Malta Sailing Academy
Whether you are an experienced sailor, would like to start learning how to sail or are already a sailor but would like to sharpen those skills, Malta Sailing Academy (MSA) offers the provision of various courses that cover different sailing interests with its luxurious fleet of fun. Certified by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), a reputable UK-based certifying training center operating in over 20 countries worldwide, and locally recognized by the competent authorities including Transport Malta, MSA’s objectives are to assist in raising the standards of seamanship and thus yacht safety locally, together with giving yachtsman added confidence while bridging to greater enjoyment at sail.
At the top end of its training agenda, the RYA is authorized to issue certain sailing and power certificates with commercial endorsements, which have become a worldwide bench mark for skippers working within the pleasure craft and the super yacht industry.
The courses are both practical and shore based (theory) for sailing yachts and motor cruisers. Shore based courses are held at the Malta Sailing Academy in Swatar, while practical courses are held onboard the Academy’s Bavaria 36 sailing yacht berthed in Masamextt Harbour. The company also owns a RIB for powerboat training. These boats are fully equipped, inspected and certified by both the RYA and Transport Malta.
The course choices are endless. With MSA, you can practically start to determine whether the sport is for you or not. If it is, the Academy takes you through all the ropes to learn the skills necessary to manoeuvre a boat with ascertation. Courses start from total beginners through Day Skipper courses to the full Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean certificate of competence. All certificates are recognized worldwide by Maritime authorities, Charter Operators and Insurance Companies. It meets any sailor’s level of experience and aspirations. While students enjoy the satisfaction of growing their skills, they also move towards achieving recognised certification proving a skipper’s experience and competence.
The Academy also offers exclusive training with one-on-one tuition tailored to your needs, and is open to sailors from other parts of the world who can come to Malta to complete their training. Malta’s all year round sailing grounds enhance the tourism aspect of such initiative. Not to mention that yachting is becoming more popular for its sportive principles with locals.
The Malta Sailing Academy is also able to offer the VHF/DSC Short Range Radio Operators Certificate, which is valid not only in Malta but throughout Europe and beyond. In addition, it has now been certified to conduct the international Security Assistance Force (ISAF) sea survival courses.
Let us not forget that “it is not the ship so much as the skilful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage” – George William Curtis.
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All of our boats are commercially certificated and fully fitted with all required safety equipment, as well as all our skippers all experienced and accomplished in marine and safety matters to ensure your safe and comfortable holiday.
Charters can include everything from day charters around the wonderful and enchanting islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino up to one week charters, taking you as far as Lampedusa, Tunisia, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. These can be bareboat or skippered; either way you can be assured of a professional and reliable service. The fleet can accommodate from couples or an intimate bunch of people, to larger groups and families, and all charters start off with a complimentary starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, tea towels and all cleaning materials.
Besides private charters, Corporate Sailing is ideal for those who may be interested in holding a differentiated executive function, treat clients or encourage staff team building or reward their diligence. A sailing yacht provides the perfect backdrop to stimulate success.
Most importantly, all skippered charters are handled by RYA-certified instructors who are not only knowledgeable in the field of boat handling, but are tactful in the level of customer service delivered alongside their flair for entertainment on board. So have fun while you relax in conversation over served food and drink or enjoy learning the rope and sail a yacht with your friends. Visit the many private caves and bays only reachable by boat in luxury, or stop for lunch on one of the archipelago’s isles for something different, always in style.