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  • Experience the Difference

    We Sail Further For Your Sail Training

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  • Experience the Difference

    We Sail Further For Your Sail Training

    Discover More

  • Experience the Difference

    We Sail Further For Your Sail Training

    Discover More

  • Experience the Difference

    We Sail Further For Your Sail Training

    Discover More

Welcome to
Blue Oyster Sailing. We Teach All RYA Courses In English.

Our RYA Instructors have been working in the industry for many years all are Professional Skippers – RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructors and RYA Cruising Instructors who deliver RYA Power Boat and RYA Sail Training to suit every level.

Our 14 and 15 week Professional Fast Track Courses cover everything needed for a career at sea. Blue Oyster Sailing for Professional and Leisure Seafarers, Sailing Holidays, Charter Yachts and RYA Courses. Read on and discover how much more we offer.

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RYA Sailing Courses from Barcelona Palamos, plus RYA Fast Track Yachtmaster and RYA Qualifying Passages and Mile Building from Gibraltar, Barcelona Port Olimpic and Barcelona L’Escala, Spain. Experience the sun all year!

We deliver intensive Fast Track Sailing Courses for students from around the world. Our RYA Recognised Training Centre is based in Barcelona Palamos (for RYA Sail Cruising and RYA Power Boat) and Queensway Quay Gibraltar, Barcelona L’Escala and Barcelona Port Olimpic Spain (for Mile Building, Fast Track Training, Adventure Sailing, and RYA Qualifying Passages). Vibrant yachting destinations with a mix of Atlantic and Mediterranean Sail Training. We offer careers advice, CV preparation and references for all of our Intensive Training and Fast Track Students. Internal transfers are included within our Fast Track Courses to join a yacht for Mile Building in Gibraltar or Barcelona if required. You can study in ‘The Worlds Best Sailing Locations’ at no extra cost and Experience The Difference with BOS!

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Choose Fast Comfortable 48 foot Yachts from either of our bases Gibraltar or Barcelona. Generous personal space on a 48 foot yacht!

Our Barcelona Palamos base offers low cost transfers from Barcelona Girona and Barcelona International Airports directly to our yachts. 

  • RYA Courses are great fun! Meet new friends and learn new skills.
  • Comfortable performance 48 foot yachts make all the difference!
  • Need a berth on a Saturday night for a Barcelona, Gibraltar Rock or City Tour? Just ask we are here to help!
  • Corporate Training Mile Building Adventure Sailing by Blue Oyster RYA/MCA Instructors
  • RYA Sail Cruising, RYA Power Boat unlimited fun on the water - We deliver it -
    Safely from Barcelona Palamos!

Experience the Difference. Treat yourself to a larger yacht. More room on board and acres of space in the cockpit. Atlantic sailing from Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar with Mediterranean Sailing from historic Barcelona Palamos our RYA Base, Port Olimpic and L’Escala in the stunning Bay Of Rosas. See our Locations page for the RYA Courses available at our RYA Recognised Training Centre in Palamos.

Blue Oyster Sailing Mile Building and Fast Track Training from Gibraltar. We visit ports in Morocco, Portugal and Spain our Fast Track and Milebuilding from Gibraltar are fully inclusive all meals on board.

Sailing from warm and Tidal Gibraltar aboard our Beneteau 473 you can complete all of the Mile Building for our Fast Track Training program. We sail from Gibraltar to Ceuta, Cadiz, Ayamonte and Lagos Portugal to achieve 1250 Tidal miles minimum in practice you will cover many more. Fully inclusive training with no additional fees to pay. You can combine your required RYA Qualifying Miles with some exciting Atlantic Sailing. Explore Morocco and mainland Spanish Ports and some stunning sailing in The Straits Of Gibraltar. The dolphins will take your breath away.

Blue Oyster Gibraltar RYA Courses

RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper Training Courses plus Fast Track Courses from Barcelona Palamos MCA Stcw 10 BST UK and Antibes.

RYA Competent Crew Courses start every Monday throughout the year. Learn to sail on large modern yachts with our fully inclusive sailing package. Full board Monday to Friday, Palamos-Marina-Training-Spainwith cabins and berths available from the Sunday night, and on the Friday following your course. We offer a selection of yachts for your comfort and enjoyment, large 48 footers for distance sailing and added comfort. You can choose to sail with us from Barcelona Palamos on any of our charter yachts Beneteau 40 and 43 read all about them at our charter page. New Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 for 2019 and a new 2021 Jeanneau 440!

RYA Courses (Sail) are half board from Barcelona Palamos and include own berth & fresh bedding! Breakfast and Lunch aboard.

On board provisions include:- Breakfasts. Cereals, eggs, croissants, fruit, tea, coffee. Lunches. Fresh salads, sandwiches, cold meats, cheeses, snacks. Yachts have a weekly provision of vegetables and pulses, tinned tuna, and basic cooking ingredients. Our 48 foot yachts have fridges and freezers. We do our best to cater for alternative dietary requirements, students are free to purchase additional personal produce. BOS RYA Fast Track 14 week and Fast Track Yachtmaster 15 week Courses are Full Board.

Blue Oyster Gibraltar What Our Clients Say

  • Susie,

    I would like to thank you again for taking great care of us this week. You made the Day Skipper course a very pleasant and fun experience at the same time thorough teaching. I have learned a lot and I am very eager to practise now.

    As discussed, if you can recommend me an on-line Sailing theory course, I will appreciate.

    I hope to see you again on a boat or elsewhere,

    Many thanks again take care!


    RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Student March 14th 2015 photo supplied by Cedrik. Yacht moored in Llafranc Costa Brava Spain

  • Hi Susie, it's Charlie Hale, just checking in to see if you are all ok and to let you know I just got my first job as a stew, I'm starting beginning of May! Thank you for all of your advice and I'm still going for deckhand but I need to get a season of doing anything first!

    Hope everything is going well and that Harry is well to!

  • Blue Oyster Sailing School is the best intense week I've had. I paid for the prep week and offshore yacht master exam after I failed it twice already. The first day I had help getting to know my crew and the boat which was step by step instruction on how to do the stuff I got wrong on the previous 2 exams. Through the week my Instructor started getting me to understand what it takes to be a skipper and how to control and implement my crew in the best way possible. This helped me so much as this is one of the main things I needed help with. My exam was then organised and I was ready to take it.

    I had food prepared for me everyday by Susie and it was perfect as she did good quantities which meant I wasn't worried about food ever. The crew for my exam was awesome as well they were doing their different courses, like Fast Track YM and Day Skipper. This also helped as it gave me the responsibility as skipper to get my crew working the way I wanted which in turn came across on the exam. So all in all I had a fantastic week with some great people and I became a RYA Yachtmaster offshore YM also commercially endorsed (as they signed me in to get the PPR course done on the day after my YM exam as well). Can't recommend this company enough.

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Interested in our Sailing Courses?

We are open and Training all year with RYA Weekly Practical Courses boarding every Sunday disembark Fridays. RYA Combined Practical and Theory Courses are delivered over weekends. For full Course details and additional information please just ask.