Sailing in the Canary Islands

What’s the weather like?

It a perfect location for great sailing. In the winter months day time temperatures are in the low 20's, rising to the high 20's in July and August.

With its low humidity, neither to hot or cold as well as the north easterly trade winds we can offer some great atlantic sailing.

Great Sailing Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are not known as the land of eternal spring for nothing!

Great wildlife too!

More than a third of dolphin and whale either live in the Canarian waters, or pass through during the year. Resident are pilot whales, rise dolphins, bottle nose dolphins and sperm whales.

With pilot whales basking off Los Christians, dolphins joining our yachts to play and turtles swimming in El Pris while we anchor for lunch you will definitely see some great sea life during your sailing experience.

dolphins joining a winter sail

Sailing, motor cruising, power boating – the choice is yours

We offer the RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Day Skipper Plus and Coastal Skipper courses on our sailing yachts every week of the year. Coastal Skipper Plus and Yachtmaster Preparation and exams are available every other week; and mile building twice a month so we certainly can fit in with you sailing needs.

Motor boat and powerboat courses are available on demand and are run at least 3 times a month - just email us for more details.

A group of friends enjoying doing a Day Skipper course with Annie

Don't just take our word for it - have a look at this great Yachting Monthly article.

Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you get for the person who has everything?

It is always difficult to think of what to buy someone for Christmas who seems to have everything. Talking to the team at Club Yachting we have come up with some great ideas.

Weekend break on a motor yacht in the winter sunshine

If you fancy a long weekend away we can offer three nights on our motor yacht.

Arriving on the Friday you can enjoy the delights of a Canarian sunset over the small fishing harbour we are based in, before going off to have a great dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Your skipper / instructor then spend the next couple of days to help you enjoy your weekend.

Over the next two days you can:

  • just relax - going to small bays to anchor for lunch and swim with turtles
  • complete a two day Helmsman course - teaching you how to be great crew on board
  • if you have Day Skipper why not complete the Advanced Pilotage course? A great stepping stone between Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper
  • if you would like we can also offer a trip to an adjacent island and visit San Sebastian de La Gomera - and see the last island Columbus visited on his way to the new world, and the option to upgrade and stay in the luxury of the local Paradores de La Gomera hotel with its spectacular views

Accommodation on board (with freshly laundered sheets, towels and duvets) is provided until the Monday, as is breakfast and lunch. Fuel and mooring fees are also included.

For more details please get in touch, and for prices please our complete yacht for sole use page

On-line theory courses

We can also offer an on-line theory course whether it be Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster or Astro-Navigation.

Included in the course are all the materials you need to successfully complete the course, and as an added bonus a gift voucher for 10% off a practical course.

If you prefer to club together with other friends or family we also offer gift vouchers towards the on-line course

Gift Vouchers

Also available are gift vouchers towards:
  • weeks sailing course
  • an RYA course on our motor yacht i.e. our 4 day Day Skipper course
  • a powerboat course on our RIB - i.e. a Powerboat Level 2 / National Powerboat certificate
  • a one day course taken from VHF, Diesel Engine, RADAR, Sea Survival, First Aid
  • and for those looking to work on a yacht why not a voucher for our PPR course for only £39?

And lastly – a gift from us to you!

If you sign up for a Combined Day Skipper Theory and Practical course or Coastal Skipper Theory and Practical course during January or February we will include a VHF course in our classroom.

The theory part of the course can be taken either on-line or in our classroom

See our website for further details of the combined course theory and practical course

Please note that the RYA course book and VHF licence are not included in this offer.