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Learn to Sail With The Magnificent Backdrop Of The Rock of Gibraltar

9 June 2023

For anyone interested in learning to sail, Gibraltar might just be the perfect destination. Located on the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar boasts fantastic weather conditions throughout the year and with the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Strait of Gibraltar all within easy reach you’ll find this a favourite environment for sailing enthusiast from around the world.

Sailing In Gibraltar

Why sail in Gibraltar?

Gibraltar’s strategic location on the Mediterranean is a perfect starting point to explore the coastal scenery and ports along the Spanish coastline. From stunning beaches on the Costa del Sol to picturesque villages across the strait to Morocco, you’ll discover the Rock is an excellent destination to start your adventure in sailing.

Local sailing schools offer courses for all levels, catering for the beginner through to the most seasoned sailors too. Whether you’re trying to find your sea legs or looking for the skills to master a long-distance ocean crossing you’ll be sure to find a course to suit your needs. The majority offer RYA certification which are among the most recognised in the world and are designed to provide a structured approach to sailing, including basic skills through to advanced navigation techniques and safety procedures.

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An All Weather Sailing Destination

You’re almost guaranteed perfect sailing conditions with around 300 days of sunshine a year. Summers are long and hot, with temperatures hovering around the 30 degree mark, whilst during the winter months temperatures rarely drop below 10 degrees during the day.

Another perk is the opportunity to visit a variety of ports and marinas. Take in historical city of Malaga, the luxury of Puerto Banus and Marbella or head across to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta or Melilla. You can also follow the Moroccan coastline to sample a complete contrast in cultural and culinary delights.

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Where can you learn to sail in Gibraltar?

There are a wide range of Sailing schools on the Rock with courses to suit all budding sailors  and if you’re looking for a sailing experience second to none, Gibraltar is the perfect destination.

Why wait? Book a sailing holiday today and while you’re organising your trip, you may like to spend an extra few days exploring the Rock itself.

Read more on Gibraltar as a destination in our blog on Gibraltar as a holiday destination and find out how our luxury self-catering apartments can be the perfect extension to your sailing holiday.