|Submission Date||Praise / Comments|
|2018-01-14 16:22:55||Only issue was the delay in receiving vhf radio ebooks. Made the online course slightly more difficult|
|2018-01-14 16:19:53||Very well coached with attention to detail and tailored to suit my specific needs and applications.|
|2018-01-09 17:20:21||Graham is an excellent instructor, explains everything so well|
|2018-01-09 17:16:54||Professional and friendly service
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience
|2017-12-10 16:37:32||Great instructing with very handy tips|
|2017-12-10 16:33:56||The course gives me confidence going forward as a novice power boater . The instructor was patient but decisive in all instructions .|
|2017-12-10 16:29:33||Very useful course|
|2017-12-08 11:15:23||Excellent, first class instructor|
|2017-11-19 21:07:52||My instructor was great and I learnt a lot
She is amazing
|2017-11-17 14:53:44||Great 5 days building miles !|
|2017-11-17 14:50:23||Great instructor very enjoyable|
|2017-11-10 14:41:50||Good comunication and efficeint instructor|
|2017-11-10 14:36:37||Great combination of good and informative - a really great week!|
|2017-11-10 14:30:27||I enjoyed the course and it was very informative|
|2017-11-05 16:31:01||I enjoyed the course and it was very informative|
|2017-11-05 16:23:13||Great instructor, great weather, learned a lot - was great!|
|2017-11-04 00:35:29||I thought this was a very very challenging but fun course my tutor graham was fantastic.
Would highly recommend this course
|2017-11-04 00:30:55||Brilliant course, enjoyed every minute.|
|2017-11-03 14:14:32||Excellent instruction. Everything explained and prepared well in advance. Enjoyed the course and it exceeded all our expectations|
|2017-11-03 14:10:38||Fantastic instruction with glorious scenery.|
|2017-11-03 14:07:42||Excellent instruction. Everything explained and prepared well in advance. Enjoyed the course and it exceeded all our expectations|
|2017-10-29 16:46:53||Excellent introductory course|
|2017-10-29 16:44:52||A good introduction to powerboating - thank you.|
|2017-10-28 12:47:44||Great instructor, I will definately be back.
|2017-10-28 12:44:21||Easily the best course I have done. Money well spent. Bring on Bora Bora|
|2017-10-28 12:39:56||Great instructor, really happy with the course!|
|2017-10-27 13:14:51||Clearer guidance about drinking would have helped but it wasn’t an issue as we were busy working every evening|
|2017-10-27 12:49:53||A fantastic introduction to sailing! Patrick was a very patient and engaging instructor, we really couldn’t have enjoyed the course any more.|
|2017-10-27 12:42:01||Really enjoyed the whole experience, learnt a lot of new skills and had fun doing so.|
|2017-10-22 14:02:36||Fab experience Pav and Sam were wonderful instructors and all very friendly thank you|
|2017-10-22 13:56:35||Pav and Sam were excellent instructors and if possible would request either for my next level.
Great weekend despite the weather.
|2017-10-22 13:53:30||Pav and Sam were fantastic. I learnt significantly more on this weekend than I did on my previous ones. They were patient and focussed on teaching us. If I were to do further courses, I would request these guys. The only bad thing is that it made me realise the other weekends with another instructor were not that good and I would be a much better sailor had I completed all three weekends with pav or Sam.|
|2017-10-20 14:22:22||Fantastic instructor and boat
All around high quality
Had difficulties getting in touch with office prior to course
|2017-10-20 14:19:39||Superb boat. Fantastic instructor. A great location for Dayskipper course.|
|2017-10-20 14:16:47||Patrick is an excellent young man and allows his crew to continuously learn whilst feeling safe|
|2017-10-20 14:12:30||Very enthusiastic instructor. Very flexible according to our needs.|
|2017-10-20 13:56:17||A very good course; instructor was to the point so there was no misunderstanding as to what you would achieve from the course depending on experience..... he also could cook! Lol
Looking forward to getting further experience so that can eventually progress to dayskipper. Thank you
|2017-10-20 13:52:49||Very pleased with our instructor. He explained everything very well with us. And clarified things with us if we were not sure.|
|2017-10-20 13:45:26||Great quality instruction . Really helped explain issues clearly and with enthusiasm. Excellent instructor|
|2017-10-20 13:25:07||I should have done coastal skipper theory before doing this CS practical - I did pick up a lot of useful info/tip|
|2017-10-20 13:21:42||Pav was excellent, very competent, contained at all times and patient. The course was well organised and informative. The only thing I could comment on was - we sailed in stormy weather on the first day, almost all crew beginners, I think it would be much better if the instructor introduced herself in more detail, with past experience etc, that would have been much more reassuring. Overall absolutely brilliant week on board.|
|2017-10-20 13:15:07||Thanks Pav. First day was a bit scary.|
|2017-10-19 18:25:14||Enjoyed the sailing, pity about the weather|
|2017-10-13 13:38:37||Very informative and effective.|
|2017-10-13 13:14:16||Best instructor, everything was explained far beyond expectations.|
|2017-10-13 13:01:01||Very good yacht master Alex Kafka. Thank you ask for all.|
|2017-10-13 12:11:19||Fantastic course|
|2017-10-13 12:08:03||Great five days with great instructor and crew.|
|2017-10-08 14:25:43||Great course and very enjoyable. Website could be better...|
|2017-10-08 14:23:30||Excellent tuition, very thorough and detailed. Pav brilliant, fantastic tutor. Good time had whilst learning lots.|
|2017-10-08 14:19:29||Had a great weekend with a great instructor.|
|2017-10-07 16:58:56||Ales was really good trainer. Knowledgable and able to explain everything very practically. He also acted in very professional manner. I would be happy to come again and to recommend him to my friends.|
|2017-10-07 16:43:11||Great skipper Ales|
|2017-10-07 16:38:37||Both skippers- trainers were excellent! Ales Kafka is very good teacher!|
|2017-10-07 16:14:51||Perfect experience. Skipper Ales was a perfect teacher.|
|2017-10-07 16:09:50||Very very super!!!!!!!|
|2017-10-07 11:38:38||Very good experience under a very experienc d instructor
|2017-10-07 11:34:26||Rob was fantastic. He made me feel safe and confident. Great course.|
|2017-10-06 17:04:16||I was a complete beginner and really enjoyed learning new skill,being part of a team and being encouraged .|
|2017-10-01 14:20:35||Excellent day out on the Clyde with great 'story time' sessions from our instructor.|
|2017-10-01 14:16:32||Fantastic experience and would highly recommend!|
|2017-10-01 14:13:05||The course was very informative, delivered by an excellent instructor who was very calm and confident ensuring all aspects of the course were delivered effectively|
|2017-09-29 15:12:11||Instructor was great and very knowledgable.|
|2017-09-29 15:10:01||I booked this course to gain experience having already qualified as a day skipper. The skipper (George Junek) was excellent. Calm, knowledgable and a brilliant teacher. The boat Delius was a little tired and experienced a number of issues with equipment which George worked around admirably. He made the week excellent.|
|2017-09-29 14:58:06||An exceptional instructor who instructed everyone on board (various levels) to a superb level.
The instruction was extremely motivational and inspiring. A very amiable and personal young man.
|2017-09-29 12:24:37||Good experiences, good confidence builder thanks|
|2017-09-29 12:21:15||Excellent instructor very friendly.|
|2017-09-29 12:14:03||Very informative. Good fun.|
|2017-09-29 12:11:07||Excellent, had fantastic experience!|
|2017-09-29 12:08:50||Great instruction from Pav!|
|2017-09-24 14:16:51||Great practical experience , good fun and learned a lot.|
|2017-09-24 14:12:22||George is a top guy|
|2017-09-24 14:10:50||Learnt a lot. Good weekend.|
|2017-09-24 14:08:51||Instructor George was excellent. Patient and knowledgable and enjoyable company.|
|2017-09-22 12:36:45||Really enjoyed the course, very well organised. Highly recommended|
|2017-09-22 12:28:38||Fab instructor, very patient. Thanks!|
|2017-09-22 12:23:18||Pav is an excellent instructor
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic.
|2017-09-22 12:00:24||Course delivered in a calm and measured way.|
|2017-09-22 11:57:20||Great course|
|2017-09-22 11:54:42||Skipper was a very good teacher ,group and man management .very pleasant week I learned a lot|
|2017-09-22 11:46:57||Our instructor Alex was great! Such a fantastic experience!|
|2017-09-17 16:03:03||Came for experience on top of day skipper a few years ago, good to go over stuff, learnt new ways. Good fun weekend thanks|
|2017-09-17 15:54:32||George was very good. Professional and fun. I would say, it would be good to hear more theory from him as were sailing as to why somethings were being done.|
|2017-09-17 15:51:25||The 3rd week end with George was far better with my second instructor and was told by graham that I would have another weekend for compensation, I would like to arrange the next weekend as agreed.
I would like to learn further with George.
|2017-09-17 15:46:19||Good weekend. Practice of pontoons was very useful. Overall excellent.|
|2017-09-17 15:29:23||Thought Robert was very helpful and knowledgable and understanding of limitations.|
|2017-09-17 15:26:36||Great course, highly recommended|
|2017-09-17 14:18:50||Excellent course and great instructors.|
|2017-09-17 14:17:00||Had a fantastic time and learned lots. Feel much more confident than I did coming into the course and
all skills taught were extremely useful. Thanks again.
|2017-09-15 14:01:03||Excellent instruction from Pav|
|2017-09-15 13:58:05||I thoroughly enjoyed the course- Pav is an excellent instructor, "firm, fair and fun".
She was very encouraging and inspired confidence.
I will definitely recommend the course and if I decide to train to Coastal skipper standard, I will return to ScotSail.
|2017-09-15 13:50:13||Very knowledgable instructor. Learned a great deal.|
|2017-09-15 13:45:19||Thought Pav was excellent. Very knowledgeable and great coach.
|2017-09-15 13:42:41||Stunning. Fantastic instructor. Learnt so much. Wish I'd come sooner.|
|2017-09-15 13:25:46||Great, good learning experience, George a very good instructor felt very safe, definitely come back.|
|2017-09-10 15:36:17||Buy new waterproofs. George was a great instructor allowed us to learn and make mistake when was safe, best so far.|
|2017-09-10 15:32:24||Great experience but too much wind one day and no wind next limited out hands on sailing,no much instructor can do with that though.would return for further training. Cheers|
|2017-09-10 12:53:19||Very enjoyable. Maybe think about some paper exercises to reinforce learning.|
|2017-09-08 14:33:45||Amazing week. Great instruction. Great atmosphere aboard. Would recommend 100%|
|2017-09-08 14:31:04||Excellent tuition but I was hoping to have some practice with slab reeling. The boat had in mast reeling. Other than that a great course!|
|2017-09-08 14:23:56||The crew came together and sailed the boat really well at the end of the course.
I was able to challenge myself and felt well supported throughout. A great time was had by all.
|2017-09-08 13:17:56||Course was great, challenging at times. Sometimes felt as if some previous experience/understanding would have helped as there are lots of terms to get to grips with in a very short space of time!|
|2017-09-08 13:14:10||I know previous experience is not necessary but perhaps some pointers on the booking website for reading material / revision prior to course would help some|
|2017-09-08 13:08:43||Good experience. Enjoyed night sail|
|2017-09-08 12:35:32||Great food and enjoyable learning|
|2017-09-08 12:34:16||Intensive and enjoyable week of learning|
|2017-09-08 12:25:52||Difficult to contact Scotsail by phone.|
|2017-09-08 12:21:26||Instructor was excellent - and good cook!!|
|2017-09-03 17:41:55||The boat, voyager 3 was a comfortable boat to learn in. Instructors gave valyable guidance on essential skills with great insight on berthing|
|2017-09-03 17:39:13||Fantastic and informative experience
I would recommend it highly to everyone
|2017-09-03 17:36:39||Very quick-paced for a complete novice but very informative and covered key areas well. Instructors were very calm, well-informed and good communicators; light-hearted in the right measure. I felt, for me as a novice, I needed more detail about boat-handling concepts and manoeuvring since I'd never encountered these principles before. Other students more advanced so maybe that contributed to the pace of information also.|
|2017-09-03 17:18:56||First class experience,I'm really looking forward to continuing with further training courses|
|2017-09-03 17:11:49||I will be back no doubt?ƒ
Had no previous experience but Ian really made me enjoy it very much
|2017-09-03 17:07:45||Great weekend!|
|2017-09-03 14:41:51||Great experience.|
|2017-09-03 14:38:35||Cannot wait to come back! Hopefully same Instructor- thank you so much ?ƒ|
|2017-09-03 14:34:01||I always felt I was good hands, it was inspiring to meet someone so passionate and professional.|
|2017-09-03 12:07:38||Amazing skipper, amazing crew, amazing coyntry. Thanks for my best hokiday ever|
|2017-09-03 11:57:38||Danny was a brilliant skipoer. Very professional very patuent fantadtic all round.|
|2017-09-03 11:50:59||Danny was fantastic. Great teacher and looked after us well.|
|2017-09-01 13:27:54||Very good teaching and cooking from George!|
|2017-09-01 13:24:36||Very informative and enjoyable course with first class instruction.|
|2017-09-01 12:58:44||Great experience. John was good instructor|
|2017-09-01 12:56:50||Great school, but boats need better service and perhaps for certification- a trial should be given before assessment of competence or else make this clear when booking that no instruction will be given on areas such as navigating and pilotage.
|2017-09-01 12:51:56||Good course, learned so much, great location and very good skipper|
|2017-09-01 12:49:11||Really enjoyed my first yachting experience. Instructor John was a brilliant teacher. I'll be back to do some more trips.|
|2017-09-01 12:21:19||Very well run, organised. Felt saf. Learnt a lot. Great experience!! Thank you!! :)|
|2017-09-01 12:18:53||Pav our instructor was immense, we couldn't have enjoyed our week more, the organisation was superb and we all bonded as a crew . Brilliant and highly recommended to anyone interested in a thorough and experienced sails training experience|
|2017-09-01 12:09:43||Great experience and fantastic five days.Felt safe with the Captain ?ƒ|
|2017-09-01 12:05:48||Pav was a wonderful trainer - I'll be back!|
|2017-08-27 16:13:25||Patrick was a great instructor, he made sure everyone was happy and safe while teaching us a lot appropriate to various experience levels. He was very friendly throughout and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.
The website could be slightly clearer for booking the weekend courses but otherwise fine.
Overall great experience and will definitely be back.
|2017-08-27 16:06:20||Patrik was extremely helpful and informative! As well as friendly!|
|2017-08-27 15:57:42||A very worthwhile coarse|
|2017-08-27 15:53:55||Absolutely superb training from excellent experienced instructors Robert McCallum and Dougie on day 2|
|2017-08-27 15:46:48||Fantastic course, very informative with skilled and easy going team looking after us.|
|2017-08-27 13:28:50||Very good|
|2017-08-25 13:32:02||Had a very good time. Learnt a lot and increased my confidence with sailing massively. Excellent teaching.|
|2017-08-25 13:26:01||Many thanks|
|2017-08-25 13:23:14||Learnt a lot and feel very much more confident|
|2017-08-25 13:19:10||Was expecting better facilities on the boat|
|2017-08-25 12:55:52||Great course, great instructor, great company, so so weather.|
|2017-08-25 12:50:38||Instructor Patrick was great|
|2017-08-25 12:48:54||Competent crew to day skipper by encouragement of all. Thank you.|
|2017-08-25 12:25:49||Excellent professional service. Pav was a brilliant teacher and very patient with us.
Overall very happy...highly recommended. John Cav.
|2017-08-25 12:20:45||Excellent instructor - very patient and calm and good at explaining
Lots of camaraderie
Great cabin and boat facilities
|2017-08-25 12:15:51||Awesome. Very tricky to get to talk to anyone on the phone about the course though.|
|2017-08-20 16:45:06||Will be back|
|2017-08-20 16:34:36||Nick is a great instructor and I learned a lot from this weekends sailing. Looking forward to my next weekend with Scotsail.|
|2017-08-20 16:30:13||Bolero is getting tired-noticeably in 2 years since last trip|
|2017-08-20 15:52:23||Stephen and Danny were so patient I had an amazing time and learned to much many thanks would do it all again !!|
|2017-08-20 15:46:05||Very well executed also got taught things that were not mandatory with the course and helped with my boating experience.|
|2017-08-20 15:43:53||Excellent instructor|
|2017-08-20 15:41:29||Very good use of a weekend; thoroughly enjoyable|
|2017-08-18 14:00:23||Alex and Danny were friendly, helpful, sociable and of course expert I'm their knowledge and experience. Although my son is highly capable a dad will always be 'worried what might happen': at all times I felt safe and felt he was safe. His 13th birthday present put a smile on his face, thank you!|
|2017-08-18 13:54:50||Excellent instructors!|
|2017-08-18 13:12:03||Seep learning curve but really rewarding|
|2017-08-18 13:09:46||Really good instructor who new everything about sailing. Enjoyed the sailing.|
|2017-08-18 12:59:19||Excellent instruction|
|2017-08-18 12:56:06||Great course - our sailing instructor Patrick Lindr was absolutely brilliant! I learnt a lot, gained a lot of confidence and skill - thank you!|
|2017-08-18 12:49:12||Brilliant instructor|
|2017-08-18 12:45:16||Patrick was excellent,patient,calm,and his teaching style was great.|
|2017-08-13 15:23:58||Brian was excellent. A very good teacher. Encouraging. And patient.
Enjoyed the day
|2017-08-13 13:57:05||Very enjoyable, challenging and good instructor.|
|2017-08-11 13:23:40||Competent and enthusiastic instructor. Keen to impart knowledge. Learnt a lot after over 40 years as a deck officer and shore manager in the merchant navy.|
|2017-08-11 13:16:09||John was an absolutely fantastic instructor. I'm so impressed with his teaching and patience. I had a great fun experience and have learned a huge amount. Thank you John!|
|2017-08-11 13:10:26||Appeared to be a smell in port side heads which prevented 5 stars. Great fun well structured taking advantage of all weather situations.|
|2017-08-11 12:55:43||Fantastic instructor. Lucky with weather.|
|2017-08-11 12:52:55||Fantastic instruction and information from Patrik who is an outstanding instructor. The booking process can be a bit confusing as it is all web based although Graham was extremely helpful when I spoke with him. It would have been nice to have had a slab reeling boat from a sailing point of view but that is a small criticism. I had an excellent time and would be happy to recommend Scotsail and to book again.|
|2017-08-11 12:48:25||Excellent tuition from Patrick. He is incredibly enthusiastic patient and knowledgable. A fantastic week! Thank you|
|2017-08-11 11:57:12||Was v good experience with a fantastic learning curve|
|2017-08-11 11:51:01||Rob has been brilliant a super star.|
|2017-08-11 11:47:07||Instructor excellent
Extremely calm and considerate and patient
|2017-08-11 11:06:21||Absolutely FANTASTIC course and an OUTSTANDING instructor .... Pav is so patient and encouraging!|
|2017-08-11 11:00:42||Pav was superb as instructor, a fantastic week all in|
|2017-08-11 11:00:27||Pav was superb as instructor, a fantastic week all in|
|2017-08-11 10:57:48||A fantastic week with learning opportunities at every possible moment. Would highly recommend the course, company and most importantly our instructor to friends and family. I can't wait to get back on the water!|
|2017-08-11 10:54:30||Great experience.
|2017-08-06 15:38:02||Excellent course great instruction from Howard|
|2017-08-06 15:33:33||Highly recommend to my friends in the dive club.
|2017-08-06 15:28:00||Learned a lot in two days - would now be much more confident about taking a motor cruiser out to sea. Desk work was very informative. Good fun too!|
|2017-08-06 15:21:34||I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience - learned a lot, had fun and gained new skills. Can't wait to put the training to practical use.|
|2017-08-06 15:16:50||Good banter between staff and delegates, 10/10 would do again|
|2017-08-06 14:44:06||Excellent leader. Very encouraging and inspiring|
|2017-08-06 14:37:41||Pav made things clear and easy to follow, and always with a smile on her face no matter the weather. Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and have learned so much . Thanks|
|2017-08-04 13:13:17||Fantastic experience! Loved every bit of it ?ƒ|
|2017-08-04 13:11:35||Instructor was fantastic, always calm and made the whole experience challenging yet safe|
|2017-08-04 13:08:59||Alex is the most patient and calm instructor - much appreciated by the novices!|
|2017-08-04 12:50:10||Great week.
|2017-08-04 12:46:42||Our instructure (Pav) was exceient|
|2017-08-04 12:36:34||Outstanding instructor.
Patience of a saint.
|2017-08-04 12:24:49||Really the enjoyed the whole week|
|2017-08-04 12:21:55||Simon was a really good instructor he has a lot of patience and he was funny.|
|2017-08-04 12:17:11||Simon was an excellent skipper very encouraging and excellent with the kids.|
|2017-08-04 12:00:15||Our skipper was excellent, very experienced, really good teacher responsive to the different needs & requirements of each crew member, patient & thorough, unfailingly polite and also a good companion. When unexpected problems arose he was calm, always had a strategy for dealing with it - my learning curve was steep, my understanding at the end of 5 days was so much greater than I expected. I have learnt something of day skipper practice that I didn't expect and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
|2017-08-04 11:51:17||Learnt a great deal and acquired a lot of confidence through excellent instruction and the chance to make mistakes and get over them without panic.|
|2017-08-04 11:46:32||Superb course, Patrik as the instructor was excellent very patient and calm, took every opportunity to teach and give me an opportunity to try things out. Really good when things went slightly skewed and kept the team together beautifully!|
|2017-08-04 11:42:42||Great experience with an excellent instructor who kept us all safe and taught us very well.
Loved every minute and will come back again to do day skipper when we are ready.
Thank you very much especially to our skipper Patrik.
|2017-08-04 11:36:31||Patrick was a true professional. Always calm clear instructions even under emergency procedure when loosing engine power on night sail and unable to enter marina and having to change plan and head for fair lie and a mooring buoy. Great instructor. Learned pleanty|
|2017-07-30 15:17:22||Really enjoyed it - would definitely recommend|
|2017-07-30 15:09:47||Thanks for everything. We now have a great foundation to build experience on the boat whilst being much more aware of the risks.|
|2017-07-28 14:43:00||I had an excellent week and have gained a passion for sailing through taking this course.|
|2017-07-28 14:39:18||Unbelievable experience would recommend to anyone - instructor was amazing great guy and clearly keen to ensure that we obtained the knowledge we needed.|
|2017-07-28 14:33:03||Excellent instructor! Always felt in safe, competent hands.
Will return for another course
|2017-07-28 14:29:19||Unbelievable experience. Thank you so much.|
|2017-07-28 13:42:40||Great tuition. Really enjoyable course. Would highly recommend. Many thanks|
|2017-07-28 13:37:04||Initial instructor wasn't very good but after swapping it was really good
|2017-07-28 12:50:31||Pav was an excellent instructor and a fine seaman. My family really enjoyed our week and gained valuable training. We would have no hesitation to recommend Scotsail to friends and family|
|2017-07-28 12:46:37||Amazing training, I would highly recommend, the instructor was very patient and explained everything very clearly to me.|
|2017-07-28 12:42:17||I joined as a very anxious sailor. Pav is amazing and I felt so safe with her at all times|
|2017-07-28 12:39:36||Excellent service really enjoyed my course|
|2017-07-28 10:21:16||Extremely competent instructor who has a wealth of knowledge. He attended to the different competencies of everyone on board (competent crew to coastal skipper). The group gelled very well from the beginning and was ensured by the instructor. Danny showed us lots of tricks for maneouvering the boat. Excellent course. Nothing we could do about the Scottish weather.|
|2017-07-28 10:12:51||As a beginner i have learnt a lot but i was the only beginner and it would have been nicer to have had at least one other beginner on board|
|2017-07-28 10:08:03||Fantastic weather, great crew and very experienced instructor (Danny). Coupled with a fast boat.
A reminder email a week before would be helpful with a checklist. We forgot our sleeping bags.
|2017-07-28 10:07:19||Fantastic weather, great crew and very experienced instructor (Danny). Coupled with a fast boat.
A reminder email a week before would be helpful with a checklist. We forgot our sleeping bags.
|2017-07-28 09:58:17||Very accomodating for vegetarians! High professional standards from the skipper. Would have liked a longer passage.|
|2017-07-27 23:15:44||Danny is extremely expsrienced and i felt super safe with him. The course syllabus is very packed and we were quute exhausted. There us no ir very little downtime and this is not what we expected, also it is impossible to take in avg 10 hours of instructuon.|
|2017-07-23 16:49:41||Nick was very good, perfect personality for an instructor|
|2017-07-23 16:47:49||Great fun ?ƒ?ƒ|
|2017-07-23 16:46:06||This was my second weekend for comp crew and was a very different experience. The weather and passage were very diffent. We had a very relaxing weekend. I feel that I am progressing in my knowledge and confidence. I'm looking forward to the next weekend, maybe a bit more wind though!|
|2017-07-22 10:47:41||It was a long (but enjoyable) second day due to the high winds on day one|
|2017-07-21 13:16:19||Great fun, excellent company and wonderful scenery. ?|
|2017-07-21 13:08:43||Fantastic week, great instructor in Pav. Probably the best instruction we have had ever had. Some constructive feedback is that the back office administration could be slicker with some improved communication.
Hi Alistair! Thanks for the feedback and review it's really very much appreciated - so glad you had a great time. Thanks for the comment about backnoffoce adminstration:
I can see that you reserved online on 1st May and received a booking email with all the details and link to the joining instructions and FAQs / help, and then a receipt for your deposit payment.
Then on 13th July we sent you a SMS Text message reminder and another reminder email that contained a complete breakdown of the booking, course details, bullet points, links, arrival times, what to bring etc and a link to pay your balance securely online, which you then did and received another confirmation text-message and email with payment receipt and another copy of of al the booking and course info, to ensure you had everything you needed.
I also checked for any support tickets raised about your booking and couldn't find any.
We really want to make sure everyone is happy with all aspects, so please let us know what else you would have liked so that we can take that on board. Would another emailed Course guide and booking Summary have been helpful? More pages on the online joining instructions ? Let us know and we'd be happy to try and constantly improve.
All the best guys!
|2017-07-21 12:40:47||PAV our instructor is sooooo professional, passionate about sailing and a great teacher! Many thanks had fun and learned a lot.
|2017-07-21 12:36:31||An excellent week with a fantastic instructor and great crew.|
|2017-07-21 11:35:11||Great loved it all|
|2017-07-21 11:33:30||Great loved it all thanks|
|2017-07-21 10:54:04||Danny thankz for a great week spot on coaching and vood company
|2017-07-21 10:46:31||Had great fun as well as learning a lot. Great night sailing. Danny's cooking is fantastic.|
|2017-07-20 16:36:37||All good|
|2017-07-20 16:34:53||Fantastic instructor leading to a fantastic time|
|2017-07-16 15:00:35||Had a wonderful time and learned a lot. Thank you!|
|2017-07-16 14:57:21||Could have done with basic course on terminology before the start|
|2017-07-16 14:33:54||Clearer info on website about what all included or not|
|2017-07-16 14:30:32||Very good with praise once manoeuvre completed but a bit on tension obvious while undertaking manoeuvre|
|2017-07-16 14:24:41||Enjoyable and valuable.|
|2017-07-14 14:30:50||Patrik is an incredibly strong instructor. His instructions and teachings were very clear and you always felt 100% safe. I liked how he combined theory questions with practical application. He conducted his questions in a way that didn't make you feel silly/uncomfortable if you didn't know the answer immediately, but rather found a way to help you learn it clearly so that you knew it more thoroughly the next time.|
|2017-07-14 14:24:54||Excellent place to learn and the instructor was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and thorough. Surperb experience.|
|2017-07-14 14:19:30||Great instructor. Relaxed atmosphere and lots of instruction|
|2017-07-14 14:16:32||Patrick Lindr was such an excellent skipper, patient, informative and couldn't do enough to allow me to complete the necessary course.|
|2017-07-14 12:13:42||Pav is a great instructor!|
|2017-07-14 12:10:13||Very much enjoyed myself. Pav was a great instructor and she was always in control of the boat. Would definitely do another course with Scotsail.|
|2017-07-09 15:54:30||Instructor was very knowledgeable and a good teacher. The boat itself was fine other than the smelling fridge|
|2017-07-09 15:51:51||Fridge didn't work properly. Would appreciate a follow-on email closer to the course to serve as a confirmation and reminder of the course. Ian was excellent.|
|2017-07-09 15:48:59||Great weekend excellent instructor but the fridge not not working was very disappointing,
|2017-07-09 15:15:19||Very informative. Lots of fun. Great company.|
|2017-07-09 15:04:12||Excellent weekend, George was a great instructor, giving clear explanation|
|2017-07-07 13:48:33||Trainer was very knowledgeable, hard working and patient, but made course fun.|
|2017-07-07 13:44:13||Superb trip learned loads recommend to anyone|
|2017-07-07 13:37:41||Very enjoyable learning experience. Fabulous instructor.|
|2017-07-07 13:33:33||Learnt loads, great fun, I feel a much more accomplished sailor|
|2017-07-07 13:19:38||Fantastic skipper; Very easy to get along with and helped me learn quickly and effectively.|
|2017-07-07 12:38:42||On board experience great. Web site getting a bit dated. Deposit and booking was easy but no reminder for balance, I almost forgot to pay it. Overall a great experience.
Hi Alastair! So glad you had a great time; since you booked we have a brand new mobile website and booking system, and also balance reminders are automatic and contain a PDF file so worth checking your spam folder! Thanks!
|2017-07-07 12:08:49||Many thanks to Pav for a making it a very relaxed successful weeks sailing. Your patience and humour were a big plus. Everyone had a great time...|
|2017-07-07 12:05:01||Excellent instruction with constant friendly testing of knowledge. A fun and informative week.|
|2017-07-07 12:02:19||amazing course for beginners!! Lovely place to sail and all my questions were answered regarding sailing. :)|
|2017-07-02 15:20:53||Very relaxed. Excellent weekend.|
|2017-07-02 15:18:27||Great course and well worth doing if you are considering using a power boat.|
|2017-07-02 15:06:28||Great , instructor (Pav) was very good|
|2017-07-02 15:03:16||Our instructor was very patient and professional. Surprised at fees for cleaning!!|
|2017-07-02 14:46:34||I thought the course was far more informative and comprehensive than I expected. The content of the course would allow me to be confident to tackle powerboating going forward. Thanks to Stephen and staff for the weekend.|
|2017-07-02 14:39:12||Was a brilliant experience which was exceeded my expectations. A great 2 day course that was enjoyed greatly!|
|2017-07-02 14:36:27||Excellent course very well run|
|2017-07-02 08:04:19||Trip was good to complete. Would have been better with more favourable winds to allow more stops but that was just down to luck.|
|2017-07-02 07:57:18||Good trip and of course all weather depending. Given it was my second ever sailing trip after st kilda last year i had no sickness and overall i enjoyed the trip.|
|2017-07-02 07:40:24||Very capable skipper!
Made the whole trip enjoyable in spite of difficult conditions.
Pushed boat to the limit against constant headwinds. ALWAYS FELT SAFE!
|2017-06-30 13:02:14||Great instructor that pushed you to improve and keen to see you learn.
Comfortable boat and first class service!
|2017-06-30 12:57:57||Great fun!|
|2017-06-30 12:56:00||Second time with Scotsail- I would recommend them for anyone looking to learn sailing!|
|2017-06-30 12:49:47||Great week and excellent training from George, our instructor.
|2017-06-30 11:09:14||A great week and very informative|
|2017-06-30 11:05:42||Fantastic instruction. Great facilities. Good range of abilities on board. Fanatastic learning environment that was safe and informative. Highly recommend and will be back to complete further courses. As a side note as a single and lone female on the boat I found the other crew members and staff supportive, inclusive and welcome.|
|2017-06-30 11:02:35||Can't fault anything, instructor was brilliant.
|2017-06-25 16:42:18||George is fantastic- nive guy, great sailor, excellent teacher ?“|
|2017-06-25 16:37:07||George was a great instructor who took his time explaining things and showing us everything. The weekend was absolutely excellent and I couldn't wish for a better instructor. Thanks to George, I have fallen in love with sailing;)|
|2017-06-25 16:29:09||Enjoyed the hospitality, the good spirit and the effective teaching!
|2017-06-25 16:06:34||Very fun weekend and learnt a lot!
Website could do with updating as it isn't easy to use.
Nick was a very good instructor!
Hi Tim - thanks! Yes your right: brand new 2017 fully mobile responsive website and booking system recently launched; the chap who booked for your group booked using the older version, so all future bookings now use the nice new one! Thanks!
|2017-06-25 16:03:03||Excellent weekend. Great learning experience.|
|2017-06-25 16:00:05||Very competent skipper. Learnt a lot. Enjoyable weekend.|
|2017-06-25 15:54:58||Great time|
|2017-06-25 14:48:42||Excellent tuition and George made the course great fun also. Learned loads!|
|2017-06-25 14:45:47||George was an amazing instructor, we have learned so much.|
|2017-06-25 14:40:17||Really enjoyable and informative two days. Learned loads!|
|2017-06-25 14:38:15||FAbby n lots of good information to take away and practice on my own boat. MAny thanks.|
|2017-06-25 13:20:14||Instructor was very knowlegable, patient and encouraging.|
|2017-06-25 13:12:53||Excellent course for our dive boat rib training gave me a much better understanding of how to handle the rib. Particularly impressed by shotline recovery technique.|
|2017-06-24 22:13:44||Really great it was great to go to St Kilda.|
|2017-06-24 22:09:40||Did really well to get to st kilda with weather we had. Well done danny. Thanks!|
|2017-06-24 22:05:44||Dany is very serious with a real knowledge and very keen to hand this knowledge on.|
|2017-06-24 21:58:45||I felt totally safe for the whole trip and it was an amazing adventure|
|2017-06-24 21:54:49||Getting to St Kilda is always a challenge. Danny did a fantastic job of planning and managing complex weather systems to give us the window to get there. He is a brilliant instructor that exudes confidence and seamanship in a very friendy way, a real pleasure to be with. The yacht is solid and performed very well.
I am very pleased with my Scotsail experience and will certainly be back.
|2017-06-23 13:46:43||I think George needs to be slightly more encouraging and teach positively|
|2017-06-23 13:44:31||Very good instructor and some interesting sleeping arrangements|
|2017-06-23 13:14:40||Expert Instructor|
|2017-06-23 13:04:37||Excellent Instruction from Pav in all respects. Everything was done very professionally and explained very well and she would go over the instructions until you were happy.|
|2017-06-23 12:58:40||The instructor, Pav, was excellent. The adventure sail from Oban to Largs was a great blend of learning and fun. I would highly recommend Scotsail and Pav.|
|2017-06-18 15:11:05||Instructions for booking could be better. Would also be good if confirmation mentioned that a table would be booked on the Friday for dinner so people don't eat beforehand. Everything else was great ?|
|2017-06-18 15:07:44||Joining instructions could have been better and an inti art before arriving explaining schedule for the first night i.e. Table booked for dinner and cost to client. Apart from that I enjoyed the weekend.
|2017-06-18 15:04:07||Great weekend trainer was excelent|
|2017-06-18 14:59:47||Brilliant weekend.|
|2017-06-18 14:57:39||Gwyn is great ?Š|
|2017-06-18 14:52:29||Great course. Will book advanced soon.|
|2017-06-18 14:49:37||Excellent guidance in a friendly and patient manner.|
|2017-06-16 14:04:20||Our instructor Ales was outstanding. He was able to gauge our mood and react accordingly. He kept us safe but made it fun and interesting at the same time.|
|2017-06-16 13:55:16||Very hard, but that's what teach you the most.|
|2017-06-16 13:51:26||Alex was very good instructor. I trusted him and felt safe even in rough conditions. And the food was just perfect!|
|2017-06-16 13:47:06||Excellent instruction throughout the week .|
|2017-06-16 13:36:51||Very good, great scenery. Plenty of boat handling and confidence building.|
|2017-06-16 13:31:22||John was a fantastic skipper and parter of lots of great sailing knowledge. Looking forward to my next course in a few years time.|
|2017-06-16 12:18:36||Instructor was great|
|2017-06-16 12:16:45||Could be more transparent with regard to costs - extras etc - gear to bring etc|
|2017-06-16 12:09:12||Our instructor was great, very patient and helpful. We learned loads of useful boat handling techniques and navigational skills. We would definitely sail with him again.|
|2017-06-16 11:26:26||Great course. Well delivered by Patrik. Highly enjoyable and very informative. Learnt lots and given plenty of time to practice.|
|2017-06-16 11:22:41||Patrik is a credit to ScottSail. Great instruction very safe. Knowledgable and passionate. We've learnt so much and gained so much confidence.|
|2017-06-16 11:20:06||Patrik was brilliant and first class (& demanding, with friendly persona) instructor & person and overall it has been a fantastic and enjoyable week.|
|2017-06-16 11:14:54||Fantastic instructor. He displayed enthusiasm, profressionalism and patience throughout.|
|2017-06-16 11:11:20||Patrick is a fantastic instructor. He is a credit to your company.|
|2017-06-11 14:51:19||Great course with fantastic staff. Would recommend to anyone looking to start boating|
|2017-06-11 14:48:17||Great training all round. Many thanks|
|2017-06-11 14:15:31||Great weekend - fantastic experience|
|2017-06-09 14:04:48||Thank you Alex thank you Scotland
|2017-06-09 13:58:50||I've been sailing for 30 years but have never been on a practical course before and it was worth while. I've had many of my bad habits straightened out and I've learnt many new techniques. Alic was excellent and patient with all of us. Very enjoyable and well worth while.|
|2017-06-09 13:50:24||Alex was very calm all the time and made me a lot more confident with all aspects of sailing.|
|2017-06-09 13:46:29||Simply wonderful!|
|2017-06-09 13:41:05||Great fun|
|2017-06-09 13:27:35||Great instructor, fantastic learning experience.
|2017-06-09 13:17:54||Fab week
, learnt lots
|2017-06-09 13:04:27||Instructor very practical and helpfull|
|2017-06-09 12:59:11||Very good refresher for my day skipper. Lots of practicing manoeuvres and sailing|
|2017-06-09 12:55:47||Fabulous 5days very enjoyable with great other crew and skipper exceptional
Learnt a huge amount and really grew in confidence
|2017-06-09 12:51:24||Good overall course . Lots of info and knowledge gained|
|2017-06-09 12:23:07||Gained a lot of knowledge during the course. I recommend it to everyone who is a fan of sailing.|
|2017-06-04 15:42:19||Loved the course an would come back|
|2017-06-04 15:40:11||Had a really lovely weekend! Ross was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable so I have definately learnt a lot! Thank you!
|2017-06-04 15:12:58||Brilliant be back soon|
|2017-06-04 15:11:24||Fantastic experience . Great skipper. Thank you|
|2017-06-04 14:20:03||Mike was very helpful and encouraging.|
|2017-06-04 14:18:20||Mike was a fantastically knowledgeable and calm instructor.|
|2017-06-04 10:04:26||Really great experience sailing Inner Hebrides and over to Northern Ireland. Very interesting visit to the world famous Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries on Islay and beathtaking Giants Causeway. Highly recommended.|
|2017-06-04 09:54:21||Danny was a fantastic, knowledgeable, patient, friendy, and super safe skipper. My best experience on Scotsail and hope to have him again next time.|
|2017-06-02 13:47:35||Great week here|
|2017-06-02 13:40:36||Patrick was a particularly good instructor and I learned a lot.|
|2017-06-02 13:36:17||Excellent tuition. Good team members very enjoyable despite the seasickness yesterday|
|2017-06-02 13:12:39||Fantastic instructor made the experience very special, George was brilliant and I learned a lot from him. The bosuns table was poor and does not reflect the excellent standards set by your school.
Hi Richard, Thanks so much for the review - the restaurant you visited is one of two in the marina and is not connected to us in any way.
We do pre-book tables there for crews if they wish to join, but we've never had any such feedback about them before - as a result we took your comments (anonymously) and showed the manager. They said that they had run out of some main courses and specials on the evening you visited, and we asked the Instructor who echoed your comments, and agreed that some menu items not being available was disappointing.
The restaurant manager has said that they will try harder to ensure they don't run out of menu items, even on busy event evenings like yours. We told them that we would need to consider using the other restaurant more in future if our customers made similar comments in the future. We think they understand now(!) Thanks!
|2017-06-02 13:08:34||George was a fantastic teacher. Great course. Restaurant first night not great but everything else was great.|
|2017-06-02 13:05:47||Only thing that let Scotsail down is the meal on arrival - poor service and had very little left to order from and to be honest what was ordered was mostly left as very poor standard. As for our instructor he was brilliant and such a friendly way of teaching and passing in his knowledge. Big thank you and plan to come back for my day skipper.
Hi Donal, Thanks so much for the review - the restaurant you visited is one of two in the marina and is not connected to us in any way.
We do pre-book tables there for crews if they wish to join, but we've never had any such feedback about them before - as a result we took your comments (anonymously) and showed the manager. They said that they had run out of some main courses and specials on the evening you visited, and we asked the Instructor who echoed your comments, and agreed that some menu items not being available was disappointing.
The restaurant manager has said that they will try harder to ensure they don't run out of menu items, even on busy event evenings like yours. We told them that we would need to consider using the other restaurant more in future if our customers made similar comments in the future. We think they understand now(!) Thanks!
|2017-06-02 12:48:26||Mike was a great instructor, helpful, variable winds and weather all good experience|
|2017-06-02 12:22:26||Nice and effective.|
|2017-06-02 12:19:07||Great experience, great course, delivered well, thanks ?Š|
|2017-06-02 12:15:36||Great sailing good instructor ?|
|2017-06-02 12:11:53||Our instructor pavlina was fantastic and I felt so relaxed with instruction|
|2017-06-02 12:08:14||Amazing course and our instructor was the best!|
|2017-06-01 19:29:41||Fantastic course|
|2017-05-26 13:18:18||Great week, great instruction and shipmates. Winds only disappointment as light and variable.
Boat was fast and spacious.
|2017-05-26 13:13:59||Good coverage. 5 day skippers so good experience sharing. Pros and cons on this. As other people have mentioned there are extra costs for moorings, food, waterproofs etc.|
|2017-05-26 13:06:55||Julia was lovely and extremely helpful throughout the week. Very easy going and a great teacher.|
|2017-05-26 10:12:32||Enjoyable weeks sailing and great learning experience.|
|2017-05-26 10:09:57||Great weeks sailing...|
|2017-05-26 10:06:12||Fantastic experience with an excellent instructor. I felt comfortable at all times, with safety kept as no.1 priority. Great mix of theory sessions and practical. Good crew, made for relaxed and enjoyable week.
I was impressed by the extensive knowledge of Pav, very inspiring! The experience has confirmed I want to continue my training and go on to Day Skipper level.
|2017-05-26 09:59:10||Fabulous course, lots of good information on top of the course basics so excellent value for money. And a great fun group of people|
|2017-05-21 17:13:53||Great location,facilities and George the instructor was very good at sharing his extensive sailing experience as well as a good laugh|
|2017-05-21 17:10:52||We Love George. Grateful of all the help n advice. Lot of Fun.|
|2017-05-21 17:05:31||Great instruction and a relaxed experience. Learned a lot|
|2017-05-21 16:58:05||George was amazing;)|
|2017-05-21 15:33:35||I have never sailed before so knew nothing before the course. The tuition was fantastic and gave me confidence to try new things out. I would recommend to anyone.|
|2017-05-21 15:24:48||Ian was a great instructor|
|2017-05-21 15:22:54||Great tuition!|
|2017-05-21 14:28:38||Learned a lot even though if been to sea for good few years p|
|2017-05-21 14:24:12||Right from the start it was a learning curve, our instructor (Brian) was excellent and very knowledgable.|
|2017-05-21 14:20:22||I was a bit nervous to start off with but was made feel at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others|
|2017-05-21 12:11:21||Brilliant course with a brilliant instructor! Delighted to have won the competition and learned a lot that will definitely be of benefit when out diving with the club. Everything was done on a very calm approach with no worry at all.|
|2017-05-21 12:08:11||Had a fantastic instructor who explained things in great detail. Would recommend with no hesitation.|
|2017-05-21 12:04:29||One of the best courses I have been on very informative and enjoyable instruction was excellent thank you highly recommend .|
|2017-05-19 13:10:16||This was a really good experience. Good tuition and excellent company|
|2017-05-19 13:00:12||Could have benefitted from a little more instruction as I thought we were being assessed from the start rather than easing us into it.|
|2017-05-19 12:57:44||Sally was an excellent skipper and teacher. Very clear and calm instilling confidence in all the crew who were very mixed ability.|
|2017-05-19 12:55:16||i had a really good week . Brilliant crew good laught . I learned a lot on board . Thanks to our skipper who was really helpfull.|
|2017-05-19 12:45:33||Very helpful thoroughly enjoyable thank you|
|2017-05-19 12:11:18||Great instructor, excellent tuition throughout the duration of the course!|
|2017-05-19 12:09:08||Excellent course. Good facilities. Great instructor - clearly competent herself and good at passing on knowledge. Overall very good experience and looking forward to more sailing.|
|2017-05-19 12:02:36||Very competent and safe skipper with very good instruction. Feel much better about my ability to handle a boat now!|
|2017-05-14 16:50:57||Very enjoyable trip again with Scotsail|
|2017-05-14 16:45:48||Great weekend was great. Instructor fun and informative.|
|2017-05-14 16:15:42||Nick was a great instructor. Learned a lot.|
|2017-05-14 16:11:48||All good|
|2017-05-14 15:35:05||Our Instructor Robert was very knowledgeable and made the course very informative and a pleasure?|
|2017-05-14 15:31:45||Robert was a fantastic instructor|
|2017-05-14 15:29:53||Great experiences|
|2017-05-14 15:26:13||Great great weekend. Learned a lot and had a good time|
|2017-05-14 15:23:46||Pray was amazing. Constant teaching, very supportive and a brilliant hostess on Bolero4. We loved being with her.|
|2017-05-14 15:21:00||Pav was first class instructor. Refreshed heaps and learned heaps!!|
|2017-05-14 15:16:32||Pav was awesome. She explains everything so well. I really feel I understand a lot more.|
|2017-05-14 15:13:49||Pav is very thorough and a joy to work with.|
|2017-05-12 14:22:18||Dan is great instructor with very nice approach.|
|2017-05-12 14:19:12||Dany is the best instructor I have met. Great. Thank you|
|2017-05-12 12:57:08||Very enjoyable and learnt a lot. Only suggestion would be to start with the very basics as I had zero previous knowledge.|
|2017-05-12 12:51:50||Sally was fantastic|
|2017-05-12 12:09:55||Best skipper ever and good crew members made it a great experience great sailing thanks|
|2017-05-12 12:04:58||Fantastic week, good crew, skipper very knowledgable and felt in safe hands. Highly recommend A1|
|2017-05-12 12:00:11||Probably the best instructor I have had!
|2017-05-12 11:54:06||Very good and thorough tuition. Delicious suppers too! Xxxx|
|2017-05-07 16:45:21||Brilliant weekend, fantastic instructor.|
|2017-05-07 15:34:35||Absolutely fabulous course!
I don't understand why any powerboater would not chose to do this course - worth every penny!
|2017-05-07 15:29:22||Excellent communication from instructor, lots of chance to practice, learned loads. Thanks very much|
|2017-05-05 13:32:30||Absolutely fantastic. Even thought I've already attended several other sailing training none of them can compete with this one. Thank you Danny very much for sharing all your experience and to help all of us to improve our skills.|
|2017-05-05 13:15:09||Instructor shared his experiences, was able to explain any topic and patiently corrected any errors of cadets, provided recommendations and put it in the context of the situation.
It increased the leaning speed significantly.
|2017-05-05 13:07:20||I loved it. The whole week was fantastic. Danny is great instructor, very competent and friendly. Great chef ?Š. Thank you for live experience.|
|2017-05-05 13:00:30||You could improve your website....
|2017-05-05 12:53:57||Pav worked crew hard - consistent, tough but hugely valuable and great learning experience.|
|2017-05-05 12:50:28||All good. Been before. Will come again. I do recommend to others.|
|2017-05-05 12:27:49||Great week. The instructor was very knowledgeable and great fun. He adjusted his training style to what was required by each of the students and the circumstances.|
|2017-05-05 12:23:11||A great place to sail, great instruction and an inspiring week. Need to go sailing now! Thanks.|
|2017-05-05 12:15:44||Couldn't imagine a better instructor than George - far better than any other RYA instructors I've had before. Always happy, brought the group together well and was phenomenal at helpfully pushing for really high standards on the boat.
Was a bit surprised about the extra costs involved e.g. Kitty and price of the certificate.
Hi Andrew, thanks so much for the feedback it really means a lot to us. Sounds like you had an awesome time! We note that this was booked for you by someone else that you came along with on a reservation for 2 persons; and that person was emailed all the booking info including the link to the FAQs etc where it was explained what's inlcuded and what's not.
The price of the RYA Photo ID Licence Card style certificates is £5 each, which is what the RYA charge us to buy them in for you. We can't charge you this up front, because you havent yet 'passed' the course, and others may be doing other courses which do not have Photo ID Certificates, e.g. Competent Crew, and the courses are flexible meaning you can decide on arrival and during the week what's best, so including it in the price wouldn't be fair on those not seeking to achieve a £5 photo-ID certificate like Day Skipper.
So when someone 'passes' the Day Skipper course and is eligible for a photo-ID certificate, they need to supply a passport sized photo and £5 to cover the cost of their certificate and registration.
This is detailed on our website FAQs and joining instructions under its' own heading.
All on board meals snacks and drinks etc are included, but if you as a crew decide to do any extra activities such as visiting specific marinas that charge for facilities or you want to go out for restaurant / bar meals ashore that aren't included, the group normally makes a 'kitty' to go and do that, and it can be fun to realx ashore once or twice a week in this way.
It may be that the person booking this for you read this information but that you didn't and so leading to the confusion.
Anyway, were glad that you enjoyed and passed the course!
All the best :)
|2017-05-05 12:08:50||All round fan dabby dozy!
|2017-05-05 12:05:01||As an ex Senior Fire and Rescue Officer who also instructed. the standard reached by our instructor could not have been improved on .
|2017-05-05 11:55:17||Patrick was an excellent instructor, hard working, enthusiastic and very knowledgable. But best of all very patient|
|2017-05-05 11:51:05||Great week, hard work but exelent training and instruction|
|2017-05-05 11:46:59||Patrick was absolutely knowledgable
Very helpful and made the week feel comfortable
|2017-05-05 11:43:31||Our instructor was the best|
|2017-04-30 15:59:47||Felt very comfortable and George was a fantastic instructor|
|2017-04-30 15:56:39||Realy enjoyed myself.|
|2017-04-30 15:49:09||Great weekend, George is very knowledgeable and was happy to share his experiences with the crew. Really enjoyed the sailing!|
|2017-04-30 15:43:20||George was an excellent instructor - fun, understanding, firm. Great experiences shared &I would love to work with him again|
|2017-04-29 09:23:57||Full on course. Very well organised.|
|2017-04-29 09:20:21||Can not fault Patrik at all, he clearly explained everything to a very high standard. The whole experience was amazing.|
|2017-04-28 15:23:01||Very informative but relaxed too!|
|2017-04-28 15:20:29||Excellent course very informative and great fun.|
|2017-04-28 14:53:11||Instructor clear and patient at all times. Good mix of practical, theory and visual training aids.|
|2017-04-28 14:49:21||George was a very awesome instructor and made the week most enjoyable I would come back and tell anyone I know to use Scotsail.|
|2017-04-28 14:45:46||Great week and learnt a great deal - George was a fantastic teacher with great stories. Highly recommend it!! Thanks to all at Scotsail.|
|2017-04-28 14:42:35||George is an amazing instructor - very patient and knowledgable oh and a great chef! Loved being able to download course info on iPad.|
|2017-04-28 13:54:06||Great fun, informative instructor was very thorough|
|2017-04-28 13:49:12||***ManResp Invited...***
|2017-04-28 13:44:30||Great skipper|
|2017-04-28 13:43:05||Sailing instructor and course absolutely excellent and great fun.
Only issue was there were a few additional charges such as Marina fees, log book not included, gear not mentioned.
Also the website could be updated with more information about the trip and contact info.
|2017-04-28 13:41:15||Clear practical guidance - excellent
|2017-04-28 13:37:00||Excellent Skipper Danny who taught me a great deal about boat handling in a supportive manner.|
|2017-04-28 13:36:32||Website has lots of info. Needs to identify all costs such as Certs and hire of clothing
|2017-04-28 13:35:58||Website has lots of info. Needs to identify all costs such as Certs and hire of clothing
|2017-04-28 13:32:18||Very good instructor his method was first class|
|2017-04-26 16:02:40||Looking forward to continuing my powerboat development with Scotsail|
|2017-04-26 15:59:19||Really useful practically focused programme.|
|2017-04-26 15:57:02||Really enjoyable course which definitely met my expectations and exceeded them. I feel much more confident to take out a powerboat|
|2017-04-23 17:24:46||Great experience, great sailing location|
|2017-04-23 17:13:58||.covered a lot of ground , was enjoyable.|
|2017-04-23 17:07:20||Nick is a very good instructor, very good progression, if you are lucky enough to get Nick as your instructor you are on to a winner. Great course, thanks.|
|2017-04-23 15:43:53||Great day on Loch Lomond ,would recommend doing the course before taking to the water it was very informative and enjoyable|
|2017-04-23 15:29:32||Great experience and very useful tips|
|2017-04-23 15:21:20||Brilliant skipper. Very enjoyable weekend|
|2017-04-21 13:28:21||Patrick was excellent and got the best out of everyone. The whole crew did really well with his help. The boat, Jon Boy, could do with some maintenance before the next trip.
Hi! You're absolutely correct, and just as you walked out a new mainsail was delivered for this boat we ordered last week, as well as a few other items! Keeping complex sailing yachts maintained is a full time job but we really appreciate the feedback, and glad you enjoyed the course! See you again soon!
|2017-04-21 13:12:18||Patrick was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgable and always happy to help. I've had a great week sailing|
|2017-04-21 13:09:33||Thank you Patrick for excellent tuition and a great week sailing!|
|2017-04-21 12:28:21||Great training and beautiful location to sail|
|2017-04-21 12:22:07||I have really enjoyed myself this week, full on all the time which was great. The wind was all over the place but apart from that we managed very well. Julia has been wonderful and we have all got on really well and had a laugh! Thank you very much.
|2017-04-21 12:16:59||Fantastic experience with an excellent instructor, who made clear understanding instruction at all times, and stayed calm throughout.|
|2017-04-21 12:13:08||Julia was a great instructor very knowledgeable and lovely personality. She gauged the group well and made sure everyone was involved at a pace that suited them .|
|2017-04-21 12:08:31||Pavlina excellent skipper. Brilliant instructor.|
|2017-04-21 12:06:51||Pau was excellent skipper|
|2017-04-21 11:58:28||Best instructor had|
|2017-04-21 11:50:49||Thanks to PAC for an excellent course. She is the best instructor I've had on a sailing course!|
|2017-04-21 11:47:27||Excellent instructor. Enjoyed course.|
|2017-04-16 16:04:04||Excellent course. Very informative and enjoyable|
|2017-04-16 16:01:20||Really good course, thoroughly enjoyed and helped build confidence in using powerboats both in the marina and open water.|
|2017-04-16 15:56:58||Absolutely loved it!|
|2017-04-16 15:37:18||Really enjoyed myself , realised how much I had forgotten over the years.|
|2017-04-16 15:30:30||George was the most informative instructor I've ever had. A fantastic guy. A real people person.|
|2017-04-16 15:25:37||Excellent course. Instructor very knowledgable and passionate about sailing. Felt very safe. Good boat. Explanations could have been slightly clearer occasionally but we learnt a lot.|
|2017-04-16 14:51:48||It has been a very good experience with a 5 star staff! Very professionals! I enjoyed a lot the level 2 power boat course and I am looking forward to the next Level !. Cheers|
|2017-04-16 14:46:50||I really enjoyed this course. Lovely staff.|
|2017-04-16 14:43:49||Fantastic time. If anything I rather would have had advance warning for extra costs.|
|2017-04-16 14:39:59||Exciting stuff. Felt those waves!|
|2017-04-16 14:35:31||It was a proper sailing experience - I loved it! Fun even though it was cold and the facilities were great at the marinas.
There were hidden costs which were expensive and we weren't made aware of beforehand, which was poor customer service.
Hi Emily, Thanks so much for the feedback, it's really important to us. We note also that you were part of a private group of 5 persons for a sailing weekend booked by just one member of your family on behalf of you all, for a 60th birthday experience, and so perhaps as it was booked for you you didn't have the opportunity to read the website FAQs and Joining Info beforehand: all on-board meals, snacks and drinks are included, but any visits to marinas or shore locations away for restaurant meals or activities ashore are the clients' costs, and we do have a 'kitty' style system to help people split up the cost of going ashore should they choose to do that and put a few pounds into it to go or stay ashore at a specific marina. We hope that helps to explain things a little better, but we thank you for letting us know!
|2017-04-16 14:31:13||A few hidden costs but course was super fun
Hi, Thanks so much for the feedback, it's really important to us. We note also that you were part of a private group of 5 persons for a sailing weekend booked by just one member of the family on behalf of everyone, for a 60th birthday experience, and so perhaps as it was booked for everyone they didn't all have the opportunity to read the website FAQs and Joining Info beforehand: all on-board meals, snacks and drinks are included, but any visits to marinas or shore locations away for restaurant meals or activities ashore are the clients' costs, and we do have a 'kitty' style system to help people split up the cost of going ashore should they choose to do that and put a few pounds into it to go or stay ashore at a specific marina. We hope that helps to explain things a little better, but we thank you for letting us know!
|2017-04-14 14:57:38||We start with Ales and Patrick.|
|2017-04-14 14:53:02||All instructors were very good. Thanks a lot all of them.|
|2017-04-14 13:39:25||Gwyn was an excellent skipper good manners and very patient.|
|2017-04-14 13:31:12||Big thanks from me to Gwyn. Brilliant week.|
|2017-04-14 13:20:35||We sailed in the most wild n windy conditions so it was a real learning curve as we would stay at home if the weather was like that. A beautiful place to sail nevertheless, and a most enjoyable week.|
|2017-04-14 13:16:39||Very competent instructor but could be clearer with instructions and what was happening next.|
|2017-04-14 13:08:17||Learnt a lot more than I expected to
George has vast experience that he shares with the whole team
|2017-04-14 12:58:06||We had quite a few problems with the main sail on Jon Boy which gave us some extra challenges. But that gave us extra learning opportunities.
Julia was a brilliant instructor, we learned so much and felt very safe. Lots of fun. Will be back.
Hi! Thanks for letting us know - we have now ordered a brand new mainsail being delivered from Southampton late April 2017, as well as a few other items! Keeping complex sailing yachts maintained is a full time job but we really appreciate the feedback, and glad you enjoyed the course! See you again soon!
|2017-04-14 12:53:40||Fantastic experience!
|2017-04-14 12:51:53||Julia was fantastic! Helpful, patient and encouraging. The boat, Jon Boy, mainsail was badly furled before we started, was fixed again and then got stuck again, which deminished the sailing experience a little. Several berth lights were broken.
Otherwise it was all wonderful! Thank you
Hi! Thanks for letting us know - we have now ordered a brand new mainsail being delivered from Southampton late April 2017, as well as a few other items! Keeping complex sailing yachts maintained is a full time job but we really appreciate the feedback, and glad you enjoyed the course! See you again soon!
|2017-04-14 12:45:03||Superb instruction, just a few maintenance issues on the yacht|
|2017-04-14 12:42:11||Instructor was thorough and friendly .|
|2017-04-14 12:24:01||Great instruction and learning experience. Good fun.|
|2017-04-14 12:20:44||Good week. Not entirely what I was expecting but worthwhile gaining coastal certificate|
|2017-04-14 12:17:14||I really enjoyed the week and appreciated the chance to spend time helming, especially close quarters manoeuvring - it can be difficult to get this experience on others' yachts.
At times some instructions were not quite clear but I think this was mainly a language issue.
Pleased to have passed the course, thanks.
|2017-04-14 12:11:29||Got lots of practice of manoeuvres but sometimes the explanations could have been clearer or used more diagrams prior to practice rather than afterwards.|
|2017-04-09 16:05:22||Gwyn is a very experienced instructor, really good at getting the point over, really liked his style and I learned a lot.|
|2017-04-09 16:01:36||Gwyn was a great instructor, great teacher. I got to practice every thing multiple times.
|2017-04-09 15:56:46||Gwyn is a fantastic instructor. Brilliant weekend and can't wait to do more.|
|2017-04-09 15:46:21||Fantastic course, enjoyable, informative and well organised. Graeme our instructor was great and very supportive. I'd recommend anyone to do this course, it was an excellent experience.|
|2017-04-09 15:38:55||Highly recommended for anyone starting out boating or even experienced boaters. It teaches you of skills that you maybe had't considered. Very enjoayable.|
|2017-04-09 15:32:56||Instructor was very attentive and gave students confidence to try various manoeuvres. We covered a lot of material in the course.|
|2017-04-09 14:24:52||Thank you for a great experience|
|2017-04-07 13:32:04||Pav is a very good instructor with great sailing experience and teaching skills. Coastal Skipper Course was definitively one of my best sailing experiences.|
|2017-04-07 13:27:03||Instructor was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Would have appreciated some more instruction early in the week but a very good learning experience overall.|
|2017-04-07 13:22:05||I was very impressed with Pav. A fantastic instructor very friendly and a good host. Thank you.|
|2017-04-07 13:17:50||Brilliant instruction,thank you. I learned a lot.|
|2017-04-07 13:14:11||Had a really nice time,instructor was very friendly and relaxed about the various tasked throughout the course. Well worth doing. Kalvin|
|2017-04-05 16:19:00||Good service and great training!|
|2017-04-05 16:15:36||Good couple of days with plenty of information. ?|
|2017-04-05 16:09:39||Fantastic instructor. Great course. ?|
|2017-04-02 16:20:08||Steven and Graeme were very patient and very helpful. Giving me the confidence I need and the skills required to enjoy my boating safely.|
|2017-04-02 16:14:57||Brilliant 2day course that met all expectations and exceed what I thought. Would recommend this course to those that know a bit about boating to those that know nothing. At the end you will be confident for you ongoing boating experiences|
|2017-04-02 14:55:37||Course was really useful, gained lots of experience and was very happy with the level of tuition|
|2017-03-31 13:51:03||Thanx and we have to payed marina which was not in agreement with Lucie.|
|2017-03-31 13:45:51||Very good instructor and enjoyable week. The boat was set up for racing rather than training
|2017-03-31 13:41:02||Enjoyable experience and learned a lot|
|2017-03-31 12:51:24||Kurtz RYA Coustal skipper, byla pro mne osobne nejlepsi priprava pro plavbu kolem sveta na kterou se urcite jednou vydam. Ales a Danny a vubec cela posadka lodi Storm Wind byla parta na kterou nikdy Nezapomenu. S velkym diktat Slavek.|
|2017-03-31 12:18:56||Very good instructor. Would like to be addd to the crew/ delivery mailing list please:
|2017-03-31 12:14:02||Good course well instructied|
|2017-03-31 12:08:51||Very good . Well worth while and enjoyed very much.|
|2017-03-24 14:36:19||Competent crew course not very challenging as week could combine as a competent crew/day skipper combined in 7 days.
|2017-03-24 14:32:53||Danny was very knowledgable and a good communicator. He got the message across clearly without patronising people which is a worry on short courses.|
|2017-03-24 13:55:44||Thanks for the first experience on a sailing yacht, have enjoyed it.|
|2017-03-24 13:53:23||Pav was an excellent instructor, very patient and informative. Learned much more than I expected to in the short period of time. Thanks!|
|2017-03-24 13:51:03||Weather force 8 , fantastic experience for comp crew|
|2017-03-24 13:46:04||Non stop learning, just what I signed up for. Hard work of Pav much appreciated!|
|2017-03-24 13:39:33||Pav was a fantastic,|
|2017-03-19 17:16:14||I was given excellent training from very friendly staff the course was carefully structured to meet my needs. Thank you.|
|2017-03-19 17:09:29||Excellent 2 day course learned all the basics required|
|2017-03-19 15:56:37||Well structured course set to the ability of the student. Good fun, will recommend.|
|2017-03-19 14:47:08||Sort the admin / comms prior to sailing!!!|
|2017-03-19 14:42:10||Instructor George was great.|
|2017-03-19 14:38:48||Very enjoyable|
|2017-03-17 14:16:01||George was a fantastic instructor. He was calm and very good at making the crew feel safe as well as teaching the different techniques. I had an excellent time!|
|2017-03-17 14:13:08||Great experience, I thoroughly enjoyed it, although it was very intense. Very straightforward and effective teaching from the instructor. It would be helpful to put information about hidden costs flr cleaning, meals and marina fees on the website.|
|2017-03-17 14:09:16||Excellent instruction very informative, learnt lots.|
|2017-03-17 14:05:46||Superb experience, felt very safe with George, enabling us to experience sailing in conditions we probably would've avoided on our own. Now feel much more capable onboard. I felt the boats bed cushions and curtains were in need of replacement.|
|2017-03-17 14:02:22||George was excellent. Recommend clients bring mattress toppers and mention cleaning bill in advance.|
|2017-03-17 13:50:04||Loved it. Great teacher. Great boat. Weather..hmm. Thank you Danny|
|2017-03-17 12:58:10||Pav was an inspiration to me, her energy and commitment to her sailing and teaching was first class. Nothing was too much trouble, and any questions were explained clearly.|
|2017-03-17 12:49:10||Fantastic weekend! Pav was amazing, patient, helpful and clear at all times, great teacher! Awesome crew too!|
|2017-03-12 16:06:10||Thank you for a very enjoyable and informative course.
Great location and great instructor.
|2017-03-12 16:02:36||Had a really amazing time with Scot Sail, the course was relaxed and allowed you to train in a safe environment. It has been very informative and the trainer was always on hand to help. I'll definetly recommend.|
|2017-03-12 15:59:25||Very enjoyable and informative|
|2017-03-10 15:11:31||Great course very knowledgable well run|
|2017-03-10 13:12:07||Learnt a lot and had fun doing it. Excellent!|
|2017-03-10 13:09:01||Very knowledgable instructor,|
|2017-03-09 06:32:47||great course|
|2017-03-08 22:20:49||party of 3 over weekend 4th and 5th March 2017 - our instructor (Danny) was brilliant, we would definitely recommend, and will be booking further training with Scotsail. Thanks for a great weekend.|
|2017-02-24 14:14:50||Our instructor was first class and the course was therefore very informative, useful and enjoyable.|
|2017-02-17 14:45:13||Very well done, great experience.|
|2017-02-17 14:43:05||I had a brilliant time|
|2017-02-17 14:41:17||Yet again a great learning experience!|
|2017-02-12 17:00:25||Very well run course and very friendly knowledgeable staff .highly recommend to others|
|2017-02-12 16:55:02||Howard and Graham were both instructive and fun at the same time. They gave me confidence enabling me to learn and gain experience effectively.|
|2017-01-20 15:14:58||Great course and excellent instruction. Would definitely recommend to others.|
|2017-01-20 15:12:12||Great experience, hoping to complete my yachtmaster as son as possible and would love to do it here.
|2017-01-20 15:07:06||Brilliant instructing and very helpful. Great experience. Would definately come back and use the company again|
|2017-01-08 16:01:10||Great instruction explaining everything in a manner we could understand|
|2017-01-08 15:56:50||Great course,instructor and facilities. Would recommend anyone with a powerboat to do the course.|
|2016-12-18 15:30:51||Excellent instructor who was professional and engaging. I would be happy to recommend to anyone.|
|2016-12-18 15:28:12||Great learning environment ; Howard's approach to teaching was perfect to build a good theory, and then very supportive as we applied in practice.|
|2016-12-09 14:56:21||Danny ( instructor) was very experienced and taught all the correct techniques without compromise, which is exactly what you need before considering going out to sea. I did the coastal skipper course week and am fully aware that this was just the start of the learning process !|
|2016-12-09 14:44:19||Danny very good instructor useful tips to learning the basics|
|2016-11-20 15:41:19||Excellent instruction overall|
|2016-11-20 15:38:03||Good informative course feel I learned a lot|
|2016-11-18 13:19:57||Fantastic. Great instruction, good companions, learned a lot in some various conditions. Definitely use ScotSail again for next step to YM.|
|2016-11-18 13:15:31||Alex was an excellent instructor sharing his valuable knowledge and experience on his well found yacht.|
|2016-11-18 13:10:06||Excellent, really enjoyed it. Alex was an excellent instructor , providing excellent instruction .|
|2016-11-18 13:06:47||Alex was superb and he made it very enjoyable. Would strongly recommend.|
|2016-11-18 12:58:09||Had an excellent week and with loads of opportunity to learn. Would reccomend ScotSail to any one.|
|2016-11-18 12:20:11||2nd course with ScotSail, definitely be back!|
|2016-11-18 12:17:03||Really enjoyed the course. Pav was very good on the instruction side and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks - JB|
|2016-11-18 12:11:59||Pav was an excellent instructor and very thorough and a delight to train with her.|
|2016-11-13 14:51:23||Excellent course. Top notch instruction. Very enjoyable experience|
|2016-11-13 14:47:52||Brilliant course - learnt a lot - carefully taught|
|2016-11-11 13:11:44||Excellent instructor and great facilities both on shore and off shore. Learned way more than expected and saw great parts of Scotland. Looking forward to booking my next course with ScotSail..! ?€|
|2016-11-11 13:06:21||Instructor Pavlina was very helpful and clear.|
|2016-11-11 13:04:20||Exceeded my expectations. Instructor PP excellent! Thank you.|
|2016-11-11 13:00:05||Fantastic 5 days!!|
|2016-11-11 12:59:22||Pav was great, she is very efficient and a great cook.|
|2016-11-11 12:55:44||First class instruction from an excellent Chief Instructor. Great boat and overall, a brilliant experience. Thank you.
|2016-11-11 12:51:33||Danny is a great lad|
|2016-11-11 12:48:38||Had a fantastic time. Enjoyed every minute, can we do it again!|
|2016-11-11 12:42:48||Excellent again, thank you|
|2016-11-09 17:26:24||Amazing day, fantastic instructor great course overall!|
|2016-11-09 17:23:16||Fantastic experience, learnt a lot! Thank you,
|2016-11-04 15:17:57||Alex was a fantastic skipper putting across his knowledge very well. Clear commands and made us feel at ease. I have learnt a lot and will pass things onto my Dad who has his own boat. Thorough enjoyable week and great cook as well. Wonderful week many thanks.|
|2016-11-04 15:07:31||Great instruction, lots of hands on experience and great food|
|2016-11-04 15:05:23||Ales was brilliant, very knowledgeable and a great communicator. He is a real credit to Scotsail. I will be back.|
|2016-11-04 15:01:23||Alex was calm and reassuring. Clear and valuable instruction and advice.|
|2016-11-04 14:20:53||Instructor stepped in too early not always allowing students to learn by small mistakes|
|2016-11-04 14:18:28||Good sailing course that I'll do again to improve navigation in English.
|2016-11-04 14:13:21||Pav was extremely good at imparting knowledge I really enjoyed my course and would recommend it to anyone|
|2016-11-04 14:10:58||Another great week with ScotSail, i'd thoroughly recommend them, Pav is fantastic teacher|
|2016-11-04 14:08:05||Excellent week clear instruction would recommend
|2016-11-04 14:01:13||Ales the instructor was brilliant - a real credit to Scotsail and an ambassador for sailing|
|2016-10-30 18:04:59||Enjoyed the course, Graham was a very good instructor exeplained everything great detail but a level that was easy to understand. Would reommened|
|2016-10-30 16:51:38||Our first sailing experience was a success! Loved every minute of it.|
|2016-10-30 16:48:08||Danny was the perfect instructor. I would love to go out again with him!
Mny thanks Danny!!
|2016-10-30 16:36:34||Very good busy week, lots of fun things done and a very good chef!|
|2016-10-30 16:31:18||The sailing was good fun and the crew was great!|
|2016-10-30 16:27:34||The chefs were amazing and we'll be back!|
|2016-10-28 14:02:34||Da ny was a fantastic instructor. He was very patient and personable|
|2016-10-28 14:00:41||Great fun and excellent instruction|
|2016-10-28 12:50:18||Rob took the time to explain clearly the concepts and went at the appropriate pace. Many thanks for your patience.
|2016-10-28 12:44:35||Thanks for the week|
|2016-10-28 12:41:50||Fun course to do, learnt a lot of skills and perfected other skills.|
|2016-10-28 12:22:42||Enjoyable course and good crew and instructor. I'll be back.|
|2016-10-28 12:22:18||Enjoyable course and good crew and instructor. I'll be back.|
|2016-10-28 12:15:10||Thoroughly enjoyable course, with very friendly instruction.|
|2016-10-28 12:11:52||Excellent tuition from Pav with challenging weather and excellent crewmates!|
|2016-10-28 12:07:27||A very enjoyable experience and very educational.|
|2016-10-28 11:46:31||Great course, online booking great BUT very difficult to get hold of you on phone which I found disconcerting. But will be back Thanks!!|
|2016-10-28 11:43:09||Julia is a very good instructor.|
|2016-10-28 11:40:14||Great boat, good bunch on board, and brilliant instructor. Thank you|
|2016-10-28 11:36:26||Great week with loads of wind|
|2016-10-21 13:13:40||Great again. Ales is a great teacher!|
|2016-10-21 13:09:54||As my first time with Scotsail and only my second aboard a yacht I was a little apprehensive before my trip. However, the instructor, Ales, was extremely supportive, reassuring and encouraging which made my whole experience excellent. The yacht was clean and well provisioned and there was an excellent mix of practical and theory teaching. I cannot rate my experience highly enough, thank you!|
|2016-10-21 13:05:29||Excellent instructor who made the course so enjoyable and thought us so much.|
|2016-10-21 12:51:04||Enjoyed the sailing and practical experience. Felt however that there was an imbalance in amount of opportunities to learn, in comparison with Day Skipper, given that both courses cost the same price. Found this aspect frustrating at times|
|2016-10-21 12:45:49||Improve IT and website|
|2016-10-21 12:43:33||Wonderful experience, I really had no idea what to expect - enjoyed every aspect of the course. The only thing That could have made it better would've been more wind!
Had an issue with the booking system, receiving multiple automated emails.
|2016-10-21 12:38:32||I think we could have go to another place instead of coming to Largs the night before. Maybe more time sailing .. Lost the first morning with the shopping !
Will be good to have another choice of sail in case there is not much wind ! Like spinnakers
|2016-10-21 12:32:37||Skipper very good and explains the work well...|
|2016-10-21 12:13:03||Great course, great crew, great instructor! Thank you!|
|2016-10-21 12:08:08||You have a real Gem in Pav as an instructor, a fantastic mix of huge experience, a lovely way of passing this on to students allowing them to grow in confidence as they progress through the course. had a great time and always had fun doing so. please pass on a huge thanks to her.|
|2016-10-21 11:41:18||Great crew. Great sailing. Enjoyed very much and passed the course so can't ask for more.|
|2016-10-21 11:38:35||Really good course. Great boat and nice instructor. Enjoyed learning from the other students as well. Thank you.|
|2016-10-21 11:29:25||Overall good. The costs for hire of waterproofs (was indicated as included on website) and docking fees should be made clear when booking.|
|2016-10-16 16:32:26||Really good professional and humorous instructors?ƒ|
|2016-10-16 15:31:28||Really enjoyed ourselves. Largs and Loch Lomond were great areas for training. Instructors very knowledgeable and good fun.|
|2016-10-14 13:07:49||I have learn a lot|
|2016-10-14 12:48:26||Very knowledgable instructor, challenging and constructive|
|2016-10-14 12:42:27||Instructor very knowleadgeble and good at explaining tasks|
|2016-10-14 12:37:30||Space was limited . The port cabin for two men not good ..|
|2016-10-14 12:30:55||Enjoyed it - thank you|
|2016-10-14 12:16:18||Instructor had the perfect combination of instruction skills, experience and patience. Enjoyed every minute!|
|2016-10-14 12:06:06||Had a good learning expience for first time sailing|
|2016-10-14 12:03:19||Excellent week would recommend for anyone interested in sailing|
|2016-10-14 11:44:08||Julia was very easy to get along with but nonetheless I felt that she would be very fair and not pass us if we were not able to do what is required.|
|2016-10-14 11:39:07||Email booking was fine but don't need 3x auto confirmations as response to every email!|
|2016-10-14 11:35:09||Enjoyable course, learned a lot|
|2016-10-13 12:35:10||Nice day for boating.|
|2016-10-12 14:14:13||Excellent instruction and a fun 2 days. Thanks|
|2016-10-12 14:08:42||Nice that there is so much practical and instructor was calm throughout which made me remain calm|
|2016-10-12 08:23:26||Very good|
|2016-10-12 08:15:44||Fab week, and great food by Victoria.|
|2016-10-12 08:01:35||Very enjoyable week, good sailing, good company.
|2016-10-09 16:16:03||I applied for the course on the day before the course. It was very easy to apply and I received a phone call from Scot sail soon after application. The two day course was compact and instruction was very clear and practical. Each candidate has a fair chance to drive. It has been a great weekend! Many thanks.|
|2016-10-09 16:11:46||Very enjo6able two days|
|2016-10-09 16:07:51||Can't praise Graeme enough, his experience, knowledge and teaching skills are brilliant. Lovely man with plenty pacince for us new learners! Very good experience! Extereemly happy!|
|2016-10-09 16:01:27||Great attitude from Mike, made us feel comfortable safe and a very enjoyable weekend|
|2016-10-09 15:57:15||Good skipper, and did what I needed to do, get some more experience|
|2016-10-09 15:54:17||Great instructor very calm
Felt very safe at all times
|2016-10-09 15:51:58||Weekend bought as a gift would thoroughly recommend to friends??|
|2016-10-09 15:34:29||Pav was brilliant|
|2016-10-09 15:28:36||Great company, great instructor.|
|2016-10-09 15:24:29||Third time with Scotsail, another very good course.
?ƒVery experienced and helpful trainer (Pav)
Looking forward to the next week
|2016-10-07 12:38:54||Amazing fun and cannot believe how much I've learned.
Great instructor and great crew?ƒ?ƒ?ƒ?ƒ?ƒ
|2016-10-06 20:07:16||Really enjoyed the course and the camaraderie of the other students would recommend Scotsail to others|
|2016-10-04 15:50:44||Very professional, friendly, effective and thoroughly enjoyable experience|
|2016-10-04 15:37:02||Excellent team. Service, skill set and education of the folks at Scotsail is second to none and I would recommend to anyone|
|2016-10-02 16:16:23||Well rounded course for beginners, looking forward to competent crew|
|2016-10-02 16:13:36||Very and interesting enjoyable weekend!|
|2016-10-02 16:01:39||Great instructors|
|2016-10-02 16:00:06||Very enjoyable and 1st class!|
|2016-10-02 15:01:05||Great course|
|2016-10-02 14:58:45||Loved every second of the course. Thank you!|
|2016-10-02 14:06:57||Many thanks for v. Enjoyable weekend|
|2016-09-30 14:05:42||Instructor was very patient and explained things when asked. Instructions old have been clearer. I learned a great deal and have gained confidence. Worthwhile doing.|
|2016-09-30 14:01:16||Hard work but enjoyable|
|2016-09-30 13:56:31||Loved every minute learned enormous amount never want to live on land again absolutely love sailing thank you|
|2016-09-30 13:47:12||Thanks Julia|
|2016-09-30 12:49:23||Thank you Pav for a experience which we really enjoyed.|
|2016-09-30 12:42:36||I was really happy that I got to do my course with Pav. She is an excellent instructor and I felt that learned a lot and that I was safe all the time.
|2016-09-30 12:37:21||Instructor was very good. Learned a lot and always felt safe|
|2016-09-29 11:00:26||Lively boat, very international crew.|
|2016-09-29 10:57:00||Good experience, good instructor|
|2016-09-24 15:05:03||Excellent tutor excellent boat|
|2016-09-24 15:01:59||Great week|
|2016-09-24 14:55:38||Great instructor.Elan 43 is a fab boat that sails into the wind extremely well.|
|2016-09-23 12:09:09||Good !!great content great instructor loved it|
|2016-09-23 10:32:26||Excellent instructor....patient, very clear with explanations and very supportive.
|2016-09-23 10:27:00||Always something more to be learned|
|2016-09-23 10:23:13||Instructor fantastic. Boat scruffy.
Thanks for the feedback - genuinely helps us. The boats are cleaned and turned around on Sundays ready for the next crew, Sara who normally cleans the yachts couldn't come down to the marina that afternoon and as a result our Instructors had to do it quickly themselves, in addition to their own pre-arrival safety checks.
We're sorry if the yacht wasn't up to the usual standard on that day, and we've since made a permanent checklist for the cleaning items which is available to all Instructors, not just the cleaner, in case the cleaner is delayed or cannot arrive on that day as planned. Thanks again!
|2016-09-23 10:20:42||Brush was bald. Halyard and foresail sheets didn't hold in winch.
Thanks for the feedback message - the Yacht's Maintenance Rep has replaced the brush with a brand new one, and the sail winches are due their next service shortly at the end of September, as per normal maintenance of yachts.
Thanks again for letting us know!
|2016-09-18 16:56:04||Danny, Howard and Steven , thanks v much
|2016-09-18 16:52:32||Very good and enjoyable course.|
|2016-09-18 16:49:19||Excellent introduction and all 3 instructors were very good|
|2016-09-18 16:16:45||Great week end to complete my comp crew course. Great group of people and very knowleadgeble and skilled instructor. Recommended correspond to all those that want to learn sailing|
|2016-09-18 16:14:46||Just the website needs some work|
|2016-09-18 16:11:37||Very good instruction that put mind at during whole course. Thoroughly enjoyed whole experience. Thank you
|2016-09-16 13:20:53||Excellent boat and instructor|
|2016-09-16 13:17:30||Our instructor was excellent.|
|2016-09-16 13:15:02||Great instructor|
|2016-09-16 13:10:16||Julia was a brilliant instructor and we had an excellent time. Lots of laughs but very diligent and serious when we were doing the training and drills.
It was a struggle to communicate with your office to discuss the course prior to booking, other than that it was a very enjoyable 5 days.
|2016-09-16 13:01:39||Tlc needed on the boats. Overall excellent week. Many thanks|
|2016-09-11 16:53:29||Very very good. Learned a lot|
|2016-09-11 16:50:23||Great tutor, very enjoyable and lots of learning|
|2016-09-11 16:46:58||Great instruction with a patient temperament. Really got us to understand the theory and to put into practice. Superb.|
|2016-09-11 13:10:31||Very good.|
|2016-09-11 13:07:05||Great time enjoyed experience Pav (skipper ) very good and patient ....|
|2016-09-11 13:02:42||Fantastic, highly experienced and enthusiastic instructor. Superb experience.|
|2016-09-09 14:47:07||Very good instructor!|
|2016-09-09 14:34:34||Excellent course. Very professional and calm instructor.
|2016-09-09 14:29:55||Sally was excellent. All food should be included.
Thanks for the feedback - all food is definitely included and always has been; that's all meals, snacks and drinks on-board during course days.
Excluded is alcohol and a prepared or restaurant evening meal after Sunday night check-in as peoples' arrival times do vary greatly, meaning many have eaten already or arrive much later on making restaurant bookings difficult.
Apologies if this wasn't made clear to you.
|2016-09-09 12:22:28||Fantastic experience, thourghly enjoyed every aspect of the course.|
|2016-09-09 11:41:23||Excellent instructor pre course comunication very good.|
|2016-09-09 11:37:41||Loved every moment. Brimming with confidence now.|
|2016-09-09 11:33:37||Very good instructor, great temperament, he was very fair and gave good feedback. The boat was a good size and well equipped. Really enjoyed how we were all made to feel important and the jobs were rotated fairly.|
|2016-09-09 11:29:05||Enjoyable course, was doing the course with a comp crew and didn't feel the instruction was in line with the guidance of zero experience which is the pre course requirement|
|2016-09-09 11:25:36||I would recommend that crews are advised to take more time off-vessel, e.g. Have at least one evening meal during a week's course and or a lunch break off-vessel. During the week's course I spent only an hour or so off-vessel and started to feel quite weary and cramped by the conditions. A couple of breaks would have prevented this.
Thanks for the feedback - genuinely much appreciated. This feedback is really unusual because most crews go ashore once or twice a day, for lunch and again at an island or village marina for a wander around / visit shops etc, so we decided to look into this one further with the Instructor and other members of the crew.
Whilst the others didn't feel quite the same as yourself, examination of the logbooks did show you did had quite a lot of sailing time and time on-board.
We think that our relatively new RYA Instructor was rather over-keen that week, and we've given them further guidance on making more time for island and marina stop-overs, as is the normal everyday practice on our yachts.
Thanks again for the message - feedback helps us improve - and glad you enjoyed it though!!
|2016-09-07 15:16:44||Steven was a good instructor laid back and very informative a good time|
|2016-09-07 15:11:18||Excellent facilities and instructor good 2 days lots to take it happy to recommend|
|2016-09-07 15:06:11||Pre course communication as regards confirmation of arrangements
|2016-09-04 16:32:22||Great course. Very informative and learnt lots.
Plan to come back!
|2016-09-04 13:33:12||Howard was excellent very informative great practical way of teaching and a very easy manner.|
|2016-09-04 13:30:09||Loved it, would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn|
|2016-09-04 08:03:54||Great week. Danny is an excellent instructor. Only difficulty was contacting the office by telephone to ask questions.|
|2016-09-04 07:57:51||First ocean sailing, brilliant. Will be back for St Kilda|
|2016-09-04 07:54:46||Impossible to contact anyone pre and post booking with no response to emails phone calls or text.
|2016-09-02 13:52:14||Pav was first class!|
|2016-09-02 13:47:27||Pav was an extremely good and patient instructor. We had an excellent week with some challenging sailing.|
|2016-09-02 13:43:48||Great instructor and amazing location, made me confident in my abilities and I learnt a lot.
Some issues with sail being old but nothing that ruined enjoyment. Pav was great.
Thanks for the feedback - the sail is 2 years old and has had a lot of use. Pav told us during the week it was becoming tired so we have already ordered a brand new one at £3,600.00 due to be fitted next week. Thanks for the feedback and glad you had a great time!
|2016-09-02 13:22:12||Skipper very good. Knew what he was doing at all times.|
|2016-09-02 13:18:35||Ales is a very competent instructor - we had answers on all questions and can be pretty confident to rent a boat in the future|
|2016-09-02 13:14:41||The only thing I experienced was the pre course arrangement with regard to the VHf course.|
|2016-09-02 13:09:53||It was a great experience with a first class high skilled instructor! Thank you, Ales!|
|2016-09-02 12:22:59||Excellent course. Well run and good organisation.
|2016-09-02 12:19:48||Enjoyed the lessons, felt a bit intense at times due to volume of info, maybe a little longer would be great! Had good variety each day. Some lines frayed and door catches need a little maintenance otherwise great boat and fab experience.|
|2016-09-02 12:11:40||Excellent instructor nice one Rob thanks|
|2016-09-02 12:08:50||Excellent course and instructor
|2016-08-28 16:09:46||Great course|
|2016-08-28 16:08:24||Great instructor and other people in group were very friendly.|
|2016-08-28 16:06:03||Really enjoyable and loved the whole experience. Learned lots and look forward to continuing comp crew. Instructor David was very very good.|
|2016-08-28 16:00:31||Great instructor and beautiful boat - looking forward to coming back|
|2016-08-28 15:48:29||Good instructors and facilities, would prefer to have had a telephone call with office to do review prior to booking course|
|2016-08-28 15:17:34||Absolutely amazing course with first class instructor. Learned loads and really enjoyed it. Thank you.|
|2016-08-28 15:15:00||Excellent, recommended|
|2016-08-26 14:36:01||Great time. Very enjoyable.|
|2016-08-26 14:33:18||Excellent experience thank you great instructor|
|2016-08-26 14:27:44||Overall a great trip. Booking process was a bit confusing and in some respects unhelpful but instruction was fantastic.|
|2016-08-26 13:21:41||Fantastic time instructor Pav fantastic too she could not have done better really enjoyable time had by all
|2016-08-26 13:14:10||Pav our instructor was brilliant. Would definitely do another course with her.|
|2016-08-26 13:11:35||The tuition was excellently handled and the instructors manner and attitude to the students was excellent. Nothing was too much for her and she even cooked every day. Will come back. Ale x|
|2016-08-26 13:06:28||Excellent instructor - Pav.
She was first class and taught in a very effective way.
Would recommend to anyone interested in sailing.
Will be back.
|2016-08-26 12:29:16||Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Felt challenged throughout which is always nice. Thanks guys!|
|2016-08-26 12:26:05||Very capable instructor. Boat felt it could be cleaner and felt damp on arrival. But loved the experience! Thank you|
|2016-08-26 11:46:49||Coming with no experience was a steep learning curve, but by the end was much more effective|
|2016-08-26 11:44:18||Excellent week of sail intruction, with a great environment for learning.|
|2016-08-26 11:41:22||Website quite difficult to use and email system confusing as get emails that are not directly relevant but seem that they are.
Rob was a fantastic instructor.
|2016-08-21 16:42:22||Would highly recomend.
From a novice who knew nothing to confident in two days.
|2016-08-21 15:45:02||Great course. Worked well for us. Had a good time and enjoyed the locale immensely
|2016-08-21 15:39:13||Andrew was a very good instructor and overall the experience was thoroughly enjoyable and educational|
|2016-08-21 15:36:31||I'll be back!|
|2016-08-21 15:20:56||Great instructor, great time.|
|2016-08-21 15:17:55||Excellent experience|
|2016-08-21 15:12:49||Very hands on which was great|
|2016-08-21 15:10:56||Excellent instructor|
|2016-08-21 15:04:41||All three instructors (John, Howard and Stephen) were excellent; great knowledge and lovely manner. Some difficulty in telephone and text communication to confirm details.|
|2016-08-21 14:57:14||Great instructors, course content and delivery very good!|
|2016-08-21 14:51:45||Great feedback from instructor. I'll be back :-).|
|2016-08-21 14:48:53||Great refresher. Learnt. A lot again|
|2016-08-21 14:40:40||Language was difficult but after explaining my difficultiesv we metvresolve|
|2016-08-21 14:37:46||Was very good for me. Would continue.|
|2016-08-19 15:47:18||Great experience, instructor was very clear and caring, crew was fantastic. Would certainly be happy to come back for the next level|
|2016-08-19 15:42:39||Thanks very much. Great facilities - well organised and run. Instructor was lovely and very knowledgable although could have made us be in control of the boat in tricky situations more often. Did Day S and the other day skippers didn't know a lot of the theory so the level was often low. All in all 9/10 experience!
However communicating with Scotsail was very difficult to book the course! Very frustrating.
|2016-08-19 15:32:39||Course was perfect. Booking process requires improvement|
|2016-08-19 15:29:54||Difficult to get in touch over the phone for a booking.|
|2016-08-19 15:27:10||Brilliant skipper, fantastic facility's and really enjoyed my course. Only minor complaint would be that it was difficult to contact you initially to make our booking but overall didn't detract from a brilliant experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you!
|2016-08-19 14:42:48||Sally was superb and dealt very well with a student who had significantly overestimated his ability and competence / knowledge of sailing. Great company and I had an excellent week.|
|2016-08-19 14:36:37||Sally our instructor was excellent - very calm, knowledgeable, encouraging and great to be with. I would highly recommend her and the course.|
|2016-08-19 14:30:13||The westview sailing videos do not provide enough theory refresher. Students should be strongly advise to do the online theory course|
|2016-08-19 13:00:28||Great assistance from Danny and Alex, great learning curve
|2016-08-19 12:54:20||Excellent service and instruction.Would recommend to anyone thinking about sailing.|
|2016-08-19 12:51:15||Great trip, Danny was a brilliant instructor.|
|2016-08-19 12:47:03||Julia Gillespie was a really great instructor, she put everyone at ease, encouraged us all and was firm when safety was concerned. Really , really enjoyed learning from her, thank you!
|2016-08-19 12:43:35||Sailing not for me but enjoyed company and weather|
|2016-08-19 12:40:15||Very good and informative|
|2016-08-19 12:37:04||Very enjoyable step for short helmsman would be good|
|2016-08-14 15:56:52||Very affable and patient instructor
Clean the boat more often !
|2016-08-14 15:53:12||Really enjoyed the course. Intermediate course next.|
|2016-08-14 15:51:09||Fantastic !!! Demo doing more training|
|2016-08-14 14:58:26||Mike our instructor was incredibly competent and made sure that he took us through the briefing before setting off. We knew what was going to happen next, what he expected from us, and how to do things. He made sure that we were safe at all times. He answered questions and took the time to explain. Top week end thoroughly enjoyed!! Mike James top instructor!
|2016-08-14 14:54:09||Mike James was great.|
|2016-08-14 14:52:03||Sort the website, that is the only real issue.|
|2016-08-14 14:46:51||Mike James was fantastic - thanks very much for a great weekend. We'll definitely be back|
|2016-08-12 13:18:38||Excellent level of instruction. All well thought out, no issues whatsoever.|
|2016-08-12 13:15:02||Great instructor - enjoyable and good learning experience|
|2016-08-12 13:11:58||Had a brilliant trip, Pav was a fantastic instructor!
|2016-08-12 11:46:27||Great sailing, nice people - fun!|
|2016-08-12 11:43:48||Gwyn rocks!
|2016-08-12 11:41:57||Didn't like that the price of course changed when accessed from different IP. But the course was brilliant, thank you|
|2016-08-12 11:39:54||Excellent instructor. Very knowledgable and patient.|
|2016-08-12 11:37:41||Great course and excellent sailing waters.|
|2016-08-12 11:16:54||Our instructor Keith was outstanding and his calmness and clarity allowed us to learn at a fast and safe pase. He also provided an environment in which we felt comfortable to challenge ourselves with more advanced tasks. A great experience all round. Thank you|
|2016-08-12 11:06:18||It was a shame some of the bits of the boat werent working (nav lights)|
|2016-08-12 11:03:21||Keith Longbone was excellent , made the course very enjoyable and had an excellent delivery of tuition . Enjoyed also crew mates and the passages in sometimes rough conditions . Now much more confident in future sailing .|
|2016-08-12 10:02:15||Excellent week hire with a very experienced and fun skipper/instructor.|
|2016-08-10 17:00:54||Excellent course with excellent,friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Installed a lot of confidence, would thoroughly recommend.|
|2016-08-10 12:52:47||Fantastic course , trainers highly qualified, experienced and approachable. A fantastic experience be spoked to the ability of the student. Many thanks to Howard, Steven and Graeme , cheers Allan B
|2016-08-10 12:47:20||Tremendous training really enjoyed myself great fun and worth while doing as I thought I new how to drive a boat but actually I didn't have a clue so now I'm confident would recommend to any one! Instructor was great|
|2016-08-07 14:38:10||We had a great weekend and learned lots. Thoroughly recommend this course.|
|2016-08-07 14:34:10||The best|
|2016-08-07 14:30:20||thank u|
|2016-08-07 14:26:37||Great course and really good instructor, thoroughly enjoyed the course!!|
|2016-08-07 14:00:27||Excellent instructor and I learnt a lot. The weather was good / challenging and it was good that the instructor assessed the level of the crew right. The only slight problem is with the website, it's not very intuitive.|
|2016-08-07 13:55:08||Great week end to kick off the CC course. Mixed conditions but great instructors that kept the crew motivated. Felt safe at all times. Pav is a excellent and competent instructor. Boat great!
Would advise to include all costs in the course costs it gets a bit frustrating when asked to pay for extra things that we did not know. Not the instructor fault as I did not book through her.
|2016-08-07 13:51:04||A great experience. Weather was unpredictable but I always felt I was in safe hands. Pav was very patient and reassuring instructor .|
|2016-08-07 13:46:25||Excellent introduction to sailing in some very challenging conditions.
Instructor (pav) was excellent. Really enjoyed it
|2016-08-05 13:08:29||Had a great time, and learned quite a lot.|
|2016-08-05 13:03:57||Sally was a really wonderful instructor. We learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves.
There were a few bits of equipment that were a little worn (winches, kitchen equipment), but otherwise the boat was nice. It also would have been helpful to have an outboard for the dingy.
|2016-08-05 12:58:49||Sally was an Excellent instructor.|
|2016-08-05 12:17:14||Loved it all - will be back for some mile building and adventure sailing. Who knows I may bring my children so the can learn to crew for me!|
|2016-08-05 12:09:34||Fantastic instructor, I learned more in 5 days than all the previous sailing days combined.
|2016-08-05 12:07:30||Marvellous, very good experience and comfortable stay.|
|2016-08-05 11:51:45||Very enjoyable, flexible and informative|
|2016-08-05 11:46:17||Brilliant instructor, great sailing, always interesting and finished the course feeling confident and have learned so much. Than you for a fantastic week.|
|2016-08-05 11:40:37||Excellent training facilities. Brilliant instructor.|
|2016-08-05 11:38:13||Good -|
|2016-08-05 11:29:35||Good fun. Fantastic learning experience and it was very good to learn from someone with years of experience. I would recommend it.|
|2016-08-05 11:14:19||Very good course with very knowledgable instructor|
|2016-08-05 11:12:36||Julia was a great skipper, very knowledgable and good company.|
|2016-08-05 11:04:56||Very helpful instructor. Very enjoyable experience.|
|2016-08-05 11:01:12||Julia was very patient and knowledgeable.|
|2016-07-31 15:18:53||Very clear instruction|
|2016-07-31 15:11:37||Super friendly and very competent trainers who were great at understanding learner needs and coached accordingly. Good to get out on inland water at Lomond as well as coastal waters. Great weekend all in all ?€|
|2016-07-30 13:58:57||Storm wind and Danny where great. Enjoyed the course and the destinations and learned heaps.
|2016-07-29 15:57:04||Really nice. It is tiring.|
|2016-07-29 15:54:07||Excellent instruction, great fun and very safe. Thank you.|
|2016-07-29 15:50:17||I learnt more than I expected. brilliant experience would recommend 1st Scot sail. Massive thank you to Jean Cane.|
|2016-07-29 15:42:03||Excellent instruction and fantastic crew!|
|2016-07-29 12:18:39||Enjoyed the week and learnt a lot.|
|2016-07-29 12:15:47||Great experience, loads learned, fun too. Thanks
|2016-07-24 16:22:13||Great pace of instruction and learning|
|2016-07-24 16:17:33||Good instruction and precise|
|2016-07-22 13:40:54||Sally was excellent, correct balance between serious teaching and humour. She was also VERY patient. Grand days out all round was had by all
|2016-07-22 13:33:18||Sally was great and taught us so much, always a delight to be around, very helpful, calm, perfect instructor.
The facilities down in the saloon was in fair condition, some mold in front cabin, felt a bit dirty.
|2016-07-22 13:29:07||Sally was great at explaining things and I learned more this week than I have in 18 yrs of owning a boat. Thank you for giving me the confidence to sail again after an enforced gap .|
|2016-07-22 13:23:02||Great course, excellent instruction by skipper Sally Gregory! Learned a lot.|
|2016-07-22 11:42:40||Spent a good time, really enjoyed it
|2016-07-22 11:40:03||Really good instructors and really learned a lot when I was sailing. Even though there was not very much wind I felt like I got all the sailing I needed and wanted.|
|2016-07-22 11:35:57||Great experience and excellent locations.|
|2016-07-22 11:19:37||Fantastic instructor|
|2016-07-22 11:17:37||Boat was a bit manky on arrival but the instructor Ian McRae was superb!|
|2016-07-22 11:11:01||Would prefer if no food left on boat|
|2016-07-22 11:08:13||Fabulous instructor. Learnt plenty new tips in easy to remember way. Good balance between learning and holiday.|
|2016-07-22 10:59:10||Pavlina was brilliant and really made the course extra special. Would be good if the website was modernised a little, and online bookings made easier.|
|2016-07-22 10:53:16||Great instruction from Pav, at the right level to my competence,
Thorough enjoyable experience.
|2016-07-22 10:49:34||Very fun and informative|
|2016-07-22 10:46:30||Thanks to Pav for excellent teaching and coking. Great start to m sailing.|
|2016-07-17 16:10:24||Ian was a fantastic instructor highly informative|
|2016-07-17 16:07:04||Definetley enjoyed the course|
|2016-07-17 16:03:56||Enjoyed the course and would definetley recommend it to friends|
|2016-07-17 16:00:51||Lost my own concentration on occasion,but excellent tuition on instructor's part|
|2016-07-17 15:50:03||One of the best instructor ? Very very good , five star
|2016-07-17 15:44:21||Good experience , pleasant to deal with|
|2016-07-17 11:36:31||Maybe earlier more prominent warning that trip will be cancelled if full amount not paid - Apart from that brilliant unforgettable experience!|
|2016-07-17 11:23:38||St. Kilda was our life experience. We are proud we got there with Scotsail. And thanks to Danny!|
|2016-07-17 07:45:28||Admin needs to communicate with students more efficiently.Instructor excellent,,,|
|2016-07-16 23:13:39||Contacting Scotsail for details of the trip was very difficult. We got an email detailing us on the boat and skipper after we were already in the departure marina, although we couldn't read the email until 3 days later, when we had an Internet connection.|
|2016-07-16 23:07:55||Very good holiday. Could do better with communications for arrival instructions and general information. Found it VERY difficult to get a reply from anyone when I had a query.
Ales was a excellent captain.
|2016-07-16 22:58:47||Alex was a super skipper. The pre-trip organisation was poor- slow/no response to enquirers, no final joining instructions and the fact that we had a new skipper and boat!|
|2016-07-15 13:32:02||Fantastic instructor (Simon) and great crew|
|2016-07-15 13:32:00||Fantastic instructor (Simon) and great crew|
|2016-07-15 13:29:44||I thought the boat bolero 4 was showing signs of well use, also the winch handles need replacing. Simon Mason was great instructor|
|2016-07-15 12:59:09||Absolutely first-rate instructor (Simon Mason) - achieved even more during the week than I could have imagined. Only criticism is that the boat (Bolero) was a little tired (sails, winches, upholstery)|
|2016-07-15 12:10:08||Excellent 5 days sailing great instructor and thoroughly enjoyable.|
|2016-07-15 12:07:38||Tony Blenkinsopp was an excellent instructor, very good teacher. Overall, very good experience!|
|2016-07-15 12:04:34||Tony Blenkinsop was an excellent instructor. Overall fantastic experience.|
|2016-07-10 15:15:33||First class few day, outstanding|
|2016-07-10 14:56:25||Great fun. Learned a lot.|
|2016-07-08 14:20:35||John very good!|
|2016-07-08 14:16:12||John Rigby was a great Instructor. The group worked very well which made it an enjoyable, challenging week of sailing.|
|2016-07-08 14:13:53||Excellent trip, superb training from John Rigby, really learned a lot and had a great time all round.|
|2016-07-08 14:09:54||Great 5 days of sailing, very demanding for me, should have done a lot more of preparation / reading up before course. My last course. Competent crew, with Scotsail was last September.|
|2016-07-08 14:03:39||Busy week, learned a lot great intruction|
|2016-07-08 11:10:38||The boat needs some General maintaince on little bits|
|2016-07-06 18:23:51||Really enjoyed the course. It was very good.|
|2016-07-06 18:18:22||Outstanding experience,would recommend without doubt.|
|2016-07-06 18:12:23||Very happy with support and I gained confidence|
|2016-07-03 16:01:26||Thanks to Brian. Very helpful and encouraging.|
|2016-07-01 14:12:41||Very enjoyable|
|2016-07-01 14:10:45||Great company with the crew
|2016-07-01 14:08:04||Great team, weather mixed but learnt lots! Thank you|
|2016-07-01 14:04:16||With no prior knowledge it was at times difficult to understand what was being asked of us due to the difficulty in understanding, but overall it was very enjoyable and I would come back again.|
|2016-07-01 13:08:50||Really good week - learnt a lot. Would like to do further courses with Scotsail. Only thing is I didn't think there was quite enough money in the kitty at the start of the week to feed 6 people for 5 days.|
|2016-07-01 13:04:39||Rob was an excellent tutor. Superb experience|
|2016-07-01 13:02:52||Fab week learning to sail. Fabulous instructor who made the experience fantastic all round
|2016-07-01 13:00:43||Rob was patient with us when we got ourselves into some sticky situations, very knowledgable and used his experiences to pass as much information as possible that I hope to absorb fully! I enjoyed learning from him.
Scotsail provided heaps of helpful information but I thought the competent crew book would be part of the course ( I had bought a copy for studying before). Also, I thought the float for a weeks worth of food & drink for 6 people was a touch too little.
|2016-07-01 12:28:48||Great course. Great instruction. Will be booking again.|
|2016-07-01 12:26:26||Great instruction and really useful informative course. I will be booking again with Scotsail ?€|
|2016-07-01 12:22:21||Thorough and friendly instructor. Thank you Julia!|
|2016-07-01 12:19:11||false||Skipper was great dealing with 4 day skippers and a coastal skipper on the same boat.|
|2016-07-01 12:06:48||Julia was a brilliant instructor.|
|2016-06-26 15:57:48||Excellent weekend , with very knowledgable instructor.
|2016-06-26 15:49:34||Better consideration could be given to dietary requirements, both at the marina dinner and food on the boat.|
|2016-06-26 15:18:17||I had a great weekend and felt very safe with Pav Who is an excellent teacher. I only felt a little unsafe when other students were handling the boat in strengthening winds. The boat Dileas needs a really good clean, there was mould in the cupboards and many parts were either broken/taped up or missing. One last thing that would be beneficial for a teaching boat would be to have all the ropes clearly identifiable by being different colours. I look forward to coming back and will be requesting Pav to help me complete my competent crew. Thank you|
|2016-06-26 15:12:46||Pavalina was exelent teacher and made the experience wonderful. Thank u|
|2016-06-26 15:12:43||Pavalina was exelent teacher and made the experience wonderful. Thank u|
|2016-06-26 15:09:26||Great ... Good teacher|
|2016-06-26 15:02:13||Dileas not in great condition.|
|2016-06-26 15:00:32||We had a fantastic two days with Scotsail Training It was very informative and enjoyable , the staff were very friendly and approachable and put up with us. Well done to them !!
Would definately recommend this course with Scotsail ?ƒ?ƒ
|2016-06-24 14:55:10||Great Instructor! :)|
|2016-06-24 14:51:07||Appreciate rental equipment against rain. Recommend to advertise that option on your internet page.|
|2016-06-24 14:46:24||Fantastic week in the Firth of Clyde. Absolutely great instruction and fabulous weather to boot.|
|2016-06-24 14:43:49||Sally was excellent and made the whole experience very fun, and was very informative. Fantastic all round, and lots of chances for practicing manoeuvres and important procedures. Superb week, cannot wait to come back for more. Thanks, Sahar|
|2016-06-24 13:57:52||Fantastic instructor
|2016-06-24 13:52:39||No breaks provided in order to absorb gained knowledge.|
|2016-06-24 13:49:45||Instructor was very knowledgable and put everything into it. I gained loads of skills. Was a great course full on with plenty of hands on experience.|
|2016-06-24 13:45:28||Cannot commend Paulina enough. An excellent week with top rate instruction from a committed and enthusiastic instructor. I felt my confidence in my sailing abilities grow better every day. Lovely yacht and superb cruising area. Thank you very much.|
|2016-06-24 13:39:55||I structures was extremely competent. Vey good .
Whilst our boat was sound she had quite a few broken bits.
Main sail has no bag and main sheet traveller brokenish. Really quite a handful for crew!!
But over all a great week. Not sure about main cabin sleeping tho!
|2016-06-24 13:27:25||Good instructors who took the time to ensure everyone understood, adopting different styles appropriate to the individual.|
|2016-06-24 13:22:46||Instructor can made a more pressure and time to train more practicals manevuring with the boat (pontoons, mob...)|
|2016-06-24 13:15:27||Excellent experience yet again!|
|2016-06-24 13:07:46||Thanks for excellent time and course!|
|2016-06-19 16:48:46||Howard was really efficient and instilled confidence in me|
|2016-06-19 16:44:57||Howard was fantastic thank you.|
|2016-06-19 16:42:05||Instructor very friendly and made a very nervous wifie feel relaxed. Well done.|
|2016-06-17 12:57:48||Great course, poor boat without an anchor, needs some tlc! Amazing instructor!
|2016-06-17 12:45:53||Instructor was as good as they get, very patient. Resulting in the most influence on course enjoyment.|
|2016-06-17 12:39:45||Couldn' fault Ian, excellent.|
|2016-06-17 01:53:02||Very informative|
|2016-06-12 15:18:46||Excellent leadership and camaraderie|
|2016-06-12 15:16:27||I had a great first time sailing and found it everything that I hoped it would be!|
|2016-06-12 15:12:17||Excellent 2 days saiing|
|2016-06-12 15:10:26||Excellent 2 days sailing|
|2016-06-12 14:52:37||An amazing weekend. Learn a lot .Gave me a very good idea of what sailing is about. very very good instructor.|
|2016-06-12 14:17:59||I found the course very useful and I learned a good amount of essential skills.
|2016-06-12 14:14:01||Superb course, really worthwhile, learned loads|
|2016-06-10 13:43:27||Very informative|
|2016-06-10 13:41:29||Greg Morris was an exceptional instructor. Very informative and knowledgeable.
|2016-06-10 13:37:39||After a rather bumpy start all was reconciled and after that it was exactly as I had hoped for.|
|2016-06-10 13:18:22||Can't fault anything other than more wins would have been good :-) Gregg our instructor was fantastic, very knowledgable and extremely patient. Overall I've had a great time and I would recommend ScotSail and Gregg to anyone seeking further RYA training.|
|2016-06-10 13:13:56||Greg very knowledgable and keen to pass this knowledge on. Great course
|2016-06-10 13:07:45||Overall with wide spectrum of ability it was good. Conditions were v unscottish. Room for a few tweaks but a lot of fun
|2016-06-10 13:00:52||Very competent skill full instructor. Sometimes however we were left uncertain when to defer to our instructor and when we should assume responsibility ourselves which meant we might jump in when not appropriate or hesitate when we shouldn't.|
|2016-06-10 12:21:45||Excellent course covered all my expectations|
|2016-06-10 12:11:10||Very good course with knowledgable instructor. Have learnt a lot and greatly enjoyed the experience. Thank you.|
|2016-06-10 11:43:22||Absolutely loved the week sailing and Pavlina is an excellent skipper.|
|2016-06-10 11:39:33||Lacked wind but very hot/sunny. Pav was great but sometimes hard to understand.|
|2016-06-10 11:36:29||Great course, fab instructor (Pav) shame not more wind, but lovely & sunny ?€|
|2016-06-10 11:33:33||Pav was an excellent instructor|
|2016-06-10 11:30:12||Excellent instructions by Pav good crew and good fun.|
|2016-06-05 15:27:57||Great course and great instructors. Fantastic way to spend my 30th birthday! Thanks|
|2016-06-05 15:25:14||Excellent tuition, great staff and amazing fun. I went from zero experience to confident in just 2 days. Highly recommend this course to anyone.|
|2016-06-05 09:41:50||Great skipper wonderful sailing week
|2016-06-03 13:28:29||Sally was great. Everything was slick and easy. I'd definitely recommend!|
|2016-06-03 13:25:20||It was a very interesting and enjoyable course|
|2016-06-03 13:22:10||Enjoyed the experience much more than I expected. Sally is a wonderful skipper and instructor. Very informative, patient and calm. I'm inspired to do more sailing. Thank you very much!|
|2016-06-03 12:58:23||More practice on manoeuvres such as mob and anchoring etc|
|2016-06-03 12:54:38||Instructor Julia was excellent, patient, very knowledgeable and helpful. Very enjoyable course.|
|2016-06-03 12:51:45||Another great experience at 1st Scotsail. Will be back again next year!|
|2016-06-03 12:45:44||Absolutely fabulous! Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.|
|2016-06-03 12:42:41||Good mix between skipper and crew students helping each other with excellent guiding from instructor|
|2016-06-01 17:11:07||Great fun and very worthwhile. Highly recommended!|
|2016-06-01 17:07:52||Very worthwhile and satisfying course.|
|2016-05-29 16:22:20||Good course|
|2016-05-29 16:18:08||Lovely crew & instructor. Learned lots. Needed a bit more wind!|
|2016-05-29 15:47:44||Amazing sailing area and amazing boat
The instructor was Brian woodruff who was amazing
|2016-05-29 15:44:36||Very enjoyable.|
|2016-05-29 15:41:39||The most amazing experience of my life .Very patient instructor. Thank you and the good weather was also a bonus.|
|2016-05-29 15:20:46||5 Stars for the sailing experience! Absolutely brilliant weekend. Excellent instructor. Didn't receive the payment reminder emails so the trip was briefly cancelled, but managed to get things sorted in the end. Thank you very much indeed!|
|2016-05-29 15:14:09||Loved all of it except small mix up with booking. Hooked now!|
|2016-05-29 15:08:38||Paula was a great instructor and kept us safe the whole time! I will definitely be back for more courses|
|2016-05-29 14:45:37||Excellent course and instructors|
|2016-05-29 14:35:48||Excellent, pace and delivery. Tutors were excellent also|
|2016-05-29 11:31:37||It was good|
|2016-05-29 11:31:25||It was good|
|2016-05-27 13:26:39||Very enjoyable, learned lots and had fun|
|2016-05-27 13:20:40||Great skipper and a good crew made for a very enjoyable experience|
|2016-05-27 13:16:43||Fantastic week, brilliant company and very informative interesting instructor. Thank you for building my confidence on the water.|
|2016-05-27 12:54:57||Really enjoyed the course. Instructor was excellent, very good instruction and very good personality.|
|2016-05-27 12:49:38||The course was very well delivered with all aspects clearly explained. I was apprehensive of what to expect but was soon put at ease by the instructor. I would recommend the instructor and the centre without hesitation.|
|2016-05-27 12:43:52||I enjoyed the week tremendously. The instructor Paulina was great and set a very good team ethic. She engendered a terrific atmosphere and we all enjoyed learning and gaining experience.|
|2016-05-27 12:35:44||Very good instructor ,looked after us completely
|2016-05-27 12:23:27||Thank you Julia.|
|2016-05-27 12:19:19||Really good course. Instructor was calm and gave me a scenes of security. When asked any questions she always had good answers and advice.
Overall great experience.
|2016-05-27 12:13:12||Had a great time and learned loads. All I've got to do now is practice.|
|2016-05-27 12:10:03||Probably my inexperience but I would have benefitted from a better introduction to the controls on the boat as I haven't been on a boat this big before.|
|2016-05-27 12:06:25||Issues when course was cancelled at 2 days notice but was then sorted - great !
Had a great experience and would recommend .
|2016-05-22 15:59:04||Very pleased with staff. Ian easy to be on the boat with and clear his experience working with mixed group.|
|2016-05-22 15:44:50||Had a great time.|
|2016-05-22 15:38:42||Awesome 2 days. Will be back for the 5 day sailing course.|
|2016-05-22 15:20:58||A great experience, complimented with an excellent and friendly instructor.|
|2016-05-22 15:17:41||Great training experience. Would recommend to others.|
|2016-05-22 14:51:32||Many thanks to Sally for making me feel safe, involved and competent. I had a great time and have learnt loads!|
|2016-05-22 14:48:54||Sally was excellent
|2016-05-22 14:38:08||Sally, as ever made the weekend special - educational, challenging, inspirational, safe and lots of fun and laughs!! Thank you Sally for introducing me to sailing and making it so much fun!! ?€|
|2016-05-20 13:56:08||Instructor Pav was fantastic.|
|2016-05-20 13:51:34||Absolutely invaluable, great instructor who went above and beyond in her enthusiasm to teach a years worth of experience in just a few days. Many thanks|
|2016-05-20 13:47:50||Excellent especially considering the difficult conditions throughout the week|
|2016-05-20 13:43:06||Absolutely amazing skipper.|
|2016-05-20 13:38:57||Excellent informative instructor and a pleasant fellow to train with.|
|2016-05-20 13:35:49||Danny was fantastic. Had the tuition just right. Very enjoyable week.|
|2016-05-20 13:34:13||Great instructor and he was very helpful, knowledgable and fair|
|2016-05-20 13:31:02||Danny was fantastic. Had the tuition just right. Very enjoyable week.|
|2016-05-20 13:26:09||Danny was an excellent instructor|
|2016-05-20 12:55:45||Learnt loads this week and feel much more confident. Many thanks to Julia for your calmness and patience.|
|2016-05-20 12:52:30||Waterproofs leaked, brilliant time otherwise|
|2016-05-20 12:49:29||Great course learnt a lot. A little disappointed last day was so short on water
|2016-05-20 12:46:18||Excellent tuition well structured and a very patient and understanding instructor very grateful for the points and support throughout the course|
|2016-05-20 12:39:00||Feel much more confident with boat handling now. Really enjoyed the company too.|
|2016-05-15 16:06:48||Very well worth the money great experience.|
|2016-05-15 16:01:47||Brian was a very skilled instructor with good manner to build confidence and understanding|
|2016-05-08 16:09:06||Excellent course would recommend this becomes compulsory ' both instructors very informative and training is made easy and also made us to feel very welcome|
|2016-05-08 15:19:06||Paula was ace|
|2016-05-08 15:15:16||I'll be back soon, thank you!!|
|2016-05-08 15:12:37||Great instructor. Very patient and clear. The boat needs some attention though. Windlass not working, GPS intermittent, wind direction failed.|
|2016-05-06 15:56:46||Sally has been a wonderful instructor and ensure that we are not missing out the crucial information. Very patient when I'm not so confident with parking the boat in the harbour. My confident has increased over the week. Thank you for everything!|
|2016-05-06 15:47:37||Excellent course. Sally was brilliant with looking after us all and taught us everything we need to know. Fantastic 5 days. Thank you.|
|2016-05-06 15:41:47||Instructor calm in adversary and very competent. High winds most days learned loads about heavy weather sailing|
|2016-05-06 15:37:23||The instructor was excellent very calm when things got interesting. Really enjoyed the course and gained so much experience to give me the confidence to move forward|
|2016-05-06 14:39:44||Great teaching skills of the instructor, very kind atmosphere and great experience.|
|2016-05-06 14:36:42||Danny is real pro. I would sail with him everywhere on this planet..
Thanks a lot. Luba R.
|2016-05-06 11:38:41||1st rate instructor, very informative, clear and precise.|
|2016-05-06 11:20:36||It was a great experience and was one of those life experiences I will never forget.|
|2016-05-06 11:13:20||Hire clothing v good|
|2016-05-01 16:02:09||Pavlina is a great instructor, fun and knowledgeable. I learnt lots of very useful things.|
|2016-05-01 15:58:10||Excellent instructor,friendly safe and informative. Highly recommend.|
|2016-05-01 15:40:00||Very enjoyable course. Great instructor|
|2016-05-01 15:33:52||Excellent informative course. The Instructor was great and very knowledgable.|
|2016-04-29 14:28:52||Rob is a very enthusiastic,
patient and knowledge instructor.
|2016-04-29 14:24:45||Very good instructor and examiner.|
|2016-04-29 14:21:26||Great fun. Excellent instructor.|
|2016-04-29 14:18:17||Timing of my Coastal Skipper course finish was delayed due to other yachtmaster candidate exams|
|2016-04-29 14:13:37||Very good instruction and lots of sailing. Happy overall :)|
|2016-04-29 13:25:36||Fantastic instructor, very friendly and makes fantastic food.|
|2016-04-29 13:18:35||Our instructor was amazing, nothing she didn't know or couldn't do.|
|2016-04-29 13:14:33||Paula was really informative and a brilliant teacher. Loved the whole experience.|
|2016-04-29 13:10:17||Really enjoyable week and I learned lots|
|2016-04-24 15:34:49||Very good both in terms of learning experience and enjoyment
|2016-04-24 15:31:26||Brilliant excellent instructor|
|2016-04-24 15:24:23||Loved it, Danny was a great instructor.|
|2016-04-24 15:20:22||Great course,well explained and very knowledgable instructor! Highly recommend Scotsail.|
|2016-04-22 14:28:57||It was great thanks a lot Daniel Nevaril|
|2016-04-22 13:16:05||Brilliant course, would advise anyone who wants their day skipper practice to do this course with Scotsail. Recommend doing the theory course first.|
|2016-04-22 13:11:49||Very educational course, enjoyed myself greatly|
|2016-04-17 17:00:58||The level of information and experience I was given was completely top notch! I would have loved to know more in advance but feel I've been given the information now.|
|2016-04-17 15:49:13||Learned a lot from Pavlina, total enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone|
|2016-04-17 15:44:21||Excellent instructor|
|2016-04-17 15:39:50||Overall good. Instuctor knowledgable but often would take over meaning we didn't learn as much as we could if we were aloud to do it ourselves. A few hidden charges. Thought all food was covered but had to buy our own dinner on Friday. All course levels taught on same boat. Held day skippers back and went over the heads of new sailors. Not very good environment for teaching no one learns anything|
|2016-04-17 15:07:22||Good clear instructions from instructors nice boats nice area
|2016-04-17 15:02:12||I learned a lot and can't wait to go on my next course. I had great fun too.|
|2016-04-15 14:38:36||Danny is a great instructor on this boat. He is awesome.|
|2016-04-15 14:34:45||Danny was awesome|
|2016-04-15 14:32:49||Great instructors. Safe and friendly. Enjoyed!|
|2016-04-15 14:30:16||Excellent instruction and tips from Danny and Alex!
Just on Delias, the shower pump didn't work so cleaning was made more difficult. Apart from that all good.
Thanks for a great trip.
|2016-04-15 14:01:51||Fantastic instructor.
More proactive shore-based support would be appreciated.
|2016-04-15 13:59:43||Gwyn was a very competent instructor giving instructions clearly and calmly. He was able to rescue the yacht very able without causing the boat any more damage. I would be happy to recommend him.
|2016-04-10 16:30:28||Excellent teacher, great at imparting knowledge|
|2016-04-10 16:27:52||false||Very good experience, clear and careful teaching. I learnt a lot and would always choose Paula as a tutor.
|2016-04-10 16:26:12||false||Very good experience, clear and careful teaching. I learnt a lot and would always choose Paula as a tutor.
|2016-04-10 13:32:02||Overall very good, educational informative and enjoyable.|
|2016-04-08 14:17:05||Danny was a fantastic instructor, we learnt so much in 5 days and had great fun. We will definitely be back for our day skipper courses.|
|2016-04-08 13:50:55||Good job by the instructor and good time, lots of learning and practicing|
|2016-04-08 13:48:36||Paula was great, very kind and encouraging.|
|2016-04-08 13:46:18||Instructor was very good. Few problems with the boat however.|
|2016-04-08 13:35:17||Fabulous instructor. Great mix of personalities and skills in crew. A brilliant experience.|
|2016-04-08 13:32:29||Very good instructor!|
|2016-04-08 13:28:59||Julia is an excellent tutor|
|2016-04-08 13:23:38||Excellent instructor and good very crew|
|2016-04-08 12:35:52||Great week sailing and motoring. Very good helpful instructor|
|2016-04-08 12:31:32||The boat was a bit tired, but did the trick. Would have preferred to know about all the extra costs up front. Great experience though.|
|2016-04-08 12:26:50||Brilliant. Excellent instructer who passed on a vast amount of knowledge and made the week very instructional and a lot of fun. Thanks|
|2016-04-08 11:35:41||Great fun really enjoyed my time onboard|
|2016-04-04 18:00:22||Rather go to Britsail|
|2016-04-01 13:36:57||Contacting the office with queries was difficult. Emails were not answered; phones went to voicemail. The overall experience was good though, and I enjoyed myself.|
|2016-04-01 12:52:15||Skipper excellent. Boat could have been in better repair. Particularly relating to no windlass!|
|2016-04-01 12:48:27||Great instructor|
|2016-04-01 12:46:05||Good experience|
|2016-04-01 12:40:54||Sleeping on settee berth, Ingres and egress difficult due to bloody saloon table.|
|2016-03-27 17:46:55||Being a novice I did feel at times out of my comfort zone. But thoroughly enjoyed the team / crew. Mike was fantastic and kept everyone informed and reassured me when I did get scared.|
|2016-03-27 16:32:11||Being a novice I did feel at times out of my comfort zone. But thoroughly enjoyed the team / crew. Mike was fantastic and kept everyone informed and reassured me when I did get scared.|
|2016-03-27 16:28:00||Leak at aft making the centre bed mattress wet (not moist! Wet!!!). Instructor was great, weather was rough but fun, great to learn sailing. Looking forward to the next two weekends.|
|2016-03-27 16:23:45||Very enjoyable|
|2016-03-27 15:57:22||Very enjoyable and well presented.|
|2016-03-27 15:40:25||Instructors were friendly, informative and expressed their knowledge very well. Detailed instructions were easily explained. Great!|
|2016-03-27 15:35:46||Instructors on both days were 1st class. Boats were excellent. Would recommend this course to anyone thinking about going on the water.|
|2016-03-27 15:29:49||Very useful|
|2016-03-25 15:23:00||Well organised. Very effective skipper.|
|2016-03-25 15:18:28||There were a lot of hidden costs that were quite annoying, particularly in that they need to be paid in cash. These hidden costs are in the form of marina fees, sailing equipment, cleaning fees, certificate fees, etc. All of this should be included in the overall cost of the trip. Further, I think that more attention should be paid to the relationship of the student to Scotsail, i.e., one of client to service provider.|
|2016-03-25 15:09:31||I think Paula was great but we should have had a bit more safety info on the first day esp man overboard and safety harnesses just in case anything went wrong on that first day|
|2016-03-25 15:01:22||Paula was an amazing instructor with so much energy and enthusiasm!
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much!
|2016-03-25 14:28:25||Good intensity on the course with variation in the days and exercises.|
|2016-03-25 14:21:00||Had a great time, thanks. There was some issues with the booking. We asked for a separate berth for a 13 year old but he had to share in the end. We also asked to be on a different boat from the last course and we were assured we would be, but we were on the same boat again. Other than that the course and instructions were good.|
|2016-03-25 14:09:37||Excellent instruction given, big difference between the people on the course which gave positives and more than a few negatives but overall very enjoyable course|
|2016-03-20 17:54:01||Great fun, great instructors. Thanks
|2016-03-20 17:52:01||Great experience|
|2016-03-20 17:46:22||Brilliant thank you|
|2016-03-20 16:05:28||Very experienced staff was great couple of days and great experience|
|2016-03-20 16:02:34||Great time great course|
|2016-03-18 15:29:59||Extremely enjoyable|
|2016-03-18 15:27:49||Excellent. Thanks Danny!|
|2016-03-18 15:21:18||Fab week particular enjoyed the presentation|
|2016-03-18 15:01:28||Our instructor Rob was very knowledgable and excellent company during the course. I learned more about sailing than I expected and enjoyed the experience.|
|2016-03-18 14:56:48||Really enjoyed the experience. Certainly no holiday but had a very great time and learnt plenty|
|2016-03-18 14:52:26||Excellent teaching|
|2016-03-18 14:49:57||Rob was a first class instructor|
|2016-03-18 14:25:39||Good mix of challenging and supportive instruction|
|2016-03-18 14:21:31||You didn't reply to any emails.
Course notes and passwords for naval home and online vhf didn't get posted / emailed and you needed reminding by phone (as no replies to emails)
|2016-03-13 17:03:46||Really enjoyed both days with Steven on Loch Lomond and Danny on the Clyde.
|2016-03-13 15:25:04||Excellent learning experience|
|2016-03-13 15:14:45||Really good course and knowledgable instructor|
|2016-03-08 13:52:03||Excellent---spacious boat and user friendly|
|2016-03-08 13:47:41||Really brilliant had a marvellous time|
|2016-03-08 13:45:23||Had an excellent time. Learnt so sooooooo much! Felt really safe and James explained everything clearly. Loved the week will be back !!!!!!|
|2016-03-08 13:40:51||Fantastic instructor, beautiful place|
|2016-03-06 16:10:34||Very good all round|
|2016-03-06 16:06:20||Fantastic course, great instructor, and lots learned, highly recommended, thank you Scotsail! :)|
|2016-03-06 15:38:29||Very relaxing, help and assistance was always available. Feedback given where needed and generally an overall great experience!|
|2016-03-06 15:34:03||Made you feel very relaxed and at ease when dealing with difficult manoeuvres for the first time|
|2016-03-02 17:03:04||first class experience|
|2016-03-02 16:58:50||very friendly and educational|
|2016-02-28 16:55:36||Great facilities and staff. Highly recommend to anyone seeking an RYA qualification.|
|2016-02-28 16:52:46||Very enjoyable and informative|
|2016-02-28 16:49:54||Very enjoyable. Excellent instructors. Thank you.|
|2016-02-28 16:20:22||Too much info on web site needs to be focused on only clients needs. Coarse was very interesting and informative|
|2016-02-28 16:15:48||A fantastic course run by very professional people in Largs marina and lochlomand. I would recommend this venue to anyone interested.|
|2016-02-28 16:10:12||Excellent course. I learned a lot and in a fun way. Helped increase my knowledge and confidence. Thank you.|
|2016-02-26 17:00:06||Great instructor, hoping to be back!|
|2016-02-26 16:56:23||Fantastic experience altogether and I enjoyed the whole week! I am likely to return for more training and to recommend scouts ail!|
|2016-02-26 16:53:26||Great training with Danny.|
|2016-02-21 16:46:37||Fantastic weekends training, glad I didn't bring my own life jacket ?‰|
|2016-02-21 16:41:09||Was a great 2 day course and presented a lot of information. The 2 instructors I had could not fault them as a they both provided great tution|
|2016-02-21 16:36:08||Don't let your instructor pull your life jacket apart lol?‚|
|2016-02-21 16:04:23||Very good experience and very informative.|
|2016-02-21 16:01:45||Very good experience and very informative.|
|2016-02-19 17:21:47||Amazing training centre, Ales was a fantastic instructor, very enjoyable experience.|
|2016-02-19 17:17:32||Ales was an outstanding instructor and we felt very confident under his leadership! Great fun!|
|2016-02-19 17:12:56||Excellent week! Would have liked a bit more feedback on how I was getting on at times. Skipper was an great teacher and I learnt a lot and feel competent on a boat now.|
|2016-02-19 17:03:26||Alex was VERY patient and provided clear instructions - thank you Ales!!!|
|2016-02-19 17:00:47||Friendly relaxed learning environment. Alex was ace!|
|2016-02-19 11:19:22||Online payment was difficult at one point, but otherwise it's great.|
|2016-02-19 11:16:36||Great time
|2016-02-19 11:12:51||Danny was a fantastic instructor. Very helpful and nice.|
|2016-02-19 11:08:10||Great instructor effective targeted learning|
|2016-02-14 17:43:25||Very comprehensive
|2016-02-14 17:40:14||This course was a great thing to learn the basics|
|2016-02-14 17:33:12||A very informative course presented in a way that made the classroom aspect as well as the practical aspect very enjoyable.|
|2016-01-22 12:23:39||Would book again through Scot Sail, very happy with my experience ?€|
|2016-01-22 12:18:21||Rob was an excellent instructor with plenty of experience and real life stories to reinforce the training.
There were a few issues with the boat which was a shame and cost us some time however our instructor was able to fix most issues. Training was superb weather better than expected and Iloved the whole package. Many thanks to all and especially Rob.
|2016-01-22 12:10:10||A few problems with the boat delayed our departure, disappointing start but much improved week.|
|2016-01-22 11:56:30||Very good week, enjoyed it very much|
|2016-01-19 14:45:10||Stephen was very good but needed medicinal whisky|
|2016-01-17 16:15:52||Great atmosphere and excellent instruction. Gained invaluable experience.|
|2016-01-17 16:05:02||I thoroughly enjoyed the course, both Danny and Mike were fantastic, informative, fun, relaxed but kept us on our guard. Practical learning and theory explanations. Thank you so very much to you both. Pauline Barclay|
|2016-01-17 15:59:30||Very cold with some snow! Danny was a great instructor and very good at explaining things.|
|2015-12-22 14:10:05||Praise! Had a great time!|
|2015-12-22 13:39:54||Was ok but instructor was always teaching the girl|
|2015-12-22 12:51:04||Was ok but instructor was always teaching the girl|
|2015-12-22 12:50:37||Was ok but instructor was always teaching the girl|
|2015-12-21 17:02:36||-||Great week!!|