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Aigua Sea School Updates

Regatta fun: a collaboration between Sunsail and Aigua Sea School.

In aid of an environmental charity (signing as we go to press), a fleet of Sunsail yachts, supported by Aigua Team Instructors, will set sail for San Carlos at the end of October. The race will involve a fleet of 41’ sailing yachts, heading off from the islands’ capital, stopping at Port Andratx after a warm-up, then racing to San Carlos. The event will take place on a weekend and we will welcome sailing crew who will be spending their weeks in the boat yard by that time, to join in. A pre-race dinner, clothing and goodies, plus a warm welcome at the finish line and a great weekend out sailing.   Whilst it’s still early days in our planning of the details, we welcome your interest for more information. Please email training@aiguaseaschool.com to receive more information.

 Yachtmaster season: September brings not only cooler weather but also the start of the Yachtmaster training season. At Aigua Sea School we are excited to present our new classrooms to our students: with full fresh air ventilation system, natural light, individual air conditioning units, spacious and airy training rooms we believe we can provide the best shore-based learning experience in town. Backed up by our regular free of charge Yachtmaster workshops running regularly from early September, plus the added benefit of initiatives like our Aigua Plus Card, providing you with discounts and incentives from local businesses, we believe you’re in for a real treat when you join in with Aigua Sea School.

Our training yachts are in Palma harbour and the training team have been part of Aigua for many seasons, so you know you’re being trained by an industry professional who understands exactly what you need for your exam preparation. Your success is important to the whole Aigua team, so let us guide you, with our 14 years of experience of Yachtmaster preparation, and a solid base of feedback and recommendations.

Posidonia, the world’s oldest organism: You may have noticed a lot in the press about the valuable Posidonia weed, an organism that dates to the Pleistocene epoch, believed to be around 100,000 years old. Anchoring on the weed causes irreversible damage and areas have been identified where anchoring is banned. Please take good care when you anchor as the seagrass meadows are amongst the richest ecosystems .The Mediterranean needs this valuable ecosystem more than ever after the damage caused by trawling and pollution.

Licence up! As the autumn kicks in, there is time for additional training and the interest in Personal Watercraft Instructor courses develops. We have come across many crew this summer who lost a job due to not holding this valuable instructor licence. Don’t let that happen to you and get this title on your CV before next year. Training takes place in Port Adriano or can be arranged for an individual superyacht (minimum number of three students).