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“Incompetent to Competent Crew with laughs and giggles along the way.”
Review of Sail the Canaries

Sail the Canaries
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Owner description: Sail the Canaries is a recognised RYA Training Centre based out of Corralejo, Fuerteventura. We are a small training centre run by myself, Alex and my husband Clive Moreham. Our focus is on our customers and the quality of our tuition. We aim to give you the best holiday experience with the highest level of instruction. Fuerteventura is the island of adventure and offers amazing sailing in year round sunshine!
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Fantastic week with Johnny as our instructor. As a complete novice to sailing, I have come away with a real insight into the role of ‘crew’ on a sailing boat. The course learning objectives were delivered well and tailored to the mixed needs of the group. This course is a residential course (you live on the boat for the duration). This allows for you to be fully immersed in the workings of the boat and the necessary thinking required – How do you make a cuppa with no electricity and the boat is moving with the waves?

Sail the canaries are very accommodating to needs of the individual and ensure (where possible) appropriate provisions are sourced. I am lactose free so posed a little challenge for Alex and the team.

Team work is the name of the game for this course, If you are looking at this course as a solo person, whilst Alex will make you feel very welcome, you will need to be outgoing and slightly gregarious as you do need to ‘get along’ with your fellow boat member’s from the ‘get go’.

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Alex M, Owner at Sail the Canaries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased that you had a great time with Johnny. It was so great to meet you all and I love the pictures from your week! Thank you. I really do hope that we get to see you all again one day and thank you for joining us. Take huge care of yourselves and very best wishes, Alex, Clive, Johnny & Nicky x

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Alex was extremely helpful both before and after our arrival in Corralejo. The boat was very comfortable and generously victualled, enabling us to concentrate on the sailing guided by Johnny, who was not only extremely competent, but also made the course a lot of fun. One particular highlight was the appearance of a pod of dolphins playing in the bow wave of our yacht. Highly recommended to anyone else considering a practical sailing course.

Thank LPConway
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Alex M, Owner at Sail the Canaries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased that you all had a lovely family holiday. It was great to be part of your family Get together, thank you! We do hope to welcome you all back again one day and thank you again for joining us. With very best regards, Alex, Clive & Johnny

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

From booking the holiday with Alex (amazingly helpful) to leaving the boat on the last day I can not praise all involved enough. It was a brilliant family holiday. Johnny was amazing with our two children 14 and 11, making sure that they were engaged but also having lots of fun. Pleased to say we progressed from complete sailing novices to passing competent crew - all the family now has a love of sailing.

Thank Charlotte H
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Alex M, Owner at Sail the Canaries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review Charlie and for taking the time out to do. We are so pleased that you had a great time with us and it was fabulous to meet you all. We do hope that we get to see you all again one day and thank you again for joining us. Take care and very best regards, Alex, Clive, Johnny & Nicky x

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

From the moment of first contact (with Alex) to the day we left the yacht we had a totally faultless amd enjoyable experience. No matter how much or little experience you have Alex and Clive will guide you all the way through and help you choose the right sailing holiday. My goal was to achieve Day Skipper with a particular interest in the practical aspect having already done the theory. Johnny our skipper/instructor was brilliant and enabled me to achieve the practical experience I needed. He also had a few tips and tricks which will also prove usefule in the future. Johnny was a lot of fun too, we had so many laughs that week, but he was always totally professional in his role. I would recommend going to see him at a local bar where he plays guitar and sings (very well indeed), with quite a lot of humour thrown in :) At the end of the week I did reach my goal and as a bonus, my wife achieved Competent Crew level, she was so happy. Overall, we had a fantastic time and I would thoroughly recommend Sail the Canaries to absolutely anyone of any age group. We will definitely go back should I want to take my skills to the next level.

Thank geo1001
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Alex M, Owner at Sail the Canaries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we are pleased that you had a great week with us - it would be wonderful to welcome you back again and I do hope that we can. Great that you got to see Johnny play (and still want to come back!! Tee hee!!) Thank you again so much for joining us and very best regards, Alex, Clive & Johnny

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

As a family of 4 (3 of whom were complete novices), we didn't really know what to expect from the trip, but from our initial email of enquiry until we left Corralejo to head back to Scotland the 'Sail the Canaries' team could not have done more for us.
All our questions were answered and advice offered before we arrived. Nikki's welcome was friendly and just right.
During the week itself, Johnny could not have been a better instructor- our 2 teenagers especially loved his friendly way of instructing. He ensured that we all made as much progress as we wanted to. The chance to visit different places and sleep on board the boat at different ports was a great experience too.
Johnny was very helpful with helping us to organise for the teens to go scuba diving too.
Nothing was too much trouble for any of the team.
We are already looking into when we can return- we will definitely be back (hopefully same time next year).
It was a truly unique holiday!!

Thank lorrainec615
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Alex M, Owner at Sail the Canaries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you had a fantastic family holiday. It was wonderful to meet you all and we are so happy that everyone had a good time. We do hope to welcome you all back again one day and thank you again for joining us. Take care and very best regards, Alex, Clive, Johnny & Nicky

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