|Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre|
Learn to Sail in the Atlantic Ocean!
Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre (AISTraC) is an RYA approved sailing school based in Gran Canaria, in the Atlantic archipelago
known as the Canaries, or Islas Canarias. From here we can sail and cruise to the Azores group, the islands of Madeira,
mainland Spain, Portugal and beyond.
Our instructors are mature, experienced sailors and we welcome students of all
ages - you're never too old to learn! In our classroom we run RYA certificated courses and some that are not.
It's an ideal holiday for all - one person takes a sailing course while the rest of the family enjoy the
sunshine and the beach in a delightful Canarian fishing village. Those who prefer to sight-see will find the island
both interesting and beautiful - its capital, Las Palmas, is well worth a visit.
Our objective is to train men and women to be good sailors. We will train good sailors to be even better. This is not an
easy task - but we are fully committed to it.
To this end the Canary Islands offer probably the best environment for
sail training. There is excellent all year round warm weather and a wide variety of wind and wave conditions.
- To promote high standards of safety at all times and all levels of proficiency whilst at sea.
- To train you from beginner to Ocean Navigator or to any level in between, making it possible for those who wish to cruise under sail to acquire the necessary skills.
- To build sail training programmes to suit individual or group needs.
- To strike a balance between thorough tuition on all aspects of sailing at whatever level and an enjoyable holiday, to promote learning new skills in a relaxed atmosphere that is both instructive and good fun.
How we do this
In order that you obtain the best value for money, all our courses are run on a low student to instructor ratio: on board the minimum is 1:1 and maximum is 4:1, while in the classroom the maximum is 5:1.
Our courses of instruction are designed to be adaptable to your needs. Whether it's a theory class or hands-on practice, we aim to enable you to learn to sail at your own pace, as quickly or as slowly as you wish.
We want to see you complete your course and go home with a full understanding of what you wanted to learn, feeling that it was a valuable and useful experience. After all, the purpose of doing a course is to enhance your ability to enjoy sailing safely and with confidence.
Our boats are practical training vessels - no frills - you will receive excellent sailing tuition and we will feed you well!
You will always be welcome to come back for more - nothing is impossible, it just takes time!