Regatta Sailing Academy

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About Us

Regatta Sailing Academy was established by Michael and Christine Lawton in 1996. Their aim was to introduce as many people as possible to the great sport of Sailing. Originally based at the Sheraton hotel, the Academy has taught thousands of people to sail; some  started very young and continued to progress as far as sailing for their country in international competitions, others have chartered yachts and explored all corners of the globe.   All of the Academy staff are highly experienced instructors. Safety has always been, and remains paramount during all activities with Regatta Sailing Academy; our safety equipment is regularly inspected and tested and safety boats are always on hand.

Moving to the Intercontinental hotel in 2006 as the academy expanded, a wide range of activities were offered including dinghy sailing and yacht courses. When we were based at the Katara Cultural Village, the Academy continued to grow with windsurfing instruction being offered for all ages.

Regatta Sailing Academy organises its own Regattas throughout the year when the weather is compliant and is also proud to participate in the National Day and Sports Day sailing events of Qatar.

The Regatta Sailing Academy appreciates the generosity of their corporate sponsors which enables them to maintain their high quality training fleet to help continue to offer a wide variety of water sports activities.

The Academy runs Dinghy sailing courses and also has a base in the Four Seasons Marina where their two racing yachts are moored. Keelboat and yacht cruising  is held from this location.   The Academy offers sailing experiences and corporate team building events for local businesses which are tailored to meet clients requirements. The RYA Yachtmaster,  Powerboat certifications and Day Skipper programmes are internationally respected qualifications which allow the holders to skipper their own yachts around the world.

Regatta Sailing Academy is one of Qatar’s longest running sporting ventures.  To know the location of your preferred interest, enquire with us on 55503484.

If you would like to get involved with the activities that the Academy offers email us on or if you would like to become a corporate sponsor of the Academy please email us on or call Michael Lawton on +97455503484.