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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 | William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL, England
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All reviews competent crew course coastal skipper great sailing brilliant instructor norwegian fjords shamrock quay sailing experience excellent instruction ample opportunity round the island race learning environment without hesitation no hesitation in recommending vhf radio theory yacht courses
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Nikki J
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank annaselundberg
Reviewed 14 August 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

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Reviewed 29 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 23 June 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 21 June 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 14 May 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
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