Sailing Courses & Powerboat Handling

Valencia · Denia · Javea

Sail and powerboat training & charter

Welcome to The Boat School in Denia. Situated in the prestigious Marina el Portet, The Boat School is the only maritime training centre on the Costa Blanca accredited both to run internationally recognized RYA power and theory courses and to conduct training under the Spanish recreational boating scheme. Working with partner schools, we also run RYA sailing courses and examinations, including Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal.

Your premier RYA Training Centre on the Costa Blanca

Taught in English

All RYA courses are taught in English. We recommend a minimum level of B1 for 1-day and 2-day courses and a minimum level of B2 for longer courses, theory courses and specialised training, such as SRC (VHF) radio.

Powerboat courses

RYA Powerboat level 2

A two-day course that trains you to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day. Only runs from Denia.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

2-day UK National Powerboat Certificate

Spanish boat licence

A 4-hour course that gives you the basic knowledge and skills to take out a small motorboat. Denia and Javea.

Spanish Boat Licence

4-hour practical training with online theory

Sailing courses

RYA Competent Crew

5-day sail cruising course for beginners who would like to become active crew members of a sailing yacht.

RYA Competent Crew sail

2-day practical beginners course

RYA Day Skipper Sail

Pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht.

RYA Day Skipper sail

5-day practical sail course for skippers

RYA Competent Crew Sail

5-day sail cruising course for beginners who would like to become active crew members of a sailing yacht.

RYA Coastal Skipper sail

5-day advanced skippering techniques

Yachtmaster Exam Preparation

An intensive course to hone your practical skills before you take the the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore exam.

Yachtmaster preparation

5-day practical exam preparation

Shorebased courses in Denia & online

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

A comprehensive introduction to cruising
Online & face-to-face

RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased

Advanced theory for Yachtmaster candidates
Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore

MCA/RYA VHF Certificate

RYA Marine Radio SRC course and exam
Online course | In-person exam

RYA First Aid course

RYA in-person 1-day First Aid course
Eseeential for all boaters

Powerboat rental

The Costa Blanca is a paradise for boating, offering warm, crystal-clear waters and dozens of bays and coves to explore. Click on the link to find out more about boat rental and see the selection of powerboats that you can rent with The Boat School.

You can also rent a boat and get training aboard. This is a “closed group” just for you and your family and friends. Please contact us if you’d like to book a course and rental pack.  

Powerboat rentals

Marina el Portet · Denia

Take a course with The Boat School and you’ll be qualified to rent one of our boats the very next day. With you as the skipper!

The Boat School

Recognized by the Royal Yachting Association to conduct Powerboat Training, Sail Cruising courses in the Yachtmaster (sail) scheme and Shorebased (theory) courses.

Recognized by the Spanish Directorate General for Merchant Shipping, the Comunidad Valenciana and the Region of Murcia to conduct sail, motor, powerboat and VHF training.

Operational Base Denia

Marina de Dénia (Sail courses)
Darsena de babor s/n
03700 · Denía
Alicante · Spain

Marina El Portet (Powerboat courses)
Moll de la pansa, s/n
3700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain

Classrooms & pick up for certificates
Carrer de Fora Mur, 12
03700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain

Madrid Office

Greenwich Náutica
C/ Marqués de Lema 7, Local 6
28003 · Madrid · Spain