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  • Sailing in Portugal

This site offers cruising tips for the ports of Portugal.

  • Sailing Schools

The Algarve is fortunate in having a year round sailing season and regular flights from most European cities.

There are sailing schools from Ayamonte on the Spanish / Portuguese border to the East and to Lagos in the West.

Martin founded the first RYA (The Royal Yachting Association) sea school in Portugal over fourteen years ago.

In addition to being a maritime journalist he is an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner and Instructor for sail and power with a commercial endorsement, he is also an Advanced Powerboat Instructor and holds the top qualification for sailing in Portugal (Patrao do Alto Mar).


Rob and Jules are the owners of the Lagos based RYA sailing school. With two yachts available they cater for the RYA courses and also race training. Lagos Bay enjoys great winds making it an ideal location.

Peter and Lorie have been running the busy RYA sailing school for 8 years from Ayamonte. With a great sailing area covering rivers and  sandy lagoons making interesting coastal naviagtion.

Rob Harris runs the  RYA recognised training centre for Power Boat and Motor Cruising on either your own boat or one of the school boats. Based in Lagos with easy access to Portimao and Vilamoura.