RYA Practical Alicante

We offer RYA practical training in Spain to both new or existing corporate and private clients wishing to seamlessly progress from leisure to RYA qualifications whilst experiencing the Viking Mariners approach to personal development.

Sailing in the Costa Blanca

Situated on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain, the Costa Blanca benefits from exceptionally low rainfall, regular winds and mild temperatures, Alicante is the perfect all year round sailing destination with more hours of sunshine in January than Brighton has in August!

Alicante Bay is a large natural bay which provides excellent sailing grounds for beginners and advanced sailors alike. There are several ports in the area which we visit, and Alicante harbour itself provides superb shelter in all conditions.

RYA Practical Sail Training from Alicante

We offer the full range of RYA Yacht Sailing Courses (non-tidal) from Start Yachting, a 2 day introduction to sailing to YachtMaster, a highly respected, internationally recognised qualification proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

The Sea School in Alicante is led by chief instructor Walter Henderson. All our Skippers/Instructors are fully qualified MCA/RYA YachMaster qualified and attend regular training themselves to ensure not only your safety, but also the high standards demanded by the RYA.

To find out more about any of the RYA training courses, download the RYA Sail Cruising Leaflet (PDF).

Prices are the same as the equivalent UK courses with travel costs from UK to Alicante on top (you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements).

If you wish to obtain your full tidal qualification, there is an option to top-up your tidal competancies with our Practical Tidal Sailing course in the UK.

Training Vessel

Our Elan Impression 434 not only complies with the high standards demanded by the UK maritime authorities, but also to the standard required by the Spanish authorities. You’ll find our vessel is supplied with a comprehensive set of safety equipment that not only ensures your safety but allows you to learn more about up to date safety requirements.