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“To the high seas”
Review of Sovereign Sailing

Sovereign Sailing
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Owner description: If you're looking for an adventurous & healthy holiday activity sailing may have the answer.There's no need to don a wetsuit, all cruises are run aboard our cruising yachts based at the Trident Marina Kinsale. You can choose from a day or half day sail. Sailing TimesMorning: 10:30 to 13:00 Afternoon: 14:00 to 16:30 Sunset cruise: 18:00 to 20:30. Price Half Day: 45 euro per person Full Day 10:00 to 16:30: 90 euro per person excluding lunch.
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“To the high seas”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Myself and my wife had a great time aboard the board called "The Jaz" on the weekend of 24th August. We done a two day trip and stayed over night on board the boat.
Our skipper, Charlie, was very knowledgeable and thought us sailing techniques and procedures. He was great in the way he involved everyone in; steering, putting the sails up and down and tacking and jibing. It was an experience not to be forgotten for a long time.
The cabins were comfortable for sleeping purposes. It was some feeling waking up to the noise of the sea and seagulls first thing in the morning.
Kinsale is a very scenic part of the country for sailing. This could be reflected to the number of boats on the water. The disabled sailing championships were on at this time so that added to the numbers of boats.

Visited August 2013
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“Family sailing holiday in West Cork”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The holiday you have planned and saved up for all year: Take a boat with a full-time skipper / trainer, a family of four, with two young boys, for 9 days together in a confined space off the coast of South West Cork. A recipe for disaster maybe – no Wii, no playstation! We were looking for a family sailing holiday where the parents could validate a Day Skipper licence, but at the same time introduce two boys (9 & 12) to the world of sailing in a fun way. James Lyons from Sovereign Sailing was able to tailor the holiday to our needs and it was a huge success for all.

We came over from France for the week and James became the “Uncle” on board. He showed the boys around the boat and made them comfortable, he was more patient than a parent. The fishing line came out, the dingy with the outboard motor, the visits to the various creeks and bays of the area.. Down anchor and sailors ashore! The boys at the helm, both sailing and motoring, the wink from “Uncle James” to the boys for the Man-Overboard manoeuvre… all go down in our family book of memories. For the parents, we got our homework, our reading material and safety training. Our navigation skills were tested, the engine was explained, and our practical boat handling skills were refreshed (offshore and in-marina berthing). We even managed a night approach into Kinsale under a full moon on a clear night. As a holiday, we got to enjoy the splendid scenery, the odd restaurant in our ports of call, a Guinness overlooking Glandore harbour… we even took the plunge for a swim in the crystal waters.. The spectacular summer weather did help…

James, put it all together à la carte, he blended into the family life on the boat for the week and he made a big effort to balance the activities so that EVERYBODY had a great time.. No hesitation in this five star recommendation… Thanks James..

Visited July 2013
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend had a wonderfull weekend at the end of may! Really good experience and a top class skipper/guide with Gavin!!

Visited May 2013
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“Sailing in Kinsale”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had a great half day sailing with Gavin from Sovereign Sailing.
Great instruction and very enjoyable sailing.
Definitely be back.So laid back and friendly.

Visited May 2013
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SovereignSail, Owner at Sovereign Sailing, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thanks Digger, delighted you enjoyed your sail and thank you for taking the time to post this review it much appreciated...James
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“Afternoon Sail”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Thanks so much for a fab trip out. We got the afternoon sail as a wedding present and thoroughly enjoyed it! Charlie was interesting, relaxed to chat to and let us get really involved in the sailing! Cheers! Great fun xx

Visited April 2013
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SovereignSail, Owner at Sovereign Sailing, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Hi Kate thanks for taking the time to post your review, I'm delighted you enjoyed the sail and Charlie's company....James
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