Blue Oyster Sailing Students week commencing 30th January 2017 BOS Courses are all Tidal

Posted: 5th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Week of January 30th 2017 BOS Yachts were out on the water again training in a mixed bag of weather. From brilliant sunshine and light airs to dark overcast Force 7 winds. The week provided some challenging sailing for our Fast Track and RYA Weekly customers alike. Well done to John and Caroline (RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper 2 week course students) Guy and Karina, Jake and Alison (RYA Competent Crew) Noah (RYA Competent Crew, RYA Power Boat and MCA Stcw 95 DeckPRO Student) plus Alfred and Grant RYA Shore based Theory Students. Nate, Harvey, Chris, and Grazziano are all working hard towards their RYA Yachtmaster Commercial Qualifications. For information on all of our courses many of which start every Monday all year email us here.

Time out for a quick break for BOS Students Estartit Bay Of Rosas to the North of Barcelona

Posted: 5th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Everyone needs a break and after a 9 knot downwind run all day a welcome break in Estartit for Jake and Karina, Chris, Noah, Grazziano with Harvey, Nate (thumbs up) and cheerful hostess. Join BOS email here for further information all RYA courses are tidal now Barcelona and Gibraltar. Looking for a job this year? Our Gap Year Fast Track Yachtmaster Coastal Course can lead if you wish to an interview with our Flotilla Partners in The Med. Call +34 629 881 923 if you want to discuss 'Train for Work'.

End of week at BOS Barcelona with Students Mile Building from Gibraltar on 20 and 27th Feb!

Posted: 19th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Well done to all the students this week to Peter Henderson who returned from a year a go to successfully complete his RYA Day Skipper Practical Course along with Canadian Coastguard Chris and Simon F. Joel passed his RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Combined Course and is now off to Japan before returning to Australia. BOS Gibraltar has a mile build this week commencing 20th and again 27th Feb from Gibraltar and heading for Portugal and Atlantic Coast of Spain aboard SY Dogstar. Email here for course information and availability. Full Easter program of Sailing from both our Barcelona and Gibraltar Bases. Join BOS Gibraltar on 27th Feb for a week of Atlantic Mile Building. Call + 34 629 881 923. Or Email.

First in The Water on February 7th 2017 BOS Fast Track Yachtmaster Coastal Student Nate!

Posted: 9th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Busy week out on the water with students above all completing RYA Courses and BOS Fast Track Yachtmaster. Grant Adey RYA Day Skipper Combined and David Howes RYA Competent Crew in Sa Tuna Spain. Nate from the US takes the BOS record for first student in the water in 2017 watched by Ferran from Barcelona RYA Half Track 7 Weeks. Yacht Prep this week for Harvey and Ferran and in the classroom well done to Chris Lobel who successfully completed his RYA Coastal Skipper Shorebased Exam. Joel Sprigg from Perth in Australia joined for his 11 day RYA Coastal Skipper Combined Course. Join BOS in Barcelona and Gibraltar our courses start every Monday. Email for a quick response here. Train for Work in the Yacht Industry this year call +34 629 881 923 to find out how.

Congratulations Harvey and Ferran who passed their BOS RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exams

Posted: 12th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Congratulations to Ferran and Harvey (second left and right above) who today passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Master 200gt Assessments with BOS under the watchful eye of RYA Examiner David Gray (above left). Both sailed on our Fast Track Yachtmaster Program and trained at our Barcelona and Gibraltar bases. From your BOS Instructors well done!

During the week our RYA Training Yachts also completed a full range of RYA Courses and here is an end of course message from BOS Students Amaia and Jake. "Good afternoon Susie we had a fantastic time, Steve (BOS RYA Instructor) was awesome and very patient. We would like to do our RYA Day Skipper with you in the not to distant future and test Steve's patience once again. Have a great weekend Jake and Amaia (Jake and Amaia RYA Competent Crew.) Congratulations also to David Howes (Top right) heading home to Switzerland after his RYA Competent Crew Course with BOS. Also top right Chris, Steve, Grazziano, and Albert. Our Courses start every Monday contact here for availability.

Barcelona and Gibraltar Mid Week Close Quarter Yacht Handling for Blue Oyster Students

Posted: 15th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Arriving on Tuesday 14th February at Sant Feliu to the north of Barcelona BOS Students aboard our Jeanneau 33i and Beneteau Oceanis 43. In the sunshine a couple of hours of close quarter yacht handling ended the sailing day. Nate and Grazziano working hard! Join BOS for RYA Courses and Close Quarter Yacht Handling - Skills and Drills. Email us here for further information. If you need miles or adventure sailing we have a full schedule from Barcelona and Gibraltar in 2017.

Blue Oyster Sailing RYA Day Skipper Practical Students Pass their Courses Spain Feb 2017

Posted: 25th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Under the Professional RYA Instructor Tuition of Steve (centre right above) all of this weeks RYA Day Skipper Practical Course students passed their courses. Bruce from the UK, Carlos Spain, and Claudiu Romania sailed under beautiful blue Mediterranean skies and visited Palamos, L'Escala (Bay Of Rosas) and Estartit on Spain's stunning Costa Brava. Joining on Thursday night Fast Track Lauren fresh from her 36 hour flight from Minneapolis USA. Hope the jet lag drifts away soon. Join BOS from our Barcelona and Gibraltar bases email here for further weekly course information. Board on Sundays we start every Monday all year. RYA Yachtmaster Prep and Exam commences Feb 27th. Contact BOS on +34 629 881 923.

Gibraltar RYA Courses and Mile Building Feb 25th 2017 crossing Alboran bound for Melille!

Posted: 25th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

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Sailing from our Blue Oyster Gibraltar Base 20th and 27th February 2017 on SY Dogstar. RYA Instructor Gerrit and his team are Atlantic sailing and building some miles and passages towards RYA Yachtmaster Commercial Qualifications. Today SY Dogstar is heading for Melille, Spain. Follow her on Vessel Finder just add her name Dogstar. As of 1st January 2017 all RYA Practical Courses receive the same RYA Certificate (Tidal). You can complete all courses now from Blue Oyster Barcelona and Gibraltar Bases. In photo above RYA Instructor Gerrit, RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Susie, Chris RYA Coastal Skipper, Nate RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, and Grazziano RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track. To all the additional students aboard this week enjoy the sailing. RYA Courses and Mile Building from Gibraltar and Barcelona. Email BOS Barcelona and Gibraltar here or call +34 629 881 923. RYA Yachtmaster Prep Week Commences 27th Feb with Exam 5/6th March 2017.

BOS Adventure Sailing and Mile Building 1st to 14th April Gibraltar Portugal Spain Morocco

Posted: 27th Feb 2017 (0 comments)

Dogstar 2017

Mile Building and Adventure Sailing over the Easter period 1st to 14th April 2017 on SY Dogstar from our Queensway Quay Base in Gibraltar. Sailing area Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Atlantic coast of Spain £1190 Sterling €1545 Euro fully inclusive. Email here for further information or call +34 629 991 923 All Tidal RYA Courses with Blue Oyster Sailing.