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First Class Sailing

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Excellent instruction, memorable experience

I did the Competent Crew course in April 2018 and followed up with my practical Day Skipper in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A First Class Day Skipper Course

The experience to rival all others (no apology for the cliche). First Class Sailing delivers a... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Charlie H
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At First Class Sailing we give you easy access to the full range of RYA yachting courses and other sailing activities. From the moment you contact us we aim to make your whole experience fun, smooth and hassle free. Our office team are helpful...more
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William Street | William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I did the Competent Crew course in April 2018 and followed up with my practical Day Skipper in September. The instructor Ashley is fantastic, with a great balance of teaching and guiding you on the one hand and trusting you so that you can learn...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

The experience to rival all others (no apology for the cliche). First Class Sailing delivers a brilliant Day Skipper Course which is challenging, accommodating for all abilities and is extremely adaptable to the variety of conditions on the Solent and the needs of the crew...More

1  Thank Charlie H
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Every experience I've had with First Class Sailing has been excellent. I can highly recommend their courses, and the recent trip to Norway was fantastic, with stunning scenery and great people. I look forward to sailing with them again.

Thank huldaberit
Reviewed June 27, 2018

I did my Day Skipper Theory and Practical courses with First Class sailing. For the theory, they were able to arrange evening classes in Central London which made it easy and convenient for me to attend. The practical course was split over two week-ends, which...More

Thank Embankment2706
Reviewed June 27, 2018

I have just completed my Day Skipper course with First Class Sailing and I am so happy that I chose FCS as the experience has been thrilling! I have gone from a relative novice to having the knowledge and confidence to take charge of a...More

Thank Jasco74
Reviewed June 23, 2018

I did my RYA Coastal Skipper in March 2017. Instructor Paul got the balance of teaching new skills and refreshing old stuff just right. There were one or two maintenance issues that cropped up that we dealt with that were all part of the experience....More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Just come back from a Channel Hop with First Class Sailing. I was given this opportunity as a surprise birthday present and it did not disappoint! Excellent skipper/instructor - Alastair was very experienced and knowledgeable and shared this in a very self-effacing way. Clear and...More

Thank RobinHood024
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I have just returned from First Class Sailing weekend crossing the English Channel. The instructor Steve is super knowledgeable, keen to share his expertise, and he has created a very positive atmosphere onboard. The yacht (Cascadeur) is good and well fit for the purpose. The...More

Thank Alexander E
Reviewed May 5, 2018

The team at First Class Sailing definitely live up to their name of 'First Class' My wife and I spent a phenomenal week with the brilliant instructor Kirsten Hunter, two Russian chaps(Leo & Dmitri who have now become great new friends) on the yacht '...More

Thank johnnyhepps
Reviewed April 23, 2018

I originally learned to sail with First Class doing my Competent Crew course some years ago and because of the great experience back then I chose them to go back for my Coastal Skipper having done some chartering on my ICC license the last two...More

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