With over 300 days of sunshine each year and the warm waters of the Spanish and Moroccan coast to explore, it’s little wonder that Gibraltar is an incredible place to learn to sail. ROCK Sailing Gibraltar offers a full range of Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses and sailing adventures in this stunning location.
Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn or an experienced sailor looking to progress your skills, the Spanish, Portuguese and North African coastline offers incredible scenery and an abundance of local culture.
If you’re looking to learn sailing from people who sail as a way of life then ROCK Sailing Gibraltar is definitely a good match for you. Their instructors live and breathe sailing but they also know that sailing should be fun too. They aim to create a challenging and yet friendly environment that makes the most of the relaxed, welcoming and warm atmosphere of the local culture during the evenings.
With a fleet of live-aboard sailing and motorboats, and courses accredited by the RYA, ROCK Sailing Gibraltar offers everything you need to get some sailing qualifications under your belt. The 36ft yachts Rockstar, Rockefeller and Great Escape are a great all-rounders and ideal for learning some close quarters handling. The 40ft flagship yacht Bombay Sapphire is the perfect charter yacht with three double cabins, two heads and a spacious saloon complete with a flatscreen TV. They also provide all your bedding and wet weather clothing while you’re on board.
The Straits of Gibraltar make for a great training ground for anyone wanting to sail. And the excellent year-round weather definitely gives it an advantage over the UK-based sailing schools that offer the same RYA courses.
There’s a wide range of RYA courses to choose from, including the Competent Crew course for those looking to get into the sailing scene. The Day Skipper course and Express Day Skipper course are for anyone looking to build on their skills and confidence in the water. There’s also Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster courses available too, for more experienced sailors.
For anyone looking to complete several stages in one go, the Fast Track course will take you from complete novice to a confident Yachtmaster in just fourteen weeks. There are certainly much worse ways of spending three months than learning to sail around the Mediterranean.
With some of Europe’s best sailing waters in which to learn, top class boats and friendly yet effective instructors, ROCK sailing Gibraltar certainly seem to have all the sailing bases covered.