Jolly Parrot Sailing
Queensway Quay Marina
Thank you for choosing to sail with Jolly Parrot. We look forward to welcoming you onboard in Gibraltar. To help you make the most of your RYA Start Yachting course, please take a moment to read through the following information.
Contacting Jolly Parrot
Jolly Parrot: +44 7925 784407
Jolly Parrot Office: +350 200 77609
Please meet your Instructor on the quayside by the marina car park at 09:30. Your Instructor will be waiting for you wearing a Jolly Parrot shirt, so will be easy to spot! Accommodation can be provided Friday night on board the yacht if required. This needs to be pre booked and is £50 per person.
If your arrival is delayed, please call us on +44 7925 784407
Many airlines fly to Gibraltar airport which is a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Queensway Quay Marina. You can also fly to Malaga airport and catch a bus or taxi (approx 150€) to Gibraltar.
What to bring
Your yacht will be comfortable and equipped with all necessary safety equipment, waterproofs, bedding and towels. For your comfort please bring sensible comfortable clothing. Hard suitcases cannot be stored on board so please pack your clothes in a soft holdall.
In addition to your usual clothing we recommend packing:
- Quick dry trousers for sailing (not jeans)
- Long sleeve top (sun protection)
- Fleece or lightweight jacket (it can get chilly)
- Sun cream
- Deck shoes or soft soled trainers
- Sun hat / cap
- Personal medicines
- Clothing for trips ashore
- Mosquito repellent / Bite relief cream
Please note that in the winter and occasionally during the summer months it can get cold when at sea so make sure you pack warm clothes.
Flights, transfers and travel insurance are not included in your course costs. Most clients prefer to eat ashore on the Saturday night, so you will also need to purchase your evening meal.
What currency does Gibraltar use?
The official currency is the Gibraltar Pound (GIP), however UK notes and coins are also accepted and have the same value. Please note that Gibraltar Pounds are not accepted in the UK.
Will I sleep on board overnight?
Yes, bedding is provided, and so are towels. You may wish to return home overnight if we return to our base in Queensway Quay Marina, alternatively you can spend the night in a hotel, at your own expense.
Are there toilet & showering facilities on board?
Our yachts are equipped with a shower and toilet. Facilities can also be found at the marina in Ceuta for your overnight stay.
Do I need travel insurance?
We recommend that you take out a Travel Insurance policy that covers sailing. These companies offer policies that include sailing:
Topsail Insurance: 01273 573 727
Bishop Skinner: 0800 783 8057
If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can't wait to meet you!