Our RYA Training Centre Seawings is run by Fabrice. He is the school’s Principal and Chief Instructor for sailing yachts, motor cruisers and powerboats. Fabrice has many years of experience in sailing and teaching around the globe, and on many different types of boats. He is licensed by the maritime authorities in the United Kingdom (Royal Yachting Association/Maritime and Coastguard Agency), France (Merchant Marine), New Zealand (Maritime New Zealand) and Portugal (Direção-Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Maritimos).
Originally from France, he pursued most of his RYA career abroad. He worked as a Senior Instructor for the Royal Port Nicholson Sailing Academy in Wellington, New Zealand. His main responsibilities included teaching the Yachting New Zealand, the New Zealand Coastguard and the RYA schemes (from 2006 to 2010). In the UK, Fabrice taught the RYA sailing and motor cruising scheme which allowed him to get to know the Solent very well. He is now working in Portugal while enjoying the country´s fabulous climate and culture. He is based in Cascais with his own RYA School Seawings. The area has perfect conditions for RYA sailing courses: lots of interesting places to sail to, plenty of tide and traffic as well as sunshine and good wind all year long. Fabrice speaks fluently English, Portuguese and French. And he can get by in German, too. Fabrice is a passionate instructor and skipper. He understands that students’ time is precious and offers excellent training - delivered professionally in a flexible, friendly, and supportive way. He has received very positive feedback regarding his teaching skills from his students who come from all around the world and from many different backgrounds and cultures. To know more about Fabrice, feel free to have a look at his personal website: skipper-fabricevauclair.com
Events Skipper / Partner
Rui is one of the founding partners of Seawings and has been a sea enthusiast for more than 25 years. With a degree in engineering, he is part of the land team with responsibilities for managing and coordinating all the logistics required for a good performance at sea. He is also a qualified professional skipper.
With many miles navigated along the Portuguese coast and in oceanic trips in the Portuguese islands he is an adept of windsurf and everything that relates to the sea.
Instructor / Events Skipper
Peter came to sailing through windsurfing, when a friend invited him on a sailboat trip. Hooked on sailing from then on, he has sailed and raced extensively. Peter has an earnest passion for sailing and has taught for over 15 years, enjoying sharing his love of the water and helping students develop their sailing skills. He has extensive sailing experience throughout Europe, Mediterranean and Africa, and has completed several oceanic deliveries and charters, as part of his cruising experiences. Peter is an DGRM Ocean Skipper for sail and motor, a fully qualified RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore - commercially and STCW endorsement, a RYA Instructor for sail and a SRC Assessor. Peter has an engineering degree background and when not sailing, can be found windsurfing around Lisbon area beaches. He is always never too far from the water!