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“"Brilliant"”

Escape Yachting - Day Sails
Ranked #1 of 19 Tours in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set sail on the Solent aboard your large luxurious yacht, in the safe hands of your friendly, experienced skipper and crew. Get involved or just sit back and enjoy the view! Relax and unwind on deck in the sunshine. A complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and a delicious freshly prepared lunch or dinner served at anchor off the Isle of Wight is included. Discover new places, new perspectives and learn how to sail - even swim if you're brave enough! Day (Sail with Lunch) or Evening (Sail with Dinner) trips are available. Great for individuals, couples and groups of family, friends, clients and colleagues!
Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“"Brilliant"”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

What a fabulous experience this was with our hosts Escape Yachting. From the moment we arrived and had our glass of champagne until we disembarked with a beautiful full moon and not a ripple on the water, it was pure paradise. Our skipper Nigel and first mate made our trip the best possible experience for us. Even the dinner that was prepared for us tasted extra special. Nigel never tired of answering our questions and kept us fully informed of what he was doing at all times. The weather was perfect and we made full use of the wind and the beautiful sailing conditions. It was exciting and perfect. I would strongly recommend the trip to everyone, even if you are not sure how you would fare on the water. We can't thank you enough for making this special occasion so memorable for us. We will definately be back to experience it again next year. My only regret is that I can't follow you to the Caribbean for the winter!!

Visited September 2012
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for your excellent review. I am delighted - and everyone at Escape Yachting will be so proud - that you had such a good time on board with us on the Solent and that it was such a memorable and special experience for you. Although, sadly, you cannot join us in the Caribbean this winter, we do look forward to seeing you again next summer on the Solent!
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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“escape yachting-lymmington”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Booked this trip for myself and 9 family members for sunday 2nd sept 2012,arrived at yacht haven and met promptly by a team member and introduced to David our skipper and business co-owner.
David was a fantastic host and skipper and aided by his 2nd mate "tim" who made sure that we were fed and watered.We tacked to and forth across to the isle of wight before mooring up at the needles for a very nice cooked dinner and dessert and then sailed back to port for 9pm.David will let you take part or sit back and enjoy the views etc its entirely your choice...will definately go again and highly recommended....steve cocksedge

Visited September 2012
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for your excellent review. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your group and to welcome you on board for your sailing trip. I am delighted that you all had such a good time and I will pass on your thanks to David and Tim, who looked after you all so well! We look forward to seeing you again next summer!
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Ipswich, England
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“Great day out”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We were lucky to have great weather and enough wind to sail as much as possible. Nigel and Hamish were very good and shared their knowlege freely. Hamish prepared a very adequate lunch. We were encouraged to help with the handling of the sails and even helming the boat. All in all, I can't think of anything that could have been improved upon. Great for all ages. Thoroughly recommend.

Visited August 2012
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your great day out with Escape Yachting. Whilst we are continually reviewing the fantastic sailing experience which we offer every summer in the UK, it is very encouraging to us to hear from our guests that there is nothing that could be improved upon! We look forward to seeing you on board again next summer, when perhaps the British summer will have improved!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Solent Sailing Day - 27th August 2012”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Nigel & Hamish, Thank you sooooo much for a very enjoyable and memorable day. Pammy and I enjoyed the day and your company immensely!

Upon meeting the crew, Nigel and Hamish, we were treated to a glass of chilled champagne whilst Nigel went through a few safety points. Then it was on with the life jackets and out onto the deck for a gentle ride out of the marina under engine power. Once we had cleared the "slow lane" Nigel and Hamish unleashed the sails and the beautiful yacht came into its own and out paced other vessels around it. The yacht was gliding through the water gracefully whilst leaning with what seemed an impossible angle at which not to capsize. Whilst I was just about coping with keeping vertical Hamish was busy below deck cooking up a sensational lunch that I defy some of the best chefs to conjure up given the same work space on dry land let alone the degree of list we were experiencing. We were encouraged to lend a hand sailing by pulling ropes and steering but certainly not pushed should we want to just take in the magnificent vista. Lunch was served whilst moored in sheltered waters on the coast of the Isle of Wight and we chose to eat alfresco although others opted to eat below in the cabin. The food was superb, Hamish had done himself proud. After lunch we headed back for the marina, again with equally exciting sailing as before. Nigel and Hamish really have a love for what they do and it is infectious and you will want to remortgage your home and buy a yacht or at least to book again.

A truly brilliant time was had and we will be looking to book again and bring along some friends. Thanks again guys, a great experience!!

Ps for those that have questioned the luxury aspect of the trip please note that it IS a luxury sailing yacht with the purpose of giving you an almost competitive sailing experience and that if you were expecting table cloths, crystal champagne flutes and Michelin star, five course, silver service cuisine then you should have booked a cruise, the vessel is built for sailing and this she does with class.

- Austen & Pammy

Visited August 2012
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your beautifully written and descriptive review! I am very pleased to hear that you were looked after so well by Nigel and Hamish and will certainly pass on your thanks to them. We look forward to welcoming you and a group of friends on board again next summer!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Affordable luxury experience”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

I would like to thank Escape Yachting for a lovely sail on the Solent. It was a great experience and my mother and I really enjoyed ourselves.

I would strongly recommed everyone to try this at least once - you will not forget it!

On board we were greeted with a glass of champagne to set the atmosphere, followed by a lovely meal.

Great friendly atmospere, despite of being on a small boat, everybody had their own space: some chose to relax in the sunshine, the others chose to learn to steer!

The only thing might be that 5.5 hours in the sea was a little too long for an unexperiences sailor, however even then the time flew by unnoticed!

Visited August 2012
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for writing such a good review for us. I am so pleased that you and your mother enjoyed your sailing trip with Escape Yachting and we look forward to seeing you on board again next summer!
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