What we do in detail.
How to sail - the cruising way. We have five boats of our own but access to many more on demand. You go sailing every day in beautiful seaworthy boats from 24 to 40 foot. We sail around the area of Gibraltar Strait and you get experience from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea.
How to handle food. Buying, stowing, preparing food to last for a long time and then cooking it is a big part of making a happy ship – and we practice this every day.
How to handle the basic navigation equipment, like GPS, Radar, AIS, VHF, autopilot and wind rudder.
Fishing. We have all the rods and lures to make you in to an expert cruising fisherman and when we sail we fish, every day, how would we otherwise eat? :-)
Freediving, to clean the bottom of the boats, you just have to dive in there with fins, mask and snorkel.. there is no way of getting around it. So then it is good if you are able to do that in a comfortable way and know what you are doing. It is also a good way of catching something to eat, shooting a fish wiht a speargun, so we practice this as well.
money on the way.. If you plan to sail around for some time you might
want to think about how you shall bring in money. We have loads of experience
with this and can also set you up with products that you can sell and
work with "leagaly" on your travels.
Staying in shape. Every morning we get some exercise, up with the sun, run some, strech, and do some workout, depending on the curcumstances.
This is the best place to be at to find a boat. Every yacht heading south from Europe, every yacht coming from the US or the Caribbean heading in to the Mediterranean passes here. We help you to find the right boat, and give you the necessary references. You can advertise yourself over the VHF every morning and make sure you have he right boosted profile on Crewbay. We have contacts in the Carribean and in Las Palmas to help you plan and prepare for the next step of your adventure.
The course runs for ten days but when it is over you can for a minimal
cost (€10/day) on one of the boats that we are cooperating with,
until you find your own boat.
Our company is is based in Tangier, Morocco but Alcaidesa Marina is
the home port of the all boats. The cost for the ten days is €500
including VAT - to be paid in advance . As the boats are privately owned
you might need your own insurance if you believe in that.
A collage of people that has sailed with us in the last two years.