Testimonials

I found Andy an excellent instructor and Bellini a great boat to train on. 10/10.
Michael G.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Good clear explanations and pragmatic approach, was very easy to follow. Excellent instructor.
Neil M.,

VHF Radio Course


Relaxed but thorough approach led to positive learning environment. Good food.
- Tony L.,
Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Steve did a fantastic Job. He was enthusiastic and taught complex subjects in a simple to understand way.
- Dominic R., London Business School.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Interactive, practical and engaging.
Elizabeth L.,
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


Our instructor was experienced and a great teacher. The yacht we were instructed on was comfortable and of a good condition. The food provided was ample and a great selection.
Laura P.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Friendly, highly professional organisation with very skilled instructors.
Joanne W. , Lawyer, DLA Piper.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Excellent teaching methods including plenty of practice, great memory aids etc. Pace very good - keeps it very interesting.
Penelope C. , UBS, Managing Director.
Day Skipper Theory Course


So convenient having it having the course in our building. The instructor was brilliant. Great fun.
Sam P,
Day Skipper Theory Course


Excellent experienced instructor who made the trip calm, relaxing and not panicked. Always in control of the situation and made it very safe and fun.
Dr Hana R. , Neuroscientist, UCL.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Allowed to get on with it without being corrected so able to learn from mistakes. Instructor was very experienced.
Kevin H.,
Weekend Channel Hops


First Class Sailing - Best on the Solent, where you are treated as a respected member of the family - not just a fee paying customer. As expected this was a truly personal and technical challenge. With the result of elevating my sailing skills, awareness and confidence in difficult (F7-F9!). Most of all I appreciated the chance to interact with a diverse group and to enjoy the camaraderie and collegiate atmosphere of the crew.
Guy G.,
Fastnet Race


Good mixture of conditions gave us varied experience, good team spirit.
Geoff K.,
Coastal Skipper Practical Course


Excellent instructor, fun and informative.
Amanda M.,
First Aid at Sea


Instruction was superb - highly knowledgeable, amazing teaching skills, obvious experience, patience. High quality, worth the money to get the result.
David M., Occupational Physician
Day Skipper Theory Course


Very professional, excellent instructor, good communication.
Karen L. , Allen & Overy, Solicitor.
Day Skipper Theory Course


A cut above the rest, was very professional.
Dean B. , HazMat Surveyor, Forest Environmental
Day Skipper Theory Course


Enjoyable, nice pleasant all round. Good skill enhancement.
Simon D.,
Sailing Fun Weekends


Very relaxed and patient instructor with a good mix of practical and theoretical exercises.
Sharon O'D, , Army Primary Healthcare Physio.
Coastal Skipper Practical Course


Unreservedly recommended.
Rupert M,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Wellpaced, good enthusiasm. Relaxed and good humoured. Fun and exciting course.
Robert J.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


The office team was excellent. I found them to be really helpful.
Roger L., Deloitte LLP.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Friendly, very efficient service.
Alexandre M. , Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Vice President/Assistant General Counsel.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Pointed, well though out. Instructor was superb. Anne was and continues to be extremely supportive, accommodating and helpful. Greatly appreciated everyone's help at First Class.
Mark D.,
Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Great Boat and Great Instructor - V Patient, attentive, knowledgeable, good laugh and took v good care of us. Other students were the icing on the cake. Food v. good.
Claire P,, Procurement Manager
Competent Crew Practical Course


Targeted problems in reference to the deeper understanding and science behind sailing.
Donald F. , Thomson Reuters.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Good, well equipped boat, great instructor. Fun.
Robin S.,
Weekend Channel Hops


My family and I are about to cross the Atlantic. Having done the course I now feel confident that if the electrics fail I will be able to get us there.
John W.,
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course


Very patient and a great instructor, particularly in terms of explaining tricky points, reexplaining and offering support and good humour. The real life anecdotes were great! Professional yet friendly learning experience. Agreat instructor, access to advice and resources, giving me increased confidence in preparation for sailing.
Celina B.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


Hands on experience on engine. Very practical with experienced instructor.
Gareth S.,
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


What was great about the course was being able to take my time working through the course units, ability to log on at any time, being able to start the course at any time (not having to wait for a course start date).
Duncan L.,
Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Theory Course


Well presented, good pace, clear.
David C.,
Sea Survival Course


Professional, friendly, attentive, secure in the level of information/instruction a person would be getting.
Peter H.,
Advanced Sailing Weekends


Great instructor. We went over every aspect of the syllabus focusing on improving my weaker points - mainly picking up mooring buoys under sail. By the time we came to the exam at the end we had practised everything so much it seemed like a walk in the park - well nearly.
Brian M.,
Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Friendly, highly professional organisation with very skilled instructors.
Joanne W, Lawyer, DLA Piper
Day Skipper Practical Course


Really good to have examples of all the kit in the classroom, including inflating a liferaft. Very experienced instructors.
Dominic H.,
Sea Survival Course


Great practical use of equipment. Good class size. Relaxed.
Hannah T.,
VHF Radio Course


Good boat, good company, good instructor - let us get on with it. Helped out and mucked in. Decent kit.
Bruce McL.,
Weekend Channel Hops


Instructor was excellent and really knew his stuff. The time in the pool really focuses you mind.
Tom J. ,
Sea Survival Course


The booking was well handled and the confirmation emails received speedily. Very helpful to receive pre course notes. Professional, helpful, good value.
Sarah R.,
VHF Radio Course


Very professional, experts in the field.
Sergio V, Associate at Goldman Sachs
Day Skipper Practical Course


Clear, concise, good use of examples and practical demonstration.
Daniel F., Davis Langdon.
First Aid at Sea


Good class size and interactive sessions. Knowledgeable instructor with good experiences to share. Admin and customer service was efficient and responsive.
Oystein T. , Risk Consultant, Barclays Bank.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Smooth service, pro-active, little hassle and generous.
James D.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Instructor was great - very flexible with student's interests. Fun crew.
Alan R.,
Sailing Fun Weekends


Great Sailing School - Professional.
James W. , Investment Professional, NBGI Ventures.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Clear Explanations, lots of practice, examples repeated multiple times, instructor inspired lots of confidence, crew mates excellent, good spirit on board.
Davide B.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Great yacht, clean, comfy, well maintained. Had a great holiday. Incurred some minor damage on the bow and First Class were very fair about it.
David Y.,


Relaxed atmosphere, good pace, clear.
Michele G. , Sales Executive, Entoria Wine Cellars Ltd.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Good entertaining tuition. Lots of anecdotes to make it interesting, great practical experience.
Nick S.,
VHF Radio Course


Clear and focused on practical needs.
Julein Q.,
VHF Radio Course


Flexible and serious company.
Daniele D. , Banker, BNP Paribas.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Excellent instructor - gave freely of his experience - very dedicated and enormously helpful.
Colin McKnight,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Excellent. I booked one week before start of course and I felt I received all the information I needed to arrive prepared.
Davide B.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Excellent all round introduction to all elements of boat handling, chance to develop and consolidate skills already tried and countless opportunities top ask questions and understand.
Sarah R,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Great variety of tasks. Instructor concise, clear, highly professional and very good natured. Learnt a great deal. Could not have been better.
Peter H., Lecturer
Advanced Sailing Weekends


Highly knowledgeable instructor, breadth and depth of subject matter delivered in interesting way.
Dona B. , Executive Director, Digby Morgan.
Fastnet Race


Material was taught at good pace with lots of examples top practice with. Nice informal approach made it fun to learn.
Laura W. , IT Security Consultant, Informassure Ltd.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Friendly, imaginative, fun. Improved my knowledge of sailing under power and under sail.
Amanda M. , Pensions Administrator, Barnett Waddinghorn LLP.
Boat Handling Master Classes


Thoroughly enjoyed the whole course, instructor fantastic.
Pauline W,
Fastnet Race


Time and location….Materials and Instructor, fun course one could look forward to even after a full day of work.
Tim T.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


I didn't know anything about sailing and after the 260 course I feel confident I could enjoy a sailing holiday. The school proved to be very well organised providing a nice new boat and made sure all details were well organised.
Davide B.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Very professional, high level tuition.
Michael B. , Barrister
Day Skipper Practical Course


Hands on practical experience where instructor gave you full control to practice skills without over instructing. Quality sailing experience.
Jeffrey F. , Partner, Jubilee Financial Products.
Boat Handling Master Classes


Very impressed that you were flexible when my Father was ill and allowed me to change dates. Also that you biked pack to me - over and above what I expected.
Jane K. , PWC, Knowledge Manager.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Good quality yacht, good food. Thorough, patient tuition with plenty of encouragement. Enjoyed the stops at the different well chosen marinas.
Rob C. , RAF, GP.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Interesting and challenging curriculum that really builds on the Day Skipper.
Oliver C. , CEO, Pufferfish.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Thank you to Ray for your drive to pass us/get us up to the required standard.
Julie McC, , Teacher.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Instructor & boat both excellent. Great company : all crew got on very well with instructor and each other.
Steve C.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Very efficient serious company.
Andrea B. , Goldman Sachs.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Felt instructor was excellent - relaxed but very competent and safe.
- Stephen F.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Professional, friendly service, experts.
Richard G. , Partner, Reed Smith
Day Skipper Practical Course


Friendly, patient, efficient.
Camilla McL. , Meelypops, Director/Copywriter
Day Skipper Practical Course


Great course and materials. Good quality service and tuition.
Angelo DP., Director, Credit Suisse.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Good briefing and practise on the first day. The race itself for me was tremendous - I enjoy sailing in wild and windy conditions, and we certainly had them. The opportunity to take the wheel for a stretch was also valued. Sail back on Sunday was relaxing - wind had dropped. Skipper excellent. Confident and clearly in control of the boat and the race. The permanent crew were all professional and friendly.
Chris L.,
Round The Island Race


Excellent practical experience with thorough theoretical training and explanation from a very knowledgeable and patient instructor.
Joanne W/ , Lawyer, DLA Piper.
Day Skipper Practical Course


An excellent outfit, well equipped with good boats and brilliant instructors, that is small enough to give a warm personal service but big enough to cope with the full gamut of yachting experiences
Thomas H.,

Coastal Skipper Practical Course


Efficient, friendly, effective.
Alex F,
Advanced Sailing Weekends


A good balance from the skipper. Supportive yet enabling us to get on.
Shamela DS.,


Learnt about the tricky bits, tips, hints and techniques.
Peter G.,
Boat Handling Master Classes


Great style! Really enjoyed the day. Professional, thorough coverage of material.
David P,
VHF Radio Course


The Instructor was an excellent coach and really took the time with our class to ensure we all understood all aspects of the course. He was patient and prepared to take the time to ensure we all had the best knowledge transferred to us. He was an excellent instructor and had a significant amount of detailed knowledge that was most helpful to me and the rest of the class. He is passionate and fully committed to his work and goes above and beyond to ensure you are capable and have a really enjoyable experience learning with him. First Class Sailing are well organised and the logistics, course material and facilities were all top notch
David, Director
Day Skipper Practical Course


Concise, covered all relevant and necessary material without unneeded extra time. Instructor was friendly, informative and extremely competent.
Troy B.,
VHF Radio Course


Everything was great. Really improved my confidence in boat handling.
Nik D. , Manager, BoE.
Boat Handling Master Classes


Teacher was excellent and very calm and patient. We did what we initially wanted to practice.
Paul O.,
Boat Handling Master Classes


There is a big build up to taking the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. This is understandable given the standard required to get this qualification. The instructor really helped me to prepare. We practised everything again and again. By the time the examiner came on board at the end of the week I was so much more relaxed and confident about it. And ..... I passed!
Emma L,
Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Personable, intuitive and fun.
Elliott, W. , Randstad, Divisional Manager
Day Skipper Practical Course


The weekend was very good. We did exactly the kind of manoeuvring I hoped we would and the instructor explained everything well before we did it and there were no dramas.
James B.,
Boat Handling Master Classes


I am no longer scared of the engine, touching bolts etc.
Georgina, Office Manager
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


Smoothly organized. Nothing was too much trouble for the First Class Sailing office. Excellent instructor who blatantly loved the subject and was very good at delivering it.
Will T. , Shell.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Great boat (well kept, facilities etc) and great instruction (personable, safety conscious, best in class for attention to detail, patient well considered explanations.
Nicholas S.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Quality company providing 'First Class' services.
Kurt F. , Director, Lupola Ltd.
Boat Handling Master Classes


Couldn't have been beter. From beginning to end absolutely First Class.
Christopher E.,
Weekend Channel Hops


I've always wanted to know how to use a sextant and understand how to navigate by the stars. Challenging course but really really interesting.
Stevie B.,
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course


Great crew and instructor. Good rotation of activities. Good explanations provided. High quality school!
Annie B.,
Weekend Channel Hops


Serious but organised.
Lindsay F, , Beach Horizons LLP, Operations Manager.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Really taken me to the next level in my understanding. Massively expanded my existing knowledge.
Jamie R.,
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course


Good instructor, fostering team work, providing a challenge and 'kicking arse' as and when required.
Dirk H. , Financial Services Authority, Project Manager.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Very knowledgeable instructor. Professional outfit.
Andrew W. , Business Analyst, Barclays.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Interesting, real life stories, enjoyed video clips.
Catherine C.,
First Aid at Sea


The course was truly excellent. I learnt very much at an environment that felt competent but not intimidating. I very much enjoyed the teaching style of Pete. Thank you.
Helen P.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Lots of sailing, great experience.
S King. , Analyst, Capital One.
Weekend Channel Hops


Interesting topics, good slides and presentation of content. Good class size (not too many people).
Chelsea W.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


Convenient, fun, social, professional.
James B. , UBS
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Gave a really good idea of the basic skills in order to become a day skipper.
LK., Market Risk Analyst, JP Morgan.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Great instruction and explanation of key aspects of navigation and seamanship, with right level of autonomy for day skipper/crew.
James W. , Investment Professional, NBGI Ventures.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Excellent courses, value for money, great fun, efficient administer and our instructor made it both extremely informative and great fun.
Sarah R.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


All very good, quick and efficient.
Allyson F., Head of UK Retail Marketing, Henderson Global Investors
VHF Radio Course


Friendly informative courses delivered in a relaxed environment by knowledgeable instructors.
Allyson F., Head if UK Retail Marketing, Henderson Global Investors
VHF Radio Course


Really great instructor, immense knowledge and great gag.
Andrew W.,
Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


A well run service with the access to good facilities, tutors and equipment. Professional.
Henry H. , Solicitor, Reed Smith.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Great coverage of survival aids in the classroom session. The pool sessions was excellent. A real insight into what it could be like to have to get into a liferaft. I feel much better prepared now. Invaluable.
Tom H. ,
Sea Survival Course


Professional and effective. Good equipment, taught by knowledgable and enthusiastic professionals.
Ron G.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Fun, exciting, easy, comfortable environment to learn in, safe at all times, professional.
Clare M,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Knowledgeable instructor, explained things clearly. Lot a lot in a short space of time. Very enjoyable. Feel far less scared of the engine in my new boat now. Really worthwhile day.
Sarah R.,
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


Good level of detail and experience from instructor.
Robert A.,
VHF Radio Course


Very good mixture of pace and activities. The instructor struck exactly the right balance between instruction and enjoyment.
Henry O. , Analyst, Ministry of Defence.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Very Professional. Very experienced tutors that are well mannered and good humoured. Always apleasure to work with.
Robert J.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


The instructor was clear, knowledgeable, clear slides, interesting videos. Very good service, quick and reliable.
Joao BH. , Account Manager, Bloomberg LP.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Good instructor who focused on helping me to improve my problem areas before the exam.
Will C.,
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Fantastic trip. Loved anchoring of Sark and cycling round the island. Crossing the Channel was made all the more special by the sunrise as we approached Alderney. Instructor looked after us very well well, gave us space to learn and was a fount of knowledge. Thank you First Class Sailing!.
Gemma Q. ,
Weekend Channel Hops


Fun, exciting, brilliant.
Patrick E (10 years old).,
Sailing Day Trips


Professional delivery, obvious expertise.
Hugo B.,
First Aid at Sea


Good navigation experience plus using electronics. Good experience of overnight passage.
Maria L.,
Weekend Channel Hops


Efficient, friendly, professional. Good value for money. Effective in achieving required qualification.
Marek Z ,
First Aid at Sea


It was all brilliant.
Kirsten T.,
Sailing Fun Weekends


Excellent crew and instructors. Learned a great deal.
Peter S.,
Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Great fun introduction to sailing and a visit to Cowes for lunch. Good friendly and helpful service.
Neil E.,
Sailing Day Trips


Excellent and I highly recommend to take any of First Class Sailing's courses
Daniel O., Senior Manager
VHF Online Course


Great sailing instruction, efficient, focused 'adventure' and relaxing at the same time, overall great experience.
Armin H.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Thoroughly Professional instructor. First Class yachts. Efficient office setup.
Gemma S.,
Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Good value, well priced and up to date with developments. Good boat too!
James D.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


First Class Sailing should be your only choice for embarking on any theoretical or practical learning experience you may require. Regardless of previous experience it is defiantly No1. Choice for getting the best start around your sailing experience requirements.
David, Director
Day Skipper Practical Course


Excellent pace coupled with willingness to explain complexities more slowly, targeted revision practice for each candidate.
LB.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


Great timing and level of instruction. Well presented by Jim who made engines seem simple.
Paul C.,
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


Good group of people. Instructor was excellent in finding extra things for me to do to keep challenging myself.
Shruti M, , NHS Doctor/Research Fellow.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Attentive, pleasant attitude & willingness to help.
Christine S.,
VHF Radio Course


Extremely well taught at all stages. Very thorough and very clear explanations and ?? Instructor also very good company.
Michael B. , Barrister
Day Skipper Practical Course


Instructor was patient. Explained things clearly. Good mixture of listening and doing. Brilliant memory aids. Good pace, Very good support materials.
Jane K. , PWC, Knowledge Manager.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Clear and Calm manner of instructor, excellent communicator.
Charlie B.,
Coastal Skipper Practical Course


Plenty of information, really interesting day, enjoyed the sailing and instructor was good company and most helpful.
Ursula.,
Sailing Day Trips


Friendly staff, well thought out syllabus and good instructors. It was exactly what I wanted.
Paul S.,
Yachtmaster Theory Course


I passed! Which says a lot about the instructor who did a fantastic job.
James E,
Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Booking was handled efficiently and all queries answered speedily.
Laura P.,
Competent Crew Practical Course


Instructor is brilliant. Lots of fun in learning. Lots of backup info.
Stephen K.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


Spot on, just what was required, good balance for all on board.
Daniel F,
Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course


Everybody had a go. No pressure. Could try things and build confidence knowing instructor would bail you out if got stuck.
Andrew W.,
Boat Handling Master Classes


If you want to learn/get better at sailing go to FCS. I did my DS shorebased course last autumn and that was excellent too.
Adam R. , Director of Programming, ChelloZone.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Clear and concise. Range of experiences. Highly experienced tutor. Excellent food. Good choice of marinas.
Jo J. , Clinical Manager, NHS.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Good teacher - very knowledgeable and lots of practical tips. Methodical and logical approach. Good fault finding questions. Good video to reiterate teaching.
Doug R.,
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


Good tutor with a great crew. All customer service was exceptionally brilliant.
David HJ.,
Weekend Channel Hops


Highly professional company providing comprehensive range of sailing courses - both practical and theoretical.
Dona B. ,
Fastnet Race


We had a great permanent crew, and the rest of us - having never met before - all got on really well. I should also mention the logistics. There were no dramas, which is the highest praise. Everything worked, and food was well thought through and of good quality.
James P, Vice President, JP Morgan
Fastnet Race


Very clear and well structured presentation. A premier UK sailing school.
Oleksiy K.,
First Aid at Sea


Practical and hands on. Evenings were great even though struggled to attend them all.
Ben L. , Director, Grant Thornton UK LLP.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Punctual, interactive, well organised, thorough, generally excellent.
Keith W. Founder and Director of Design, Keith Williams Architects.,
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Very intense: designed to be flexible and pertinent to individual needs. Excellent backup administration, many thanks.
Michael A.,
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Best Sailing School in the UK!
Stefano D, Director
VHF Radio Course


Good information and explanation throughout with relaxed delivery style from the instructor, who was inclusive and tailored to each individual.
Stuart W.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Good location, quick to do and can be fitted in with the other commitments.
Neil A.,
Day Skipper Theory Course


Don't choose courses on basis of price. All courses are not the same. Both First Class Sailing Theory and Practical courses are 'First Class'.
Michael T,
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Fantastic instructor, clearly very knowledgeable/experienced, very good at explaining theory and demonstrating, whilst also v good at getting the whole crew involved. Excellent company.
Patrick McG. , New graduate, UBS.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Extremely friendly and competent, knowledgeable and professional instructors.
Nick S., Developer, Credit Suisse.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Very smoothly handled.
Brandon B.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Friendly, London based theory courses with experienced and enthusiastic instructors.
Donald F. , Thomson Reuters.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Knowledge and experienced instructor. Professional.
Chris D. , Designer, Ernst and Young LLP.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Well thought out course with clear concise instruction and a lot of patience from the instructor. Fascinating subject.
Jane F,
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course


I feel we had a great day, well organised and excellent instruction.
Ursula E.,
Sailing Day Trips


Instructor very meticulous and clear when explaining the subject.
Eduardo F. , Surgeon.
Yachtmaster Theory Course


Arrangements very easy, very accommodating from the office. Bespoke yacht charter. We didn't feel like just another client.
Paul L.,


Ken was simply a great teacher and character. Full of knowledge and explained things clearly.
Adam R. , Director of Programming, ChelloZone
Competent Crew Practical Course


What did you like most about about your course? Well-defined and beautifully balanced act between people, didactics and technology. Combo is rarely achieved successfully but it hits the bull's eye! How would you rate the support you received during your course on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being very poor and 5 being excellent? 5 no doubt. From the first feedback onwards it's guaranteed you are not alone! I like the way anecdotes and facts are sprinkled occasionally alongside the syllabus, like recent ship wrecks in the Channel, etc. This certainly makes reading more interesting as text books tend to be somewhat drier. Please use any occasion to exploit that approach. That enriches the reader immensely as it is first-hand knowledge in its purest form, and that is certainly difficult to obtain anywhere else. Well done.
LJ,
Day Skipper Theory Online Course


Instructor was excellent. He gave me the right amount of room to practice and try things for myself. Was constantly quizzed on lights and shapes!
Timothy W.,
Coastal Skipper Practical Course


Lots of fun. Good understanding of how best to use natural environment to manoeuvre, especially in marina.
Tim R,
Boat Handling Master Classes


Hands on, excellent instructor. Very professional, excellent course, 1st Class Service.
Julian N.,
VHF Radio Course


Quick and painless.
John T.,
CEVNI Test


The instructor was the perfect balance of show and tell mixed with letting you make your own mistakes safely. (The booking process) was all very professional and friendly. I felt the booking official actually cared about getting my booking right. Friendly, personalised, professional with out being officious.
Andy C.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


Taking the test online was great. First Class gave me everything I needed to know very promptly. I'm off to the Med on my boat via the French canals.
Bill P.,
CEVNI Test


Professional, friendly, flexible, good value, fun, entertaining.
Jane K. , PWC, Knowledge Manager.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Very clear explanations, very experienced, excellent practice.
Roman N., Analyst, Credit Suisse.
Day Skipper Theory Course


Very informative and fun - relaxed and informal.
David P. , PWC Partner.
Day Skipper Practical Course


Instructor was excellent; he struck an ideal balance between informing and teaching and allowing us to enjoy the weekend and relax. The two weekends were excellent.
Alexander H., Compliance Officer, UBS.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Excellent Instruction, very comfortable boats.
Chris W, , Kingsley Napley.
Competent Crew Practical Course


Intensive course - well versed instructors will test your knowledge and prepare you for the practical.
Amy B. , Director Client Services, Volan.
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course


Training was great - variety of wind conditions, points of sailing, boat familiarity, interactions with other crew members.
Steve W., Director
Round The Island Race


Good instructor, very clear. Good facilities/location.
- James G.,
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


A friendly, professional training firm which instills confidence through their experienced instructions.
Stephen B. ,
First Aid at Sea


Professional, upper bracket outfit.
Chris D, , Developer, Ernst And Young.
Diesel Engine Maintenance Course


Top instruction, good food, comfy boat, good company….anything else? Excellent standards all round.
Alexander J.,
Day Skipper Practical Course


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