|Wether you have never sailed and are looking for a first experience or you are already an experienced skipper with the ambition of becoming Yachtmaster®, West Coast can help you in a fun and professional way.
West Coast - Lisbon Sailing Centre is also a RYA recognized Training Centre which assures you are accompanied by trained instructors on board of safe and well equipped boats.
The RYA inspects regularly its centres to assure that the organization, boats and instructors, keep the required high standards demanded by both the RYA and the MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency). With the “RYA Sail Cruising” scheme you’re able to do the "RYA Start Yachting", "RYA Competent Crew", "RYA Day Skipper", "RYA Coastal Skipper" levels or adventure yourself into one of the Yachtmaster ® (Coastal ou Offshore) exams.
Other options available include our beginners courses in 7,5m sailing boats (keelboats/daysailors) in 2 possible levels - Level 1 or Level 2 as well as in our innovating system of "Flexible Outings" - a totally flexible voucher system that allows you to keep sailing and learn whenever you want to.
With more knowledge about navigation, meteorology, trimming, safety and seamanship you will certainly enjoy much more your days afloat. Get your internationally recognized certificate and enjoy a bot of holidays at the same time!
|This is a great solution to start sailing and experience going afloat. If not for the lower costs involved, these boats are very sensitive at the helm, safe and very well equipped for a first experience on the water.
Our training in keelboats stands out for offering a ratio student-instructor of 3:1 (although we can accommodate groups with a ratio of 4:1). This way we can guarantee that everybody receives adequate attention and time to practice while learning faster and more consistently.
This courses are given in two consecutive full days during the week or at the weekend (09h30am to 05h30pm). Yet, there are other available options like 2 full days (2 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays from 09h30am to 05h30pm), 4 late afternoons during Summer (06h00pm to 09h30pm) or even 4 half-day classes (09h30am to 01h30pm or 02h00pm to 06h00pm, Saturdays or Sundays)).
To support the learning process all students receive a sailing manual (e-book) especially elaborated for the boats in which they’re sailing and even get access to a restricted area of the site with E-Learning knowledge in order to complement the practical training..
For more information about the best sail cruising training scheme in the world you may also visit the RYA website.