David Scott

Just a note of thanks for the course last week, we really enjoyed our time with Matt and a special thank you to you for the food you prepared. Also please pass on our thanks to Matt for his time patience and expertise. We will thoroughly recommend your School and course to all.

David Scott on the 6th April 2015 via email


George Wawman

Thank you for a great week of sailing, I think we had almost all types of weather. Matt was a fantastic instructor, and I am very glad I did my day skipper with you...Despite the Brrrrrr jokes it wasn't that cold and Flame is a fab boat.

George Wawman on the 2nd March 2015 via email


Jo-Ann Rogers

I thought I would let you know that we have thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days on board Flame. Matt was fantastic, commanding a fine balance between personal and professional. We found him knowledgeable, experienced and accommodating to all questions and queries. I always felt safe, and have learnt SO much from him. He really made the experience one in which I will always remember, and I shall definitely be signing your praises to any budding sailors I encounter. Thanks, Sailing Ventures!

Jo-Ann Rogers on the 1st March 2015 via email


Gillian Summons

Thank you Martin for a brilliant weekend, totally hooked to learn more.

Gillian Summons on the 8th June 2014 via Facebook


Nigel Hill

Thanks for a great few days sailing Matt. Really enjoyed myself and learnt a lot. Will definitely return! Thanks again.

Nigel Hill on the 15th April 2014 via email


Tony Cook

Thanks for a great week, enjoyed every minute ( except maybe the night sail chill :) ). I learned more in a week with you than all of my other learning sailing experiences. Have a great season will see you again soon.

Tony Cook on the 5th April 2014 via email


Paul Covell

What a fabulous week. I enjoyed every aspect of the experience. The tasks that we covered, the various sailing experiences, the camaraderie and friendship and observing your expert skills and training abilities.

Paul Covell on the 4th April 2014 via email


Keith Williams

First, you Carol, many thanks for the excellent food. Those pre prepared meals were superb. Overall the standard was high and the portions large - just what was required. Thanks Matt for a really instructive week. I am humbled by the experiences. You must have nerves of steel and the patience of a Saint. The problem is I fell for the Sweden 38 I was spoilt. What a superb craft. I had intended to stop at DS level but had such a good time I hope to continue at least to Coastal Skipper level before I get too old. Many thanks again.

Keith Williams on the 19th March 2014 via email


Andrew Ward

A real big respect to matt and a massive thank you for such a wonderful experience on your yacht flame...the competent crew course was so worth doing...i lookfarward to the next time..kind regards Andrew

Andrew Ward on the 14th March 2014 via Facebook


Jo Hale 

Thank you Matt for a fab week... One we will all remember. — with Becky Hale and Louis Hale.

 Jo Hale on the 12th April 2013 via Facebook