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From one day sailing experiences in the Solent to full RYA training, Nomad Sailing provide a safe, sound and good humoured way to get out on the water on our fully equipped modern cruising yacht with highly qualified instructors. Food, accomodation...more
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Mumby Road, Gosport PO12 1AH, England
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Reviewed today

Completed the 5 day 'Day Skipper course', covering 150 miles from Gosport to Isle of Wight , Poole and back, with great side trips to Yarmouth, the Hamble, Lymington, Newtowne as part of the travel. 5 hours of very interesting night sailing and thoroughly enjoyable...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thanks for a great, intense 5-days. Learnt a great deal, visited various nice places. Well recommended. Thank you

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sdubock
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review, really glad you enjoyed the course

Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience to start my sailing learning, I did the Competent Crew and am signed up for my Day Skipper in May too! Lou is a great tutor with wit and straight forward attitude to sharing knowledge and information - just up my street....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tillydogsowner
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it even given the cold and rain for a day or so, it was fun, but then again sailing pretty much always is. Hope you enjoy the rest of your training. Lou

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

24 hours on from finishing my second weekend sailing with Lou and I'm still buzzing. We went as 5 friends from work and came out the other end as a rock-solid sailing crew, desperate to book our first sailing holiday this summer. Lou's teaching is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris J
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, thanks for the review, really pleased you enjoyed the course and looking forward to your Day Skipper week. I promise to put the chocolate cake on Cookpad by the end of next week 😊

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superbly taught course. The instruction was first rate and tailored to the needs of the individuals on board so it was not just the prescribed elements of the RYA course but practical applications of those elements (I sail short handed a lot) and some more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 961petehall
NomadJimBarden, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Pete, Many thanks for the review. Glad you got so much out of it and well done ! See you out there ! :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my competent crew experience with Nomad. Beautiful boat and fantastic (and very patient) tuition. Lou's cakes were excellent too!! Would highly recommend

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ugm0elb
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for the review, thank you for recommending us and really pleased you had a good time, keep sailing and come back for some more cakes and of course learning 😉 Lou

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Booked a short trip with nomad sailing around the Solent for a 40th. What a totally amazing and awesome experience. From the get go lou went out of her way to teach as the ropes and show us how to sail around the solent. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rachelmidgley
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel Really glad you guys enjoyed yourselves, look forward to seeing you back out on the water soon !! Loi

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

We have just had an amazing 3 days with nomad sailing on the solent. The skipper was absolutely brilliant, laid back approach and offered us many options of where to visit and stay each night. I would highly recommend anyone of any experience to charter...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Gem Thanks for the review, really glad you enjoyed your Birthday treat and learned some stuff too. See you for your Day Skipper 😉

Reviewed December 14, 2018

The whole course was extremely well organised. Lou Barden is fantastic! She took the time to explain everything to the whole group, keeping in mind some were doing day skippers and coastal course, whilst being incredibly patient and making instructions relevant to everyone. I highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Juliana v
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Juliana, thank you for your review, apologies for the delay in our response, really glad you enjoyed the course, hope to see you back out on the water soon. Lou

Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

It has been a pleasure from start to finish doing my coastal skipper qualification with Nomad. Lou is a great instructor, and managed the dynamic of people with different skill levels on the boat perfectly, as well as being great fun! Staying at a different...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank slacroyoga
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Hey, thanks very much for the review, glad you enjoyed the course and found it informative and fun, it certainly was an interesting crew ;-). Yes I think Skull and chronology should be compulsory on boats !!! See you out on the water. Thanks again...More

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