Sailway was founded in 2005 as a promoter of nautical activities on the “Ría de Vigo” (Rías Baixas in Galicia). Its founders are ardent sea worshippers and began this project with the prime objective of bringing the sea closer to everyone whose desire it is to experience it, whilst teaching them how to enjoy it safely and respecting the local environment. Our base port is located in Vigo City Centre, which offers a wide range of amenities within easy reach. The navigation area of the “Rías Baixas” is a privileged stretch of calm waters where you can sail safely all year round. The highlight of this location is its incomparable beauty of the landscape and the majesty of the Cíes Islands (Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia).

Our commitment; Our team are committed to the undertaking of the continuous development and improvement of services in order to meet our customer’s needs. We have been certified in ISO9001 as a Quality Management System and with the SICTED as a Quality System in Tourist Destinations. At Sailway, we enjoy the sea, which is why our commitment to our clients goes beyond just a service, we want to fulfil individual expectations and provide the most rewarding and enjoyable sailing holidays on board our fleet whilst learning at our sailing school.

Our method; At Sailway you can start your nautical learning journey without previous knowledge or experience on board a boat. At our «Sailway Academy» experience is unnecessary because we will show you the joys of the sea and how to best enjoy this nautical sport. We have developed a choice of training programs where we will teach you how to navigate on a sailing boat, gain confidence and resolve any issues you may feel or experience at sea. The next step in your training will be to have the opportunity to obtain a nautical qualification at our XGEN042 approved school endorsed by Xunta de Galicia and take official sailing training practices on the Sailway fleet which offers a wide range of calendar dates to choose from. To conclude your training: the following step would be to rent a sailboat or motorboat with your family or friends to live the experience independently. If you your passion and dreams of sailing grows, then the final step to complete your training may be the decision to purchase your own sailboat.

 

Be the navigator of your own story!

Our values; At Sailway, we are highly experienced to carry out our activities whilst taking great care for the environment making sure to enrich its beauty and balance. Our deep awareness of the importance of this, has led us to obtain certification in ISO14001 in order to establish an effective Environmental Management System which we have strictly adhered to, as European Charters for Sustainable Tourism (CETS) with its proposal to effectively develop and advance in maintaining the principles of sustainable tourism of protected natural areas such as the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia.

Our Company has partnered with ANEN (National Association of Nautical Companies), with ARIVEN (Ría de Vigo Association of Nautical Entities) and with ZONA NAUTICO in Vigo.


The Team

Our staff is enthusiastic and transmits optimism in their jobs. Proactive and sea lovers. With training in tourism, sailing and official guides of the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia.

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María
Booking manager

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María José
Academy

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Javi
Profesional Skipper

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Iñaki 
Instructor

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Ángel
Base manager

Ruben Santiago

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Maintenance

Sailway is the official dealer in Vigo (Galicia) of:

Our Facilities:

  • Customer Service Office: our reception and customer service office is located at the Estación Marítima de la Ría, in C / Cánovas del Castillo s / n situated by the Real Club Nautico Vigo, pool, Shop door 7. We also offer direct sales of Torqeedo electric motors, Elan Yachts new and second hand boats and NKE electronic equipment. Our opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Nautical Qualifications School: the sailing classes and radio training practices are given in classrooms at the «Sailway Centre» located at the Vigo Nautical Zone area, situated at the «El Tinglado del Puerto» Building 2. The official sailing and motor training practices will be carried out on board of our fleet’s sailboats which have been approved by the Xunta de Galicia (Local Council body). We have official simulators for compulsory short-range radio (VHF) training practice. The calendar timetable for the different Nautical Qualification Titles is published on the website: Navigation License, P.N.B, P.E.R, Extension to 24 meters, You will find extended options! We also provide an administrative follow-up of all the steps during the course so that you can obtain the Title efficiently in no time.
  • Academy: Our sailing school is directed by the exprienced sailor and coach Gonzalo Araujo. He will teach you how to sail and consolidate your nautical knowledge making the experience at sea fun and enjoyable . We have a fleet of Beneteau First Class 7.5 sailboats located in our base port at the Real Club Náutico of Vigo, in which we have developed a very practical step program divided into different levels: “Full Sail”, which is training for «Recreational Sailing» and alternatively, training for «Sports Sailing».
  • Sailing and Motor boat Fleet: we have our own fleet of 13 boats made up of sailboats and motorboats for single day outings and excursions. We rent the entire fleet either with or without a skipper, with the exception of a 50-foot boat that is only available for rentals with a skipper. We offer for full week rentals as well as weekends or for just the day. Our home port is at the “Real Club Náutico de Vigo” situated in Vigo city Centre, with all necessary amenities and services on hand. You can reach many of them on foot, such as restaurants, the old historic centre, pubs/bars, local shops/shopping centres and supermarkets. Our base port has very good travel communications and are serviced by several airports including with low-cost airlines and direct flights. Porto Airport «Francisco Sá Carneiro» (Portugal) is 1.5 hrs journey away by shuttle/train. Santiago de Compostela Airport «Lavacolla» is a one hour drive and Vigo’s airport is just twenty minutes away.

 

 T. +34 986 442 351  e-mail: info@sailway.es

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