The weekly courses start from £395 in winter to £495 in summer months. We also have shore based accommodation available in a nearby Costa Brava Villa or a selection of Hotels should you wish. Contact Susie on +34 629 881 923. We sail all year. Email for further information.

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Blue Oyster RYA Navigational Theory Courses 2014

Barcelona RYA Theory Courses are run most weekends with on line courses available for SRC VHF and Basic Navigation. Contact Susie on +34 972 662 494

Friday 15 November 2013

RYA Theory Shore Based Courses are Available All Year with Shore Based Accommodation

Blue Oyster RYA Theory Shorebased Courses are run all year and can be either residential with accommodation provided at our venue or nearby. RYA Theory Courses are also run non residential so if you live nearby you can benefit from our reduced tariff. Fully inclusive tariff residential RYA Day Skipper or RYA Coastal Skipper £495 includes breakfast lunches and own room. Contact us here +34 972 662 494 or email us here for further RYA Theory Course information. VHF Courses and First Aid are available on demand. If you book a double room your partner can stay and enjoy the residential pool facilities for just £195 for the 5 days. The above is inclusive arrive Monday 1000hrs and depart Friday 1630 breakfasts and lunches included.

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Blue Oyster RYA Competent Crew Student Course Review

Hi Suzie,
Just want to say a big thank you for an amazing week sailing competent crew last week. It was a shame I didn't get to meet yourself but understand you have a lot on at the moment. I had a great week and learnt so much from Sabina and Paul, so a big thank you to them as well. Sabina told me to give you my address. Could you also please include any details on the Fastrack Yachtmaster you have as well as I would ideally like to get onto this course as soon as possible. Once again thank you very much. Kind Regards
Mike Adams

Thursday 15 August 2013

Spain RYA Shorebased Theory Courses from Palamos Costa Brava Accommodated in a Hill Top Villa with Pool

RYA Theory Courses Spain. We run RYA Shorebased Theory Courses all year and you can stay at our luxury hill top villa whilst you study. The link to the villa is here. RYA Navigation Courses and accommodation in Spain all year. Email us here for further information or call us on +34 972 662 494

Phil gave a 10 out of 10 for his RYA Power Boat Level 2 Course Barcelona Escala Base

RYA Power Boat Training. Congratulations to Phil Peter and Alex who all successfully completed their RYA Power Boat Level 2 Courses this weekend. The new RYA ID Cards are accepted around the world. We run Power Boat Training Courses most days throughout the year maximum 3 students to a RIB we also offer private tuition. Phil sent us his feedback on the 2 day course.

Hi Susie
The course was interesting informative and professional. As I had no previous experience with power boats I was a little apprehensive at the start. Your RYA Power Boat Instructor soon put me at my ease with his practical method of training. I felt I had got just what I needed from the course to enable me to move forward with power boating. The office/admin was also extremely efficient. Summing up 10 out of 10 great course. Best regards Phil

Wednesday 14 August 2013

MCA Stcw 95 + RYA Power Boat Level 2 + RYA Competent Crew Course 12 Days Continuous Training

Professional RYA/MCA Crew Training Courses include MCA 5 Day Stcw 95 Course plus RYA Power Boat 2 and RYA Competent Crew Course. Dates available for all three modules (which can be taken individually) are Stcw 95 30 September to 4th October. RYA Power Boat Level 2 5th and 6th October then RYA Competent Crew Course 7th to 11th October. Twelve days Professional Crew continuous training additional start dates are 7th October and 21st October for continuous 12 day courses. Contact us here for further information or call +34 972 662 494.

Sunday 23 June 2013

Port Olimpic Barcelona Charter Yacht Available for RYA Training Course Skippered Charter or Bareboat Charter

Yacht Charter Barcelona Spain. Saturday July 13th Barcelona Sailing School Port Olimpic Bavaria 46 Cruiser 4 cabins plus saloon available for Skippered or Bareboat Charter. RYA Instructor on board this Yacht for RYA Training £595 per person maximum 5 students fully inclusive five days. Bare Boat Charter Euro 3500 Email Susie here for further information on this beautiful yacht sailing from Port Olimpic Barcelona Spain. This yacht is available for Charter all year contact us here for information +34 972 662 494

Saturday 22 June 2013

Blue Oyster RYA Customers Review Their Courses from Last Two Weeks +34 972 662 494 RYA Training Centre Spain & Gibraltar

Hello Susie,
We enjoyed our Day Skipper course. We received good practice and skills we were expected. Thank you very much. Best regards, Elena Mukhametzyanova. Sailed with our RYA Cruising Instructor and RYA Shorebased Theory Instructor Charlie on board our Beneteau 40. Barcelona Base.

Hi Susie,
Just a quick line to say what a great week I've had, I couldn't have had a better instructor. Look forward to sailing with you guys again soon. Yours Sincerely Andrew. Sailed with our RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Oliver on our Beneteau 473 from Gibraltar Base in Queensway Quay.

Great thanks Suzie, and please pass on my thanks to Charlie as well. I very much enjoyed the course, the instruction was excellent and the yachts far surpassed the quality and size I was expecting. Was all in all a great experience. I hope you have a great summer. All the best, Tim. Sailed with Susie Capel RYA Yachtmaster Instructor first week on board our Bavaria 47 Cruiser and the 2nd week on our Beneteau 43 with RYA Instructor Charlie. Barcelona Base.

RYA Courses start every Monday throughout the year email us here for dates and availability.