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About Gib Sailing School
Gib Sailing School is an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised training centre situated in Alcaidesa Marina a short walk away from Gibraltar Airport. We offer RYA tidal sailing courses whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced sailor and skippered charter holidays for all the family. The Gibraltar Strait is one of the best areas in the world to learn to sail and is tidal. The weather is warm and sunny and with good winds throughout most of the year. The magnificent location allows us to visit the coast of Spain, Gibraltar, Algarve and Morocco and there is always the chance of spotting dolphins and whales.
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Oliver wrote a review May 9
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I spent one week with Gib Sailing School in May 2022 doing my RYA Coastal Skipper. It was an amazing learning experience. Jeff is a very experienced and skillful instructor with an ability of sense-making that I have not encountered in any other instructor before. The course booking and other formalities were efficiently handled by the school, and I have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Gib Sailing School to anyone interested in enhancing their sailing skills.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Jason wrote a review May 4
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I spent 3 weeks in April 2022 sailing with Jeff from Gib Sailing. If you want to spend all your time in a classroom learning how to talk about sailing while making perfect pencil marks on pretend charts, then Gib Sailing might not be for you. If, on the other hand, you want to go sailing and learn actual seamanship, then Gib Sailing is the place to go. It is a fast paced and demanding learning environment, and Jeff will challenge you. If you put in the effort you will not only learn how to confidently sail, maneuver, anchor, and moor a sailboat, but you will also learn the practical application of sailing and navigational theory. I have done both and couldn't be happier with the decision to actually go sailing with Gib Sailing.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Frankie wrote a review Apr 2022
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I spent two weeks with Gib Sailing in April 2022 - the first week doing my RYA competent crew and the second my RYA day skipper qualifications. Jeff is an extremely knowledgeable sailor but is also an excellent instructor who delivers his courses with the perfect balance between sailing theory and practical application. His courses are very practical driven, which in my view really is the best way to learn how to sail. I felt well prepared and safe in his hands. On my course there were two other students with varying degrees of sailing ability and Jeff managed this very well, giving more complex tasks to the yachtmasters in training but making sure that the competent crew/day skippers/costal skippers understood and were involved in the process. As a consequence, over the two weeks I felt like I learnt an awful lot about sailing yachts and navigation and we also managed to have a lot of fun along the way! The boat is immaculate and has everything onboard that you will need including wet weather gear. Jeff was very accommodating and even arranged for myself and the other students to take our VHF radio exams last minute. I would 100% reccomended Gib Sailing to any of my friends/family who want to learn how to sail, to build their mileage or to prep for their yachtmaster exams. Oh and…. he probably won’t mention it but he can play sweet child of mine on the guitar….
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Jeffrey N, Owner at Gib Sailing School
Responded Apr 21, 2022
Hi Frankie It was an absolute pleasure having you onboard Your going to be an awesome sailor Thank you for your feedback I was going to keep my guitar skills a secret
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jef s wrote a review Apr 2022
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Great sailing school, had a very good time and learned a lot in the time i was preparing my Yachtmaster offshore, Jeff is one of the greatest instructors I've encountered. Glad i did my prep week with them.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Tim H wrote a review Mar 2022
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A great week with Jeff on the day skipper course, clear and concise tuition with a good balance of him demonstrating and then allowing you to practice it, tons of practical work giving you the chance to put the theory into real situations on a well equipped and comfortable boat, the area and marinas were great. Jeff is a very knowledgeable man who is obviously passionate about sailing and the sea, I think what he does not know about sailing could be written on the back of a postage stamp ! Thank you Jeff Tim & Trev
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Jeffrey N, Owner at Gib Sailing School
Responded Mar 25, 2022
Thank you for you kind comments Tim It was a pleasure having you both onboard Safe Sailing Jeff
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