Learning how to sail
Learn to sail – updated 03 October 2022
Not many people know that you can actually learn to sail in just a couple of days, OK, you won’t be competing with salty sea dogs after just a short time, but you will know your Port from your Starboard, you’ll also learn some basic rope work, how to enter and exit a marina, maritime rules and many other things necessary to make you feel safe out on the water.
A boater’s paradise
There’s no doubt about it, the island of Mallorca is beautiful. It can take a couple of weeks to really see the best the island has to offer, from picturesque coastal villages to majestic mountain views, Mallorca provides many opportunities to take picture-perfect photographs – however to really see just how beautiful the island is, it should be viewed from the water!
With hidden bays that can only be accessed by boat, perfect non-tidal waters, incredible weather and stunning views, Mallorca is a boater’s paradise and one of the best places in the world to learn to sail.
There are a few different ways to find your sea legs on a sailboat, which for obvious reasons should always be with reputable and qualified instructors using boats and equipment that are fit for purpose.
Port Calanova near Palma is the home of the National Sailing School, and they provide dinghy sailing courses for all levels and all age groups. The facilities and equipment are excellent, and their instructors are highly qualified with many years of experience.
Start Yachting course
For those who fancy something a bit bigger than a dinghy, there are a couple of sailing schools on the island who provide a 2 day Start Yachting course with no prior experience or knowledge.
Sailing experience days
Known as sailing experience days, these short courses are designed to make you fall in love with sailing and include plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and scenery in addition to learning the basics of boat handling, get some experience steering a yacht, rope work, sail handling and safety on board.
Once you’ve mastered the basics and have the ‘sailing bug’, there are further courses available from sailing for complete beginners to becoming qualified as a skipper. There really is no better place in Europe to learn how to sail.
The Mallorca Insider have teamed up with SEARADAR to provide a professional concierge service specialising in sailing & motor yacht rentals.
Via SEARADAR’s website, anyone can rent a yacht just like they book a hotel or airplane tickets. On top of that, they provide a concierge team which is ready to support you should you have any questions. Boat charter is also available with a skipper & crew so no worries if you do not have an appropriate licence.