Friday, 7 October 2011

RYA Shorebased Theory Courses from RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal to Yachtmaster Ocean

RYA Shorebased Theory Courses start every Monday small groups, personal tuition, or our Instructors will travel to you. Call us on +34 972 662 494 or email us here.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Last Minute Milebuilder 1000 plus Tidal Miles

Last minute Milebuilding Gibraltar LAST minute opportunity to gain your Tidal miles and qualifying passages. Two weeks sailing in the Atlantic from Gibraltar commencing Monday 26 September, Monday 3rd and 10th October. Adventure Sailing and RYA Yachtmaster Training, we also have a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Exam on the 6th October. Email us here or call +34 972 662 494

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

RYA Water Sports Training Centre Spain RYA Power and Sail Instructor Training Fastrack Dinghy and Power Courses

Visit our RYA Water Sports Training Centre in Spain, all RYA Instructor Training, intensive 6 week courses for Dinghy, Power and Padi Divemaster. We are open all year a sunny and warm RYA Coastal Training Centre fully RYA Recognised. Accommodation included in many of our courses, Super Yacht Crew, Gap Year Training, Fastrack Yachtmaster, and all RYA Courses. Visit us here.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Blue Oyster Tidal and Coastal RYA Courses Barcelona and Gibraltar

Visit our new website for all your tidal sailing courses, power boat, dinghy, and RYA Instructor training. We sail all year, courses start every Monday, that even applies to Fastrack Yachtmaster and Fastrack YachtmasterPLUS courses. Email us here or call 0034 972 662 494 or 0044 (0) 7740 285 595.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

RYA and PADI Water Sports Theory and Practical Courses Barcelona Spain

PADI Diving Courses and RYA Recognised Training all year in the sun. Full range of PADI Diving Courses including PADI Fastrack Divemaster in just 8 weeks at our Blue Oyster Water Sports Centre. Recognising the need to train in all skills from PADI, and RYA for not just Yacht Crew but leisure Divers and Skippers you can combine many different Yachting and Diving skills as a package, ideal for Gap Year Students. All information for PADI Fastrack Divemaster, RYA Dinghy and Keel Boat, RYA Power Boat Courses and additional Fastrack Yachtmaster Training can be found here. Experience The Difference with a full range of PADI Professional Diving and RYA Yachtmaster Qualifications. Email us here for further information.

Experience The Difference call us on +34 972 662 494 or +34 629 881 923 +44(0)7740 285595

Sunday, 26 June 2011

RYA Theory Course students pass their RYA assessments

Well done to all the RYA Theory students who passed their RYA Day Skipper Theory Assessments, 100% pass rate intact! Darren and Heidi also successfully completed their RYA Combined Theory and Practical course over the two weeks. Our courses can be run as part of a combined practical course, distance learning, weekly course shorebased with accommodation in Spain (enjoy a holiday too) and of course UK courses.

Fun sailing holidays and Skippered charters for friends, singles or couples +34 972 662 494 Barcelona Majorca Antibes Gibraltar

Contact us on +34 629 881 923 and enjoy a great week out on the water onboard one of our Skippered yacht charters. Meet new friends, experience new places, great clubs, bars, restaurants and beautiful bays to anchor in. The 7 day sailing experience has all the emphasis on fun sailing and plenty of time for snorkelling, diving, swimming and of course enjoying the sun. Accommodation is provided onboard with all breakfasts, fuel and moorings included. Bring your friends, partner, or come on your own and experience a fantastic holiday sailing in the sun. We have availability from Barcelona, Antibes, Gibraltar or Majorca, the cost is £595 per person with a 10% discount for cabin sharing. Enjoy the party! Email here.

Friday, 24 June 2011

RYA Day Skipper Theory Exams for Heidi Darren Don and Marco

Friday at last and after an intensive 5 days of theory during which our students Heidi, Darren, Don and Marco covered all the RYA Day Skipper Theory modules they are now preparing for their final written assessment. A final morning of revision which will cover all the topics that each of our students perceives to be a potential problem and then the test. Good luck to them all. Darren and Heidi will be heading home after 2 weeks with us here sailing and navigating. Don and Marco back to the fastrack course!! RYA Theory Courses can be taught via online study pack, or here on a 5 day course. Accommodation can be provided at a nearby villa so you can study in style or stay onboard one of our yachts. Call Susie on +34 972 662 494 or +34 629 881 923

Friday, 20 May 2011

Delivery Skipper and Crew wanted Ireland to Gibraltar 1st June non stop Ocean passage

We require a RYA Yachtmaster with Commercial Endorsement and Crew to relocate a clients yacht on the 1st June from Ireland to Gibraltar. Please email us if you would like to join us. The Skippers position and expenses are paid for.

Call us on +34 972 662 494 or +44 (0) 7740 285 595 No One Sails Further For Your Sail Training

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Gap Year Water Sports Training Courses Barcelona Spain

Gap Year Students can now benefit from all of our Water Sports Courses from Barcelona and Gibraltar. Intensive Training to give you the qualifications you need to work your way around the world. Our Dinghy Instructor Courses are 6 weeks and lead to RYA Certification. All Fastrack Course information can be read here.

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Friday, 29 April 2011

Stcw 95 Instructor Vacancy Spain - Sailing Instructor Jobs STCW 95 Barcelona

STCW 95 Instructor position available in Barcelona Spain with our RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Training Centre. Ideally you should be able to instruct STCW 95 Courses, the 3 basic modules plus Crowd Control some experience of the Fire Fighting module would be an advantage. This Job opportunity is being offered on a full or part time basis to suit the successful candidates requirements. Email your CV or call +34 972 662 494. This represents an excellent opportunity to work with our RYA Training Centre's in Barcelona and Gibraltar.

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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Residential RYA Theory Courses Barcelona Spain

You can choose between On Line RYA Theory Courses with Instructor Support from £195 or you can enjoy a fully residential RYA Theory Course in luxury accommodation, near to yachts and our Water Sports Centre from just £595 half board for the 5 day course. You can even bring your partner - they can stay from as little as £295 and just enjoy the pool and the sunshine. RYA Day Skipper or RYA Coastal Skipper Theory, VHF and RYA First Aid also available as part of our package. We can arrange sailing at our Water Sports Centre or big boat sailing. Call +34 972 662 494 or +44(0)7740 285 595 email us here for further information.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Our Chief Instructor is available to answer any RYA Theory Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper Questions On Line

You can email Susie here for help and advice with any of your RYA Theory Course Questions.

Yachtmaster Instructor appointed as Chief Instructor Blue Oyster Sailing

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susie Capel YMI as the new Chief Instructor at Blue Oyster Sailing. Susie has been sailing at Barcelona Sailing School for the last two seasons and has now successfully completed her Yachtmaster Instructor Course first time in Plymouth UK. Following a busy few weeks which included passing the SRC VHF Instructor Course and a week own boat tuition in Cannes on a 50ft Grand Soleil, passing one of the sailing worlds most coveted Instructor Qualifications has fittingly led to her new appointment. Well done!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

RYA Online Theory Course RYA Day Skipper RYA Coastal Skipper

Our Online Theory Course's with full RYA Instructor Support costs from just £195 we don't offer needless graphics, we offer real RYA Instructors Online when you need them and a support pack of RYA Literature that is yours for life. Email us here for further information.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

RYA Theory Day Skipper Students Pass Assessments

Well done to Peter, Dan, David, and Tom all passed RYA Day Skipper Theory, and to James RYA Coastal Skipper.

RYA Chartwork Magnetic Variation and Deviation (Revision)

On your chart, directions are given as True (T), towards the Ships Head Compass from the chart, you will need to account for Magnetic Variation. Identify a compass rose on the chart nearest to your position, work out the difference between the year on the rose and now, do the maths and round to the nearest degree East or West. From Chart to Compass add Westerly Variation (Grid to Mag add West) arriving at a heading in degrees (M). Now for Deviation. From the Deviation Curve onboard your yacht or in your PNT (Practice Navigation Tables) check the effect of deviation on this Magnetic point of sail.  Towards the Compass add the Westerly Deviation and you will arrive at a compass heading in degrees C. You may see it written like this

007(W) variaton
017 (M)
004(W) deviation

Grid to Mag Add the Westerly - Mag to Grid get rid of the Westerly.

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RYA Shorebased Theory Course Barcelona Spain

We have a RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course in Barcelona alternate weekends with RYA Coastal Skipper the courses are 4 days spread over two weekends. You can combine SRC VHF and First Aid with either of these courses. For our UK customers we have availability in London, Swindon and Wales, courses can be either weekends, 5 days residential, or of course everything is now Online. Call +34 972 662 494 or Ask Your RYA Theory Course Question Here Throughout this summer season we also have RYA Theory Courses and accommodation at a luxury hill top villa, pool sunshine and professional tuition. Enjoy.

Tidal Curve, Stream or Atlas remember The Box Of Facts

Before you set about answering any Tidal questions, gather together the information you will most certainly need. Let's call it your 'Box Of Facts' & it will comprise Date of your Passage,  Time of HW (corrected for DST) note down height of HW and LW the difference between the two is the Tidal Range. We need this to determine whether it is Springs or Neaps. Lastly, the period of time relative to HW. Remember the Period of HW is 30 minutes before HW and 30 minutes after. For example if HW is 1200 the period will be 1130 to 1230. All other times before or after are relative to this. You may write this as an example:

Date 12 June
Time HW + DST 1300
HW 4.6
LW 0.5
Range 4.1
Nps or Sps (clearly Sps)
Period of Time HW + or -

The Box Of Facts will save you time and keep you focused on what you are trying to achieve. Many thanks to Dave who was online 10 minutes ago. Email us here.

RYA On Line Theory Courses - RYA Instructors offer help and advice when you need it

With our RYA Online Courses you will receive a full pack of support reading and study material but more importantly you will have a RYA Instructor to hand either by email or phone to discuss any problems you may have. You can ask at anytime online for explanations of any part of the course. We pride ourselves on being there when you need us. We'll call you back at a prearranged time, or you can talk online with one of our RYA Instructors.

Online RYA Day Skipper Theory Pack plus online support from £195  RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster £295. Exams can be taken online if required or as part of a RYA Practical Course. All courses are prepaid via secure Paypal Link The course must be completed within 6 months of purchase.

So you have chosen another online course, or you just need an answer to a self study question. No problem we are here to help. You can use Paypal to pay for the advice you need in 10 minute sections for £20, it's immediate. Just gather together the questions you have and we'll have an email reply back to you when you need it.You could even just follow this blog, we occasionally publish questions and answers here to. Contact us by email here we'll assign an Instructor and off you go.

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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Yacht Crew Training Barcelona and Gibraltar visit our Super Yacht and Crew Training Centre

Yacht Crew Training, STCW 95 Courses, and MCAYachtmaster 200gt Training can be found at our new resource. Just visit by using this link. Or call for information about all of our Yacht Crew Training Courses 34 972 662 494.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pass your RYA Theory and enjoy a discount in March 2011 on these selected sailing yachts

We have these yachts available for weekly bareboat charter during March 2011 Sun Odyssey 45 Euro 2.070 a Beneteau Oceanis 43 Euro 1.865 a Beneteau Oceanis 40 Euro 1.655 Beneteau Oceanis 373 Euro 1.500 Benetau Oceanis 343 Euro 1.240 and a Beneteau Oceanis 323 Euro 1.140 please add Euro 500 for a Skipper. The charter must end before 1st April 2011. Please call us for April offers on these excellent charter yachts the 43 and the 40 are new 2010 sailing yachts. Call 0034 972 662 494 or email us here.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

RYA Day Skipper Theory Weekend Course Barcelona Spain

Every weekend throughout the year we run RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Coastal Skipper shorebased courses. Join us either for a residential or non residential course. Accommodation is provided here or you can make your way home on the Saturday night and rejoin in the morning. If you need a VHF licence we can include this course in the evening of the Saturday night. Two weekends or a 5 day course. Call 34 972 662 494 or email us here.Course locations Port Vell Barcelona, Port D'Aro Platja D'Aro, or Escala in the Bay Of Rosas.

Friday, 21 January 2011

PADI Diving and RYA Sailing Courses Costa Brava Spain - Diving and Sailing Holidays

We are introducing combined PADI and RYA Sailing Courses aboard our Yachts and Power Boats this year. You can learn to Dive and Sail with PADI and RYA Qualified Instructors. Courses include all recognised PADI and RYA Certificates. You can choose from a range of leisure courses or combine our Professional Fastrack Yachtmaster Course with PADI Dive Master Intensive Training. Enjoy a Dive and Sailing Holiday aboard a 48 foot Beneteau 473 and cruise the Costa Brava with it's excellent Dive Sites.

Contact us on +34 972 662 494 or email us here.