School History

The Sailing School was launched in May 2001. In 2004 the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club (RGYC) became a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised Teaching Centre.

The main aims and objectives of the sailing school are to actively encourage and promote the development of the sport of sailing by; running RYA courses such as the 'Youth Sailing Scheme' and 'National  Sailing Syllabus',providing the human and equipment resources needed to run such courses & providing organised racing events & providing recreational sailing opportunities.

The school strives to; increase the number of people, particularly of children, experiencing the sport of sailing, provide opportunities for our sailors to improve their skills and compete both locally and externally & provide training opportunities for sailing instructors, powerboats users involved in sailing support, or otherwise, powerboat instructors & Race Officers.

The sailing school is run by volunteers and is heavily subsidised by the club. Sailing is a sport open to all and there is no need to be a member of the RGYC to learn how to sail.

The RGYC Sailing School has the following fleet of boats;

Fourteen Laser Picos,eleven Lasers with 4.7, Radial and Standard rigs,six RS Teras, five RS Visions,one Finn, one 595, one J80, one Beneteau Platu 2 Victories.

Sailing lessons take place between March and November. Beginners are introduced to the sport of sailing during a one week course in the summer. Three of these weeks take place every summer. Sailing lessons are run during most of the year. Club racing culminates in the summer months with the Laser Tango Open.

2010 was a special year as it is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the sailing school and over 1000 pupils have received instruction and training in the RYA method of teaching sailing and powerboating.

2013 saw the introduction of J80 sailing with a club crew sailing in the Sotogrande J80 sailing league, please refer to j80puertosotogrande website under links for more details. The Platu has been raced all 2014 in the 3rd Inter Club Crusier  Straits League 'III TROFEO DE CRUCEROS INTERCLUBS
DEL ESTRECHO'. Both these boats together with the 595 are now being used for sailing lessons and recreational sailing.

In November 2013 the club employed a full time sailing Instructor Miguel Galiano, who is now running courses from Wednesdays to Sundays. Our volunteer instructors continue to run their sessions during the week. This new availability of having courses run potentially all week will have a big impact on the ability of the sailing school to grow.

Sailing fees for 2014 are listed below.

Course Type

Cost for non RGYC member

Club Members

1

Use of boat, supervised or unsupervised, subject to availability and the user's level of competence.

Dinghies £10.00/day or £40.00/month or £300 per year                                                                                                         In the summer months these daily and monthly fees will be increased.
Keelboats £20.00/day or £70.00/month, per person or £300 per year

£9, £34,  £255, £17, £59, £255 respectively

2

Structured course for adults (16 hours split over 8, 2 hour sessions or equivalent).

Pico or Vision £150.00
Laser £180.00
595, Platu or J80 £600.00 per group of 4

£127, £255, £510.

3

Structured course for adults (16 hours split over 8, 2 hour sessions or equivalent) with continued sailing through the year, subject to availability of boats and the user's level of competence.

Pico or Vision £250.00
Laser £300.00
595, Platu or J80 £300 (minimum of 4 per boat, crew to be organised by students for the course)

£212, £255, £255.

4

Structured course for children 7-10 years old  (16 hours split over 8, 2 hour sessions or equivalent)

Tera, Pico or 595 £120.00

£202

5

Structured course for children 7-10 years old (16 hours split over 8, 2 hour sessions or equivalent) with continued sailing through the year, subject to availability of boats and the user's level of competence.

Tera, Pico or 595  £200.00

£170

6

Structured course for children 11-17 years old  (16 hours split over 8, 2 hour sessions or equivalent)

Tera , Pico, Laser, Vision or 595  £120.00

£100

7

Structured course for children 11-17 years old (16 hours split over 8, 2 hour sessions or equivalent) with continued sailing through the year, subject to availability of boats and the user's level of competence.

Tera, Pico, Laser, Vision or 595  £200.00

£170

8

Racing the 595, Platu or J80 in Spanish Cruiser League.                                                                                                                                            Racing the Lasers.

Please contact Tony for details.

 

9

Sailing lessons, one to one basis.

Dinghies £20 an hour, keelboats £30 an hour

£15, £22

To organise a sailing session or course please contact Miguel on sailingschoo'atrgyc@gmail.com, or rgyc@girbraltar.gi or rgycsailingschool@gmail.com or on 0034662083505.




 
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