Costa Blanca Sailing – RYA Yachting courses and Sailing in Spain Alicante

Walter and Mike are top Instructors with extensive Mediterranean experience.

Walter - Costa Blanca Sailing Skipper


Walter is our owner and Chief Instructor. Walter grew up on the Clyde, where he built and sailed his first boat! 

During his university years he sailed dinghies which led to his first sailing instructor position. After a few years in Germany, Walter moved to Spain in 2003 and after gaining his RYA Yachtmaster licence set up Costa Blanca Sailing. 

Over the following years Walter gained further accreditation for teaching the RYA 1st Aid, VHF, Radar and Diesel Engine courses. Walter is now a fully qualified Master of Yachts 200gt!

When he’s not sailing, Walter will either be at his tennis club, where he regularly beats the young pretenders, or jamming on his guitar with the other rock n rollers in the local cafes! Walter speaks Spanish, French and German, which is just as well as not many of us speak Scottish!”

Mike - Costa Blanca Sailing Skipper


Mike was also born in Scotland on the banks of the River Tay, but learnt to sail on the north Kent coast and in the Thames Estuary. 

However, after re-discovering the beauty of the Mediterranean in 2005 Mike was hooked and shortly afterwards gained his RYA Instructor ticket. 

Mike has since sailed extensively along the Spanish costas, the Balearics, the Portuguese Algarve and north Moroccan coast. As long as he has a cup of tea and some biscuits on board, Mike will be happy!

Mike does all the admin for Costa Blanca sailing, making sure that the right people are on the right boat with the right instructor! When he’s at home Mike enjoys running, cycling and paddle boarding!