Sailing courses in the Algarve from novice to Yachtmaster.

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From beginners to advanced sailors, everyone can learn to sail or improve their sailing skills on a Algarve Cruising Center course. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fully qualified skipper, learning to be an expert sailor or taking charge of your own yacht? Algarve Cruising Center sailing schools offer you the chance to get the skills and experience needed to sail anywhere in the world.


Bareboat Skipper Course

The International Bareboat Skipper Course is a practical and professionally run sailing course.

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700.00 International Yacht Crew Algarve

International Yacht Crew

This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a sailing yacht.


IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Sail

It is a comprehensive live aboard course consisting of six days for sail, which includes the practical on water examination.



ICC – International Certificate of Competence (EXAM)

Our International Certificate of Competency Course allows yachtsmen to charter yachts in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and beyond with full recreational Skipper qualifications.


IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Prep

The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is a recreational certificate of competency to command sailing vessel up to 24 metres in length up to 150 nm offshore

1,200.00 Fastrack Bareboat Skipper

Fastrack Bareboat Skipper

An intensive 10 day course that will take the novice and develop the skills required to become a Bareboat Skipper competent to charter a sailing boat in Greece, Croatia and any other charter destination.


Yachtmaster Offshore Fastrack

This course is designed to take the complete sailing novice to become a proficient sailor in the sailing industry in an intensive accelerated course over fourteen weeks. The course culminates in the Yachtmaster Offshore Exam by an independent IYT Yachtmaster Examiner.

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