Great Escape Of London Bavaria 36 Retires from Blue Oyster Active Service

Posted: 7th Mar 2013 (0 comments)

Sadly our oldest yacht Great Escape has reached the end of her working life here at Blue Oyster. Under the studious care of our ex Fast Tracker Harley she is steaming to her new home in Gibraltar from our Barcelona L'Escala base to a different School. Some of you may remember this time last year her unfortunate gear box failure 60 miles up river in Seville. We are still apologising for the delay in the Spanish Volvo dealer obtaining her new parts. 'Manana', as they say drove everyone to despair including our poor Skipper Charlie and of course students! So if you find yourself on Great Escape this year, you won't be on a Blue Oyster Yacht. Our Bavaria 46 Cruiser, Beneteau 473 Oceanis and a selection from our charter list are however very much available.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exams Barcelona - Gibraltar Exam dates Prep week commencing 18th March

Posted: 7th Mar 2013 (0 comments)

Well done to all the students who passed their respective RYA Assessments Peter, Brian, Filipe and Ricardo. Fast Track Courses are demanding and the challenge most often forgotten is the close quarters we all have to share with on board life. Without printing a health warning on Fast Track literature if you are thinking of Fast Track training we do offer shore based accommodation from as little as 350 per month and that's a double bedroom apartment that can be shared from our Barcelona L'Escala Base. Our Fast Track School Yachts are however large 48 footers, Bavaria 46 Cruiser 4 double cabins one with bunks and a Beneteau 473 Queensway Quay Gibraltar 4 double cabins. Both of these yachts are available for milebuilding from £495 per week.

We'd also like to say well done to Toby who has now completed his RYA Cruising Instructor Course and his online PPR (Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course). Toby's Father Guy sent these kind words,

"Thank you also very much to you and your team in the training you've provided to Toby over these past few months. He's worked very hard indeed and is now prepared for the start of his marine career thanks to your company's training.

Kind regards

Guy Jackson

Positions available for an immediate start 2 Deck Hands on Motor Yacht Bound for Antibes

Posted: 7th Mar 2013 (0 comments)

These positions would suit previous students who are looking for 3 months work on board a Motor Yacht as deck hands. Consideration will be given to on going work after the trial period. Heading for Antibes for maintenance shortly. Previous students please email if you are available. Very last minute!!

Gibraltar Based Beneteau 473 Saloon Berth Available all weeks all RYA Courses £375

Posted: 15th Mar 2013 (0 comments)

Our Gibraltar based RYA Training Yacht a Beneteau 473 Oceanis has 4 cavernos double cabins. In addition she has a 6 foot saloon berth that is always available to a single student at just £375. Regardless of the weekly RYA Course you are on this berth is an excellent way to get your own berth at a superb rate. So if you are sailing on a budget but still want first class fully inclusive accommodation on board this 48 foot yacht email us here for availability.

Bavaria 46 Cruiser added to Barcelona Port Olimpic Base

Posted: 21st Mar 2013 (0 comments)

We have added an additional Bavaria 46 Cruiser to our Barcelona Port Olimpic base. This yacht is identical to our School Yacht based in Barcelona L'Escala. Both of these yachts are available for RYA Courses and in addition can be chartered separately or together for flotilla or corporate sailing. The only real difference between these two yachts is one has inmast furling the other slab. Both yachts have 3 double cabins and a fourth with twin bunks, both saloons convert as a large double. Email us here for further info RYA Courses or charter information.

Skipper Mate and Crew wanted for Antibes UK Delivery

Posted: 21st Mar 2013 (0 comments)

Hi all,

We need Skipper, Mate and Crew for the delivery of a classic wooden Nicholson built 1960 rebuilt 2012, in A1 condition with all the toys.Starting end of April. Please contact me asap by email with cv’s and references. Mervyn Down Tel: +44 (0) 1934 642496

Well Done Rich on your new appointment with Sunsail! Great website see it below!

Posted: 21st Mar 2013 (0 comments)

Richard Capewell RYA Yachtmaster Offshore completed his Fast Track YachtmasterPLUS course with us here last year and is now ready to take up his new job as Bareboat Skipper for Sunsail. Have a great season Rich! For anyone wanting to liaise with Rich about his course or offer him other job opportunities his website is available here. If you have trained with us over the last few years and have a website promoting you and your business email the details and we'll add them to our jobs and vacancies pages.