What Our Customers Say About Us.

Here are some of the things that customers have said about our Solent based sailing courses.  Don't forget to take a look at our sailing course reviews on Tripadvisor too.  

For more information on any of our sailing courses, such as Day Skipper, Competent Crew, Coastal Skipper, RYA Refresher Sailing course, Yachtmaster Coastal preparationBoat Handling weekend or Go Sailing cruises, contact us at enquiries@broadreachsailing.co.uk or call 02393000300.


"Having done a great Tidal Day Skipper course with Tony we booked a mile builder weekend with Simon. Once again we had a great time sailing. Simon is really knowledgable and patient as an instructor. He's also a really nice and interesting guy. What a great way to spend a weekend - we've already booked several more mile builders and are hoping to do Coastal Day Skipper or Yacht-master in the not too distant future! The boat is very well kept; clean inside and out. The food provided is plentiful and never dissatisfying . Simon is really considerate of any dietary requirements or preferences. I'd highly recommend it for all levels, abilities and groups - a great personalised service with instructors who genuinely care about helping you become the best sailor you can be!"

MB, Mile Builder, Nov 2016

"Can't fault Broadreach sailing and the quality instruction given by Tony. The boat is modern, well maintained and equipped, the food excellent, homely and we never went without. Tony's level of experience, knowledge, friendliness and teaching skill is a great asset. I have no hesitation in recommending them. Money well spent"

Guy, Coastal Skipper, November 2016

"I have completed 2 courses with Broad Reach, each of 5 days (CC and Day Skipper). The operation is highly professional. both Simon and Tony are highly skilled trainers and excellent skippers. The course is thorough, and safe, but also great fun. the vessel (Aurora) is kept in an immaculate condition. The trip is also great fun, some good pub stops, and they provide 3 filling meals a day on board (unlike most). Pick them every time over the big names."

Andie, Day Skipper, November 2016

"Words escape me because I had such a fantastic time during my Coastal skipper course!!!!!!"

Billy, Coastal Skipper, July 2016

"Superbly organised and run course.  Simon is great fun as an instructor  whilst at all times focused on safety & on what matters"

James, Day Skipper, June 2016

"5 of the most enjoyable days I've spent on the water.Excellent company and a top instructor who really understands sailing in all conditions.

Mike, Day Skipper Sailing Course, September 2015

"Simon provided a highly professional yet friendly day skipper course of the highest calibre. the range of instructions exceeded all expectations, yet still managed to be hugely enjoyable and terrific fun. I will recommend Broadreach sailing school to anyone who asks and will be returning to Aurora myself in the near future. Thanks Simon for a great 5 days sailing instruction, I really cannot find any fault in the course and the way you structure it and deal with such a disparate bunch of individuals with great tact and patience."

George, Competent Crew Sailing Course, September 2015

"Thank you Simon for a brilliant week! We really enjoyed the competent crew sailing course and your company and we are looking forward to our next adventure with you soon!!"

Laura and Family, Competent Crew Sailing Course, August 2015

"Yet again, utterly brilliant. Great food, great company and great sailing course...I will be back!"

Ollie, Day Skipper Sailing Course, August 2015

"Best sailing course I have attended and thoroughly enjoyable. Made to work hard and all the time but  I understood the purpose. Tony knew his job and very skilled at imparting what I needed to learn."

Charles, Coastal Skipper Sailing Course, August 2015

"Can't fault it. Tony the instructor was very understanding and patient and everything went like clockwork."

Jim. Coastal Skipper Sailing Course, July 2015

"Thank you Simon (owner, skipper, instructor and cook) for a fantastic 5 days leading up to my yachtmaster coastal exam. Also thank you to Becky (examiner) and Nigel (crew and day skipper candidate)."

Les, Yachtmaster Coastal Sailing Course, July 2015

"The skipper Simon has been amazing, making sure he kept everyone happy throughout the Yachtmaster Coastal course. I would definitely sign up again for a mile builder course with Broad Reach sailing!"

Sarah, Mile Builder Course, May 2015

"Dates of course were key to choosing Broad Reach. Course was excellently run, focussed on the reality of sailing and turning the theory knowledge gained into practical use. It didn't seem like we were learning to sail at times as it was so enjoyable, and in the last 2 days you suddenly realise how much you have picked up. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a sailing school"

Mark, Day Skipper Sailing Course, Easter 2015

"Thank you Simon for an excellent 5 day Coastal Skipper Course.  Aside from the really well taught course aspects - the home cooked food, hospitality, and your overall passion for sailing, made the time onboard memorable"

Spencer, Coastal Skipper Sailing Course, Feb 15

"A fantastic week's sailing. Simon's passion for sailing and good seamanship was clear from the outset and he passed it on to us through a practical and applied approach to teaching us to sail. The homemade food was fantastic and the efforts made by Simon to make the week comfortable and keep us fed and watered were much appreciated. I would have no hesitation in recommending Broad Reach Sailing"

Nick, Day Skipper Sailing Course, Feb 2015

"Simon delivered instruction in a calm, unrushed way that we could all understand. he instilled confidence, gave us loads of practice and was the perfect host~

Ross, Competent Crew Sailing Course, March 2015

"Really enjoyed the Competent Crew course, learnt a great deal. Tony was really good, very patient and friendly.  Very good standard of boat, probably the best I've sailed in and I've sailed a few. What I particularly liked was the course being over three days during the week and the weekend. This meant I didn't have to take five days holiday from work, just three. This was the main consideration for choosing this sailing course over others available. A great experience overall and I will be recommending you to others"

Scott, Day Skipper Sailing Course, Feb 2015

"Broad Reach achieves a high standard in all areas. Anecdotal discussions show that many other sailing course providers fall short in most areas. Plenty of high quality and thoughtful food, and no additional charges was a very welcome and valuable surprise. There is no doubt at all that Broad Reach combine an excellent day skipper package with good value, and a great experience. Well done and thanks"

Jonathan, Day Skipper Sailing Course, Aug 2014

"I did 5 day competent crew sailing course with Simon and can honestly say I am still on a high. I've gone from someone who was a bit scarred of water to itching to get back on a boat ASAP. Simons teaching style suited me perfectly, I felt I could ask the stupid questions and had everything explained in detail and in a way I understood. I was on a course with 4 people doing their Day Skipper but I never felt excluded and in fact picked up loads more than just competent crew training. As for the food ..... top (which means I now have to go on a diet!)."

SR, London, Competent Crew Sailing Course, April 2013

"Thank you for giving us Tony as our instructor. Great guy, great sailing instructor. Everything during the Competent Crew course was great, yacht, food, crew, weather (force 1-7, even a 9 in the marina) rain and hail on night exercises and frost in the morning. Could not have been better conditions for thorough sailing training . Will recomend you to others and may be back sometime soon for coastal exam course. Thank you all for making the last five days a special memory for me."  

LS, Brighton, Coastal Skipper Sailing Course, March 2013
"Al was an excellent skipper who worked really hard to tailor the course to the varied participants. He was thorough and comprehensive with everything, well into the evenings, cramming as much teaching and value into the week as possible. It was a benefit being taught with the Day skippers, as it filled out gaps I didn't know existed in my previous knowledge. Thank you for another great experience"
WP, Essex, Coastal Skipper Sailing Course, Feb 2013
"Simon was very helpful prior to the Coastal Skipper course, Instructor Nick was a great laugh and inspired great confidence in us all. Even if I hadn't learnt anything this would've been the best sailing course I've been on. As it happens, I learnt loads so this goes down as one of my all time top 3 sailing experiences. Happy days, look forward to sailing with you again soon."
NR, Leamington Spa, Coastal Skipper Sailing Course
Interesting how the variety of sailing experience and mix of different levels and sailing courses seemed to facilitate the learning experience for me. This was a tribute to the people management skills, teaching ability and flexibility of the Coastal Skipper course instructor. Felt safe on the water and every other setting -again a tribute to Nick. All in all a 'broad' learning experience. Thank you.

HF, London, Day Skipper Sailing Course

"Excellent. As much a holiday as a sailing course. Great fun and supurb instruction in a relaxed non pressure environment"
JP, Ipswich, Day Skipper, Spring 2011

All in an excellent course - I learnt a lot - the mix of experiences on the boat was great. I liked Nick's instructional technique - and he tailored it to each of the team. I have heard horror stories of Comp Crew doing ropes and lines all week so was very keen to not have that experience. An excellent week.

RY, London, Competent Crew Sailing Course, Spring 2011

"A very enjoyable Competent Crew course in every way! friendly atmosphere with full support in learning the sylabus. A fantastic experience.

DW, Harrow, Competent Crew Sailing Course

"Excellent sailing course, excellent food, Nick was a great instructor"

JG, Berks, Day Skipper Sailing Course

"Loved every minute, having never sailed before, I was made to feel very useful"

NR, Dorset, Competent Crew Sailing Course

"Having just returned from my Competent Crew Course, which I thoroughly enjoyed and it has really given me the bug. I can't wait to start the next one! The quality of the skipper and the yacht was outstanding. I would definitly recommend Broad Reach sailing"

DC, Tamwot,  Competent Crew Sailing Course

"Thanks very much!, both the boat and the food were of a very high standard, the home cooked meals especially - it makes such a difference, especially at this time of year, so thank you. Obviously also very grateful to Nick, he is a very thorough sailing instructor and easy to get along with.

NM, Winchester . Yachtmaster Offshore Course

"Hi Simon, I honestly don't think there is any way in which you could improve, everything was fantastic. Your passion, care and thoughtfulness was not only apparent to see but to taste in the pre-prepared meals. From the quality and quantity of the food to the quality equipment provided everything was first rate.
Nick obviously shares your ethos and made the whole Yachtmaster offshore course a lot of fun and extremely interesting, i found his teaching style made it very easy to learn the theory I had not been able to cover.
I have already recommended you to 3 people and will continue to do so, time now for me to get some experience before I return to you for further sailing qualifications.
Thank you so much for a wonderful course.

RK, Bucks,  Day Skipper Sailing Course