The Competent crew and Day Skipper RYA sailing courses start in the Straits of Gibraltar where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean at the fabled ‘Pillars of Hercules’ between the continents of Europe and Africa. These historic waters have been man’s gateway to the known world for thousands of years and make a fantastic tidal training area.
You have it all here, with over 300 days of sunshine a year, great wind between two mountain ranges and a wonderfully varied cruising area. From the first class marinas of the Costa del Sol, like Sotogrande, Estepona and Marbella, to the windswept beaches of Tarifa and the natural rugged Atlantic coast to the West.
You could be practising your sailing and pilotage skills in the busy Bay of Gibraltar one day, planning a passage across the shipping lanes to Africa the next and be mooring in a smart Mediterranean marina the day after.