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About Salana Sailing
Join us for some sunny and exhilarating summer sailing in Portugal, cruise around the Azores or try some winter sailing in the Canary Islands. Enjoy a relaxing week’s sailing or do an RYA training course such as Competent Crew, Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper. Alternatively maybe cruise further afield to Madeira, Gibraltar or even Morocco. Whatever you choose, our friendly and knowledgeable RYA trained skippers will provide you with an unforgettable holiday experience. We enjoy summer sailing in Portugal and would like to share our passion for sailing with whoever decides to spend some time with us on our boats. So come along and sail the Canary islands with us this winter or the Azores Portugal in the summer.
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Salana Sailing is just the best. I chose it based on TA reviews, which promised solid instruction and plenty of fun. Good call, TA community! Anna Maria was helpful with the communications and payment up front and went out of her way to help me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Gareth and his team are fanatastic. Second week sailing with Gareth very knowledgeable and skilled but great fun. Just had a sailing skills week so was able to go at our pace with what we wanted to. Would sail with Salana every day if I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We arranged all via email. No probs, no weird requirements or rules. Upon arrival, the boat was ready, so we simply entered, like in a hotel. It was a simple course for six days with a very relaxed, knowledgeable trainer and fully flexible schedule. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Gareth will be wincing with that butchering of nautical sayings (his own mastermind subject), but I have to say that after spending a full week doing my Day Skipper course with Salana Sailing, I couldn’t have asked for a better combination of top quality patient...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Anna Maria D, Owner at Salana Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Dear Paula, thank you so much for your lovely (and very funny) words. You were absolutely fantastic and such great company on the boat. It was a pleasure having you, getting to know you and sharing with you both our sailing passion and also our...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018

If you are novice, be sure that you will come back home with knowledge you would not have expect to gain within one week. They are definitely patient to give you time to process everything and then they will test the knowledge over and over...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Yannick T
Anna Maria D, Owner at Salana Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thank you so much Yannick. It was absolutely a delight to have you on board. We really admired and appreciated your tenacity to learn. Keep sailing and keep learning. Also you are always welcome on our boats.

Reviewed November 2, 2017

Very well maintained and well equipped boats skippered by EXCELLENT people! Anna made my trip with Salana Sailing happen with the best and friendliest of helpfulness - and Gareth made sure the trip had everything it needed in fun, adventurous and educational experiences. Don't hesitate...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Anna Maria D, Owner at Salana Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Dear Rasmus, thank you so much for your lovely worlds. Really appreciated. It was great having you on board. Keep in touch and keep sailing ;)

Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

I just returned from a week sailing course with Salana Sailing in Malta and was very pleased with the level of attention Gareth and Anna Maria give as hosts and instructors. Anna Maria was extremely helpful in making arrangements for the course and in providing...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Anna Maria D, Owner at Salana Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely and kind words. It was great having you on board! I look forward to when our paths meet again....in the meantime fair winds.

Reviewed September 22, 2017

So I’ve just completed my ‘Competent Crew’ with Salana Sailing, and I heartily recommend it! This was the first time I’d been sailing, and my word, Salana Sailing was totally the right choice in choosing to take those first steps with, because I’m hooked! Run...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mia C
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We sailed with Anna and Gareth for 6 days/5 nights in Malta this last August. It was our first sailing experience ever and feared a bit how it would go with our family of 4 kids. It turned out to be a great experience, the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Anna Maria D, Owner at Salana Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words and lovely comments. We loved having all 6 of you on the boat with us last August. We mention you all often and every now and again we remember one of the comments by the kids...More

Reviewed August 30, 2017

Me and my friends had a fantastic one day boat trip on Salana with Gareth and Anna. The boat is comfortable for 10 people and is very well maintained and beautiful. The owners are absolutely lovely people and a highly competent and attentive crew. Spending...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Anna Maria D, Owner at Salana Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We absolutely enjoyed having you all on the boat. We hope that you manage some more sailing days wherever you will be in due course when time permits it.

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Muriel25
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Response from Anna Maria D | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your message. We actually do both. The RYA courses are generally over a minimum of 5 days. However we also do day sailing/cruising. If you wish to know more please send us an email directly.
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