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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.

COURSES & TEACHING

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.

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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