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About Commodore Yachting
RYA Sailing School and Solent Yacht Charter based in Gosport Marina in the heart of Portsmouth Harbour. Commodore Yachting is one of the leading RYA training centres in the UK. We own our fleet of modern Bavaria yachts and are proud to employ some of the most experienced RYA instructors in the country. We do everything we can to ensure that your course or charter is top class and are delighted to see our students and charterers return for more sailing every year.
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

I've booked 3 separate courses with commodore yachting so far and enjoyed each one very much. The staff are friendly and make time to teach you if you are falling behind, with the instructors turning up the gas towards the end of the course when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joshua T
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I completed my competent crew course with Commodore, and returned for the practical Day Skipper exam. Both courses were extremely well run with flexibility of where we would be able to sail to chosen by the group. The boats were great and well maintained. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I joined a group of students attending a RYA Cruising Instructor Course. Commodore's staff were helpful and kind in all phases. Their berths in Gosport is easy to reach and their office is just a few meters from the boats. The boat we were in...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Quest478917
Commodore-Yachting, General Manager at Commodore Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your review and recommendation, we appreciate that you have taken the time to do this. We love training instructors to teach and inspire new sailors for the future!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

I’ve just successfully completed 5 days on the water with a Commodore instructor followed by my YM practical exam. We had a fantastic instructor in Terry on a well presented boat. Chris, the examiner, was good at keeping a calm atmosphere while constantly keeping his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nick C
KarenK2145, Manager at Commodore Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you so much Nick, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review, I will pass your comments on to Terry and Chris. Congratulations on the successful outcome of your exam!

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The skipper put the crew on board on danger during night passage as he said he felt cold and tired and spend the time under the deck in stead of be on board on watch. The boat had a faulty engine was not checked before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank izabelaw138
KarenK2145, Owner at Commodore Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Dear Izabala I am truly sorry that you had concerns about your safety on a night sail but I am disappointed by your comments on Trip Advisor after we discussed these concerns in great detail in my office. I tried put your mind at rest...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Did comp crew one week and had fabulous experience....wonderful instructor and appropriate size group for the boat size (though I did pay extra for the guaranteed small group size). I was then scheduled for the combo dayskipper theory and practical the next week. I'll omit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank goddessangie
KarenK2145, General Manager at Commodore Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Dear Goddessangie Thank you for your kind words about the Competent Crew course that you did with us recently and enjoyed. Our platinum courses are popular, the 3-1 ratio on these courses works well and we receive very good feedback for this. It is difficult...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great training school for my day skipper and comp crew. Great crew and good crowd and good skipper instructor would recommend

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Just completed our Day Skipper Practical with Commodore on board their Bavaria 44 Adelaide Star. The boat was surprisingly clean and well looked after, food was fresh and plentiful and our Instructor Johnathan Sewell was spot on. His techniques of teaching sank (excuse the pun)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graham W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A fantastic experience despite me being a total novice. Welcomed by all. Derek was a true professional, patient, knowledegable and a terrific skipper. I will be back to do some more sailing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanmair63
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Instructor was fantastic, great location in the heart of solent. The crew was well fed and watered throughout the course and everyone had a great time

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Commodore-Yachting, Manager at Commodore Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you, you were a great crew!

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