Since 2001 Portugal Sail and Power has been offering RYA sailing courses in the sunny Algarve region of Portugal, making us the longest established RYA school in the area. The teaching is done in a friendly and professional manner without applying too much pressure, you should enjoy the learning process and gain knowledge in a calm environment. Julian Mead, the principal and owner of the business will be your coach, he is a fully qualified and experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. Please have a look below to see what past clients have thought of their time with us.

"Dear Julian, many thanks for the last four days. It was very instructive and great fun - a rare combination" SW

"Julian! Sorry for belated message but can't thank you enough for your course and instructions!!! The big golden nuggets were so necessary but the gold dust tips have been of outstanding use." PY

From competent crew to the prestigious Yachtmaster qualification we have offered friendly teaching aboard our fleet of Bavaria 36 sailing yachts. Our reputation has enabled us to build a strong, long lasting business that really cares about our clients. We are proud and pleased to announce that from 2015 we are able to offer the same friendly and professional coaching aboard motor yachts and powerboats.

We offer all RYA courses, the International Certificate of Competence and individual coaching specifically tailored to your needs.

Please click on the area that interests you, browse our offering and then contact us for a chat about what we can offer or go straight to making a booking with an RYA school that really cares about your aims and goals.


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Marina de Albufeira
Sitio da Orada
Albufeira 8201-918

Tel: +351 965 392 655

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