Full Sailing is Montevideo’s only sailing centre to offer classes and boat rentals to anyone – with or without experience, and without a membership card.
That’s right, you don’t need to be a member. You just pay for your boat, or windsurf board, or kayak by the hour, or you can hire an instructor and buy a package of lessons on a schedule that you define.
What a great way to see Montevideo, from the Rio de la Plata . It’s the perfect option for any visitor to Montevideo, where most nautical clubs only cater to members.
What’s more, prices are really, really accessible.
Sailing and windsurf courses
Courses are offered in how to windsurf and sail (a four-person Pamperito). The courses lasts five days, with a 1.5 hour class each day. You can arrange days and times to suit your schedule.
The cost for the entire course is 3800 pesos (apx 130 USD) and includes personal instructor and rental of the boat or board. The school also has life-jackets and wetsuits that can be borrowed free of charge.
The aim is by the end of the five-day course, you can take a boat or board out on your own.
Instructors speak Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
Boat and board rental
Kayak and stand up paddle
1/2 hour – 150 pesos
1 hour – 250 pesos
1/2 hour – 200 pesos
1 hour – 300 pesos
1 hour – 400 pesos
5 hour deal – 1700 pesos (“couponera”, take the hours whenever you want)
Pamperito (4 person boat)
1 hour – 450 pesos
5 hour deal – 2000 pesos (“couponera”, take the hours whenever you want)
Pamperito with skipper – 1 hour, 600 pesos (for upto 3 people)
Rates include lifejackets and the time is for the craft or board, so a group of you can hire a Pamperito and take turns taking it out.
Contact Full Sailing
As only one of the instructors speaks English, you might want to contact Full Sailing in advance by email. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Sailing is based at the Carrasco and Punta Gorda Nautical Club in the Punta Gorda neighbourhood and is open from 9am to sundown all year round.
The sailing centre is NOT part of the Club. As you come through the gate, the centre is to the right.
Full Sailing Nautical Centre
At Club Nautica Carrasco y Punta Gorda
Rambla de México, esquina de Libano
Tel 099 278878
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[Article first published November 2014. Last updated – see publish date]