We really appreciate the course reviews and feedback sent to us by students and charterers. We have recently introduced a new feedback system and are delighted to be able to tell you a little bit more about the feedback we are receiving:
96.9 % of students attending RYA courses rate instruction as excellent.
90.6% of students rate the yacht as excellent or good.
96.9% of students describe their overall impression of the RYA course as excellent or good ( 87.5% excellent)
We found everyone we met very friendly and accommodating, the course was fantastic and could not fault Kevin our instructor at all – he was brilliant! We would certainly come back and use commodore yachting again based on the past experiences.
Ian – Start Yachting, April 2013
Absolutely brilliant course. I got very lucky when I chose Commodore for my Day Skipper Practical because they /Stuart impressed me more than competition at the London Boat Show. I had an amazing experience and shall treasure the memories, learnt masses and as a “senior learner” received care and non-patronising support from Neil and the crew. Weather was actually sublime for early March but the key ingredient towards my success was Neil who is a superb teacher and a really nice bloke. He is a great communicator, very hard-working and patient and calm under stress. ( I have extensive and thorough knowledge and experience in Teacher assessment). I will certainly promote Commodore and hope to return for more fun learning with Neil.
John – Day Skipper, March 2013
A very professionally run company and the boats are in a great condition. Neil was very knowledgeable and made the course enjoyable. Thanks for a great weeks sailing.
Ashley – Day Skipper, March 2013
Neil is an excellent instructor and is very calm, knowledgeable and precise. Excellent course I would recommend it to anyone. Many thanks.
Anton – Day Skipper, March 2013
I was a complete novice having never been on a yacht before. I had a great week and have no complaints at all. Adrian was an excellent instructor and I have come away with competent crew training and a huge desire to go sailing again. Thank you to everyone involved.
Sarah – Competent Crew, February 2013
Had a great time with crew and skipper. Dave really went the extra mile and I enjoyed the course a lot. Tired but hooked and will be back!
Paul – Start Yachting, August 2012
Neil was an excellent instructor, calm, knowledgeable and patient – really impressed AND he has helped me fall in love with sailing!!!
Bev - Competent Crew, August 2012
Brilliant Course. Skipper pitched all tuition at the right level. Varying crew levels worked well.
Ian – Competent Crew, July 2012
Really great setup here at Commodore – would recommend to others!
Phil – Day Skipper July, 2012
You have an excellent teacher in Simon, he recognises the strengths and weaknesses of each student and teaches relevantly. Very good!
Simon – 9 Day Combined Day Skipper Course, June 2012
Just wanted to say thanks for the brilliant Combined Day Skipper Course! Dave made the whole thing absolutely fantastic and a wonderful learning experience as well as a lot of fun. I’ve been recommending you to anyone who will listen!
Matt - Day Skipper Theory and practical course, May 2012
Dave was brilliant in communication, teaching, patience, calmness and good humour. We got out of the course more than expected and are now feeling very confident! Oh and we all three had fun! Would definitely recommend.
James - Instructional charter, April 2012
Steve proved to be a calm, confident and precise instructor, handling well our inexperience and turning every mistake into a valuable learning experience. I would welcome his instruction in the future.
Mark – Day Skipper March 2012
Very impressed with the instructor and his skills at imparting the information in a clear and comprehensive manner. It made the course very enjoyable.
Kristian – Day Skipper March 2012
Having brought my son with me we have had the most fantastic time. Roger is a star, it was a joy to be taught by him.
David – Competent Crew August 2011
Roger is a superb instructor. Boat is really well maintained. Pre-course admin spot on (Karen). I will be sailing with Commodore again.
Shaun – Day Skipper August 2011
A thoroughly enjoyable week and I am already wondering when I can fit in Day Skipper. Tony did a great job all week with a calm and assuring approach.
Mark – Competent Crew August 2011
Thrilling, relaxing, exciting, escaping! The yacht was fantastic and the staff at Commodore Yachting very welcoming. Jeff, our skipper was great with the teenagers and good company. His knowledge was fantastic and everything about our trip round the Isle of Wight was enjoyable. I have recommended you to practically everyone I have spoken to since!
Peter – Instructional Charter August 2011
I have really enjoyed learning on this fantastic course. We were very lucky to have experienced a variety of weather conditions and challenges. Simon’s guidance was excellence and the highlight was the helicopter training arranged by our skipper! Thank you.
Silvi – Competent Crew June 2011
A brilliant weekend! Thoroughly enjoyed it; very patient skipper, suberb boat and good company. Learnt lots and looking to do a qualification soon. Thank you!
Sam – Cross Channel Weekend May 2011 (Southampton Boat Show Competition Winner)
Andy’s attitude and willingness to help demonstrate and sail made for a great course. He is a fantastic skipper and instructor. Melbourne Star is a good boat. All in all a great week.
Ross – Day Skipper May 2011
Howard was a great communicator, clear and precise. This was an excellent tutored week, serious when necessary but all in all great fun.
Bruce – Day Skipper March 2011
I have had a fabulous experience, the instruction was excellent and reinforced by the superb practical experience. Superb company on our yacht, the others really made it a funexperience. Thank you.
Christina - Day Skipper Theory and practical course March 2011
Nice trip. Lovely boat. Learnt a lot – I knew nothing before!
Jon – Cross Channel March 2011
Good boat in good condition, excellent course, plenty of variety of experience. Confident instructor giving us tthe confidence to make mistakes and learn from them.
Jenny – Day Skipper July 2010
Instructor was absolutely excellent. Brilliant course, I’ll be back for Day Skipper!
Hannah – Competent Crew July 2010
It s a tough task to cram so much into one day but not only was it done but the delivery ensured that interest and attention did not flag!
Adam – First Aid January 2010
I enjoyed this course immensely and I thought Tom had an excellent ability to teach and impart knowledge to all crew members while being fun and friendly the whole time. A well run outfit!
Paul – Competent Crew July 2009
Absolutely fantastic course! Excellent skipper – made so much make so much sense. Big thank you Tom!
Tracy - Day Skipper Practical July 2009
Excellent instruction, fab boat – wish I could stay!
Unita – Competent Crew July 2009
I could not have asked for a better introduction to sailing – good weather, excellent company and an instructor with great knowledge, sense of humour and such patience with such an anxious novice. Thank you Tom!
Mandy – Competent Crew April 2009
A fantastic and useful experience. Tom is a superb instructor. Will come again for Coastal Skipper.
Mike – Day Skipper Practical April 2009
Had a really fabulous 5 days. Andy was not only very knowledgeable but was friendly in his instruction and always encouraging. Thanks again Andy – you’re a star!
Lisa- Competent Crew March 2009
Tom is excellent – good tutor and very knowledgeable – excellent teaching style – Loads of thanks to Tom.
Kevin – Day Skipper March 2009
If Carlsberg ran sailing courses………Excellent course, great instruction, very enjoyable.
Duane – Competent Crew February 2009
“Thanks for a fantastic week sailing to the Isles of Scilly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and gained a huge amount of mileage and experiences. Drying out on the harbour wall in St Mary’s was interesting and something we should hopefully be able to replicate on our own boat! Really enjoyed the islands, wandering around St Mary’s and the BBQ on the beach on St Agnes, stunning views and crystal clear water. We will definitely be visiting the Islands again!
Thanks Stuart and Karen! A wonderful trip! We would recommend your milebuilding cruises to all!”
Chris and Rachel