I Sailed over 4000 Miles with BOS on my Fast Track Yachtmaster Course - Duncan Pell

Posted: 5th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

Duncan Pell Blue OysterI’d no idea what to expect when I set off for Spain. I booked my place in February 2015 when it seemed a great idea and an impressive project to tell friends about. But then came reality, it was summer and I was in Barcelona to start fifteen weeks of Fast Track Yachtmaster training. With very little experience of sailing, I was nervous about the challenges ahead and whether I could tolerate all that time living on boats - I wondered what the instructors, students, food, cabins, weather and exams would be like. Well, in short, it was brilliant fun. Definitely challenging but very rewarding. The sense of triumph when the examiner shook my hand and congratulated me on passing, was fantastic. But it wasn’t just my achievement and I’m very grateful to many other people. Particularly to the patient, friendly and encouraging Blue Oyster instructors - Mark, Susie, Charlie and Oliver. Then there’s all the students who helped make life aboard so enjoyable.
I sailed over 4000 nautical miles with Blue Oyster visiting the Balearics, Gibraltar, North Africa and many Spanish ports. I sailed on seven boats and met about sixty students of different ages and backgrounds.

Would I do it again? It’s an emphatic yes!

Duncan Pell Sailor, writer and businessman. www.duncanpell.com

Blue Oyster Sailing Portugal to Gibraltar Mile Building heading home via Rota 5th Feb 2016

Posted: 5th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

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Gibraltar Blue Oyster Mile Building Yacht Dogstar is heading home to Gibraltar from Lagos Portugal. A change of Skipper planned in Rota will then see the Fast Track Students heading for Gibraltar for a short break. Next week sailing in Alboran weather permitting for a full week of Mile Building. You can join us in Queensway Quay Gibraltar this Sunday boarding at 2000hrs just Email here or Contact BOS on +34 629 881 923 or +34 972 662 494 or Gibraltar on +350 54026326

Gibraltar or Barcelona RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses start every Monday

Posted: 10th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

Feb 2016 Cruising Instructor BOSFeb 2016 Day Skipper AnchoringFeb 2016 Day Skipper BOSFeb 2016 Day Skipper Combined BOSFeb 2016 Fast Track BOSFeb 2016 RYA Course Barcelona

Join us in Barcelona or Gibraltar for your RYA Course, refresh your previous sailing skills, join in for a one to one personal coaching session or start your career with a BOS Fast Track program designed for you to start work this season. Gap Year Courses start every Monday and we have MCA Stcw 95 Courses starting most Mondays all 5 modules. Welcome back to Steve RYA Cruising Instructor and PADI Dive Master (top left) and congratulations to Brian who successfully completed his RYA Day Skipper Combined Course this week. Great sailing at both of our bases Barcelona and Gibraltar. Fast Track Students Steve and Will with Skipper Charles completed their Tidal miles from Lagos Portugal Spain and Gibraltar. We have a mile builder starting Barcelona Feb 14th £495 fully inclusive. Email here or call +34 629 881 923 or +34 972 662 494.

Fast Track Yachtmaster Blue Oyster Mile Building Yacht Dogstar arrives Melilla 17 Feb 2016

Posted: 17th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

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Well done to the Fast Track Students on board SY Dogstar who have just arrived Mellila, crossing Alboran overnight from Gibraltar in good time. Charles due for a rest soon (pictured with Susie) has skippered Mile Building for the last few weeks and covered hundreds of miles between Gibraltar - Portugal - Spain - Gibraltar and Melilla so far. Welcome back to Oliver after a short break BOS Chief Instructor in Gibraltar and to Charlie now a fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor - 'nice hat'. We have adventure sailing and mile building from both our Gibraltar and Barcelona bases and deliver RYA Sail Training weekly with many courses starting every Monday. Email here for Gibraltar based RYA Courses or call +34 628 881 923 or +34 972 662 494 +350 54026326. Fast Track, Gap Year, Deck HandPRO, MCA Stcw 95, RYA Training Courses.

Blue Oyster Fast Track Melilla to Benalmadena Spain 2016 +34 629 881 923 Fast Track YM

Posted: 20th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

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A warm welcome to Pavol and Fedor joining the BOS Fast Track Yachtmaster Program this week. Pavol arrives Benalmadena on Sunday 21st for his 7 week Half Track course and Fedor Monday 22nd to start his Fast Track course from our Barcelona base. Sailing from Gibraltar last week via Mellila the students covered several hundred miles and also had a BOS course in winch servicing from Skipper Charles! Contact +34 629 881 923 or email here for course information. Finally a very special mention to Harry (photo - fishing and helming) who is now managing a 22m Motor Yacht following his Fast Track Course completion in November 2015. Good job! Adventure Sailing with BOS, Gibraltar - Spain- Portugal- France.

Adventure Sailing 6th-15th June Gibraltar Morocco Spain Portugal Summer Sailing with Miles

Posted: 23rd Feb 2016 (0 comments)

Blue Oyster Gibraltar Fast TrackAdventure Sailing and Mile building from 6th - 15th June 2016 on our Beneteau Oceanis 473. We'll be departing Gibraltar on Monday morning and heading out into the Atlantic for 10 days of sailing. From Gibraltar we expect to visit historic Cadiz, Chippiona, and along the Spanish coast to Lagos Portugal before returning via ports in Morocco. Excellent opportunity to build some miles, enjoy 10 days sailing aboard a fast comfortable 48 foot yacht. Contact us here for further information or call +34 629 881 923 +34 972 662 494 +350 54026326.

Today aboard Dogstar Fast Track Stephen in the company of Will (Centre) and Pavol decides to test his life saving equipment. YES Stephen all of the lifejackets work now please choose another one. Have a good day at sea! Blue Oyster Sailing Fast Track Yachtmaster and Gap Year Training Courses 2016. Email Blue Oyster Sailing Gibraltar.

Barcelona L'Escala Fast Track Yachtmaster and RYA Day Skipper Practical Course with BOS

Posted: 24th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

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Blue Oyster in Spain. Sailing off the Spanish mainland and heading from Palamos, Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina north towards the Bay Of Rosas. Fedor arrived from Moscow yesterday Tuesday 23 February for his 7 week YM Half Track Course and set sail today. BOS Instructor Steve is Skippering for this week prior to our next Fast Track student Valentina arriving on Sunday. Julie Ranauld is on a BOS RYA Day Skipper Practical Course sailing from our Barcelona base L'Escala. Both Steve and Julie have a common interest both are PADI Diving Instructors. Stay on the surface this week please and enjoy the warm Mediterranean sunshine. For information on our RYA Courses, Yacht Charters or Intensive Fast Track Courses email us here or call us +34 972 662 494 +34 972 662 494 +350 54026326. Blue Oyster Maritime Training.

RYA Sailing Holidays Easter 2016 Gibraltar or Barcelona plus Skippered or Bare Boat Options

Posted: 25th Feb 2016 (0 comments)

Easter 2016 Skippered ChartersEaster BOS Palamos L'EscalaEaster Palamos Yacht ChartersEaster Sailing 2016 BOSEaster Sailing Blue Oyster RYA Courses

Easter Sailing 2016. Sailing at Easter from our Barcelona Port Olimpic, Barcelona Palamos, Barcelona L'Escala and Gibraltar Queensway Quay Bases. We have a choice of Yachts available for Skippered Charter or Bare Boat Sailing. Have a look at our charter fleet here. All of our yachts can be Skippered or if you have a ICC or RYA Day Skipper Practical Certificate you can charter and Skipper these yachts yourself. From Barcelona visit The Bay Of Rosas in the lee of the Pyrenees, L'Escala, Estartit, Cadaques, Palamos, Sant Feliu a beautiful unspoilt sailing area with new marina's and safe anchorages. Great sailing all year in the warm Mediterranean sun. Join us from our Queensway Quay Gibraltar Base and sail aboard our Beneteau Oceanis 473 and vist Morocco, Atlantic Coast of Spain and sail with the dolphins in The Straits Of Gibraltar. Contact us here for further information. Contact us on +34 972 662 494 +34 972 662 494 +350 54026326.