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Commodore Yachting

Gosport, United Kingdom
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About Commodore Yachting
RYA Sailing School and Solent Yacht Charter based in Gosport Marina in the heart of Portsmouth Harbour. Commodore Yachting is one of the leading RYA training centres in the UK. We own our fleet of modern Bavaria yachts and are proud to employ some of the most experienced RYA instructors in the country. We do everything we can to ensure that your course or charter is top class and are delighted to see our students and charterers return for more sailing every year.
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Avril B wrote a review 23 May
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Booked for a course. Came a few weeks before, to what was what. Was made to feel quite second rate, and unwanted, and “ be prepared to fail “. Before even setting foot on the boat ! Not my type. You write your own testimonial !,, ( I never usually EVER leave a review on Tripadvisor.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Roxane B wrote a review 8 May
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Had a really great experience on the 2-day powerboat course. Richard is an extremely competent instructor. Learning through kind and conscientious demo's it was a pleasure to be on the water and at the helm. We had fabulous weather which certainly added to the overall experience. My confidence has skyrocketed which I'm very grateful for, thank you to Richard and the whole commodore team :)
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Date of experience: May 2022
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James W wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had a great 5 day course with Commodore on the rya competent crew course. All the people are friendly and professional, cant praise them enough. Utterly fantastic experience, gives a great amount of confidence. Hat's off to Andy, brilliant coach, really knows what to say to you to pick you up if you've done something wrong. You defiantly need to learn to sail in the Solent as opposed to somewhere where the weather is fair. I utterly hate being on dry land now :(
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Roger T wrote a review Mar 2022
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If you want to gain your competent crew or Day Skipper qualification then you should make the Solent your classroom. There you find the fullest range of challenges to test your abilities and if you can gain your ticket then it will stand you well for wherever you choose to sail.. The pre-course admin. was efficient and friendly. We sailed on a Bavaria 38 which understandably was well used as it was a training yacht but clean with good sails and a reliable engine. Our instructor's skills. were impressive . The exemplary way in which he shaped the course for us in a low key but firm manner cajoling, using good natured humor and taking time to let us make our own mistakes always ready to step in should safety be compromised was a fine example of leadership. At my age (72) I was a little apprehensive of how the course would go but his support was simply excellent and deservedsrecognition. We were 4 DS candidates and one competent crew and each of us was challenged fairly and in a similar way being nudged towards successfully completing the course. Our collective view was very positive. If you are thinking of doing your practical then do use Commodore Yachting in the Solent. You will not regret it. Good luck and best wishes.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Charlie M wrote a review Jan 2022
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Was really happy with my Commodore experience. I had lots of experience but needed the certificate and showing ‘the right way’ to be able to charter. Alice was a great skipper - good balance of explaining and doing and making it engaging. Showed the right way without being precious about it, and getting on with it. Food was good - no shortage of quality food and drink.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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