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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
Mumby Road, Gosport PO12 1AH, England
+44 1424 461185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fantastic 5 days aboard Menai III under the instruction of Jim Barden. Jim's instruction was patient, constructive, comprehensive and fun. The boat was in great condition and perfect to learn on. We also spent a bit of time with Lou who was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic day skipper training experience. Our instructor, Jim, was superb. Knowledgable, patient, fun, a great instructor and great company. The boat was in excellent condition and good to learn on. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nomad Sailing and Jim.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from Nomad's 5 day Day Skipper course. Fantastic. Our instructor Jim was superb. Also met Lou who was looking after the sister boat, and they were both great people. Jim was very relaxed, but gave ongoing constructive feedback that helped us build confidence...More

1  Thank Cameron T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently did my Dayskipper Practical with Nomad Sailing. It was an excellent course from start to finish. Despite some seriously interesting weather, our instructor, Roger, guided us through the course in a safe and fun way. He gave everybody plenty of space to try...More

1  Thank Mette B
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mette, thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review, really pleased you enjoyed the course, it certainly was an interesting weather week. Glad you enjoyed the bake and hopefully see you out on the water. Lou

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Awesome 5 days sailing with Jim and crew. The instruction given was second to none and Jim’s cool approach to teaching and good humour really makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. We were blessed with great weather and a decent amount of wind...More

Thank Russell B
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Russell Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, really pleased you enjoyed the course so much, Jim does make an excellent bacon butty and he's a pretty good instructor ;-) Look forward to seeing you again on one of our courses...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Fab week with Nomad Sailing and our Skipper Jim, the boat was excellent and the tuition informative and professional in a friendly yet always safe environment. I would certainly recommend anyone taking any RYA certifications to give them a try there’re also in the Greenwich...More

Thank 77milesc
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Miles Glad you enjoyed your Day Skipper Practical and Theory courses and thank you for recommending us. Enjoy your sailing, come and join us for some trips, details for next year will be out soon. Thanks again Lou

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

September 2018 weekend Channel Hop, we really had a fantastic weekend and learnt lots under the excellent guidance from Skipper Paul. As always the destination, food, equipment and tutoring was top notch and we are looking forward to booking up with you for next year.

1  Thank TerrysTrail
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Just completed the yachtmaster prep course through to a successful exam, with Nomad Sailing. I think it has all been said before in the glowing reviews already here, but I would like to add to them. I would particularly like to thank Jim for his...More

2  Thank Colin P
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Colin Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and congratulations on achieving your Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. Really glad you found our input useful in achieving your goals and I wish you many years of happy sailing, look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I am so glad I decided to come all the way from Italy to the Solent and undertake the coastal skipper practical with Nomad Sailing. At first I was uncertain whether to apply or not, as coming from Italy both nautical terms and knowledge was...More

1  Thank GeraldAvondo
Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gerald Thanks very much for writing a review, much appreciated. Jim is an excellent instructor, many years experience although I prefer the name "Silver Fox", old is a bit harsh, he's not even 50 yet ;-) ;-) Really pleased you had a good time...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

A perfect week sailing and learning. Jim is an outstanding instructor that made us all feel welcome aboard Nomad I. I learned a lot in these 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed having a competent, calm and patient teacher that throughout the course challenged us at...More

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Nomadlou, Owner at Nomad Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi, thank you for taking the time to complete a review, we are really glad you enjoyed the course and learned a lot, thanks also for the recommendation. See you out on the water - Lou

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