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December 28 2021 

2022 is all systems go!

New course dates are set and approved for 2022 so it's all systems go for the new year with a range of exciting superyacht packages available to give you the best start in this lucrative and enjoyable industry.

 

PWC courses 

There's also a range of PWC instructor courses avaialble from 2022 including the highly sought after PWC instructors courses that are very useful for superyacht crew. 

 

Shore based facility refit final phase to be complete by Jan 2022

We are currently refurbishing the remaining part of of our shore based facility to enable us to provide better social distancing in these uncertain times with more classroom space per student and the latest in technology for ventilation and air conditioning. The student areas are all complete now, and the new training rooms with 4K presentation screens are well liked by students and instructors. The final stage involves the office and admin areas, so the refurb will not affect the training. 

 

Even the Yachts get a Christmas present! 

On the water we have just treated the entire fleet of sailing vessels to a complete new suite of sails for Christmas, every 4 years we replace all the sails with brand new to make sure there are no lost days sailing due to poor condition of equipment. We run newer yachts, always buying from new so we know the history, and if its worn, its replaced!

23 January 2019: New acreditations for 2019

New Accreditations on the horizon

We are currently in the process of expanding the shorebased MCA side of the business to include advanced STCW training courses.  The new courses on offer will be 

AEC 1 & 2,

Proficiency in Medical First Aid, 

proficiency in Medical Care, 

Advanced Fire, 

ECDIS

GMDSS GOC Radio course. 

 

Course dates will be released shortly but anyone with an interest can register at info@sailing.gi 

 

23 January 2018:  Uptime figure for new fleet exceed expectaions.

The Allabroad new yacht fleet uptime figures are in for 2018 and have not dropped year on year. Towards the end of 2016 we purchased 5 brand new Jeanneau 389's. We use the yachts heavily every week, 50 weeks per year for a mix of boat handling and mileage. They do 800 hours + per year just under engine and spend  most of the time under sail, often achieving 500NM in a training week.

As a reliability measure we measure up-time based on how may hours the yachts spend in use compared to how many hours they spend out of use due to equipment failure, primarily, electrical, engine, steering, rig. Not included in these calculations is accidental damage caused by plastic bags and other flotsam getting wrapped around the prop. In all downtime situations the Fast Track training schedule was reorganised and students were placed on theory elements of their training. No training time since purchasing the new yachts has been lost due to any systems failures on board. 

2017 99.4% uptime 

2018 98.6% uptime

The main driving force of opting to run new yachts was to ensure that we spend more time teaching our customers how to sail rather than repairing yachts. We will only run the current fleet until 2020 and then we will replace with new once again. Many RYA Training centres run yachts from 2002 and earlier, these are often un reliable and in some cases simply unsafe. 

 

 
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Allabroad is accredited to deliver RYA Sailing courses, RYA Powerboat Courses, RYA First Aid courses, RYA Sea Survival Courses, VHF Radio Courses, RYA PPR Courses. We are also accredited to deliver UK Maritime & Coastguard MCA STCW Basic Safety and security courses. Call: 0035020050202 Email: info@sailing.gi 7 The Square Ocean Village Marina Gibraltar

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