Customer Reviews

Just completed the RYA Competent Crew course with my 14 year old son, and it was a wonderful experience. Andy and Janet run a great shop and our instructor Annie was simply outstanding. Her ability to teach the skills of sailing at all levels to students of drastically varied cultures and abilities is amazing. Having been in less competent sailing environments in the past, I was pleased and relieved at the combination of professionalism and care that was shown by Annie and everyone there. Their particular style of laid back professionalism is remarkable, and I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you to Club Yachting for a great week.

5/5

Just a quick email to thank both yourself and Andy for a great week, very enjoyable.

5/5

Would like to come back and do diesel engine course. Boats lovely.

5/5

I had a very nice sailing experience on the San Fernando with Alex. I found everything very professional organised and I certainly intend to come back.

5/5

Richard is one of the greatest instructors I have ever met. Extremly sympathetic and skilled. And I think I know what an instructor has to be like, for I have been an instructor myself for 25 years for skydiving. Great thanks to to Richard.

Can’t wait to get back and do some more sailing – I’ve been following the photos on FB and feeling jealous.
I had such a great time in October, and it was such a de-stresser I’m still feeling the benefit.
Hope you’re all still enjoying the sun and sea.
5/5

Thanks [to] both yourself and Andy for a great week, very enjoyable.

5/5

Best in the business!

 

5/5

Great time last week on El Stan,  thanks for everything.

5/5

Homewood Bound’s maiden voyage was successfully completed yesterday.  Franco and Aidan were great – two wonderful ex [Fast Track] students of yours which do you credit.  Good company too.

5/5

I enjoyed my time with you immensely and look forward to sailing with you again sometime.

5/5

[Ashley is] A first class instructor with great skills all round

5/5

We greatly enjoyed our course and would gladly recommend the school to anyone.

5/5

Please pass on my sincere thanks to Andy for his excellent tuition in the Prep week

5/5

A great, learnful and intense experience, a big thx to Richard, the best instructor ever, and the other crew..

Many thanks to you and all at Club Yachting for a fantastic week last week.  Lovely boat and marinas, and everyone was so friendly and welcoming (especially Viva!).  In particular I really appreciated the course being run over 6 days; it was still a busy week but made it far more manageable.
Please also pass on my thanks to Richard.  I found his teaching incredibly clear and helpful, and I’m amazed by how much I feel I learnt in only a week.  And in spite of how much there was to cover, throughout the week our boat was always relaxed and happy – I very much appreciated how Richard always kept the atmosphere stress-free and always seemed happy to answer questions and explain things, and to make the most of the weather and get in some good sailing when the wind obliged.  All in all it was a great week, so many thanks again to you all.
Hi Janet, big thankyou to your company from the lads from Newcastle. We had a brilliant weeks sailing particularly with Annie as our instructor
Just a note to thank Club Yachting, especially yourself and particularly Ovi for a most useful, enjoyable and instructive week. 

I shall be recommending CY to any who express an interest in upgrading their sailing skills and as mentioned, look forward to seeing you again soon.
5/5

Thanks for your help and great tuition from Franco its was a great 2 days and achieved what we needed too!

Powerboat Level 2

Really good hands-off instruction whilst being very attentive at the same time. Loads of friendly advice and sailing/boat handling tips and tricks. We learnt an awful lot in 6 days. Ovi is a real asset to your business.

A most productive week for us and I would have no problem in recommending Club Yachting to others.

5/5

The whole team at club yachting have been really good to me. Both you and Andy run the show at Club Yachting exceptionally well and I take my hat off to you both for the energy and time you put into everyone.

5/5

We had an awesome experience learning with you.

thanks for everything and I should be back sometime soon to do some sailing with you!!

5/5

Many thanks – again – for your continued support, it is things like this that make your school stand out.

5/5
Thank you for professionalism and for making my program so easy to organise!

We had such a great time, enjoyed the company and the instruction. Obi has a very special gift and was able to explain many things that have been puzzling us for a while – thank you and him so much.

We both came away with a great feeling about your organisation and as we said before, we’re very pleased to have met you and hope for on-going contact with “Homewood Bound” and other sailing matters.  We won’t hesitate to recommend you – such a pleasant change from the careless, bored, stuffy attitude of our local  Yacht Clubs.
5/

[We] had such a great time last week, Lizzie and I enjoyed it so so much and both felt our sailing came on loads as well milebuilding in France

5/5

Yachts kept in tip top condition – much higher standard than other RYA schools I have sailed with.

5/5

What a great week milebuilding with Adam.

5/5

Custard Pie was a wonderfully comfortable and great sailing Yacht. It also has the great advantage of Ashley who is a really good instructor. I would like to sail with him again if I have the good fortune.

5/5

I would like to recommend yachting school Club Yachting and its instructors as the most competent and responsible in their profession. Separately I would like to note the school’s Director, Mr. Andy Williams, as the most professional sailor and dedicated person. And to Express his admiration for the work of Yachtmaster Instructors Mr. Richard van der Wines and Mr. Andrew Raikova. I think special thanks should work Ms. Janet as a great organizer and General Manager. I hope to continue in this school for my education. 

5/5

Janet and Andy run a lovely RYA sailing school in Las Galletas. They maintain the RYA standard very well. They went above and beyond to assist me with all manner of affairs during my time in Las Galletas. A large portion of the reason I passed my Yachtmaster is that we were lucky enough to have Andy (the very capable and patient owner) as our instructor for the prep week week portion, although from what I’ve seen the other instructors are excellent as well. Viva is great. I highly recommend this school for anyone in the Med/Carib area that is looking for an Offshore qualification in TIDAL waters – better (and I think slightly more reputable) of a location than Lauderdale or South Africa. Far more reasonably priced than either of these locations as well . Very pleased

5/5

Super course… super instruction… very friendly team… thoroughly enjoyed my whole experience of practical day skipper

5/5

Just finished my Yachtmaster Fast track course. So, sixteen weeks passed like one day. It was incredible time and best adventure in my life. It was hard, but fun and safe at the same time. I visited different islands, crossed the Atlantic ocean and through Gibraltar and the Mediterranean sea and reached France on board the legendary El Stan. I was very happy and I’m still happy to be the part of this school. I miss you Club Yachting and I’ll be back soon.

Great week with Andy – already booked to come back to do some more boat handling in January

5/5

Thank you and Andy for the [sea survival] course. It was not just learning but a great fun!

5/5

Thanks for education, Julia and me enjoyed. And Ovi was cool instructor.

5/5

Thanks for the wonderful week!, it was really great!

5/5

Thanks again for a wonderful week – I will be in touch to book Day Skipper later in the year!

Just to say we all thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a lot, thank you! 

Great week – thanks so much to Andy for the expert tuition, I learnt so much

Alex was a very supportive instructor and I really enjoyed my week. Loved seeing the whales. Will definitely try to return. Thanks to everyone.

Adam is a very good instructor nothing is a problem for him.

We visited La Palma, La Gomera, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

Many thanks to all of your team for the great time and new experience on the boat Lucky Tarte. We enjoyed that week a lot.

5/5

Exceeded my expectations. The boat was comfortable, the organisation efficient and professional.

Andy, you’re the best! Miss you guys already!

5/5

Andy was a very good and very patient teacher. first class.

5/5

[Richard is a] really nice person, focussing on each one’s needs. Showing his own expectations, but at the same adapting himself to everyone.

5/5

Adam was a fantastic skipper and a perfect match for our group. Nothing but praise can be given.

5/5

Back home now and wishing that we were still aboard Custard Pie! I have sorted out a few photos and attach them for you here just in case you might like to use some or just file them away. At least you’ll see the evidence that we did indeed sail! [have a look at our page on Facebook to see them]
Many thanks for a great course. We were thoroughly impressed by everything that we saw, without exception.