About Palawan Sailing

About Palawan Sailing

Palawan Sailing is a certified and registered IYT sailing school located in the Bacuit Bay in the town of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Palawan Sailing has been authorized by IYT to deliver IYT certificates for all the IYT courses we offer. Palawan Sailing is affiliated with Palawan Divers, the pioneer and most established PADI dive resort in El nido.

Our team

Sailing instructors

Thierry is the senior sailing instructor at Palawan Sailing. Born in France by the Mediterranean sea and having lived near the ocean in Taiwan, California, New Zealand, Thailand and now El Nido, he has been diving and sailing most of his life. Thierry is passionate about the art of sailing and loves to share his passion with his students. Formerly working in Silicon Valley as a micro processor and firmware engineer, he knows the limits of electronic equipment on a boat and makes sure his Astra III sextant is never too far.
He is a IYT MCA Master Of Yacht Unlimited and a certified IYT instructor who can teach all recreational levels up to Ocean Yachtmaster. All courses can be taught in French, English and Mandarin. In addition he loves to teach celestial navigation and marine diesel engines.

When not busy with sailing, Thierry tries to grow his own food at home (slowly), plays chess (badly), scuba dives and tries to understand Quantum Physics (help welcome).

 

Thomas is our competent crew and bareboat instructor. He is a IYT instructor with lots of sailing experience in France and in the Bacuit Bay. A diving instructor for many years, Thomas is very patient with beginners. He speaks fluent mandarin and french in addition to english.

Our Boat

Aquilone

Aquilone is a 45 foot aluminum/carbon french monohull Levrier des Mers. She has been given a second life as a comfortable cruising and teaching vessel. She is especially designed to be single handed. On board she has the latest electronic navigation systems including chart plotter, broadband radar , autopilot, sat phone… Her large cockpit can accommodate 4 students very comfortably. She will cruise at 12 knots with all sails out.
Aquilone is used to teach International Crew, International Flotilla Skipper and International Bareboat Skipper classes.Aquilone exterior web site

Our main Office

Our real office is the ocean. But we also have a land based facility for the theory. Our classroom has all the multimedia facilities including large LED TV, laptop … to teach; tables and chairs for chart work.

Our office is located in the heart of El Nido near the beach and most restaurants.

Our address is :
Calle Hamma – El Nido – 5313 – Palawan – Philippines

 

About IYT

International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) is the most internationally accredited global leader and trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification, safety, knowledge and sailing adventures.

The company operates more boating courses with more Government approvals through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organization in the world.

IYT has achieved the highest level of internationally recognized and sanctioned best practices (ISO 9001:2008) certification through BSI, British Standards Institute.

More information can be found on IYT here : http://www.iytworld.com/