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.

Gibraltar RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper Course March 2018 +34 629 881 923

Posted: 3rd Mar 2018 (0 comments)

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Well done to all the students sailing at our Gibraltar base this week Paul and Wife, Alex, Hamish, Jez successfully completing RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew Courses under the supervision of RYA Instructor Chris. Strong winds Thursday and Friday challenged all but the weather has improved today for our mile building this week. One last berth remains if anyone is available to arrive Gibraltar Sunday night. Tariff for the week 7 days £695 fully inclusive start and finish Gibraltar. Email here for further information.

Blue Oyster RYA Coastal Skipper RYA Day Skipper Fast Track Courses + Mile Building 2018

Posted: 24th Feb 2018 (0 comments)

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RYA Coastal Skippers Giovanni, Gabriel, Graeme and Iain all successfully passed their Practical Courses with BOS Barcelona this week. Congratulations. Ina, Jez, Hamish, Alex and Shanyl completed their mile building from our Gibraltar base over 3 weeks and covered in excess of 1250 nautical miles. Arthur and Dan passed their Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments from our Barcelona base. Our weekly courses start every Monday board on a Sunday, for Fast Track Courses, RYA Fast Track Day Skipper, RYA Fast Track Yachtmaster Coastal, RYA Half Track Yachtmaster and our 14/15/17 Week Fast Track Courses you can join our continuous training program from Barcelona and Costa Brava Bases in Spain or Gibraltar on any day subject to availability. Email BOS here for Course Information. You can sail in each of these great locations with a combined course for the price of a low cost transfer Barcelona Costa Brava, Balearic Islands, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal.

Catamaran Training with BOS Mile Building in The Atlantic and New Majorca Flotilla Sailing

Posted: 11th Feb 2018 (0 comments)

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Three of our Yachts are sailing this week from Barcelona bases and Gibraltar. Our Mile Building Yacht Dogstar has spent the week sailing from Gibraltar with Alex, Jez, Hamish and Shanyl visiting Marina Del Este and Duquesa. Tonight we pick up Ina from Gibraltar and head for Melille Spanish Morocco. Catamaran Ginesta with James and Partner aboard is in week two of his Catamaran Training with Catamaran Instructor Steve heading north from Palamos towards the Bay of Rosas and the French Spanish Border. Fast Track Students Tai, Arthur and Dan are getting ready for their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments end of the week. Radley joins tonight for a week of RYA Competent Crew and Iain rejoins for 5 weeks of BOS Yachtmaster Training. Join our new Majorca Flotilla departing Barcelona in April singles, couples, mile builders all welcome. You can Skipper your own yacht or join a yacht with one of our Skipper/Instructors. Majorca Flotilla Holiday details from Barcelona are available here.

February 6th 2018 onwards 6 weeks Gibraltar Tidal Atlantic Mile Building and YM Passages

Posted: 3rd Feb 2018 (0 comments)

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Gibraltar Mile Building. From February 6th 2018 we are running continuous Tidal Mile Building and RYA/MCA Qualifying Passage Training weeks from our base in Queensway Quay Gibraltar. The tariff fully inclusive for 5 days aboard is £595 Sterling or €775 Euro. To join our RYA Instructor aboard SY Dogstar contact us here. Sailing area Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Atlantic Coast of Spain and Mediterranean area of Alboran Sea to Malaga. For BOS RYA Courses in Gibraltar email here all courses start every Monday board on Sundays disembark 1600 Fridays. You can also complete all Tidal RYA Courses from our Barcelona bases in 2018. Need a 600 mile passage? Register your interest here Gibraltar to Barcelona.

Fully Inclusive Courses Antibes MCA Stcw 10 BST Fast Track BOS Students January 2018

Posted: 3rd Feb 2018 (0 comments)

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Blue Oyster Sailing MCA Stcw 10 Dan, Shanyl, and Arthur all successfully completed their BOS MCA Stcw 10 Training in Antibes this week as part of their BOS Fast Track Courses. Our next RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments are on 18th January 2018. Further details email here. BOS Fast Track fully inclusive RYA/MCA Courses Barcelona Bases and Gibraltar.

January 2018 Fast Track and Weekly RYA BOS Courses from our Barcelona bases in Spain

Posted: 3rd Feb 2018 (0 comments)

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January 2018 saw a very busy start to the year with all of our RYA Courses starting every Monday. Throughout the month David (below 4th from left) successfuly completed his RYA Coastal Skipper Combined Course alongside Katie top left who completed her RYA Day Skipper Combined Course. Jez joined us to start his Fast Track Yachtmaster Course with Hamish, Dan, Arthur, Tai, Iain, and Shanyl. Duncan Pell returned for the month to pass on his shore based theory knowledge to all of the above. A warm welcome to Chris (4th right above with Concilia, Charlotte and Hamish) returning to BOS as RYA Cruising Instructor, alongside Steve, Charlie, Susie, Rob and Graham. Join BOS this year for RYA Courses, Family Sailing Holidays and of course our Fast Track Yachtmaster Professional and Gap Year Courses. Email here for further course details.

Hi Susie

Thanks again to you all for a very enjoyable Coastal Skipper course in January.

I was just hoping to follow up with you about your friend with the Hallberg-Rassy who was looking for crew for the ARC this year. I’d be very keen to get involved as I will be on my seasonal break from work over this period and would love to get some more sailing in. If he wants to know some details, I’m a 37 year old pilot and keen to get some transatlantic experience. I’m a good cook and, once upon a time, I was a qualified doctor (and I am a first aid instructor at the moment). Although I haven’t practiced medicine for about 11 years, should something go wrong mid Atlantic, I may have a better chance of providing some medical assistance. All the best to Mark, Steve and Duncan. Thanks again for a great time. Hope the lads are getting on well with their Yachtmaster training.

All the best David (photo below top row 4th from left).* 'We have put David in touch with our ARC colleague.'*

Happy New Year from BOS Sailing in The Bay Of Rosas Spain - First Swim to Fast Track Dan!

Posted: 6th Jan 2018 (0 comments)

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First swim of 2018 goes to Fast Track Dan in The Bay Of Rosas Barcelona Costa Brava Spain on New Years Day. Dan also managed to hook a large enough fish to break his rod and take an hour to recover en route down to our charter base in Palamos just in time for Kings on the 5th January 2018. Everyone had time for a run a shore and some fancy dress.....hence the Kings head dress. This week we have RYA Coastal Skipper and Day Skipper Combined Courses running and a warm welcome goes out to Katie and Jez arriving this weekend. Email us here for Blue Oyster RYA Courses running from our bases in Queensway Quay Gibraltar, Barcelona Port Olimpic and Barcelona L'Escala Costa Brava Spain. Fly into Gibraltar with BA, Easy Jet and Malaga with Ryanair. Barcelona and Barcelona Girona for our RYA Bases in Spain all major airlines. All weekly courses are half board - breakfasts, lunches, beverages and snacks aboard. Enjoy! Fast Track Courses are full board.

The 42nd Palamos Christmas Race 2017 and RYA Training Courses Barcelona Bases Spain

Posted: 21st Dec 2017 (0 comments)

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The 42nd Palamos Christmas Race is in full swing with 580 competitors racing in the Bay this week. All the latest news and results can be found here exciting sailing in NW 20 - 30 knots. BOS RYA Students are also in Palamos at Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina as part of their weekly L'Escala, Bay Of Rosas, Estartit, Palamos and Sants Feliu sailing circuit. Palamos is our charter base and home to many of our Fast Track Yachtmaster Courses. The beach and town are a hive of activity with serious Olimpic Class racing out on the water until Saturday/Sunday. Our Charter Yachts many of which are based in Palamos including our new Catamaran are available all year for bespoke training and charter bareboat or skippered. Contact us here for details on RYA Courses and Yacht Charter. Photos above BOS Lucia 40 Training Catamaran, Simone and Andrej from Italy and Russia, Polish Racing Team CNCB, Racing in Palamos, RYA Training Yacht arrives Sants Feliu 20/12/17, Simone, Shanyl, Andrej and Dan. This weeks Christmas Race videos Tuesday and Wednesday. Take a Video Tour Of CNCB Palamos. Plus Video of our favourite restaurant at CNCB Palamos, great food, great wine, great company in a beautiful marina.

Christmas and New Year RYA Training Courses with Blue Oyster Sailing Barcelona 2017/18

Posted: 13th Dec 2017 (0 comments)

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RYA Instructor Steve sailing aboard our RYA Training Yacht Tristaina in The Bay Of Rosas this week near to the French Spanish border sailing with Dan, Arthur, Shanyl, Chris and Charlie. Well done to Charlie who braved snow and airport delays in the UK to get here in order to complete his RYA Day Skipper Practical Course. We have courses running throughout Christmas and New Year with a RYA Coastal Skipper Combined Practical and Theory Course starting on New Years Day 2018! RYA Theory and Practical Courses are running in January and February with flexible start dates. Email BOS for further details here. Last minute Bareboat Yacht Charters 31 - 47 foot yacht options 7 days from €500. Happy Christmas from BOS.

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