After introductions and a basic safety brief, the first evening will be spent getting to know the rest of the crew with time ashore to take in a meal or have a drink.
Following breakfast the next day there will be a full safety briefing. You'll be shown the sails, rig, and engine procedures. We will then learn how to handle the boat under power in the marina, Following lunch of fresh bread various salads cold meats, cheese, fruit etc. It is out past the breakwater, to set the sails and continue training in the afternoon breeze, getting to port about 18:00 in time for showers and a glass of wine.
The rest of the course will be conducted as we cruise the Costa do Sol, visiting ports like Oeiras, anchorages such as Seixal. This is a great coast for cruising with mainly light to moderate offshore winds, becoming often fresh in the afternoons, giving good sailing and a smooth sea. There are pleasant ports, every few hours sailing along the coast, mostly with first class marina facilities and good reasonably priced restaurants. We may be visited by dolphins in the bay or a bit more offshore.
Prices include, breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and three evening meals, all fuel, marina and harbour dues, but not the evening meals ashore, at restaurants of your choice.
Ashore you can soak up the atmosphere. During your 5 days there will be time to look ashore and take in a swim. You can decide to stay for a bit longer booking into some of the wide range of accommodation available to take advantage of the other things available on the area of Cascais, Estoril, Sintra, and Lisbon, golf, scuba, hiking, Surf, Kite Surf, etc. We'll be pleased to give you information on these.
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RYA stands for the - Royal Yachting Association - which is the UK's national association for all forms of recreational, professional and competitive boating.
RYA's training schemes for powered and sailing craft provide qualifications for skippers, instructors and water sports professionals worldwide.
The RYA learn to sail courses and qualifications are the most recognised maritime qualifications in the world, with the RYA Yachtmaster being regarded as the pinnacle of this highly successful sail training scheme and being recognised as a fully commercial certificate of competence in many parts of the world.
Recreational sailors will find that most charter companies will understand and recognise the standards that are represented by RYA courses.
SeaWings is the only RYA Centre based Cascais, in Portugal West coast facing the Atlantic, with perfect conditions to all kind of weather, and many places to navigate to.
Our Certified Training Centre - SeaWings - offers RYA training courses for motoryachts, sailing yachts and powerboatsd (RIBs). Our practical courses start from Cascais Marina, 25km west of Lisbon.
Fabrice Vauclair, leads our training team. He is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster instructor (sail and power) and powerboat instructor and has many years experience teaching in the UK, France and New Zealand. Fabrice, understands that clients time is precious and offers superb training, delivered in a flexible, friendly, supportive and very professional way.