Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Blue Oyster Sailing RYA/MCA Fast Track YachtmasterPLUS 15 Weeks with MCA Stcw BST +34 629 881 923

Blue Oyster Students Jon, Ed, Jonathan, Patrick 2016/17 RYA/MCA YMO
Congratulations to the end of year Fast Track Yachtmaster Offshore Class Jon, Ed, Jonathan and Patrick all of whom successfully passed their RYA/MCA Master 200gt Fast Track Course with Blue Oyster Sailing.

Eddie's Father Toby sent a quick appraisal of his time here. "Dear Susie, Just a quick note to thank you for all you have done for Ed over the last months, he has become a confident young man under your guidance."

Well done to all and a big thank you to all the BOS RYA Instructors who made their success possible.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Blue Oyster Fast Track Yachtmaster Students Valentina and Andrew Pass Offshore Assessments.

Blue Oyster Fast Track Courses start every Monday all year. You can join our continuous training programs at our Barcelona or Gibraltar Bases. Congratulations to Andrew (second left) and Valentina Kulyeva (far right). Both passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Courses following 15 weeks of training with BOS. The program includes all requirements including Power Boat and MCA Stcw 95. Good luck in the future and well done! To join us this year email us here for further information.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Blue Oyster Fast Track Students pass their courses December 2015 Congratulations!

Congratulations to the above students who all successfully passed their RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Assessments with us this month. All are now able to work in the Industry with commercially endorsed qualifications. The 14 and 15 week courses include all the training required to successfully Skipper a Yacht Power or Sail (dependent on course option) up to 200 gross tons. Fabiano joined us from Brazil, Duncan from The UAE, Matt Harry and George from UK. A tremendous effort by all involved enjoy your Christmas break chaps. Our next course commences 4th January 2016 for Fast Track but we are sailing throughout Christmas and New Year with our usual RYA Course Training program. Contact us here for further information.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

RYA/MCA Fast Track Students Pass their RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Assessments with Blue Oyster.


Thank you. I cannot express how grateful and appreciative I am for everything you've done for me. You've taught me a tremendous amount of things about sailing, management and life in general. I came expecting to become a sailor and quickly realised all the experiences I have endured have helped me to become a better person. And for that, I thank you!

You run an incredible sailing school! I think your advantage over other sailing schools is the quaility of instruction(all the instructors
truly care about the advancement of students) and the close -knit family feel. I know sometimes you think it would be great to have more boats and skippers but being taught by a few similar styled instructors provides many benefits, such as consistency. Over all I just wanted to let you know I currently think the world of your school and style of program you provide. I couldn't have imagined having a better 3 month sailing experience! Blue Oyster & Palamos will always be apart of me I will definitely be back. Thank you for everything! And if you're ever in Canada you have a place to stay. Have fun with sailing  and your daughter Harriet xx. Lauren

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Well done to all the Blue Oyster (BOS) Barcelona Sailing School students who successfully completed their respective courses from our Barcelona Bases on Spain's beautiful Costa Brava.

Returning student Will (right) has spent 4 weeks training with us now his goal to be able to Skipper a charter yacht this summer. All successfully achieved.

Amanda (left) a newly qualified commercial airline pilot is now off to work with Qatar Airways all the other smiles are from BOS Students who completed their training this week. Email us here for course information.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Blue Oyster Alliaura Privilege 585 Crew Vacancy Skipper and Hostess July Start for Barcelona and Caribbean

Blue Oyster Crew Vacancy. We have a vacancy onboard our Alliaura Privilege 585 Catamaran for the coming season. A Skipper and Hostess are required preferably a couple to manage the yacht and guests. This is a 5 star yacht and the successful applicants will be required to cater for guests on charter and for the owner and family. Sailing from Barcelona Costa Brava Spain and Italy this summer with a planned Caribbean passage in December for the 2016 season before returning to the Mediterranean. Full time long term positions are available on going training provided by BOS. For further information please view details here. To email your CV with current photo enter here.

RYA MCA Professional Deck Hand Course includes MCA Stcw 95 and RYA/MCA Power Boat Commercially Endorsed

Blue Oyster Maritime Training Deck HandPRO Courses run weekly from our Barcelona base and cover the requirements needed to work on most Yachts Motor or Sail Commercially. The course can include RYA Navigational Theory Courses, RYA Practical Course Certificates, MCA Stcw 95 Basic Safety Training and RYA Power Boat 2. These qualifications can be commercially endorsed by adding VHF SRC Radio, Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course, and a Personal Medical ENG 1 or ML5. Deck Courses start most Mondays throughout the year with MCA Stcw 95 at least once a month. Contact us here for further information regarding our Professional Career Training from Barcelona and Gibraltar.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

RYA Day Skipper Courses Barcelona and Gibraltar Sailing All Year +34 629 881 923 Charters Courses MCA Stcw 95 Basic Safety Training


I know it has been a while since I took my Day Skipper course with BOS this summer, but I wanted to take some time to write to your company and say thank you very much.

It was an extremely rewarding course and Oliver was a fantastic instructor.  I feel that I learnt an enormous amount in the 6 days I was on the boat, both from Oliver and the other participants (Matthias & David).  Oliver was a tough boss, but it is just the way I like it.  No messing around - "please" and "thank you"  don't have a place on a boat when rounding Europa Point in F5-6 or tackling a high speed ferry at 3 AM in Gibraltar Bay or when you're helming an 18 tonne lump of GRP towards a $5 million dollar super-yacht.  It was like 'Boot Camp' with an incredible feeling of accomplishment when finished.  Oliver was also great fun while we were relaxing and he was a wealth of knowledge and information to help us in our future sailing careers.  

Well done to Oliver!  Thanks again! Alan Boatman RYA Day Skipper 2014.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MCA Stcw 95 Basic Safety Training Five Day Courses Barcelona with BOS November and December

MCA Stcw 95 Basic Safety Training five day courses are available with BOS next course dates are 10 - 14th November and 1 - 5th December. Contact us for further information just email us here or call +34 629 881 923.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Fast Track Yachtmaster Students Mike and Linden Pass their RYA Exams

Barcelona Sailing School Fast Track Yachtmaster Success ! Well done to Mike and Linden who passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exams with us this weekend. Following 15 weeks of arduous training including MCA Stcw 95 both students gave an excellent demonstration of their skills to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Examiner David Gray. Mike also completed an Ocean Qualifying passage during his time with us which has been captured on a stunning video. If you would like to join our Fast Track Yachtmaster Program you can start from either Barcelona Gibraltar or Antibes on any Monday throughout the year - subject to availability. We also offer Power crossovers on our Motor Cruisers based in Port Olimpic and Gibraltar. Email us here for further information.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

RYA Theory and Practical Courses Barcelona and Gibraltar

Open all year for RYA Courses Practical and Theory plus Power Boat and MCA Stcw 95. View our main website here for further information. Call Spain +34 972 662 494 or Gibraltar +350 540 193 58.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

RYA Motor Cruising Mile Building Tidal Blue Oyster Gibraltar Fast Track Motor Cruiser

Fast Track Tidal Motor Cruising Mile Building is now available from our Queensway Quay Base in Gibraltar. Full details of the Yachts we use Nelson single and twin engine can be found here. Our Fast Track Motor Cruiser Cross Over Course is 4 weeks with the full RYA/MCA Motor Cruiser Course just 8 weeks. Next Fast Track Course starts in April. Email here for course advice and information.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster and Yacht Crew Training Barcelona and Gibraltar

Professional RYA/MCA Sail Training and Motor Cruising Courses start every Monday from our Gibraltar and Barcelona RYA Recognised Training Centers. Contact us on +34 972 662 494

Saturday, 14 December 2013

New Year Sailing from Palamos Barcelona on board one of our Yachts Bare Boat or Skippered

Barcelona RYA Sailing Courses and Holidays - December 30th 2014 Palamos Spain. We have a selection of Yachts sailing skippered or bareboat. RYA Courses from our L'Escala or Port Olimpic bases also available. Enjoy a break in the sun and New Year in Spain. Email here for further information.

Friday, 15 November 2013

March 15th Blue Oyster RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Passages and Milebuilding from Tenerife to Gibraltar and Barcelona

RYA Ocean Passage and Mile Builder March 15th 2014. Our Jeaunneau Sun Odyssey 45 is returning from Tenerife she will be completing RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Passages and Milebuilding on her return to Barcelona. The 3 week passage will stop in Gibraltar to change crew if required and enjoy a short break. If you would like more information about this passage which can be divided into legs if required please email us here or call +34 972 662 494. Berths are obviously limited the yacht has 4 cabins and 2 saloon berths that will be allocated on a first come first served bases.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Blue Oyster Sailing School Review RYA Competent Crew Course

Hi Suzie,
Just want to say a big thank you for an amazing week sailing competent crew last week. It was a shame I didn't get to meet yourself but understand you have a lot on at the moment. I had a great week and learnt so much from Sabina and Paul, so a big thank you to them as well. Sabina told me to give you my address. Could you also please include any details on the Fastrack Yachtmaster you have as well as I would ideally like to get onto this course as soon as possible. Once again thank you very much. Kind Regards Mike Adams

Friday, 16 August 2013

Happy Birthday Harriet Born Peak Season August 15th 2012 - Thank you to all Staff and Students for your Support!

Happy Birthday to Harriet now a 12 month old budding RYA Instructor born peak season 7 weeks premature August 15th 2012. Thank you to my students and staff who supported us this year. Harriet or H as she is becoming known around the marina will be out on the water soon! Best wishes Susie

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

MCA STCW 95 + RYA Power Boat Level 2 + RYA Competent Crew Course 12 Days Continuous Training

Professional RYA/MCA Crew Training Courses include MCA 5 Day Stcw 95 Course plus RYA Power Boat 2 and RYA Competent Crew Course. Dates available for all three modules (which can be taken individually) are Stcw 95 30 September to 4th October. RYA Power Boat Level 2 5th and 6th October then RYA Competent Crew Course 7th to 11th October. Twelve days Professional Crew continuous training additional start dates are 7th October and 21st October for continuous 12 day courses. Contact us here for further information or call +34 972 662 494.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Barcelona Sailing School Power & Sail Training with International Certificates Of Competence (ICC)

Hi all
Many thanks for your e-mail. We didn't have any problems processing our ICC forms and our certificates have been processed and are hopefully in the post by now.  The RYA  office staff were extremely efficient as was Susie who meticulously took us through the course expertly putting us at our ease and managing to teach us a lot of things that we hadn't thought of before.  We really enjoyed her tuition and it has given us a lot more confidence on the boat.  We even managed to anchor off without dragging once so that was an achievement in itself as we had every intention in investing in a new anchor a few weeks ago.  Thanks once again and hope to see you out on the water soon.
Regards Kathryn & Gordon ICC Training and Assessments from £295 - Email us here or call +34 972 662 494

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Blue Oyster RYA Customers Enjoy Their RYA Courses - Reviews News and Information +34 972 662 494

Hello Susie,
We enjoyed our Day Skipper course. We received good practice and skills we were expected. Thank you very much. Best regards, Elena Mukhametzyanova. Sailed with our RYA Cruising Instructor and RYA Shorebased Theory Instructor Charlie on board our Beneteau 40. Barcelona Base.

Hi Susie,
Just a quick line to say what a great week I've had, I couldn't have had a better instructor. Look forward to sailing with you guys again soon. Yours Sincerely Andrew. Sailed with our RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Oliver on our Beneteau 473 from Gibraltar Base in Queensway Quay.

Great thanks Suzie, and please pass on my thanks to Charlie as well. I very much enjoyed the course, the instruction was excellent and the yachts far surpassed the quality and size I was expecting. Was all in all a great experience. I hope you have a great summer. All the best, Tim. Sailed with Susie Capel RYA Yachtmaster Instructor first week on board our Bavaria 47 Cruiser and the 2nd week on our Beneteau 43 with RYA Instructor Charlie. Barcelona Base.

RYA Courses start every Monday throughout the year email us here for dates and availability.

Own Boat Tuition on Challenger Grand Soleil 50 wherever you sail we have a RYA Instructor

Own Boat Tuition on Challenger Grand Soleil 50 wherever you sail we have a RYA Instructor
RYA Sail Training St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, San Remo