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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 3 days ago via mobile

I have recently completed an outstanding week with First Class Sailing on the Solent doing my Day Skipper practical course. A truly excellent experience and highly recommended. New and well spec’d boat, talented and hospitable instructor, and a very efficient and thorough support and admin...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience was excellent. I have done quite a bit of sailing with various skippers and companies before and this was by far the best experience. What stands out is the quality of instruction, how calm and collected the skipper was despite rough weather and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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FCSCT, Owner at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a glowing review Stella.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great course, excellent boat, gained lots of knowledge from a really good instructor. Would not hesitate to recommend first class sailing

Date of experience: March 2019
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First Class S, Manager at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many Thanks Phil.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have recently taken a classroom course (Day skipper shore based) and practical (Day skipper practical). I have done a few years and few hundred inshore miles as crew, but this is my first step towards getting my RYA certification and getting ready to skipper...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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First Class S, Manager at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive words. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very happy with the content and presentation of the course, would use again. I can't think of anything that I didn't like.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a day with the trainer from First Class Sailing to update my first aid certificate. This is a course I take every three years and is the fourth time I have taken this course. This time the first hand knowledge and experience of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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FCSCT, Owner at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've done three one-day RYA courses with First Class Sailing at the Cruising Association headquarters in London and all have been outstanding: VHF Radio, Diesel Engine Maintenance and, most recently, Sea Survival. All the instructors had long years of hands-on experience and knew how to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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First Class S, Manager at First Class Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fantastic that you have enjoyed your training with us so far. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 3 January 2019

Attended the Comp Crew course at the end Sept 2018. Our instructor, Mark, was able to run our two weekend based course to suit everyone's needs in a professional and friendly manner. Great time had by all. I will be booking Day Skipper and Comp...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 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 4 December 2018 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 5 December 2018

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

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