RYA Sailing Courses

Warm and tidal sailing courses from Gibraltar

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

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RYA Competent Crew

Beginners RYA Sailing Course

Beginners RYA sailing course with no previous sailing experience required. This 5 day course includes accommodation on board for 5 nights whilst exploring local ports of Gibraltar and Spain.

RYA Day Skipper Express

Intermediate RYA Sailing Course

Informative and enjoyable sailing course on modern yachts. Previous experience is RYA Competent Crew or equivalent sailing experience. 9 days for the RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical.

RYA Day Skipper Practical

Intermediate RYA Sailing Course

This 5 day RYA Sailing course requires that you have completed your theory and have RYA Competent Crew or similar experience.

Great fun sailing on newer 2016 Jeanneau 389 Sailing Yachts.

RYA Yachtmaster Professional 

Professional Sailing Course

For those who just can't wait. Go all the way with the Fast Track RYA Yachtmaster package. This 90 day sailing course is an industry leading professional skipper training course, with a number of unique features.

Yachtmaster Prep

Advanced RYA Sailing Course

If you have all your miles and RYA qualifying passages, skills and theory, we can prepare you for your Yachtmaster Sail exam. This 6 day package includes four days with an instructor and up to two day for the Yachtmaster exam.

Extended Prep

Advanced RYA Sailing Course

If you have all the miles, passages, and skills, yet lack the Yachtmaster theory, this package is for you. This 12 day package includes your YM theory, YM Prep and YM exam.

  • RYA Sailing courses on newer, modern yachts with the latest in navigational electronics
  • Sail the tidal waters of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean, visiting many exciting ports along the way
  • Fly direct into Gibraltar for your sailing course from the UK, we are a 15 minute walk from the airport
  • Air conditioned shore-based facility, leave your bags if you arrive early
  • We hold both UK RYA and UK MCA accreditation as a sailing school and maritime academy

The Sailing Yachts

One important point to consider when booking any RYA sailing course or sailing holiday is the age of the yacht you will be sailing on, many RYA sailing courses provide old ex-charter vessels that have suffered multiple groundings over the years, so are less safe, and less reliable than a newer vessel with a known history. 


For your safety we buy all our yachts Brand new, ultimately this means we know the history of all the vessels we use. Currently our fleet is 5x identically matched Jeanneau 389s launched brand new in late 2016, we guarantee your RYA sailing course will be on one of these vessels.


The Location

Gibraltar, situated at the junction between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it is host to complex and powerful surface flows. 

The local tidal streams interact with the current leading to fairly complex surface flow calculations, and if you get it wrong you may well need to replan for an alternative destination.


Your RYA sailing course instructor will guide you through this complex area.


If you can work out tides in Gibraltar, you can do it anywhere!

Let’s Get Started...

Contact us to check availability, all the RYA courses run weekly but places do tend to fill, so please click the apply now button to send a message, or email directly info@allabroad.co.uk


Gibraltar Office Direct line 0035020050202