We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School

Quay Street | Bakers Loft, House on the Quay, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AY, England
+44 7753 215517
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A brilliant day's sailing

I had a great time on a sailing experience day. Our instructor - Euan - was extremely knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Berkshire_tripper
,
Thatcham, UK
Excellent relaxed RYA Powerboat 2 Course

This 2 day RYA Course was absolutely brilliant. We won this in a raffle entered at last year's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon W
,
Fleet, United Kingdom
Read all 34 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School and Yacht charter company is a fully accredited RYA School that offers sailing courses for the Complete Novice to Professional Skipper. Sea Jay's offer fun sailing weekends, RYA sailing courses, Powerboat courses, and Solent Yacht Charters. Established in 2007 and based in the lovely Georgian town of Lymington, Sea Jay's is right in the heart of the Solent which offers some of the best sailing, harbours and anchorage's in the world. If you are a complete beginner come and do our Introduction to Sail or Competent Crew Course. For those of you wishing to skipper a boat or charter a yacht anywhere in the world, completion of the RYA Day Skipper Course entitles you to the 'International Certificate of Competence' (ICC) which is the minimum requirement of most charter companies, as well as evidence of competence needed in other countries. For those looking to skipper a boat professionally, or to improve their skills come and do the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster assessment courses.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Quay Street | Bakers Loft, House on the Quay, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AY, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 7753 215517
Write a ReviewReviews (34)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"competent crew course"
in 6 reviews
"complete beginner"
in 3 reviews
"coastal skipper"
in 2 reviews
"shore based"
in 2 reviews
"comp crew"
in 2 reviews
"open water"
in 2 reviews
"anyone wanting"
in 2 reviews
"sailing experience"
in 2 reviews
"safety briefing"
in 2 reviews
"jays"
in 12 reviews
"rya"
in 9 reviews
"fiona"
in 4 reviews
"theory"
in 4 reviews
"instructor"
in 11 reviews
"confidence"
in 6 reviews
"exam"
in 2 reviews
"prep"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a great time on a sailing experience day. Our instructor - Euan - was extremely knowledgable and great fun and encouraged the group to be as hands-on as we wanted. The boat was a good size for the number of guests and the...More

Thank Berkshire_tripper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rowe B, Manager at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Berkshire_tripper! Many thanks for your lovely review - and we're delighted you had such a great time on the water - it's what we're here for and we love to provide as many people as possible with the kind of experience you had, so...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 2 day RYA Course was absolutely brilliant. We won this in a raffle entered at last year's Southampton Boat Show, generously donated by Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School in Lymington. We are currently doing our Sailing Day Skipper Theory and thought 'why not' lets...More

Thank Simon W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rowe B, Manager at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Simon W! We are delighted to hear you had such a good time on our course! The PB2 is not only a fun course, but essential (we think) for anyone getting out on the water, as it gives you a good understanding of how...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Attended 6-day theory course run by Sea Jay and taught by Andrew (Drew) Maxfield-Follis. Hugely experienced teacher, with a calm and patient manner. Could not recommend it more highly to anyone struggling with motivation or application to complete an online course.More

Thank aastin5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rowe H, Manager at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Huge thanks for such a glowing review aastin5! We know only too well that theory courses can be challenging, and Drew is an exceptional teacher with a lifetime of experience and knowledge behind him. We are often told how calm he is and how clearly...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Having come back to sailing after a long absence I signed up with others for Sea Jay's RYA ICC course with Stuart. From the safety briefing through the navigation theory to the actual business of sailing the boat safely and for optimal performance he was...More

Thank IanontheQuay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rowe H, Manager at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Huge thanks for your kind review, IanontheQuay! We love nothing more than to hear of students receiving the best possible tuition, and really enjoying the experience at the same time! Please do come back and see us again soon - we often have crewing opportunities,...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Thanks to Fiona’s advice I completed competent crew and also some sailing experience on their very well equipped yachts before embarking on my day skipper later this year. My confidence and knowledge have developed and look forward to my next leg in my sailing experience....More

Thank Adeleandpoon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rowe H, Manager at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Many thanks for your review - we're absolutely delighted you had such a good (and informative) time sailing with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I booked for myself and 4 friends to have a day's sailing experience and I have to say, what an experience! It was fantastic from start to finish. From the initial email enquiry through to the actual day, I simply cannot fault Sea Jays or...More

Thank keepmakingmemories
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rowe H, General Manager at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review, keepmakingmemories - we are absolutely delighted you all had such a good time - and how lovely that you saw seals! Very glad you enjoyed the lunch as well :) We hope some, if not all, of you...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Hi Fiona and Rupert I have just finished my coastal skipper aboard Seajay IV with Jamie. I have to thank you all for an amazing course and what an amazing week popping over to France then loads of technical sailing back here in the Solent....More

Thank grahamcgaward
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rupert H, Director of Sales at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello Graham, and thanks for your comments on your week with Sea Jays. We're all extremely pleased and proud of your progress in 2017 from Competent Crew through to your Coastal Skipper certificate recently awarded. Looking forward to seeing you with us for your Yachmaster...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I was a candidate on a week's Yachtmaster preparation course with this school in August 2017. Despite my having twice confirmed my arrival time with the course organiser, the instructor was not expecting me (or the other candidate who arrived the night before the course)....More

1  Thank Colin P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rupert H, Director of Sales at Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello Colin, and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share you thoughts on your recent experience with Sea Jays. May I firstly apologise for the lack of personal response to your email on this matter, I do not know as...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2017

After weeks of anxiety we spent a weekend on Sea Breeze for my wife’s 50th birthday as complete beginners......but what an experience…. and relief! From the pre booking to returning to the mooring at Berthon we couldn’t fault the Sea Jays crew. People are what...More

Thank daibags
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Hello and thank you for your comments on your weekend onboard with Sea Jays, we certainly heard about the 'cake hunt' from your instructor! Sounds like a great weekend at sea and thanks again for choosing to celebrate your special occasion with Sea Jays. Kind...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A really good course for the complete beginner. Our skipper Andy was excellent with a great sense of fun. Andy's teaching methods were calm and thorough and the evenings were relaxed and fun. This level of course is not taxing but gives you a good...More

Thank Ammie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Hello Ammie and thanks for your lovely review of Sea Jays and our instructor Andy, I've passed your comments onto him as it's always good to receive feedback on teaching styles. We hope that you get the chance to come back to Lymington and sail...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Lymington
Stanwell House Hotel
1,746 reviews
.23 miles away
The Mayflower
311 reviews
.33 miles away
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
1,696 reviews
.48 miles away
Passford House
828 reviews
2.31 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Elderflower Lymington
632 reviews
.19 miles away
Cafe Aroma
402 reviews
.27 miles away
Ciao Belli
215 reviews
.23 miles away
The Shipyard Bar & Kitchen
219 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Solent Way Walk
188 reviews
.43 miles away
Lymington Yacht Haven
97 reviews
.49 miles away
Lymington Sea Water Baths
173 reviews
.38 miles away
Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries
354 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sea Jay's Solent Sailing School staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit