Taken from BOS RYA Training Yacht anchored at Cadeques near the Spanish French border

Posted: 27th Apr 2018 (0 comments)

April 27 2018 Cadeques

At this time of year our sailing area in The Bay Of Rosas is empty and a spectacular unspoilt cruising ground. The anchorages around Port Ligat and Cadeques are remote and surrounded by a protected nature reserve. You can join a yacht from L'Escala, Palamos or Barcelona Port Olimpic for a yacht charter or join one of our RYA Courses that board every Sunday evening and sail Monday to Friday. Weekend courses are available all year. Email here for further information. Yacht Tristaina is available this week bareboat or Skippered. Ryanair fly into Girona Barcelona 20 minutes from our yachts in Palamos.

Congratulations to Nelson and Hamish who passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with BOS

Posted: 17th Apr 2018 (0 comments)

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April has been a very busy sailing month with all of our yachts sailing from Barcelona Bases in Spain and Gibraltar delivering a full range of RYA Courses. We are also really pleased that our two students Hamish and Nelson passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments. The weather has been changeable and challenging. All of the above completed RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper this week. RYA Theory Classes are now running every day from our Barcelona Bases. RYA First Aid is now run as an on demand 1 day course as are our RYA Power Boat Courses. Email here for further information. A special well done to Dan who passed his RYA Cruising Instructor Course and joins our team of RYA Instructors.

Mile Building and Qualifying Passages 600 mile passage Gibraltar to Barcelona April 14 - 21st

Posted: 25th Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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600 mile passage from Gibraltar via The Balearic Islands of Majorca from Saturday 14th April to Saturday 21st April all inclusive meals aboard, fuel, moorings, bedding, loan of wet gear plus RYA Instructor aboard. Sailing aboard our Beneteau Oceanis 473. Board in Queensway Quay Gibraltar disembark Barcelona or Palamos. Low cost flights from Girona Barcelona. Email here for details.

End of the week Crew photo opportunity in Gibraltar - Blue Oyster Fast Track Yachtmaster

Posted: 24th Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Left to right: Mike, Chris, Hamish, Alex T(centre) and Alex E (seated right) all aboard SY Dostar. RYA Courses, Fast Track Yachtmaster Sail and Motor can be completed at all of our Barcelona and Gibraltar Bases. Email here for course details.

Four BOS Students Jez Shanyl Iain and Martin pass RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments!

Posted: 21st Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Well done to Jez, Shanyl, Iain and Martin who all successfully completed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments today. Great job in extremely challenging conditions. Our RYA Competent Crew Course is also running with RYA Instructor Rob teaching Dawn and Latiff on SY Aurora. To the South of Barcelona some 600 miles away RYA Instructor Chris aboard SY Dogstar is coaching, Hamish, Alex, Little Alex and Michiel. They have completed passages from Gibraltar to Ayamonte, Ceuta, Duquesa and tonight in Sotogrande before returning to Gibraltar. All of our courses can be combined from Barcelona and Gibraltar Bases during Fast Track Courses if required. Email here for course details and low cost transfers.

Barcelona Sailing School (Blue Oyster Sailing) RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep Week

Posted: 17th Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Students at our Barcelona base have been busy prepping for their RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments next week. Plenty of RYA Shore based theory revision and practical exercises including SRC VHF and RYA First Aid. Next week RYA Competent Crews join us and our Fast Track Yachtmaster Students sailing in Gibraltar return to sunny Barcelona. We offer a full range of RYA Courses, including 14 days of RYA Fast Track Day Skipper. Following this course you can charter one of our Yachts for your sailing holiday as Skipper. Email us here for further information. Welcome back Instructor Rob seated top left.

Mile Build Gibraltar to Melilla SY Dogstar arrives after 182nm Passage well done to all aboard

Posted: 7th Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Arrived today in Mellila a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa. Mellila and Ceuta are two permanently inhabited cities on the mainland of Africa. The passage covered 182 sailed miles. Mile Building and RYA Courses from Queensway Quay Gibraltar contact us here for course information.

Blue Oyster Yachts are sailing today north of Barcelona and Mile Building Gibraltar to Melille

Posted: 6th Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Mile building aboard our 48 foot yacht this week passage making tonight from Gibraltar to Melille Alex, Hamish, Michiel, and Alex number 2 welcome week 1 of Fast Track (photo above in the galley of Dogstar). You can follow their progress here just search Dogstar. To the north of Barcelona 600 miles away and finishing their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Training Shanyl, Jez, Martin and Iain. Our weekly training program or Fast Track Courses start every week email here for full details.

Charter without Skipper from Majorca and Barcelona - Charter Fleet Hanse 415 455 505 575

Posted: 4th Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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We have added 8 New Yachts to our Charter Fleet this year all new from 2017. See the full specifications of these yachts on our charter page here. Available now from Barcelona Bases then Majorca from April to October. Sail Bare Boat on these superb yachts or hire one of our RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Skippers. Email to request a brochure or make a reservation.

Barcelona Costa Brava Bases had sunshine strong winds and snow - but it was sunny here!

Posted: 3rd Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Sailing north of Barcelona from Palamos and L'Escala trying to escape the worst of the weather we experienced strong winds, sunshine, heavy rain and we didn't escape the snow! Not as much as many other places but all the students aboard can claim to have completed a RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper Course in Spain in the snow. Congratulations to Juri, Vytaute and Romain who managed inadvertently to miss the worst of the UK weather by sailing here! New BOS Skipper Dan lent a hand in the strong conditions. In the classroom completing their RYA Coastal Skipper Shorebased Theory Course Iain and Michiel. Jez and Shanyl returned from Gibraltar and worked through PPR Courses and began Passage Planning for their YM Offshore Assessments. New Charter Yachts 2018. We have added a new fleet of charter yachts and BOS Hanse 575 visited Palamos this week. The charter fleet is based in Barcelona during the winter Majorca from April 1st. Hanse 415 x 2, Hanse 455 x 2, Hanse 505 x 2, Hanse 575 x 2. Details will be published shortly. For information on RYA Courses, sailing holidays and yacht charters email here.

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