JULIO VERNE NÁUTICA

RYA Training Center and Sailing School in Baiona

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YACHT MASTER COURSES

Learn to sail at our RYA Training Centre,
in the prestigious waters of Rias Baixas, Galicia.

RYA SAILING COURSES IN GALICIA

Julio Verne Náutica is a recognised RYA Training Centre in Baiona, the only one on the Spanish Atlantic Coast. Shorebased in Monte Real Club de Yates Baiona, we have magnificent connections with 4 nearby airports, 2 of them with international flights.

ABOUT RYA CERTIFICATES

The RYA (Royal Yacht Association) is a UK organization and a world reference in the teaching of recreational navigation because its courses follow the highest training standards, and require students to have practical knowledge in the form of many miles sailed.

The courses we offer will benefit you in many ways. Some of these advantages are:

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Learn to navigate and improve your skills with the best nautical teaching method.

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Obtain a degree that is internationally recognized by the entire world nautical sector.

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Become a recreational nautical professional with the highest recognition certification.

THE PRESTIGIOUS RIAS BAIXAS

In Galicia you will find 800 miles of magnificent coastal archipelagos, multiple estuaries and natural inlets that create a nautical paradise to navigate. There’s also numerous ports and beaches with easy anchorage, and dozens of large marinas where you can practice moorings.

In the Rias Baixas, in addition, the weather is quite predictable and thanks to the protection of the estuaries we can go sailing in any weather condition. All these conditions make the estuaries one of the best sailing grounds in the world.

RYA SAILING COURSES

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MEET THE TEAM

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Iván Pérez-Gándaras

Training Center Principal

  • Marine Biologist
  • High seas STCW95 captain
  • Instructor and Yacht Master offshore

I have been sailing for as long as I can remember. I started in dinghy regattas, continued as a navigation teacher for children and continued as a teacher for adults and coach of regatta teams. As a marine biologist I have worked in different oceans on fishing and oceanographic vessels. For 20 years professional skipper and instructor of nautical
qualifications.

Nacionality: Spain
Languages: English/French/Spanish
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Jonathan Seewel

Chief Instructor

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Sail
  • RYA Shorebased Instructor
  • RYA SRC / VHF Assessor

His advice to budding sailors is to get out there and just do it. With the basic RYA qualifications of Competent Crew, leading onto Day Skipper you will be welcomed aboard yachts as an active crew member and maybe sail your own yacht. Jonathan as the Chief Instructor of Jules Verne Nautica is looking forward to meeting you.

Nacionality: British
Languages: English
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Patrick Van Der Zijden

Yacht Master Instructor

  • RYA Yachtmaster ocean instructor sail
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Sailing has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Deliveries skipper, RYA instructor and two times skipper Clipper 70´s on the 13/14 and 2020/2022 Clipper round the world yacht race (the longest yacht race in the world). Racing and managing an amateur team qualifications.

Nacionality: Ducht
Languages: Dutch/ English/Portuguese
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Frank Moeller

RYA Instructor Sail

  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
  • Patron de Yate

Born at the shores of the Baltic Sea I was passioned about anything around water right from the get go. I am sailing, kite surfing and diving for many years and I am simply in love with our oceans and sharing my passion for it.

Nacionality: German
Languages: German/English/Spanish
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Hannah Gilmour

RYA Cruising Instructor

I have sailed recreationally all my life, including a couple of Atlantic crossings, so when I decided to change my path and sail professionally it felt natural to become a skipper. I have a deep affinity with the ocean and a passion for all things maritime. In my previous career as a teacher I learnt about teamwork and resilience, ideal skills in sailing. Since then, I have worked onboard training vessels and other yachts with people of all ages sharing my enthusiasm and
experience.

Nacionality: English
Languages: Spanish/English