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Sunset Offshore Sailing School is based in Alcaidesa Marina, a short walk away from Gibraltar Airport, providing a range of tidal sailing courses to cater for all levels from the novice sailor to Yachtmaster.


Our aim is to ensure that all sailors attending a Sunset Offshore Sailing School course have a memorable and enjoyable sailing experience combined with high quality instruction to suit each individual.


Certified Courses by the RYA

Meander K

About Us

Courses take place in and around the Gibraltar Strait where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. The area enjoys plenty of sunshine and good winds throughout most of the year.


Jeff, our Principal & Chief Instructor, is an experienced RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor who will structure training around your individual needs on a fully equipped well maintained RYA sail training vessel to ensure your sail training time with us will be enjoyable and trouble free. 

Yachtmaster Fast Track

A Fast Track course can be a life changing experience, not only in terms of a new way of life but also in terms of possible a new career.


The Fast Track course to Yachtmaster Offshore normally includes 12 weeks of practical sail training and 2 weeks of theory. Students should expect to complete the course within 2500 miles.

Other Sailing Activities

  • Discover Sailing
  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Mile Building
  • Corporate Events
  • Team Building
  • Sailing Weeks
  • Heavy Weather
  • Kitesurfing
  • Birdwatching
  • Sunset
  • Photography

Sailing Charter Holidays

Sailing holidays for all the family, visiting beautiful marinas and anchorages along the Spanish and Moroccan Coast.


The perfect choice if you want to learn to sail, build up your sailing experience or just sunbathe and relax.


  • Small group ensures perfect experience
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect of all ages and skill level
  • All Inclusive charters

Yacht Deliveries


We have undertaken numerous yacht deliveries and understand the importance of being able to deal with unforeseen problems on route such as mechanical, sails and rigging. 


Jeff is not only an experienced RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor and RYA Diesel Engine Instructor but also comes from a marine mechanical engineering background so is more than qualified to deliver your boat safely to its destination.

Ocean Passages

We are in the perfect location to do RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passages to the Canaries.


There will be a Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor onboard to help you with your sextant sights.


Contact us for more details.


Why Choose Our School


We are one of few RYA Training Centres that use  TripAdvisor  for independent feedback.

  • If you are not satisfied with your course we will refund your course fee in full.
  • Most courses will be instructed by an experienced RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor.
  • Meander K, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3, is a fully equipped RYA sail training vessel maintained to the highest standards to ensure your sailing experience will be trouble free.
  • The Gibraltar Strait is one of the best areas in the world to learn to sail and is tidal.
  • We are situated in Alcaidesa Marina a ten minutes’ walk from Gibraltar Airport. Malaga Airport and Jerez Airport are over an hour away.
  • The weather is warm and sunny and with good winds throughout most of the year.
  • We sail to other marinas in Spain, Portugal and Morocco making sure you practice sailing in and out at different ports.
  • We have fitted our yacht with a sprayhood and bimini for rain and sun protection. 
  • Our Principal & Chief Instructor specialises on preparing clients for Yachtmaster exams and will structure the training course to suit your individual needs.
  • We endeavour to make your sail training an informative and enjoyable experience.
  • Our prices are fully inclusive of accommodation onboard, all breakfasts and lunches, three evening meals, lifejackets & harnesses, wet weather clothing (if necessary), mooring fees and bedding.
  • We take pride in supplying a good service to our clients.

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