Yachting Sotogrande was created in 2002 by Simon Thompson who is the founder of the company and Principal of the RYA Training Centre.

Sotogrande Marina was chosen for our Yachting Centre due to its unique location. It is the most beautiful marina between Portugal and the Balearic islands, it lies on the border of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean as well as Europe and the African Continent. It boasts some of the most spectacular views and its sailing grounds are some of the most varied and exciting in the world.

In order to officially run an RYA Training Centre there are exceptionally high standards we must all adhere to. We pride ourselves in not only reaching those standards but surpassing them at every opportunity.

Yachting Sotogrande is based in the stunning setting of Puerto Sotogrande.  It is not only one of the most beautiful marina’s in Andalusia but also has a wide variety of accommodation options.  Should you be looking for a 5 star hotel or a fully catered apartment or maybe something a little more simple – Puerto Sotogrande has it all for you.

If you are on one of our sailing courses you will be onboard your yacht throughout. Our Power and Motor Cruiser courses are non residential and accommodation on land is needed.

We would be happy to make reservations for you or we may be able to offer accommodation afloat.

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