Feedback for our Sailing Courses

Just to let you know we all passed the exams and we are very happy as a team as we have ticked a box with all these certifications. Of course some of us have to do the Ocean but I am much more relaxed knowing have got this first step.  We have enjoyed the week too, even if the early week was not looking very promising but it has been a big team building week too, where we could see the team working together and helping one to each other, which is at the end of the day the whole point.

Cheers mate, has been a pleasure.

Best regards.

Xabier FernandezVolvo Ocean Race Skipper Mapfre Spain

Hi Cathy,
Johnny TOP TOP 1 Super skilled professional sailing instructor for the course 💪⛵️was the best choice that you put me in his team! THANKS A LOT!!!! I was really blessed to be one of his crew! 🙏
I learned and practiced every skill required to be a good crew member,  the passion he puts to teach  made me fall in love of sailing in big ocean, being aware of every single safety and sailing details and enjoying the trip. I felt safe all the time and enjoyed lessons and the team.
I highly valued the way Johnny introduced all the team into the magical life of sailing safely and professionally, and print the willing to continue 🥰and I will do in Swiss lakes 💪⛵️💪
I would love to make the skipper course with him, because he knows what he does and prints his knowledge with lots of passion and commited to reach from each of us a great sailing professional crew/skipper.⚓️⛵️🛟
Thank you very much Cathy for the course🙏🤗
MIL MILLONES DE GRACIAS A JOHNNY B appart from being a great instructor is a wonderful gentleman a great team lead! I will send you pictures as soon as I am back in Switzerland. In the meantime I just say “Hasta la vista, hasta la proxima” see you soon!! 🌞⛵️🛟⚓️🇬🇮🥰
Kind regards,
…my winds,waves, orcas and fun Knights! They are wonderful young gentlemen 🥰🤩

Cynthia Zajec Switzerland/Argentina

Would I recommend Trafalgar sailing? Yes, without hesitation

Miles Seddon Volvo Ocean Race Team Navigator

Just a quick note to say thanks so much. I really enjoyed my course with Trafalgar. It was a windy old week, but we made the most of it & I am absolutely delighted to have my Day Skipper badge! Jambo was perfect, Charles is an excellent instructor, the other crew good company – all in all, I can’t think how it could have been any better. We must now get our boat fixed, then back in the water for lots of practise, but feel I have the confidence to do so. I would certainly recommend Trafalgar to others!

Kate Wreglesworth

I wanted to just let you know that Anna and I had an amazing time on the sailing course. Andy was superb and we learnt so much from him during our week. I would definitely highly recommend you and the team for anyone looking to do a RYA accredited course. We felt safe and supported throughout the course. Andy’s attention to safety and helping us all learn, his patience and his sense of humour made it both fun and secure.
Thank you again for the experience, I am certain we will be back for the next step!

Lynn and Anna Ware Portugal

Just to say it was nice to sail on your boat. Charlie is good skipper and a nice guy. Hope to stay in touch in future.

Vyzhelovskyy Volodymyr

We had a wonderful holiday Charles’s teaching style was perfect for us I have learnt so much, I now feel a lot more confident at sea. 100% love sailing. Thank you for making our time with you and your staff so enjoyable.

Suzanne Cruise

Just to let you know that I have honestly really enjoyed my days at sea on Jambo with my crew. I had a deal of fun and worth of experience on the mile building passage with a professional sailor, an experienced coastal yacht master and the Instructor himself who have made us not only work out but also improve our weak skills. We managed to sail quite a few night passages, to practice pilotage and recognised the lights in ports and boats. Once again, the instructor was a best… Charlie is experienced, with a good sense of humour and being able to work well with different personalities and finding out the weakness and strengths of every individual. As a teacher myself, he has passed with flying colours his passion and teaching skills in sailing.

Manuel Márquez Ruiz

We had an amazing time. We learned and were able to try and practice far more than we ever expected on a 2-day introductory (start to sail) course. Not only did we learned knots, basic terminology, and yacht familiarity, we learned the basics of winds and sailing, we were allowed to control the helm and hoist and lower sails and help launch and dock the yacht. We were also impressed that we docked at a different port for the night before sailing home the next day. Again, it was far more than we expected.

Our instructor, Jim, was outstanding. He was very thorough and very patient. He did not mind showing us things over and over when we didn’t understand and moved quickly on to the next subject when we did understand a topic. He was also very personable and easy to converse with and we really just had a great time. It was an incredibly enjoyable trip combined with a huge but manageable learning curve. We can’t wait to attend the next course.

I would like to echo Amanda’s comments. We were looked after to the highest standards and will thoroughly recommend you. I’m not sure when we’ll be sailing with Trafalgar again but we’ll certainly be back.


Beth Sierra & Richard

We had a super week with Pieter. Very nice sailing, lots of wind, good food and wine, and of course sunshine.

Marco Hoes

Just wanted to let you know we had a WONDERFUL!!! week with Pieter. Lots of wind and currents, so enough to keep us busy. Pieter is very good company, and that helps a lot too.
I will be in touch.

Rik Vanmill

I had a great time last week, Jim Reed the instructor was very knowledgeable, and a great personality to be with, he taught me a lot. It was a great week, and I enjoyed every minute.

Tom Overal

Just a quick email to say thank you for my course last week and thank you for the yummy food you provided us. I also just wanted to say how brilliant Pete is, he made the week so enjoyable, I hadn’t laughed that much in ages but he still remained patient with me and he clearly enjoys what he does, I hope the trip to Ibiza goes well (he was trying to persuade me to come but I’ll be back in Turkey then).

Lowri Williams

Enjoyed the course and some excellent sailing across from Gib to Morocco and back. Peter was excellent and the food and accommodation very good I had the fore peak berth so was very comfortable. Interesting to see the sailing side of things in comparison to handling large ships. Just finishing off in Marbella before returning home and onto a flotilla holiday with the family in Greece

You will be highly recommended and I may well see you in the future

David Robson

Thanks for the warm hospitality on our trip, we had a great time and learnt a hell of a lot.

Steve Carvill

Just wanted to say that I had a great week sailing in Gibraltar with Pieter. I have never laughed so much. Pieter was very knowledgeable, patient, and charming (the perfect gentleman). We had a mixture of meals out and on board, which made for variety. Also the wine was very good!

Mary PandyaLaughter filled week

Trafalgar sailing was recommended as the best sailing course provider in Gibraltar. The course was exactly what I was looking for. The route taken, Gibraltar-S’mir-La Linea de la Concepcion-Ceuta- Gibraltar looked fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it. Our instructor Peter was great. Really knowledgable and experience, but with a great sense of humour. He explained everything really well and was open to plenty of questions. If I was going out again, I would definitely try and get Peter.

Cathair McMenamin

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for a great week. We all enjoyed ourselves and were very impressed with Trafalgar sailing. The boats were great to learn to sail in, the instructors were excellent and ‘your’ cooking was a great finish to each day.

A special thanks to Alan (Lord Bishop) for getting us through the course and giving us much more of his knowledge.

A great week


Terry and Diane Standing

Pieter our instructor was superb, a very nice man

Jo Prowse

Thanks for another great week and Ross was very enthusiastic and informative, he helped me to improve my skills and as a result I feel a lot more confident in sailing.

Paul Whitworth

Thank you for a great time sailing. I will wholeheartedly recommend you guys to anyone thinking of doing RYA courses. Hope the current economical climate doesn’t hit business too much. On the other hand I reckon what you offer is a reasonably priced holiday that (kind of) guarantees a week of good weather sailing ‚ you can’t ask for much more!

Gareth Boyes

Just want to say that it was great to sail with Trafalgar, had week full of the right mix of learning, and fun and seeing loads.

Thanks a million, hope to see you for the next stage some time.

Paul LeMesurier

I want to thank you for turning me into a competent crew member and, most particularly, for one of the best holidays Val and I have had.

David Crane

We all just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising us such a wonderful week’s sailing in Gibraltar – I think we all agreed it was one of the most hilarious weeks holiday we’d ever had and we are all keen for more very soon! Captain Roo (AKA Nick) was a hero and a massively patient instructor – we all felt we’d learnt loads from him in a really relaxed and fun way.

Jenn, Leila, Nadira & Anna

It’s been a week now since I got back home after what can only be described as a most fantastic week prep. for Yachtmaster and then passing the exam at the end. Thank Jim for his really super instruction which was a great help and some real nuggets of advice on different ways to do things. Your co-operation with the accommodation was also really appreciated and I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone who wants to progress in sailing to contact you first. I could not fault any of the whole experience and I shall always be indebted to you.

Thanks again, a very satisfied client.

Richard Jackson

You may have already heard that I passed my Yachtmaster Offshore early this morning.

I’d just like to thank Trafalgar Sailing for a fantastic couple of weeks which culminated in this milestone for me. In particular I’d like to thank Jim for his outstanding instruction and for being such a great Skipper and host. I learned much from him in addition to where he helped me achieve my YM.

I’ve sailed with a number of schools in the last few years and I can easily say that Trafalgar Sailing is way ahead of these. After all, any RYA School is dependant on and only as good as the dedication and quality of its instructors, this is where you excel.

I also thank your other instructors. Always cheery, positive and made the whole experience welcoming.

You are a good team!


Wow! What a fantastic experience, the RYA Day Skipper course was the most amazing thing I have done for a long time. I felt more proud about becoming a Day Skipper than I have done about any other professional exams or qualifications I’ve ever done! I have returned to England buzzing with excitement and cannot wait to return to Trafalgar Sailing very soon to gain some more experience. I shall bring the whole family next time!

The Day Skipper course was challenging for me, and it was certainly a steep learning curve, but every day was filled with different exercises and new skills to learn, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

The most fantastic Instructor, I cannot imagine anyone I would rather have done the course with. He was extremely knowledgeable and skilled, I really liked his teaching style, very clear and calm, incredibly patient and kind, and with a great sense of humour and fun. He imparted plenty of very useful information, and gave very detailed help and instructions, but also allowed us to learn by our own mistakes (in my case, while trying to moor, again and again and again until I got it right!). The crew on board had a wide range of skills and abilities, but he managed to make everyone feel good about what we achieved.

The home cooked meals on board were hearty and delicious, from salads and cold meats at lunch time, to curry and rice to warm us up before a cold night crossing! There were plenty of refreshments available, although we didn’t have much time for snacking during the day! We enjoyed eating on shore three or four times,

The accommodation was excellent. As the only female on board, I was allocated the best double cabin with en-suite, so I cannot complain! Saloon was spacious and comfortable, everything was very clean, all the equipment was in perfect condition (and a nice clean engine, which I was pleased about as I had to stick my head in the engine compartment for engine checks every day, a bit of a shock as it was the first time I’ve ever looked at an engine in my life, I’ve never even checked the oil in my car before!)

I cannot think of any improvements I would make to the Trafalgar Sailing experience. You handled the booking very efficiently prior to my arrival and offered help with finding flights and hotels, and everything went very smoothly. The price was reasonable and compared well with UK based courses. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would have no hesitation in recommending Trafalgar Sailing courses to anyone.

I would love to be kept informed of future sailing opportunities and special offers. As a teacher, I can only travel during school holidays. I would really like to bring (or send!) my teenagers at some point‚ they are aged 16 and 19, they have both sailed before and have done Tall Ships Expeditions, but I think it would be great if they could do Competent Crew.

Thanks for everything, and I look forward to sailing with you again in the near future!


Linda Kewley

Our instructor, Jim Field, blew us away. He is a consummately experienced sailor and instructor, and a very nice man. He put Pam at ease immediately with his gentle, polite and very encouraging style. By the end of the week, her abilities and confidence skyrocketed. Under his untiring tutelage, my confidence to navigate, calculate tides and currents, and manage crew have also grown.
Many thanks


1st rate – am encouraging my husband & son to come & do their Yacht Masters with you. Brilliant! Damien combined enthusiasm with knowledge, let us make our own decisions/mistakes but was on hand if really needed. I’m a management trainer and was impressed by his style and ability to ‘get the message across’ to a motley crew. We had a lot of fun whilst learning & came home full of memories.

Thanks Cathy, to you and the team for making it such a special week. I’ve talked of it to lots of people since and suggested they come out to you. Hope married life is treating you well.

Penny Daly

We just wanted to drop you a short note to say how much we enjoyed the week we’ve just had with Alan. It was a really good mix of learning and fun. It’s so obvious to see that Alan loves instructing, and his enthusiasm was certainly infectious. It was a real benefit to be on the boat with someone who was incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, who didn’t mind fielding a few thousand questions. It was also really good to be able to see a variety of places – to get across to Morocco and up to bits of Spain.

Thanks also to yourself for prepping the meals – they went down a treat.

Neither of us would have any hesitation in recommending you guys to other people (in fact we already have!).

Thanks once again.

Fraser & Sharon

Just a quick email of thanks to you and Trafalgar. Damian was outstanding – really wanted me to do well. Managed everything and everyone on the boat very well indeed. The course achieved my objective 100%. In addition to learning a lot we also had a lot of fun and shared many really great moments. It was an excellent week all round.

Andy Bones

A quick note to say how much Mike and I enjoyed our week on Ubuntu. Alan was a wonderful guide and mentor, very knowledgeable and endlessly patient. The sailing was a mixed bag so we got really good all round training and we were well matched with our ‘competent crew’ Liz and Gill who were great fun. I think we all learned more than perhaps we were expecting to and got on really well which was a bonus!

The food was delicious. We went on for a great 24 hour whistle stop tour of Ronda which was well worth it – particularly the train journey which was beautiful. All in all a very nice holiday with a qualification at the end of it! We will highly recommend it to all our friends.

Very best wishes for your wedding this week.

Judith & Mike Shallow

Just a quick note to say thankyou for a fantastic week on the Competent Crew Course last month. Please extend my thanks to Damian who was a great instructor.

Steve Bellamy

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the competent crew course a couple of weeks ago. Our instructor was really helpful and a genuinely nice guy. You guys have a really good set up and I have recommended you to all my friends.

Richard Field

Just a note to say a big thank you for last week, I had a great time sailing with Trafalgar and was very impressed with the standards throughout the week.

Thank you; you were superb I am without doubt a better sailor and will hopefully make a better instructor for meeting you.

Once again thank you

Colin Irving

I would just like to say a big thank you for all you emails and to say that Jon and I enjoyed the sailing and may see you again in the future and will recommend Trafalgar to any of our sailing friends.

Best wishes for the future

Barrie & John

I would like to thank you and your team for all the assistance you gave me at such short notice allowing me to complete my prep week and Yacht masters exam. I would also like to say that in all the courses and tuition I have had in the past 25 yrs, I have not come across anyone who could teach as well. So once again Thank you very much for a fantastic week.

Tony Guy

Thank you Sir Alan,

A very enjoyable and instructive week. Trafalgar are extremely lucky and or very good employers! In fact the organisation was very impressive too and I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

Despite 2 hours sleep on the plane, an hours kip on the train and 11 hours overnight -I still feel slightly in arrears but at least the earth is starting not to roll so badly.

If you need a beer in the Star at any time, you know where to come.

Thanks again

Simon Malthouse

Damien plain and simply is the reason we all enjoyed our trip as much as we did. Not only was he a wealth of knowledge he was also an excellent teacher and very patient (very important for me since I have a terrible memory). He did a great job of explaining the proper techniques as well as why it is the best way and the results of alternatives. It will be invaluable in our future cruising experiences, what my poor memory will let me remember that is. It was also really nice that he was able to explain things more than one way when we just weren’t understanding a concept (and his use of the Socratic method of teaching was outstanding). Coming from a family of teachers I know a good teacher when I see one and Damien is a cut above the rest. Obviously our experience was different than most because it wasn’t a course and was laid back but his merits still stand. I’m not in the habit of telling people how to run their business but doing what you can to keep an asset like Damien around would be very wise indeed.

All together we had an excellent experience and thank you for putting together such a great package. The boat was great for what we needed it for and very well maintained. The entire process from first email to stepping off the boat was very easy and smooth.

Chris Sandager

Thank you very much for our Competent Crew Course at Trafalgar Sailing last week. We all had an excellent time! Please will you relay our thanks to John our skipper for a good time. He was patient, knowledgeable, taught us well and we all felt safe in his care.

The course was great value for money and I shall ensure everyone with whom I discuss our trip is aware of the excellent training and hospitality of Trafalgar Sailing. I’ll be sure to point them to your website.

We’d like to thank you for the lovely food that you supplied. I understand the Pop-eye Chicken was a real treat. I’d also like to thank you for the delicious veggie recipes you cooked for me. Several of the others thought they looked so good they wanted to try some too.

Thank you very much.

I’ll be in contact again soon.

Mike Russel

Excellent, had a brilliant two weeks.

Thank you very much, I had the best two weeks and would definitely be keen to go sailing again in the future.

Melissa Robertson Dunn

Thank you. Overall had a really great week – learnt a lot and had a really good time.

Nick Higgins

Hi Cathy and Jim, I just wanted to send a quick email to thank the both of you for such an amazing three months! The course was incredible and I have kept in touch with my friends on the fast track course. I am now Skipper on 70 foot sailing yacht and loving it.

Nick Antrobus

I had a really great time on the sailing course, it was a really nice group and our instructor was brilliant, very patient and a good laugh! I loved the destinations, specially sailing to Morocco and Tarifa and getting the spinnaker out was a great experience together with the dolphins playing at the front of the boat. Thank you very much for the organization, it was all very relaxing and friendly.

Louise Rowe

Really enjoyable and interesting. I will most definitely be seeing you again! Damian was consistently helpful, patient and friendly. He managed to help us get everything out of the 2 weeks that we’d hoped for. Melissa and I have come away with some great memories and are really grateful to him for that.I was suprised to hear that we were a lot younger than the average age of cliental you normally receive interest from. We both had such a great time and I think its something younger people don’t really consider as an option for a holiday, but should do. I will most definitely be recommending it to friends and family!

Laura Robertson Dunn

Thanks for a super sailing week, John was a great instructor and also very good with magical tricks for princesses aged 9. We wish to do more courses with you.

All the best, and I wish all of you a good season with good winds and calm seas, and many more dolphins jumping across the bow (as we got as the perfect ending of our course,,,,,,:-)


Kjell Ove Breivik, Andreas & Karoline.

Kjell Ove Breivik

Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and Pieter for such a great week. It was the best thing that I could have done with my boys; it took them out of their comfort zone, and made them work together, with no arguments. Pieter was brilliant with them both and I’m sure that his patience must have been tried on more than one occasion, but he didn’t show it.

Just a great all round week.

Thanks again.

David Graves

I was going to write to say that we had a brilliant week last week with Pieter. All those miles, quite a few of them in quite a lot of wind, were just what I (Jo) needed, as well as all the man overboard, crash stop etc skills, learnt. Pieter was excellent in his handling of a white knuckled wimp, and Les learnt a lot too. So, we feel very lucky….also to have been in such a small group, which gave us lots of opportunity to handle the boat.

Anyway, thanks for all your help, and both you and Pieter have our highest recommendation.

We are aiming to get out in our boat every day for a few hours (force 6 and 7’s excepted)!……whilst Les has his nose in the theory course every evening!

Jo and Les Elm

First duty after arriving home, 5.30am Sunday, and sleeping a bit, is to thank you both very much indeed.

At short notice, all arrangements went very well.

And, Jim thanks a million for the week.

Twas an excellent course held by a guy with vast knowledge, a great sense of humour and very importantly the enthusiasm and ability to transfer that knowledge in a very engaging way.

To top it all, Stephen achieved his Coastal Skipper ticket.

Thanks again, I’ll recommend you to anyone.

John LambertApril 2013

Thanks for a great week, I want to come back now!

Mauricio Le Pat

Andy was well liked by all of us. Very even tempered and accommodating. Knowledgeable of the content. Imparted clear instructions to follow.

Graham Hobbs Australia

Just a quick word to tell you how much me and my two boys enjoyed the week. Another soul taken with the sailing bug.

I also wanted to let you know how much Andy added to our whole experience. My boys were engaged in the day’s program and came away feeling more confident and with a genuine sense of accomplishment. Andy somehow managed to get the very best out of them. Thumbs up to him.

I look forward to returning for future adventures with Trafalgar.

Julian Browne Hawaii

The past week was just superb fun and Andy was a truly wonderful instructor with infinite patience and knowledge and endless good humour. I am looking forward very much to the next week!

Chris Parnell U.K.

I had a brilliant time, really enjoyed it, learnt so much, Andy was great too.

Jonathan Hughs U.K.

He was excellent. Brilliant instructor and good humour as well. Would (Will?) happily sail again with Trafalgar if he was the instructor on-board. Didn’t get his email address but send my thanks for a job well done, and threaten him with my eventual return for the day skipper practical in the near future!


Sailing Courses – Reviews for Trafalgar Sailing

I wanted to preface my answers with an enormous thank you to you and, particularly to Pieter, for your kindness to me when I was unwell at the beginning of the course. You both went above and beyond to help and take care of me. Thank you so so much. Richard and I are very keen to come back soon and do some more sailing with Pieter and Trafalgar. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
With best wishes,

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
You were incredibly helpful and responsive to our enquiries.
How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
It was excellent. Well planned with clear targets and goals.
How did you find your Instructor?
Pieter was amazing. Very patient, even when dealing with ‘incompetent crew’ like me. He gave me confidence that I could do things that might otherwise have seemed beyond me.
How do you rate the food?
Excellent. Cathy is a fabulous cook and even managed to cater for my bizarre food problems. Thank you so much.
How do you rate the accommodation?
The boat was clean, comfortable and incredibly spacious.

Amanda Baker

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
Pieter. Recommended by my brother.
How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Very well run.
How did you find your Instructor?
Pieter is a fantastic Instructor – extremely competent and a superb sailor.
How do you rate the food?
Very good
How do you rate the accommodation?

Steve Day

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
it has a very good image
How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
How did you find your Instructor?
one of the best
How do you rate the food?
its great. good chef!
How do you rate the accommodation?

Francisco Fonterosa

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
Positive impression from e-mail correspondence. Positive comments from people who had also taken courses with other Gibraltar-based providers (and were not satisfied).
How did you find your Instructor?
He was very solid. He did well to balance things out and was clearly highly knowledgeable.
How do you rate the food?
Very good.
Final comment
I thought you (Cathy) were very good. Clearly you care about your business and handle things in a common sense way. It must be hard running one of these outfits and I appreciated your approach to things.

James England

How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Very well run.
How did you find your Instructor?
Pieter is a fantastic Instructor – extremely competent and a superb sailor.
How do you rate the food?
Very good
How do you rate the accommodation?
How did you first hear of Trafalgar sailing?
Through my brother Simon
What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?

Simon Day

Thank you again for a super week! It was great ! – I am thinking already about sailing with you another time.

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
Because Swiss Maritime Academy recommended you.

How did you find your Instructor? super -perfect

How do you rate the food? very good – thank you, Cathy

Dan Sennhauser

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
An instructor I knew from doing a course in the UK recommended you.
How did you find your Instructor?
Peter is very knowledgable and very patient which was just as well in my case 🙂
How do you rate the food?
Home cooked recipes were very good.

Paul Giuffredi

How did you find your Instructor?
Beyond excellent- Pieter was amazing- supportive yet enabling, funny but serious when needed, a great host, fills you with confidence, really knows his stuff.
How do you rate the food?
What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
Professional looking website- well written and offered what we wanted
How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Good – content correct to allow you to reach the level that it says on the tin.

Tim Broadhurst

I strongly recommend both sailing and Trafalgar Sailing School to be trained as a sailor. I started from the scratch since I hadn´t had any previous experience before my competent crew course. I enjoyed the sport and my crew from the first day. Pete´s sense of humour and knowledge, made me come back to Trafalgar Sailing for my skipper day practical and I do not regret it at all. We sailed throughout Spain, Morocco and the Strait of Gibraltar. I learnt a lot and look forward to sailing with Trafalgar in February 2014 (Pete, you´ll have to keep on coping with me) and socialise with new sailors.
Manuel (Málaga, Spain.)

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
The web page is clear and concise. The fact that BBC recorded how the school works also helped to my election.

How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Very good and helpful since I haven´t had any previous sailing experience before the course.

The Instructor:?
Very good, patient and he´s got experience both teaching and , most importantly, sailing.

The food?
Fresh and very good.

The accommodation?
Very good and clean.

Manuel Márquez Ruiz

What made you decide to book with Trafalgar Sailing?
History of the school, professionalism and fast reply to my initial enquiry.
How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
I enjoyed the relaxed learning environment, and the constant informal questioning technique from the instructor.
How did you find your Instructor?
Instructor was knowledgeable, and provided a relaxed learning environment as all the students onboard we’re of a mature age group.
How do you rate the food?
I particular like the home cooked food and the variety.

Dave Jackson

How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Brilliant, informative, well structured, fun and friendly.

How did you find your Instructor?
Superb, a true gentleman, extremely comical and sarcastic which truly made the holiday very memorable. I have Alan’s details and will be keeping in touch with him!

Next time you see him, ask him for a G+T Bish style

Christopher Harrison

How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Perfect. It was easy to fit in to the week and gave us both the confidence we were looking for. Also catered for Will’s need for time on the beach

How did you find your R.Y.A. Instructor?
He was great. Had a really great attitude and responded well to our need to balance sailing with having a small child on the boat. Even did a bit of baby sitting and watched Lion King with Will on numerous occasions. Could not recommend him highly enough!

How do you rate the food?
Brilliant. This was a real surprise and made for really easy evenings.

Andy and Anna Bellamy

R.Y.A. Sailing Course The experience was fantastic, like many experiences in life you enjoy them over and over again as you recall them from the old memory banks.

Thank you to everyone involved at Trafalgar sailing, you have got the right balance of educational course and holiday enjoyment, when the economy picks up I intend to send you some of our staff over for a treat and team building…

How did you find the R.Y.A. course?
Much better and more interesting than I expected, loads of hands on practical tasks, with just the right amount of theory for a beginners course, it left you wanting to learn more.

How did you find your Instructor?
Ross was great, for a young man he has loads of patience and a vast amount of experience, we all felt complete confidence in his seamanship, Ross helped to make it the best holiday I have ever had. (and I still can tie knots to save my life)

How do you rate the food?

How do you rate the accommodation?
Considering how hard the boats are worked our boat was clean, comfortable and very well equipped.

Paul Bates



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