At Palma Sea School we're passionate about sailing and we'd love to teach you whether you're a beginner - embarking on your new adventure - or an experienced professional looking to top-up your skills; you can be assured we have the perfect course for you.

Our practical, exciting courses, take place on the high seas, making it an active and fun learning experience.

We're a recognised RYA training centre. All of our instructors are highly qualified to RYA Yachtmaster, coupled with a wealth of local knowledge to navigate and teach practical courses around the Balearic islands.

Meet the team

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    Tony Whittaker, Principal

    Tony is an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor and has had more than 20 years as a sea school principal, first of all based in Hull, UK, navigating the tidal waters of the North Sea and the Humber. Now he's based in Mallorca and delighted to be the principal of Palma Sea School with its excellent team of instructors.

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    John Hart

    For the past 20 years he has been a Yachtmaster instructor trainer for both power and sail. He also is a trainer for Sea Survival Instructors, Radar Instructors, Diesel Engine Instructors and a Powerboat Instructor trainer. He is an examiner of YM Power, Sail and YM Ocean.

    He also teaches MCA Approved Engine course and Yachtmaster Motor prep.

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    Mags Hart

    Mags is a STCW95 First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques and PSSR instructor. She is a trainer for the SRC Assessors and Shorebased Instructors.

    Mags runs the Shorebased Theory Courses up to Ocean and Yachtmaster Prep Sail.

    John and Mags Hart have over 30 years experience of running sea schools within the RYA scheme.

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    Vicky Johnson

    Vicky is the school coordinator and first point of contact. She has 10 years experience in the yachting industry. Four years as a sea school coordinator. Vicky will do her best to answer all of your questions and give you all of the information you need on our courses.