Please see below some testimonials from clients who have sailed with us in the past:
Jessica R – Competent Crew – January 2021
Just do it, you won’t regret it!
David S – Competent Crew – January 2021
The Instructors at Sail the Canaries made me feel very at ease throughout the week and I left the course with a good grasp of sailing as a whole and a lot of confidence.
Simona – December 2020
7 Weeks with Sail the Canaries. Started from zero and feeling like a hero (Well, long way to go!) Fantastic Instructors!! Mark is a star. Thank you for this last memorable week of sailing, will start this adventure all over again. Alex & Clive, thank you for all of your help and support, you will always be part of my dream!
Peter S – Day Skipper Practical – December 2020
If you can there, you won’t regret it!
Emily – Competent Crew – December 2020
Far, far better than anything you could expect.
Amir – Competent Crew – December 2020
Went from zero sailing experience to feeling like a competent man of the sea in a week, and had a great time doing it!
Kipp – Day Skipper – November 2020
Sail the Canaries were extraordinarily helpful from my initial enquiry through to the end of the course. I look forward to returning when I am ready to take the next level.
Christian K – Coastal Skipper – November 2020
Excellent Instructor – likes to teach.
Martin – Day Skipper Practical – November 2020
Everything was absolutely perfect!
Luke – Competent Crew – November 2020
Top job, would/will book again!
Gary – Competent Crew – November 2020
I had a great week, good instruction, friendly staff and great crew.
Junior – Coastal Skipper – November 2020
Super experience! Had an AMAZING week!!! Thanks.
Faye & Dan – Competent Crew – October 2020
A truly unforgettable week, made special by great tuition from Stef and an enjoyable voyage around these beautiful islands. We had never sailed before and now we have “the bug”! Thank you.
Giles – Day Skipper Practical – September 2020
Excellent teaching and great fun! The week flew by!
Karie C – Competent Crew – August 2020
Five Star Instructor, renamed Chris “Sensai”!
Jose – Two Day Theory & Day Skipper Practical – August 2020
I was very pleased I did the course with Sail the Canaries, as they are passionate about sailing and very responsible when it comes to complying with regulations and making sure candidates duly fulfill the course.
Ben C – Day Skipper Practical – August 2020
Great course, built my confidence immensely, would recommend to anyone.
Steve B – Competent Crew – August 2020
Well put together course, made even better by visiting other different islands and marinas.
David A – Day Skipper Practical – August 2020
Brilliant week. Great instructor. Loved going to the other ports.
Sean – Coastal Skipper – July 2020
Sail the Canaries – Bang Tidy!!
Emma – Day Skipper – July 2020
I cannot recommend Sail the Canaries highly enough! Informative, thorough and incredibly enjoyable!
Steve K – Family Exclusive Holiday – Competent Crew – August 2020
Great family holiday combined with learning to sail! Great balance between fun and learning.
Carrie S – Competent Crew – June 2020
Excellent teacher, amazing boat and ports! We can’t wait to be back for our Day Skipper course! Thanks Clive & Alex!
John F – Competent Crew – June 2020
Great boat, Great food, Great Instructor – Clive! Perfecto!!
Javier – Competent Crew – June 2020
Jayne F – Competent Crew – June 2020
A great week, great, boat, great Instructor – Thank you Clive for all of your encouraging words.
Brenda V- Competent Crew – June 2020
Enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish.
Nigel G – Day Skipper Plus – June 2020
Very enjoyable week refreshing my sailing skills in perfect sailing conditions, with excellent instruction. Very well organised and provisioned yacht.
Sean K – Competent Crew Plus – March 2020
Bottom line – Magnificent!
Hilary K – Sailing Skills – March 2020
Great week overall. My expectations were well exceeded.
Nicola – Coastal Skipper Practical – March 2020
Clive is a great teacher, full of tips and effective ways to convey not just how things are don, but also why. Sailing between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote is a lot of fun thanks to wind conditions and perfect temperature, and Alex was great at organising things!
Anna – Day Skipper Practical – March 2020
Enjoyed a week of sailing, learning and being with family! Best sailing school I’ve been to! Clive is a great Instructor : thorough, patient, kind and really cares to explain and that you understand. I learned a great deal this week and it feels like a whole new world of sailing opened up. Clive teaches really, really well. I enjoyed the course very much and appreciated all the little nice things you did: bringing fresh bread in the morning, the T-shirts, helping us book transfers, giving us enough privacy…..Thank you!
Vladimir – Day Skipper Practical – March 2020
Clive is the best I’ve seen!
KAren D – Competent Crew – February 2020
If you want to stay still, remember to have a “windy bottom”!!!
Lindsey T- Competent Crew – February 2020
Fabulous experience from start to finish – great company!
Lisa B – Day Skipper – February 2020
Mark B – Day Skipper – February 2020
Had an excellent week doing the Day Skipper course – highly recommend Sail the Canaries
Michael S – Day Skipper – February 2020
So instructive – so entertaining. We learnt so much and had so much fun.
Claudio M – Day Skipper – February 2020
The very best sailing experience you can possibly get!
Fiona S – Day Skipper – February 2020
I have spent an amazing week! Jane was a fabulous Instructor – completely calm with a very simple way of explaining everything. No question was overlooked or dismissed and she dealt with every situation with total composure and professionalism. On top of that she was brilliant company, funny & kind. I will definitely be recommending Jane and Sail the Canaries to everyone! My booking experience with Alex was also first class – so professional and friendly.
Philip G – Day Skipper – February 2020
My Day Skipper experience with Sail the Canaries far exceeded expectations, made more enjoyable by weather.
Lucy H – Competent Crew – January 2020
We loved the course and our Instructor was patient, kind and knowledgeable. Bravo!
Jules M – Day Skipper – January 2020
We’ll be back!!!
Chris F – Day Skipper plus – January 2020
Staff very helpful. Lots of advice re skills/drills and useful pointers to remember why the action is needed.
Gary – Day Skipper Plus – January 2020
Clive’s patience is outstanding. HE’s a great teacher – very skilled & knowledgeable – what a great week!
Catherine P – Competent Crew Plus – January 2020
A great way to learn.
Richard – Competent Crew Refresher – January 2020
Excellent area to sail and top quality instruction from Chris.
Stuart G – Day Skipper – January 2020
An excellent weeks sailing.
Sam – Day Skipper / ICC – January 2020
First class tuition expertly given with a smile.
Ben H – Coastal Skipper – January 2020
Knowledge bombs galore! Clive proved that every day can be a school day!
Richard R – Competent Crew – January 2020
Fantastic attention to detail.
Claude – Day Skipper – January 2020
Sail the Canaries, Sail for great memories!
Wesley & Joyce – Day Skipper Practical – January 2020
Great experience! Good Instructors, lovely people! See you next time.
Greg S – Day Skipper – December 2019
Sail the Canaries offer an enjoyable and professional service from start to finish : Highly recommend!
Vicki L – Competent Crew – December 2019
My introduction to sailing has been absolutely amazing. The boat Veronica is spacious, with comfy beds and plenty of space to relax after sailing all day. My Competent Crew Instructor Mark was great. Really patient and made learning all the skills really fun. I will definitely be coming back to my next course.
Claire G – Day Skipper Plus – December 2019
Fantastic as always, see you again for Coastal Skipper.
Felix – Day Skipper – December 2019
Amazing Instructor, wonderful conditions for sailing and learning.
Steve – Skills Week – December 2019
yest again an amazing week of sailing with a great Instructor!
Martin – Competent Crew – December 2019
Ticks all the boxes and a little more!
Liz – Competent Crew – December 2019
Excellent course, boat very good, syllabus comprehensive. A great place to learn to sail.
Elise – Competent Crew – December 2019
Great intro to sailing.
Pete – Competent Crew – December 2019
A great place to learn to sail.
Nick – Competent Crew – November 2019
A superb experience and a must if you need to learn the basics.
Jo – Competent Crew – November 2019
Brilliant! I’ve had a great time considering I had no knowledge of boats! Really jolly time!
Clive W – Sailing Skills – November 2019
Fantastic!!! Thank you!
Paul G – Day Skipper – November 2019
A great sailing experience with friendly and efficient staff, on an excellent and comfortable boat with first instruction throughout. We had a great week overall starting with our welcome evening prior to the course and this continued through the whole week. Our boat was very well-equipped and appointed and the food and drink provided plentiful. Our Instructor Mark was excellent throughout, very knowledgeable and yet also very welcoming and friendly, he certainly taught us a great deal, plus we had some good fun and meals out as well as the excellent sailing experience. Well done everyone at Sail the Canaries for a great week!
Reeanne – Day Skipper – November 2019
Very helpful for booking. Really enjoyed the week, Tim is very helpful and patient – thanks.
Maarten – Day Skipper Practical – November 2019
Brilliant Instructor and course! Very happy!
Chris – Competent Crew Family Holiday – October 2019
I am a total novice to sailing and had no real interest in the subject, having just come along with the family. However, our Instructor ensured that I was involved and engaged through the course leaving me enthused.
Jason, Heidi & Will – Competent Crew Family Holiday – October 2019
If you are thinking of doing a Competent Crew course then Sail the Canaries is a very professional outfit with a very personal touch.
Rod O – Day Skipper Practical – September 2019
Excellent, very knowledgeable Instructor with an easy to understand delivery. Also a very nice person.
David F – Day Skipper – September 2019
Clive is the Yachtmaster’s Yachtmaster!
Jonny – Day Skipper – September 2019
Fantastic experience and lots of fun! Clive is very patient and Alex very helpful when booking.
Laura – Competent Crew – September 2019
Sail the Canaries was a brilliant experience. I feel ready to sail and really enjoyed the experience. Tim was an excellent (& patient) Instructor – the lunch time swim was great!
Steve – Competent Crew – September 2019
Brilliant experience that caters for all age groups.
Eddie – Competent Crew – September 2019
Really enjoyable course, ticked all of the boxes. Instructor was very knowledgeable and always keen to explain and demonstrate.
Indro – Competent Crew – August 2019
Fantastic People! Fantastic places! Fantastic sailing!
Richard – Competent Crew – July 2019
Spent a great week with the family learning lots about sailing and having fun in a safe environment. Clive managed to get the best out of you and was a calming influence when the unexpected happened. Gave you confidence to acheive.
Mairi – Competent Crew – July 2019
Fun, friendly sailing at a fantastic sailing venue. Good winds, sunshine and an excellent Instructor – we will be back!
Jodie – Two Day Theory Refresher & Day Skipper Practical Refresher – July 2019
Alex & Clive run a great school and go above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable and valued as a client all while delivering a professional experience, based on increasing knowledge and confidence in a safe and fun environment.
Miguel – Competent Crew – July 2019
Nice yacht, superb Skipper, loads of sailing, no BS!
Louise S – Competent Crew – July 2019
Shaun C – Competent Crew – July 2019
Professional, fun, safe and informative. Why doesn’t everyone want to sail?!?!?!?
Anne E – Competent Crew Family Sailing Holiday – July 2019
Fantastic experience, great Skipper and a brilliant way to learn, Sun, Sea & Sailing!
John R – Day Skipper Practical – June 2019
A great week – hard work but very enjoyable.
Sarah A – Day Skipper Practical – June 2019
Perfect balance of learning on the job and downtime in a fabulous location.
Clare R – Day Skipper Practical – June 2019
A great experience – excellent instruction, great accommodation and all very well organised – thank you!
Clare M – Competent Crew – June 2019
Bob (Man overboard) survived!!!
Duncan M – Day Skipper Practical – June 2019
Change the tacking command to “Tacho”!! We felt sorry for Bob (the MOB!)
Phil T – Competent Crew – June 2019
Thrown in at the deep end…….and I swam!!! Great fun!
Helen D – Day Skipper Practical – June 2019
Alex and Clive go the extra mile to make your experience the best possible.
Andy H – Coastal Skipper – June 2019
Of all the sailing training I have received to date, this stands out for the care taken to ensure I learned what I needed to know.
Andy – Coastal Skipper – June 2019
Great weather, skilled and calm Instructor, great experience all round.
Colin – Day Skipper Practical – June 2019
Great learning week with great instruction “crew” friendly and willing to ” get stuck in”!
Debbie – Coastal Skipper Refresher – June 2019
Great, easy to understand, top tips given that will be remembered.
Martin – Competent Crew – May 2019
Exceptional preparation, teaching, encouragement, analysis and lunch!
John – Competent Crew – June 2019
I don’t have the words to describe the positive feeling after achieving a lifetime bucket list tick.
Deb – Competent Crew – June 2019
Far outweighed my expectations, it was a brilliant week.
Samantha – Competent Crew – June 2019
The course was everything I had hoped for and more. Our Instructor Richard was patient and really knowledgeable. It was a fun-packed and educational week. I am thrilled!
Clare G – Day Skipper Practical – May 2019
Amazing from start to finish – get’s better on every visit!
Jean S – Competent Crew – May 2019
Hard work but the best fun!
Brooke – Competent Crew – May 2019
A fantastic experience from start to finish! I was a little nervous at first but Mark was great, putting me at ease and giving me the confidence to not only know but enjoy sailing!
Olly H – Competent Crew – May 2019
A fantastic experience, Mark has given me the confidence to jump on a boat and know what to do!
John H – Competent Crew – May 2019
Mark went the extra mile to make sure we had a fantastic experience.
Sally H – Competent Crew – May 2019
Simply fabulous – great experience. Instructor (Mark) excellent and very confidence boosting! Learnt loads. I am a sailing convert!!
Richard L – Skills Week – May 2019
Professional & pragmatic instruction with wit & humour.
Colin – Competent Crew – May 2019
Majella O – Competent Crew – April 2019
Expectations exceeded, a nervous sailor made to feel comfortable and plenty of knowledge gained.
Sean S – Day Skipper – April 2019
A fantastic week of sailing instruction. A most enjoyable learning experience.
Stuart L – Day Skipper Practical – March 2019
Amazing week with a great crew, fantastic instruction and organisation. Learnt loads, laughed a lot and had a wonderful time.
Chris B – Competent Crew – March 2019
A very professional, efficient and well run school and excellent value for money.
Clive W – Sailing Experience – March 2019
I have been here for 7 weeks, actions speak louder than words.
Andy C – Sailing Experience – March 2019
Instructor worked very hard to help and include everyone and was a cheerful Chappie!
Ian F – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – February 2019
Alex & Clive are the best. Professional and fun.
Jamie – Day Skipper – February 2019
Great week, Great Instructor! Many thanks.
Anne G – Day Skipper Practical – February 2019
First revision in 14 years. Everyone should undertake similar every few years!
Claire G – Competent Crew – December 2018
Amazing experience from start to finish!
Andrew B – Coastal Skipper Plus – December 2018
Hope to see you again soon!
Anninna – Competent Crew – December 2018
Went without a hitch!!
Dermot M – Skills Building – December 2018
Learnt lots and lots more to learn!
Jackie C – Day Skipper – December 2018
Super sailing made easy.
Richard P – Coastal Skipper – November 2018
There is no better way or for greater value, to spend a week in the sunshine, learning how to sail from experts.
Clive W – Skills Building – November 2018
Sail the Canaries have played an important part in Captain Calamities five year Yachtmaster Fast Track programme!
Tony H – Coastal Skipper – November 2018
Had a great week, good Instructor and Crew, had lots of fun too! Only down side is that the week went too quick!
Peter B – Day Skipper – November 2018
Not just sail training but a holiday too!
Anne F – Day Skipper Practical – October 2018
What a great week!
Carole W – Competent Crew – October 2018
As a complete novice sailor, I had 100% confidence in my Instructor!
Karen M – Coastal Skipper – October 2018
If you think your sailing knowledge has plateaued then book a course with Sail the Canaries, your sailing will move to the next level.
Hayley H – Day Skipper Practical – October 2018
If you want to learn to sail and have a great time doing so, book with Sail the Canaries. It has been a great experience and I have learnt so much.
Bridget P – Day Skipper Practical – October 2018
Personal attention, Professional, Confidence building. Social learning by relaxing fun.
Clive W – Just Sailing – Exclusive Use
Jane sailed us around with aplomb! Seriously, she is the Best.
Brian H – Just Sailing!
University of Sailing!
Henry – Day Skipper Practical – September 2018
I was given the tools to do the job safely and with enjoyment, moreover, I was inspired to take my sailing to another level.
Martyn – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – August 2018
She’s sleek and fun and a little bit racey! You’ll love her, come and try!
Boyd Family Holiday – August 2018
If you want an RYA certification in the Canaries this company does what it says on the tin!
Chris- Competent Crew – Family Holiday – July 2018
Superb family holiday that keeps everyone active and involved.
Amie W – Competent Crew – Family Holiday – July 2018
One of the best holidays I’ve ever had!!!
Nora – Competent Crew – July 2018
I got a huge scare on a yacht last year but thanks to Roger’s excellent tutorage, I am feeling much more confident about getting back on a boat again.
Jane – Competent Crew – July 2018
Sailing made simple!
Matt L – Day Skipper Practical – July 2018
Brilliant instruction and first class people! If Carlsberg did sailing schools!!
Greg – Day Skipper – Family holiday – July 2018
All the family said it was the best experience they ever had. Roger was a brilliant Instructor and we had a good balance of learning and fun.
James – Competent Crew – July 2018
Roger is a great bloke!
Anne & Hannah – Competent Crew – Family holiday – July 2018
Come Sail Away!
Paul – Skills – June 2018
Good service by friendly staff.
Ed – Day Skipper – June 2018
The time on the boat was perfect and fun. The time away from the boat was also fantastic, so it felt like a holiday as well as a course.
Jessica – Day Skipper – June 2018
We’ll be sliding in a cheeky little tack……….Lee Hoooooo!
Clear, patient instruction and lots of fun too!
David – Day Skipper – June 2018
We had an excellent experience with Sail the Canaries, from start to finish. A big thank you to Roger for an amazing week.
James – Day Skipper – June 2018
Friendly, personable, welcoming & expert – great week! Thanks Sail the Canaries!
Adrian – Day Skipper – May 2018
We have had an excellent week. Johnny was great at building our confidence, focusing on what was needed, as well as being really relaxed and fun.
Paul R – Competent Crew – May 2018
Started off as crew mates, finished as life long friends.
Craig L – Competent Crew – May 2018
Even if you’re not thinking of progressing any RYA certification, it’s a great adventure and makes you safer on a yacht.
John L – Day Skipper Plus – April 2018
Very friendly, experienced, patient tutor.
Phil M – Day Skipper Plus – April 2018
I attended the Day Skipper Plus course and found it excellent for filling gaps and as a taster for Coastal Skipper, as many of those skills were practised.
Alan C-B – Competent Crew – April 2018
Great experience with expert, friendly instruction. Highly recommended.
Debbie B – Competent Crew – April 2018
From an anxious novice at the start of the week, my confidence grew over the week. Clive is an excellent Instructor who gives clear direction, instilling implicit trust. Thank you.
Isabel H – Competent Crew – Family Holiday – April 2018
Flappy sails are unhappy sails!!! It’s one of the best experiences! :o)
Charlie H – Competent Crew – Family Holiday – April 2018
Perfect family holiday! Thank you! :o)
Amber H – Competent Crew – April 2018
Fantastic family holiday.
Kevin H – Competent Crew – Family Holiday – April 2018
Great course for a active families that want to learn a great new skill.
Joanna – Competent Crew – March 2018
Thanks to you guys, I can now sail away from my problems instead of running from them.
Anna – Competent Crew – March 2018
Overcame fear of boats and can now make tea in extreme conditions!! Looking forward to sailing again – thank you!
Maria – Competent Crew – March 2018
Great course for family team building.
Pat C – Day Skipper – March 2018
We thought the dolphins were very good – quite happy actually! Very impressed at how they turned up on time!!!
Jane P – Skills – March 2018
Great instruction and Great service!
Ashley S – Day Skipper Practical – March 2018
Great tuition on a brilliant, well stocked, comfortable yacht. Far exceeded my expectations.
Nicola & Andrew – Exclusive Use – Competent Crew & Day Skipper Practical – February 2018
A truly bespoke week that accommodated all of our needs and an excellent introduction to sailing. I feel much more confident!
Alan – Competent Crew – February 2018
Blown away by the whole experience!
Glyn – Competent Crew – February 2018
The whole process from admin at the start to completion of the course was extremely well prepared and delivered. Clive has the knowledge of a professor and the patience of a Saint. He somehow managed to tailor the course and style to four quite different people, with different expectations, and make each one feel they got value and what they wanted.
Andrew H – Day Skipper Practical – February 2018
Lovely people and great sailing.
Stuart M – Day Skipper Plus – February 2018
Superbly capable and knowledgeable Instructor – worked us all to our individual capabilities. Thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable week.
Phil – Competent Crew – February Half Term 2018
A fantastic family bonding experience. I would recommend the course to any family looking for adventure.
Lisa – Competent Crew – February Half Term 2018
A brilliant way for a family to be together and achieve together.
Stan – Competent Crew – February 2018
Did we like Captain Johnny?!?! Arrrrrpp!!!
Toby – Competent Crew – February 2018
Most exhilarating holiday ever and very welcoming.
John M – Day Skipper Plus – February 2018
First course where I actually learned to handle a boat.
Colin D – Competent Crew – February 2018
Really enjoyed this, I’m not lying, this was one of the best experiences of my life!
Agi – Day Skipper Practical – February 2018
My main aim was to build confidence to make independent decisions – mission accomplished!!! Thanks Johnny!
James A – Day Skipper Practical – January 2018
The whole week was just super. Clive imparts knowledge and explains everything so clearly! Just great! Thank you.
Graham R – Day Skipper Practical – January 2018
If you want to understand what you’re doing on a boat, spend a week with Sail the Canaries. Fantastic Instructors!
Mel – Competent Crew – January 2018
Wonderful time! Thank you!
Scott R – Day Skipper Practical – January 2018
I have left the course confident in my ability to handle a yacht as a Day Skipper, glad that I also had a good holiday and with a nice insight into what chartering a yacht is all about.
Michael – Day Skipper Plus – December 2017
Excellent week of sailing in the sun with professional and friendly Instructor. Roger is a real asset to Sail the Canaries. He has an excellent Instructional manner and created a relaxed but professional atmosphere which helped us all learn.
Iain – Day Skipper Practical – December 2017
Roger was a fantastic Instructor and the whole course was excellent. The boat was exceptionally clean and well maintained.
Lisa & Barry – Skills Week – November 2017
Our third course with Clive and as normal, a great course and great fun!
Josh – Day Skipper Practical – November 2017
My second course and just as great as the first! Would recommend to anyone, Clive’s instruction is second to none.
“Steve” (Richard!) – Day Skipper Practical – November 2017
Look at that container Lorry over there!!!!
Nigel T – Coastal Skipper Plus – November 2017
Pleasure to sail, our Instructor was fantastic, we will look to book again!
Mark G – Sailing Week – November 2017
Cool sailing in a warm location with friendly staff.
Paul C – Coastal Skipper Plus – November 2017
Fantastic weeks sailing with a great Instructor.
Carol, Richard & Elle – Competent Crew – October 2017
So friendly – we loved it! We will come again.
Andrew & Kath – Day Skipper & Competent Crew – October 2017
First rate tuition in an ideal location.
Tim – Coastal Skipper – October 2017
Great people, great sailing, look no further!
Michael – Competent Crew Plus – October 2017
Sail the Canaries is a really friendly, relaxed company, backed up by experienced, skilled sailing professionals.
Joby – Competent Crew – October 2017
If you are seeking a genuine crew sailing experience, look no further.
Alison W – Competent Crew – October 2017
I had no crewing experience at all and was very apprehensive before the courses started. I didn’t need to worry as the Instructor was excellent, the whole team at Sail at the Canaries were welcoming and my crew mates were good fun. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn to sail and have fun at the same time.
Tim H – Day Skipper Practical – October 2017
Great people, great overall experience.
Jacqueline W-B – Competent Crew – October 2017
A great course- well balanced and adjusted to cater for all levels within the group.
Richard W-B – Day Skipper Practical -October 2017
Our course, instruction, boat and sailing exceeded my expectation in every way, we will be back.
George N – Day Skipper Practical – September 2017
Gillian N – Competent Crew – September 2017
Thoroughly professional with a lot of fun thrown in!
Billy W – Competent Crew – August 2017
A totally different holiday experience! Massive thanks to everyone!
Matthew W – Competent Crew – August 2017
A great way to learn to be competent crew by living on the boat. Tutor was excellent.
Isaac – Competent Crew – August 2017
I didn’t even notice I was learning anything – I just had a great time and came home knowing how to sail!
Alison – Competent Crew – August 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my weeks sailing. Johnny was an excellent and patient Instructor. Wonderful sailing conditions and the daily swim somewhere nice was a highlight, as was the night sail.
Martin – Day Skipper – August 2017
Great yacht, well experienced and fun skipper, absolutely magnificent week!!
Pamela – Competent Crew – August 2017
Excellent experience! Never been sailing before but now I will join my husband whilst he’s sailing!
Carlo M – Day Skipper Practical – August 2017
Perfect balance between learning and fun sailing.
Bhupi – Day Skipper Refresher – July 2017
Great sailing, great wind, great instruction.
Iris – Competent Crew – July 2017
“To me, that’s the front!!!!”….Just an overall excellent and fun experience.
Ian S – Day Skipper – July 2017
The Ocean sailing experience and you can tie-up at night for a good restaurant meal!
Elle – Day Skipper – July 2017
A fabulous week with some great people. I always felt totally safe.
Peter J – Competent Crew – July 2017
Johnny Dale!! Words fail me……but they would all be good!
John P – Skills Week – July 2017
Amazing week of sailing, learning and socialising.
Rob V – Competent Crew – July 2017
A fabulous way to learn whilst enjoying the sailing experience.
Colin A – Day Skipper – June 2017
Literally the best sailing experience and training in the Canary Islands.
Steve M – Skills Week – June 2017
What a fantastic week with a great Instructor (Jane). This is my fourth week here and I’ll be back again for sure!
Olga – Competent Crew – June 2017
Thank you for such an amazing week. Learned loads and had a good laugh with Crew and Skipper! (Yeah baby!)
Reiko – Competent Crew – June 2017
The Best activity holiday course!
Nicola B – Competent Crew – May 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my week with Sail the Canaries. As a nervous sailor, I felt very confident in my Instructors abilities and this encouraged me to have a go at things that I wouldn’t normally do.
Tim B – Coastal Skipper – May 2017
The week was everything I had hoped for and more. There can be no better place to learn.
Tony – Day Skipper – May 2017
We had a great time and loved every minute. I learnt a lot by putting the theory in to practise. I would recommend Sail the Canaries to anyone.
Richard – Day Skipper Plus – May 2017
I can’t imagine how the overall experience could be beaten/improved.
Janet – Day Skipper – May 2017
Learnt so much, excellent Instructor, lots of fun! A great experience all round – thoroughly recommend.
Will – Day Skipper Practical – May 2017
Our Instructor seemed to have infinite patience!
Jo – Day Skipper Practical – May 2017
Super trip. Fun and educational. Clive was extremely patient, knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!
Melanie – Competent Crew – April 2017
Philip – Competent Crew – April 2017
This is a very professional company.
Micahel Payne – Coastal Skipper – April 2017
Missing Veronica already!
Andrew J – Day Skipper – April 2017
From the start, you are treated like a friend by Alex & Clive. Your Instructor, Jane in our case, provides clear guidance in a calm and unhurried manner. If you are considering taking an RYA course, I would strongly recommend Sail the Canaries.
Louise J – Competent Crew – April 2017
A fabulous week for all our differing abilities. Jane encouraged all of us to find confidence on board with good humour and endless patience. Couldn’t recommend the week highly enough. Clive and Alex and their team made us feel in safe hands from the moment we booked.
Calum J – Competent Crew – April 2017
Allowed me to have fun, learn and sail the Canaries!
Natalie J – Competent Crew – April 2017
Great experience that can be as intensive / relaxed as you want. Influenced me to join the sailing club at Uni to further my experience.
Gary M – Competent Crew Plus – April 2017
Extremely professional company. We highly recommend!
Joe M – Competent Crew Plus – April 2017
Really enjoyable for the whole week. I couldn’t fault it!
Jane M – Competent Crew Plus – April 2017
Amazing week on a beautiful boat. Alex couldn’t do more for us. Highly recommend.
David – Day Skipper Practical – March 2017
Both spontaneous and well thought through decision!
Lilia – Competent Crew – March 2017
The course was amazing. Didn’t know anything about boats before and now I can be crew on one! The personal approach was great. Food & Drinks on board were great! Thanks for meeting us for drinks on the first and last days and helping me arrange transport! I don’t want to go home!
Graham – Sailing Experience – March 2017
As an experienced Yachtsman, accompanying a relative novice, I was impressed with the professional attitude of our Skipper, Johnny Dale, who explained things before, during and after any event. Knowledgeable, informative and good natured, he made our six days spent sailing a pleasure and a joy. Normally sailing on the South Coast of England – cold, wet and arduous – the Canaries is warm, dry and relatively predictable and that’s in February! Flights are cheap and the course costs no more. The vessel is well equipped, provisioned and skippered, this is how to learn a skill or expand on your knowledge of sailing, while enjoying yourself!
Visiting several marinas and learning lots of skills makes a very satisfying holiday. Paperwork and arrangements are kept to a pleasurable minimum and handled very efficiently by Alex.
Johnny also has amazing hidden talents you couldn’t guess at, but you only find out about, if you book the course!
Our yacht Veronica, is a safe, responsive and sturdy yacht with all of the comforts. As a private individual I would not hesitate to recommend Sail the Canaries. Thank you.
Geoff – Competent Crew – March 2017
We laughed a lot!
Conrad – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – March 2017
Great sailing, great teaching, great experience.
Gaynor – Day Skipper Theory & Practical March 2017
It was an unforgettable experience. We had some fabulous sailing, great company and lots of laughs. We even saw dolphins!
Sara S – Competent Crew Family Holiday – February 2017
This has been the best sailing experience we have ever had. Clive has an amazing ability to teach adults and children while all the time making it fun and relevant. We have all learnt so much this week – thank you!
Alyn J – Coastal Skipper – January 2017
Outstanding tuition in a very friendly environment – will definitely come again.
Mark J – Day Skipper – January 2017
Phil R – Coastal Skipper – January 2017
Johnny is awesome!
James L – Day Skipper Plus – January 2017
Johnny was a great Skipper/Entertainer with good banter and would win any Rod Stewart lookalike competition!
Richard P – Competent Crew – February 2017
Brilliant organisation of course, boat & activities.
Brian F – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – January 2017
Great sailing, nice people.
Mark C – Day Skipper – January 2017
Bish – Coastal Skipper Practical – December 2016
The course was totally great and exactly met my expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sail the Canaries.
Danielle C – Competent Crew – December 2016
From start to finish my experience with Sail the Canaries was amazing. Alex went above and beyond to arrange my transport from the airport after being completely unorganised and only giving her a few hours notice! Clive was an amazing teaching, easy to understand and was happy to sit down and go over anything and answer any questions. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with them and would definitely recommend them to a friend!
Chris J – Coastal Skipper Practical – December 2016
The high standards I expected were exceeded in every area.
Nick – Competent Crew – December 2016
You’re never too old to try this!!
Alexandra – Coastal Skipper – December 2016
Brilliant experience, great fun, Instructor was excellent.
Ross – Competent Crew – December 2016
Do it! It’s amazing!
Alex K – Day Skipper Practical – December 2016
Without doubt one of the best organised and enjoyable practical courses I’ve attended, Clive & Alex made sure all bases were covered from the start to finish and Johnny has to be one of the best Instructors I’ve had, let alone for the sailing! If you’re considering a sailing course, particularly mid-December – look no further.
Chris S – Day Skipper Practical – December 2016
A fatnastic week, one of the best balances between fun and instruction that you will find. The weather, the location and the Skipper were all amazing.
Annabel – Day Skipper Plus – November 2016
Brilliant sailing, great skipper and really fun people.
Aisling – Day Skipper – November 2016
The most fun you can have with your clothes on!
Asa – Day Skipper Plus – November 2016
Johnny was a perfect Skipper for training – relaxed, professional, informative and entertaining.
Steve – Coastal Skipper – November 2016
It was my third week here sailing with Sail the Canaries and I’ll definitely be back!!
Aileen – Skills – November 2016
Just brill! Had a great time and learned as well.
Graeme – Competent Crew – November 2016
A great experience, we learned a huge amount and had a great holiday.
Aileen – Competent Crew – November 2016
All round great course, fun, informative sailing in a safe environment with the sun!
Jenny – Yachtmaster Skills – October 2016
Brilliantly relaxed instruction and holiday on a well provisioned, dry & comfortable boat.
Nat – Competent Crew – October 2016
Johnny Dale Rocks!!!!
Max, Simon, Georgina, Libby & Euan – Family Holiday – Competent Crew – October 2016
Fantastic! Already booked a return next Spring!
Josh & Family – Competent Crew – October 2016
I had a great time, learned lots and did a lot of fun things!
Sue – Competent Crew – October 2016
Excellent learning experience – professional yet fun.
Carol – Competent Crew – October 2016
We arrived totally unsure what to expect and with no knowledge – we leave full of enjoyment learning and desire to continue sailing. Thank you to Johnny for making this such a skilled based but brilliant fun week. Thanks Captain!
Rachel – Competent Crew – October 2016
Johnny was fantastic and made learning fun & easy. It has been a great holiday and learning experience.
Liz S – Skills – September 2016
Johnny delivered in spades when it came to boat handling skills and encouraging confidence.
Alan C – Day Skipper Practical – September 2016
Good weather, good sailing, learnt a lot in a friendly way.
Mike C – Day Skipper Practical – September 2016
Good fun & Lots of action! Very friendly & helpful.
Vlad & Olena – Day Skipper – September 2016
Exceptional course, fantastically run by wonderful people.
Conny – Day Skipper Plus – September 2016
Yacht extremely & lovingly equipped together with thoughtful & tasty vitualling!
Brian – Day Skipper – August 2016
Superb sunshine sailing.
Stewart – Competent Crew – August 2016
Great fun from start to finish. Very enjoyable and really informative, great boat and instructor – fabulous weather throughout – hope to be here again soon!
Grace – Competent Crew – August 2016
Sail the Canaries with Clive!
Harry – Competent Crew – August 2016
Sail the Canaries, it is great fun!
Amanda – Competent Crew – August 2016
Took away many fears. Clive extremely calm and very patient with us all.
Martin & Bethan – Two Week Day Skipper Theory & Practical Exclusive – July 2016
With Sail the Canaries we have had the best of both worlds, combining a holiday with two weeks of high quality instruction from Johnny and Jane. Being just the two of us, we had the flexibility to mix theory with practice – a combination that proved successful!! Thank you!
Patrick – Day Skipper Practical – June 2016
Excellent, confidence inspiring tuition in beautiful surroundings.
Denis – Coastal Skipper – June 2016
Just great fun to learn to sail!
Neb – Competent Crew – June 2016
“I will make you confident by the end of the week!”……and you DID!!! Thanks!
Martin – Coastal Skipper – June 2016
Absolutely spot on!!!
Ewan – Day Skipper – June 2016
Exceptional weather, crew & instructor.
John P – Day Skipper – May 2016
An amazing experience – great conditions, instruction and perfect sailing.
Mo – Coastal Skipper – May 2016
First class tuition and fun!
Steph – Coastal Skipper – May 2016
Really good conditions, boat, instruction and marinas. Lovely week!
Neil – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – May 2016
Exceptional, clear, rapid provision of a sailing learning curve for all abilities.
Kerry – Competent Crew – May 2016
Fun, Sun and sailing……..Awesome!!!
Frank – ICC – April 2016
A serious course made great fun.
Jane & Rob C – Competent Crew & Day Skipper Practical – April 2016
Great all round experience!
Maddie – Competent Crew – Family Holiday – April 2016
I had the best bubblegum ice cream!!! :o)
Louise G – Day Skipper & Exclusive Family Holiday – April 2016
Sailing in the windy Canaries is not for the feint hearted! However, the professionalism & competence of the Sail the Canaries team make accomplishing successful sailing goals achievable. Thank you to Alex & Clive but a massive thank you to Jane for a fun, informative week.
Jon – Day Skipper Practical – March 2016
Outstanding instruction and amazing sailing gave us a great week of learning and fun.
Pete S – Day Skipper Practical – March 2015
Enjoy yourself and learn!
Andy G – Day Skipper Practical – March 2016
Friendly team, very welcoming, professional and supportive.
Dave – Skills Week – March 2016
Always a great experience!
Jane – Day Skipper Plus – March 2016
First class all round, from the quality of instruction and level of customer care to the attention to every detail – Clive & Alex really care and strive to provide the best.
Dawn – Day Skipper Plus – March 2016
What an excellent week I’ve just had – learned SO much. All the equipment was in great condition and the environment provided awesome learning conditions in very challenging conditions. Fabbytastic!!!
Mike – Coastal Skipper – March 2016
Some Sailing Schools teach, Clive inspires.
Roger – Coastal Skipper – February 2016
Sail the Canaries ironed out a lot of bad habits and taught me a lot of new skills.
Ursula – Day Skipper Plus – February 2016
If you want informative instruction mixed with fun, choose this very professional company.
Dorothy – Day Skipper – February 2016
Sail the Canaries, the wind, yes it varies, but you’ll have no cares, for your course in the Canaries!
Jonathan – Coastal Skipper – February 2016
A wonderful, professionally taught learning curve, that allows achievement beyond aspirations.
Peter S – Day Skipper Practical – February 2016
Perfect tuition in perfect weather.
Roger M – Skills Week – February 2016
Excellent instruction in a really fun atmosphere……I learnt so much!!
Louis – Coastal Skipper Practical – January 2016
Great course, Top Instructors, relaxed and friendly atmosphere – Super!!!
Lorna C – Day Skipper Practical – January 2016
Sunny, Windy and a team full of smiles….! Hard to beat!
Louis – Competent Crew – January 2016
Really enjoyable course, the yacht is super comfortable and the Instructor taught every one of us to the level we were. Great!
Fiona & John – Competent Crew & Day Skipper Practical – December 2015
We learned so much about sailing and combined with the fantastic weather in the Canaries, it gave us a superb winter holiday.
Caroline & Graham – Day Skipper Practical – December 2015
Excellent conveyed tuition with some light-hearted humour but with 100% professionalism. Would thoroughly recommend this school for all ages and abilities.
Eleanor – Competent Crew – December 2015
The instruction was excellent, very calm and patient.
Richard G – Competent Crew – December 2015
An Excellent way to learn to sail.
Onur – Day Skipper Refresher – December 2015
Clive is the Buddha of Instructors and Alex is a logistics genius.
Mike – Day Skipper Refresher – December 2015
My second visit to Sail the Canaries. A pleasure to sail with an Instructor who really loves teaching. Always good humoured and patient.
Ralph – Day Skipper Refresher – December 2015
I felt so relaxed I could have fallen asleep when sailing!!!!
Russell – Competent Crew – November 2015
Excellent Course given in a calm and friendly manner. Good fun!
Robin – Day Skipper Plus – November 2015
From the initial contact to the end of the course Sail the Canaries met and exceeded expectations.
Pat – Day Skipper – October 2015
A thoroughly enjoyable week, able to learn new skills.
Martin B – Coastal Skipper Practical – October 2015
Clive and Alex ran a very professional well balance, but challenging and fun course that got the best out of me. They could not have done more to make our week so enjoyable.
Jackie B – Day Skipper Practical – October 2015
Clive’s clear and patient manner was key to making me feel comfortable with the course at all times. I have learnt so much over the week.
Ian N – Day Skipper Practical – October 2015
Very friendly and professional
Lynette – Day Skipper Practical – September 2015
Excellent course delivered with humour and commitment.
Shauna – Competent Crew – September 2015
Awesome course, really informative and really good fun too!
Andrew – Coastal Skipper – September 2015
Excellent fun, Excellent Tuition, Excellent Company!
Anthony – Day Skipper Practical – August 2015
Alex, Clive & Ben were brilliant. The course was even better than expected. Clive balanced an unbalance group perfectly.
Sue – Day Skipper Practical – August 2015
Brilliant course, exceeded all my expectations, due to the friendliness of Alex, Clive & Ben and the expert tuition of Clive.
Lucy – Day Skipper Practical – August 2015
Highly recommend to anyone wanting to take their Day Skipper in the sun! Fantastic tuition, great food, comfortable boat. Many thanks.
Sehnaz – Competent Crew – August 2015
I’ve had an amazing time during my Competent Crew course. Clive is a very good instructor – very patient & professional and Alex is so supportive in every phase.
Bin – Competent Crew – August 2015
Great course, amazing environment, dedicated instruction.
Michala & Nigel – Day Skipper Practical – August 2015
Thank you both for a brilliant week! Great sailing, great instruction, great company and great weather!
Andy – Day Skipper Practical – July 2015
Excellent course that exceeded expectations. Great boat to learn on and excellent tuition.
Jennifer – Day Skipper Practical – July 2015
Excellent service from start to finish. At the beginning of the week I was a very nervous sailor. Throughout the course, Clive instilled the confidence and direction that allowed me to progress, obtain my Day Skipper certification and above all, learn to love sailing again.
Michelle C – Yachtmaster Theory & Coastal Skipper Practical – July 2015
Very knowledgeable Instructors. My Instructor Jane in particular was incredible and went above and beyond to help me achieve my goals in terms of theory. I feel very fortunate to have come to Sail the Canaries and had her as an Instructor.
Maureen M – Day Skipper Practical – June 2015
Happy to be back Sailing in the Canaries! Sunshine, great atmosphere, excellent service – the perfect holiday!
Dermot – Coastal Skipper Skills Week – May 2015
Thanks for a wonderful week. Beautiful well found boat whose owners obviously take pride in. Excellent instruction and well structured tuition. Ticks all the boxes!
Mary – Day Skipper – May 2015
Sail the Canaries and feel the wind grove and lift!
Ian – Competent Crew – April 2015
From the moment I contacted Sail the Canaries I felt supported all the way. The experience exceeded all of my expectations.
Kate – Competent Crew Plus – April 2015
An incredible experience, learnt lots and had loads of fun!
Jack – Family Exclusive – March 2015
First class holiday – great balance between sailing instruction and general enjoyment for all the family.
Chris M – Day Skipper – March 2015
Brilliant company, Great sailing location – Will come back!
Ann & Nick – Two Week Exclusive Day Skipper – March 2015
Alex, Clive and Johnny are an excellent team. From booking to training, nothing is too much trouble and they make your experience extremely positive. Thank you. Clive is a patient, knowledgeable trainer and we would recommend him to anyone. This is THE place to learn to sail.
Ruth – Family Holiday – February 2015
Immaculately equipped and provisioned boat, brilliant Skipper/Instructor and fun sailing in challenging weather. The small size of the organisation enables them to give a personalised service – superb!
Mike B – Skills week – February 2015
Excellent week! Very well organised and professional. The pre-arrival information from Alex was helpful and spot on. The boat was immaculate and well provisioned. Clive is an excellent and patient Instructor. We had an unusual week with very little wind for part of it but Clive still managed to make these very productive and useful days. The sailing area is great, with excellent marinas and good restaurants for the evenings. Highly recommended.
Matt – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – January 2015
Very good instruction. Clive knew a lot and was a fantastic teacher.
Keith – ICC – January 2015
Fabulous course with a great Instructor!
Kais – Competent Crew – January 2015
Great for a novice sailor to gain skills, experience and confidence.
Steve B – Day Skipper – December 2014
If you want to learn to sail, this is the place to come.
Liz S – Sailing Experience – December 2014
Jane was an exceptional skipper providing clear and concise instruction in a very friendly manner. A fantastic learning week afloat.
Dermot – Sailing Experience – December 2014
At Sail the Canaries you are sure of excellent tuition and sailing to boot!!
Carole D – December 2014 – Competent Crew
Sailing equivalent to the “University of the Third Age” – on water!
Pete C – Coastal Skipper Plus – December 2014
Professional instruction with a good balance of humour and fun!
Machiel – Competent Crew – December 2014
Don’t stop sailing!!!
Lisa M – Competent Crew – December 2014
Brilliant!! Very pleased to have chosen STC! Alex & Clive are very informative and incredibly welcoming. A genuine company! Fantastic instruction from Johnny who clearly has a wealth of experience, which is combined with excellent teaching abilities to build confidence and knowledge. Plus, lots of fun!! Would definitely recommend STC!
Stephen C – Day Skipper Theory & Practical – November 2014
Sail the Canaries is a perfect mix of family business and professionalism. Their aim is to ensure that you have the required knowledge and ability to pass your course and go above and beyond what is required by the syllabus and RYA. I would thoroughly recommend this school to anyone wanting to do an RYA Yachting course.
Madeleine – October 2014
Thought service at all stages was good, friendly and organised. Liked the small operation. Felt safe in the Instructors hands at all times.
Bill – November 2014
Great week. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Learnt loads too!
Mary – November 2014
Enjoy learning to sail in the warm in Winter! Nothing too much trouble for Alex.
Maz – November 2014
A fun way to develop skills in the predictable winds of the Canaries.
Antony – November 2014
Challenging, fun and safe with an excellent balance of sail training and fun.
Hannah – November 2014
Great sailing in the sunshine. Perfect conditions for my Day Skipper.
Craig – October 2014
Tip-top instruction. Consistent focus on getting all the little details of the holiday just right. A great family holiday.
Wendy – October 2014
Very professional in an informal environment. Extremely friendly and accommodating – can’t wait to visit again. Would definitely recommend Sail the Canaries!
Richard – October 2014
Clive teaches without you realising he’s teaching you, which is excellent, the sign of a good Instructor!
David – September 2014
Really, really excellent in all areas.
Tim – September 2014
From booking to finish, excellent! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend . Instruction fantastic!
Joe – September 2014
Tony – September 2014
Friendly, family run company who offer help and good communication during the booking process and provide excellent instruction during the course.
James – August 2014
I really enjoyed the course. Johnny was both incredibly knowledgable and friendly, which was a perfect combination for teaching.
Letitia – August 2014
I’ve sailed with a lot of different sailing schools and in terms of the boat, instruction and overall experience, this is the best.
Josie – August 2014
If you have an interest in sailing DO this course! Meet great people, have loads of fun in a fantastic setting.
Giorgio – May 2014
Excellent course experience in a relaxed and fun RYA way, together with the best of wind environment.
Phoebe – July 2014
Leeeeeee-HO!!!!! What a fantastic week! I feel much more confident in my sailing skills and knowledge. Clive is a patient and clear instructor who is able to share his sailing knowledge in a fun way. I couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather or hilarious moments!
Freya – July 2014
We’ve had a brilliant week with STC – great sailing, great instruction, great weather and great company! I will be recommending it to all my friends.
Stephanie & Seamus – July 2014
I just wanted to write on behalf of Seamus and I to thank Sail the Canaries for a fantastic week away. We had a truly amazing time and learnt loads from Johnny. He managed to strike a fantastic balance of professionalism with fun and we even got to hear him sing! We will definitely use you guys again (hopefully next year) to further our qualifications. You will definitely receive our recommendation. Many thanks again.
Louise – June 2014
Best sailing I’ve ever done!
Ian – June 2014
It’s better than the Bahamas!!!
Tom – June 2014
Absolutely brilliant week! The instructor was top quality, the food was excellent! I would whole heartedly recommend Sail the Canaries to anyone who wants to learn to sail.
Gina – June 2014
I knew absolutely nothing about sailing before the course. I am amazed at how much I have learnt in a few days. Clive has the patience of a saint! I really enjoyed it and now feel that this is something I would do again.
Sean – June 2014
Brilliant way to spend a week with family or friends and a healthy holiday!
Mike – June 2014
Superb course, excellent informative informative instruction delivered in a relaxed manner. Booking, payment and pre-course admin very well handled – thank you.
Edina – June 2014
Great course, excellent Instructor. Very warm welcoming on arrival. Spent each day on a beautiful yacht and learned a lot about sailing.
Steve – May 2014
Johnny Dale is a great Instructor, a credit to Sail the Canaries! He really wants you to be a good boat handler and know the course booked theory. Well done!
Maureen – May 2014
Best holiday experience!
Denis – May 2014
Just do it!! It’s great fun!!
Dermot – April 2014
Sail the Canaries! It does exactly that!!!
Victoria – April 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks spent on board Veronica. We were able to get our Day Skipper’s qualification, whilst the flexibility of the course and Instructor allowed us to relax and enjoy our holiday in the Canaries.
Jan – April 2014
Clive is very knowledgeable and a great Instructor. Veronica (yacht) is in an excellent condition. I would recommend Sail the Canaries to others. Thanks for a great week!
Jo – March 2014
Fantastic sailing and brilliant instruction.
Hugo – March 2014
Learning to sail with Clive Moreham is a demanding and thoroughly enjoyable experience. He is great company and a superb Instructor, giving one confidence and enthusiasm.
Robert – March 2014
Calm & Exhilarating! Great week all round!
Guy – March 2014
Clive & Alex created an experience that made learning to sail fun, easy and memorable. I’ll be back!!!
Mike – March 2014
Clive is a great teacher – well informed, friendly and unflappable! Great fun!
Julian – Leicestershire
I have attended a number of practical sailing courses taught by Clive or run under his supervision (RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper, mile-building and just relaxed sailing weeks), and where Alex has handled the business side of things.
Clive is a first class instructor – patient, knowledgeable and a good coach who knows how to get the best from his students. Alex is welcoming and efficient. Both of them are great fun when it comes to socialising ashore and make sure everyone gets included, even if they have come alone.
I cannot recommend them highly enough.
I went sailing for the first time with Clive and his team about 6 years ago and have returned every year since. He and Alex make the whole trip great fun which means that as well as sailing in good winds and sunshine ( that’s the whole point of going to the Canaries ) and getting excellent tuition it’s also a real holiday
Clive’s laid back but thorough teaching style has given me incredible confidence and made me into a sailor I never thought I’d be.
As a teacher he has a great ability to quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of his pupils and is therefore able to instruct a boat of mixed ability students without anyone feeling over stretched or under challenged.
I remember some years ago, going out in a particularly big sea with a little apprehension. Within an hour I was stood at the helm, waves crashing over the bow, looking like someone had thrown a bucket of water over me, happily ‘rescuing’ fenders! When Clive suggested we should head for home, I was having such a good time, I was disappointed!!
I have sailed with other schools and they were good, but none compare with the dedication and hard work that is obvious in every aspect of sailthecanaries. Alex and clive and their hand picked instructors deliver with charm and expertise every step of the way. An excellent school!!
Jane M, Edinburgh
Sail the canaries is one of those unique companies where you genuinely feel like part of the family. I will definitely be back!
Neil Hughes, London
I have sailed with Clive many times. What sticks in my mind, however, was the time I introduced my ‘new’ family – two indifferent teenagers and a very nervous wife – to sailing. Not only did Clive’s relaxed demeanour put them totally at ease, (our first outing was into a 25kt+ wind acceleration zone) his clear explanations of the physics and mechanics of a heeling deck, using the wind correctly and showing what happens if you just let go of everything, also made them feel safe by understanding what was happening. He also makes it fun – in the space of a few days he turned two very dis-interested youngsters into avid sailors who talked of nothing other than buying a boat and going for Day Skipper for weeks after our return.