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First Class Sailing

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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, Southampton SO14 5QL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had the most fantastic time on First Class Sailing’s Competent Crew course. I had no prior sailing experience and my partner had just a little and our instructor Kirsten was incredibly patient, helpful and friendly. Waking up on a boat each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great weekend, it was very practical and informative and worked around key handling skills that everyone should know! This would be a fantastic course for anyone progressing from comp crew to Day Skipper, or a must for any newly qualified DS topping...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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First Class S, Manager at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, its great that you enjoyed the course.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very professional organized, high know how and also social and psychological awareness for the whole Crew. It was just great!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending the RYA First Aid Course and the RYA Diesel Engine Course run by First Class Sailing. Both courses were conveniently run in London by instructors who were both engaging and helpful in allowing me to get to grips...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henry S
First Class S, Manager at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Many thanks for your feedback. Great that you enjoyed a couple of our London based courses.

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Would recommend this course to everyone- we did it as a family- kids and Grandad too. Everybody had a great time, and Steve tailored his coaching so that everyone was able to gain confidence and we all learnt so much. Many thanks Steve!

Date of experience: October 2018
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First Class S, Manager at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Many Thanks!

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with Peter and first class sailing. The two weekends set up worked really well for me, as an easier option than taking 5 days off from work. Got a lot of experience being out on the boat all day, each day;...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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