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The School

The Southwest Training Center (SWTC), the former Algarve Sailing Center, offers top quality RYA sail and powerboat tuition all year round in sunny Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. We offer a wide range of practical and shore based courses for persons, wanting to learn more about good seamanship.

Our schoolprincipal, Ron Lovelady, is a well known, highly qualified yachtmaster-instructor, with a long record experience of running his own RYA-sailing school for many years.

Our guests/students/clients can count on being welcomed by our personal and friendly staff. Each of our staff are experienced yachtmasters, who can give all the answers to your questions.


Sail Cruising

If living on board, cruising the coast or sailing offshore appeals to you, why not give sail cruising a go?

Power Boat

Learn close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

Navigation and Seamanship Theory

A series or shorebased courses to complement our training on the water.

Tel: (+351) 282 792 681  ·  Fax: (+351) 282 792 682  ·  e-mail: info@southwestcharters.com  ·  skype: southwest.charters  · Licença de Operador Marítimo - Turistico nº163/2010