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Martin Northey and the Iberian Sea School

Martin Northey is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) yachtmaster instructor and examiner for sail and power boats.

He has been sailing since the age of five and was the first person to start an RYA sailing school in Portugal 17 years ago. He uses his vast experience to guide clients through examinations allowing them to skipper boats in Portuguese waters.

Martin offers motor and sail cruising, powerboat and International Certificate of Competence (ICC) courses throughout the Algarve, both on clients’ boats and from Albufeira Marina. He uses a Cranchi Zaffiro 34 motor cruiser, a Bavaria 36 yacht for sailing courses and a 6.45 metre RIB for powerboat courses.

Martin also offers RYA theory courses which are run in his classroom at Olhos de Água near Albufeira.

It is now necessary for anyone skippering a boat in Portugal to have a licence and the ICC is the qualification that British people are required to have to legally skipper a boat in Portuguese waters.

The Iberian Sea School is an ICC test centre and courses vary from three to five days, however, clients with existing experience can just be tested which takes up to four hours.

To contact Martin Northey please telephone 965 800 702 or email martin.northey@mail.telepac.pt alternatively, for further information, please visit

www.theiberianseaschool.com.