Barcelona & Gibraltar Close Quarter Yacht & Motor Cruiser Training Available All Year Marina Drills Skills Flotilla & Holiday Training

We offer a full range of refresher training for Motor Cruiser and Yacht Skippers. These two to five day training sessions focus on the skills required to safely handle a Yacht or Motor Cruiser in the marina.

The two day course covers Close Quarter Boat Handling Gibraltar Weekends

Bows and Stern to Mooring

Use of Springs to moor alongside

Training for short handed mooring using a center cleat

Springing on and off a quay or wall

Use of the windward line in cross wind berths

Single and short handed mooring exercises

Departing and arriving at a strong cross wind berth

Crew management

Mastering the correct use of your fenders and mooring lines in close quarter situations

Use of the tide and wind to assist rather than hinder berthing

This two day course is completed on Barcelona Motor Boat RYA Training

Our Twin engined Motor Cruisers for Power Beneteau Oceanis 37 or Beneteau Oceanis 343 Yachts for sail

We offer advanced training on our larger 48 foot yachts if required and cover the use of Bow Thrustors.

Where are these courses delivered?

We deliver both Power and Sail from Queensway Quay Gibraltar

We deliver Power and Sail from our Palamos Charter Base, L'Escala Marina and Port Olimpic Barcelona, Spain.

Who delivers the Training?

The training is delivered by RYA Motor Cruiser Instructors Close Quarter Yacht Handling BOSfor Power and RYA Yachtmaster Instructors and Cruising Instructors for Sail.

Do I receive a Certificate on Completion?

No this is a practical course that focuses on drills and skills in the marina.

Can I have this training delivered on my own boat?

Yes we can deliver this training anywhere in the world on your own boat power or sail.

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Close Quarter Yacht Handling Drills and Skills Close Quarter Boat Handling Weekends Blue Oyster

A practical course: Two days training with 1 night on board from £395. Maximum 5 students on board our Power Boats and Yachts

What To Bring

  • Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
  • Towel
  • Sunblock Sun hat Sun glasses
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended

Hi Susie

Just to feedback on my experience, I think Oliver is a top class instructor. Hard working, very clear in his advice, instructions and explanations, managing a frustrating situation of excessive breeze very well; and also managing the social, welcome and customer service side of his role very well too. As a student I felt fully confident I was in confident, competent and experienced hands who made learning informative and fun. He gets my vote. Very many thanks to him and please do pass this on.

Simon M. Madrid

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