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About Menorca Cruising School

At Menorca Cruising School we specialise in RYA and Pre - Flotilla training courses for beginners, families and novice skippers.


Mahón Harbour provides 3.5 miles of sheltered waters which are perfect for getting a feel for the yacht. We can then set out to explore more than 40 sheltered coves around the island's 80 miles circumference.


We are very used to mixed ability teaching and partners with differing abilities can take different courses on the same yacht.

Our Aims:


John Davies - Principal and Cruising Instructor at Menorca Cruising and RYA Yacht SchoolJohn Davies, MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Chief Instructor of Menorca Cruising School.

In January 2007 John Davies took over as Principal of Menorca Cruising School.

John has been resident on Menorca for 11 years. He is very conscious that any school is only as good as its instructors. To this end, MCS instructors are carefully selected to ensure they have the most important qualities of patience, good humour and a professional outlook. They are chosen from experienced backgrounds which bring a highly professional approach to the training.

John is in charge of the sailing school and Menorca Cruising's charter fleet.

Andrew Hutton - Cruising Instructor

Andy has been working as a Cruising instructor at Menorca Cruising since May 2015. During the season he has proved very popular with all his students and a highly valued member of the team.

Andy cruised and raced extensively with his family in the West of Scotland and he qualified as a Yachtmaster Offshore in 2005. He chartered in the Mediterranean and Caribbean before sailing with his wife from Scotland to Spain from 2013 -2015.

Andy is from Edinburgh and worked for 30 years in the motor industry, as a qualifield automobile engineer and in senior management. He has been sailing his own boats for 25 years and now keeps his Oyster 406 in Menorca.

Andy is also an RYA Diesel Instructor and he has undertaken major refits, routine maintenance and all aspects of repairs on board.

Ricardo Barradas - Cruising InstructorRicardo Barradas will be working with us this summer when he has finished his winter project at the University of the Algarve.

Ricardo is an experienced RYA Cruising instructor, having run courses for RYA schools and for children's programmes in Spain and Portugal. His experience also includes work as a skipper for Natura Algarve Ecotourism and for Broadreach, working as an instructor in the Caribbean on their Global Summer Educational Adventures.

Ricardo has a degree in PE and Sports and a Masters degree in Group Sport Performance. He began his career as a teacher before moving into work as a skipper and guide in the adventure tourism industry.

Elizabeth Parr - Bookings and Administration at Menorca CruisingElizabeth will probably be your first point of contact with Menorca Cruising School.

She will answer your questions, handle your booking and help you with flights and any extra accommodation if necessary.

Email Elizabeth on or call 0034 660 647 845

LalyBoat Preparation / Laly is in charge of boat cleaning and preparation at our charter base.

She ensures that our boats are spotless inside and out and that our charter guests have all the extras they require. Laly is from San Clemente in Menorca and she had many years of experience working at Pedro's Boat Centre before joining Menorca Cruising.