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Yachtmaster prep

Just completed the yachtmaster prep course through to a successful exam, with Nomad Sailing. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin P
Coastal Skipper practical course

I am so glad I decided to come all the way from Italy to the Solent and undertake the coastal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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From one day sailing experiences in the Solent to full RYA training, Nomad Sailing provide a safe, sound and good humoured way to get out on the water on our fully equipped modern cruising yacht with highly qualified instructors. Food, accomodation...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just completed the yachtmaster prep course through to a successful exam, with Nomad Sailing. I think it has all been said before in the glowing reviews already here, but I would like to add to them. I would particularly like to thank Jim for his...More

1  Thank Colin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad I decided to come all the way from Italy to the Solent and undertake the coastal skipper practical with Nomad Sailing. At first I was uncertain whether to apply or not, as coming from Italy both nautical terms and knowledge was...More

Thank GeraldAvondo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect week sailing and learning. Jim is an outstanding instructor that made us all feel welcome aboard Nomad I. I learned a lot in these 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed having a competent, calm and patient teacher that throughout the course challenged us at...More

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Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to complete a review, we are really glad you enjoyed the course and learned a lot, thanks also for the recommendation. See you out on the water - Lou

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's almost nothing left to say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers! An excellent, hugely enjoyable five days on the Solent in a mixed bag of weather. Excellent - and great fun. Jim is a fabulous teacher and extremely patient. A very good...More

Thank sarajanehoward
NomadJimBarden, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sara , Thank you ! Great fun having you on board and good skills ! Cheers , JIm

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent experience. Well organised, really good tuition and guidance from Jim and a most enjoyable weeks sailing with a friendly crew. An added bonus was the first class food on-board (courtesy of jim and various crew members). Recommended.

Thank britinitaly2016
NomadJimBarden, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! It was a great week and some really enjoyable sailing and evenings ashore ! All best for your future sailing, hope to see you out on the water some time. All best Jim

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience, good provider and outstanding instructors! Nomad I was impressive and the overall experience fantastic. Would recommend!

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Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your positive feedback, much appreciated, glad you enjoyed the course, hope to see you out on the water in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t compliment Lou enough on an excellent week’s cruising in the Channel Islands and Brittany. There was plenty of opportunity to put into practice passage planning and passage making skills and lots of time to relax in some beautiful locations. The food provided was...More

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Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi eEagle, thank you very much for your feedback, really pleased you enjoyed the trip and hope to see you again next year for another adventure !!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really good time doing our comp crew course, with Lou as the instructor - really encouraged to get involved, supported throughout by a very knowledgeable, experienced and patient Lou. Cant recommend Nomad highly enough,

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Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thanks very much for your review, really glad you enjoyed the course, see you for the Day Skipper ;-)

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Can't recommend a course with Nomad more. Had a great 5 days with a fab instructor, Jim. He may not make his own bread as lou does as i hear but catered made some fab meals and made learning easy. Had a great laugh and...More

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NomadJimBarden, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you! Glad you had fun, it was a laugh !! :-) See you out on the water soon I hope.

Reviewed 31 July 2018

I chose Nomad after reading some of the great reviews and they didn't disappoint. Lou was a fantastic instructor, so patient and a very good instructor. She definitely put us all through our paces and I feel like I learnt so much in my 2...More

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