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“Learn to sail elsewhere! Buyer beware! Fraudulent business practice!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Womanship

Womanship
Ranked #84 of 90 things to do in Annapolis
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Owner description: A Transforming Experience. Womanship, the renowned sailing school for and by women is celebrating its 25th year. More than 67,000 women, around the world, have joined us to become the sailors they want to be - the Womanship Way - enjoying hands-on, student centered and interactive learning on board an actual sailing cruise. Teaching in 16 locations in the US and off foreign shores, Womanship customizes courses for individual couples, families, mothers and daughters, teens, social and corporate groups.
Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Learn to sail elsewhere! Buyer beware! Fraudulent business practice!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Registered my partner for their Sail Yourself Home Safely 3 day beginners course in early May, to give her a different ("no yelling...") instruction perspective...contracted in writing and paid in full 22May for a late June weekend class. Less than 48 hours prior to the class WOMANSHIP cancelled ONLY when we called to confirm location....claiming broken sailboat and the class would be rescheduled in July 2013. Nothing heard for over 2 weeks so we called again and WOMANSHIP then asked us to email our preferred reschedule dates which we did. Nothing heard and we called again; now WOMANSHIP claimed the instructor or course scheduler was sick and they claimed the SYSH class was canceled completely. We asked for a refund when they had held our money without delivering on the contracted course for over 60 days. Had to threaten legal charges and court action to get credit card refunded in full. Fraudulent business practice, and it seems WOMANSHIP does this to many other potential clients from the reviews posted! Steer clear of this shady business and disreputable training provider based out of Annapolis MD!! Ed, Captain, USCG licensed, sailboat owner/certified keelboat instructor, 30+ years sailing experience.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disreputable and Disorganized”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

In addition to being totally disorganized, this company canceled my reservations then KEPT my money. They lied to the credit card company and left court as the only alternative. There are a lot of good teachers out there. Skip this one.

Visited July 2012
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Annapolis MD
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“They really DON'T yell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Best place to learn to sail -- supportive, clear and patient instructors -- women teaching women. No Captain Bly's in the mix...

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Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great Florida Keys trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

I feel very sad for all the ladies, that had a bad experience. I can honestly say, that I a wonderful time. Jennifer our instructor was wonderful. I learned so much and had a great experience all around. As a bonus Jennifer is a first class cook and a very cool gal.

Visited February 2013
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Locust Grove, Virginia, United States
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84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lack of Integrity”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

As a Pastor I need to warn you to beware of Womanship. One of the troops from our church schedules and paid for a trip with Womanship only to have this company refuse to take responsibility is filling out the proper insurance forms. Because the forms were not filled out, the trip could not be approved and was cancelled. Womanship HAS STILL NOT RECTIFIED THIS SITUATION AND RETURNED THE $1400 to the little girls in the troop that worked so hard for the money. SHAME ON YOU WOMANSHIP!!! Be careful...do not get involved with this company.

Visited June 2012
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