Our team commitmentWe are a family run teaching centre based in the heart of Barcelona , Spain,
The RYA school is built on fourty years of yachting and industrial training experience.
We are determind to work with you to achive your maritime goals in an enjoyable way.
The Sense of AdventureYachting is all about developing you sense of adventure in a safe and controlled way. You decide the pace of development with us. We can take you through RYA syllabus and enhance it with personal experiences and coaching.
Professional approachWe have a professional approach to all our activities from Start Yachting to Ocean Yachtmaster training, yacht management and the interior skills. Our experience in professional development training has been recognised in UK National training awards. This experiences is being applied to our yachting activities
Relaxed style of continual learningWe have trained many crew from some of the largest most demanding yachts in the world as well as families and school groups.
Our family, clients and friends have grown up around our yachting activities. We understand the demands of sailing and the pressures of both leisure and professional courses.
Share our experiences to get the best from your yachting
Michael TownsleyMichael is the principal of the training centre. He is an Ocean Yachtmaster instructor, qualified to teach sailing, motor cruisers and powerboats. He has been yachting, both sail and power for over 30 years in many countries around the world. He has raced and cruised extensively in the UK and Europe. Prior to setting up Maritime Training Fornells he had a career in accountancy and commerce with technology companies. Michael is passionate about yachting and has an easy relaxed style of tuition which helps make people feel at home. He also loves to try new things in his cooking on board.
Paddy TPaddy is an experienced skipper looking afer skipper development programssources to enhance the learning and entertaining experience. He skippered with Yacht week in 2011, previously he has been involved in he delivery of yachts, sailing in Ireland, scotland , biscay and the mediteranian. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. >
TeresaTeresa is responsible for course co ordination and administration She is an experienced yachtswoman who knows firsthand what it is like to go yachting with kids of all ages. She endeavors to ensure that there are the resources to enhance the learning and entertaining experience.
Frank McFrank is a very experienced powerboater and yachtmaster. He has delivered powerboat training for families with new boats to offices and crews from some of the largest yachts in the world.
GiovanniGio joined us afer working with the French sailing system in Glennins. He is a very experienced sailor and yachtmaster as well as an instructor. He is fluent in English, French ,Italian and Spanish.
AnnaAnna is one of our start sailing instructors with the patients of a saint. She is fluent in english , french, Spanish and Italian.
VentureVenture is an experienced Spanish Capitan who has obtianed his Yachtmaster qualifications. He has qualified to teach the RYA shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster. He has a great ability to help others who are not native english speakers understand the complex navigational issues.
Other Team Members
We have a pool of instructors and skippers who not only have experience but are also friends committed to our approach to yachting.
The Sprit of CruisingWe believe that it is important to get into the spirit of cruising. you should enjoy the new destination, arrivals’, departures and the journey. It is important to us that you sample the culture, food and friendship. Enjoy the waters!