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  • Experience the Difference

    We Sail Further For Your Sail Training

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  • Experience the Difference

    We Sail Further For Your Sail Training

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Welcome to Barcelona Sailing School delivering RYA Courses in Palamos at Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Palamos Spain.

We offer RYA Tuition from Barcelona Palamos & Sailing Holidays from Barcelona Palamos, Port Olimpic and L'Escala and along the Costa Brava including passages to Antibes, Sardinia, Portugal, Mallorca, Menorca and down to our base in Gibraltar. RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal and RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Practical + RYA Theory Courses at our Barcelona Palamos Based Sailing School. We are a RYA Training Centre in Barcelona Palamos Recognised for RYA Sail, RYA Power Boat and RYA Theory Shorebased Courses. We also deliver Fast Track Training and RYA Mile Building in Gibraltar. For Customer Reviews click on these links - Reviews and Feed Back, Customers and their RYA Courses!

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RYA Practical Courses are now all Tidal and cost from £695 (Sterling) or €775 (Euro). RYA Practical and Theory Combined Courses 9 Days from £1095 or (Euro) €1295 or RYA Fast Track Day Skipper ‘No Experience Required’ 14 Days £1795 or (Euro) € 1945 fully inclusive.

Make sure you hold an (ICC) International Certificate of Competence we are a Recognised Spanish Test Centre, Sailing Licences for Power Boats and Sailing Yachts - RYA Sailing Courses from Barcelona Palamos Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Spain.

Sailing from Barcelona along Spain’s Costa Brava offers warm Mediterranean waters with professional sailing tuition on modern MCA Coded safe yachts - Spanish sailing at its best! RYA Theory & Practical Courses at Barcelona Palamos. Own Boat Tuition Power and Sail Worldwide. RYA Tidal Qualifying Passages in Gibraltar with Blue Oyster Sailing. Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course Training Centre. Take the PPR Course Here!

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We thought you would like to know what you get for your money with us at Blue Oyster Sailing Barcelona Sailing School. We have been sailing here for 10 years. Our RYA Instructors are all English speaking, professional RYA Instructors. Yachts are all MCA or Spanish Coded for your safety and comfort. What else?

We offer fully inclusive weekly courses, your own berth or cabin, half board, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, along with fresh bedding, wet weather gear (if required) all included, moorings wherever we sail (no kitty required) all fuel, RYA Certificates (new passport ID cards for Motor and Sail Day Skippers/RYA Coastal Skippers and RYA Power Boaters).

Our Marinas also have free WiFi, parking (subsidised at our Barcelona Palamos Base). We can also organise a low cost transfer direct to your yacht in either Barcelona Port Olimpic or Barcelona L’Escala - just ask!

Importantly, Blue Oyster Sailing Barcelona Sailing School is a Recognised RYA Training Centre for RYA Sail Cruising and RYA Power Boat and we are open all year. We start sailing every Monday. No minimum numbers, no waiting lists, so once your course is booked we will deliver it! You can book the best low cost flights with confidence!

“Experience The Difference” at Blue Oyster Sailing Barcelona Sailing School.

 RYA Courses

RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper Training Courses plus Fast Track Courses from Barcelona Palamos MCA Stcw 10 BST UK and Antibes.

RYA Competent Crew Courses start every Monday throughout the year. Learn to sail on large modern yachts with our fully inclusive sailing package. Full board Monday to Friday, Palamos-Marina-Training-Spainwith cabins and berths available from the Sunday night, and on the Friday following your course. We offer a selection of yachts for your comfort and enjoyment, large 48 footers for distance sailing and added comfort. You can choose to sail with us from Barcelona Palamos on any of our charter yachts Beneteau 40 and 43 read all about them here. New Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 for 2019!

RYA Courses (Sail) are half board Barcelona Palamos includes own berth & fresh bedding!

On board provisions include:- Breakfasts. Cereals, eggs, croissants, fruit, tea, coffee. Lunches. Fresh salads, sandwiches, cold meats, cheeses, snacks, plus pre-prepared or cooked on board chilli con carne, chicken curry, selection of pies & sausages, fish, lasagne/spaghetti bolognese are favourites with rice or potatoes. Yachts have a weekly provision of vegetables and pulses, tinned tuna, and basic Blue Oyster Mile Builders in Gibraltar and Barcelonacooking ingredients. Our 48 foot yachts have fridges and freezers. We do our best to cater for alternative dietary requirements students are free to purchase additional personal produce. Breakfast and lunch everyday. RYA Combined Courses Fast Track and Fast Track Yachtmaster Full Board.

Blue Oyster Gibraltar What Our Clients Say

  • Susie,

    I would like to thank you again for taking great care of us this week. You made the Day Skipper course a very pleasant and fun experience at the same time thorough teaching. I have learned a lot and I am very eager to practise now.

    As discussed, if you can recommend me an on-line Sailing theory course, I will appreciate.

    I hope to see you again on a boat or elsewhere,

    Many thanks again take care!


    RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Student March 14th 2015 photo supplied by Cedrik. Yacht moored in Llafranc Costa Brava Spain

  • Hi Susie, it's Charlie Hale, just checking in to see if you are all ok and to let you know I just got my first job as a stew, I'm starting beginning of May! Thank you for all of your advice and I'm still going for deckhand but I need to get a season of doing anything first!

    Hope everything is going well and that Harry is well to!

  • Blue Oyster Sailing School is the best intense week I've had. I paid for the prep week and offshore yacht master exam after I failed it twice already. The first day I had help getting to know my crew and the boat which was step by step instruction on how to do the stuff I got wrong on the previous 2 exams. Through the week my Instructor started getting me to understand what it takes to be a skipper and how to control and implement my crew in the best way possible. This helped me so much as this is one of the main things I needed help with. My exam was then organised and I was ready to take it.

    I had food prepared for me everyday by Susie and it was perfect as she did good quantities which meant I wasn't worried about food ever. The crew for my exam was awesome as well they were doing their different courses, like Fast Track YM and Day Skipper. This also helped as it gave me the responsibility as skipper to get my crew working the way I wanted which in turn came across on the exam. So all in all I had a fantastic week with some great people and I became a RYA Yachtmaster offshore YM also commercially endorsed (as they signed me in to get the PPR course done on the day after my YM exam as well). Can't recommend this company enough.


Interested in our Sailing Courses?

We are open and Training all year with RYA Weekly Practical Courses boarding every Sunday disembark Fridays. RYA Combined Practical and Theory Courses are delivered over weekends. For full Course details and additional information please just ask.