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Hi Everyone, Just to reiterate what you have all said; it was a really enjoyable 5 days, the company was great, there was plenty of delicious food and I certainly feel like I learnt a lot from you Charlie – and I am still most impressed that you had the stomach to be below deck & cook a roast chicken whist we were night sailing in over rough seas towards the needles!

Agree it was an amazing weekend with great company and above all, with some true sailing learning going no on! Thanks everyone for the great attitude and energy and please let me know if you have any room in future trips; already thinking where to take the family sailing!

Charlie, thanks for a great time and thanks to Paula for the lovely food particularly the bread and cake ( I suspect she had something to do with the chilli to?). Have already recommended you to a neighbour I bumped into at the supermarket today.

Dear All, Thanks so much for making the last 5 days such huge fun. I had a really great time, learnt loads and thoroughly enjoyed your company.Charlie – thanks for your endless patience and passing on just a small snippet of your depth of knowledge on Jemima and sailing. This is hopefully the start of many fun adventures for all of us. A few friends have already piped up and said that they’re keen for some weekends in the Solent, so looking forward to putting it all into practice!Keep in touch and thanks again, Hannah

Thanks to you Paula and Charlie for my Day Skipper refresher course mixed with the perfect balance of R&R. So much fun and I learned so much more than I’d hoped. Charlie was the perfect host/instructor so very generous with his time and energy and Jemima just the perfect boat – comfortable clean and spacious. Highlights for me were diving off the back of the boat for morning swims, catching delicious mackerel, dropping anchor at Chapman’s pool for refreshments at the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers. We’d love to book ourselves further instruction with Charlie and Jemima soon… when the kids can swim possibly a family holiday if you’ll have us…Best wishes, John

“Dear Charlie, Nikki and I took the boat out on our own today for the first time. We were blessed with sunny skies and light winds and a sense of freedom that has no equal in anything we have ever done. Though we took the boat on and off the mooring faultlessly, we believe our greatest achievement was to hold true to all you have taught us – namely, the engine was cut at the starting platform and only restarted when we once again entered the river. (We sailed onto and off of an anchorage at Hurst Castle, and took pride in being the only boat that did, of the five moored there.) We look forward to the occasion when we sail with you again – (we still have so much to learn, and we so want you to teach our sons) – but the foundation of knowledge and confidence you have given us, speaks volumes to your talent as a teacher. All we can say is thank you. Your grateful students, Peter and Nikki

“Hi Charlie, Just wanted to say thank you so much for last weekend ¬ apologies this is a little late but have been rather flat out this week. Really enjoyed the trip to Weymouth and it’s fantastic to be able to take someone with your experience, patience and ability to teach. It’s really great being able to throw lots of questions at you and I learn a lot every time we are out or doing something new. I hope you had a good time too. I was very pleased to make that trip and think the boat actually performed really well which was good to see too :-)  Thank you very much again, Kind Regards, Will

“Dear Charlie, I wanted to thank you again for your telling us your sailing knowledge and for a fabulous week I had with you on the boat. I will definitely sail more and hope to get my day skipper with you next year. Regards, Emmanuel

“Charlie, I would like to thank you for a wonderful sailing week we spent together. It was very, very useful for my experience and confidence in sailing (particularly Solent sailing). Not to mentioned with great pleasure, easy.. without any difficult moments… Your sailing routine, alertness and details from your practice will be definitely included in my sailing experience build-up and future. Teaching and patience with my exposure to Solent demanding sailing was greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to your suggestion, to sail Chanel Islands (hopefully early next year), for sailing experience and for ‘coastal skipper’, which will be one more towards RYA ‘Yacht master ocean’ certification I would like to earn. I wish you safe and good sailing and all the best to you and your family. Regards SashaToronto”

“Just a quick note to thank you all for the company and really excellent weekend. As always a special thanks to you Charlie for the boat and you Paula for the well executed menus. Will be in touch soon,  Phil

“Dear Charlie, I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the fantastic weekend we spent with you.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it, you are a wonderful and attentive host, a great tutor with what appears to be an abundant amount of patience and I think that both the Goodwyn and Espley crew had a thoroughly great time. Take care, Jayne

“Charlie, I just wanted to echo Jaynes thanks. A couple of personal highlights were the swim on Sunday morning, also helming in the big seas on Saturday pm. Many thanks for being so generous with your time, especially to my kids. You were a big hit with Max especially. We really look forward to sailing with you very soon. Kind regards, James Tara Max and Sam 

“Hi Charlie, Just a quick note to say Thank You for last week’s sail from Plymouth to Lymington. As a complete novice I can honestly say I found the experience fun and educational and this is largely down to your patience, knowledge, attitude and professionalism. I look forward to building on this experience – perhaps with Jane as my Skipper from time to time! Thanks once more, and hope to sail with you again. Regards, Brian

“Hello Charlie, It was great to meet you last Sunday in Plymouth. Will very much enjoyed his week and learnt many new sailing skills. Thank you for having him on board. As the week counted towards his gold D of E, I might need to ask you to fill in a form but I’ll find out from school at the beginning of term and perhaps send you whatever is needed. I hope that this will be ok? A couple of friends of ours might be interested in a trip so i’ve forwarded your web site to them! Thank you very much again, Ginny

“Hi Charlie and Paula, Thank you for the sailing trip last week! We had a great time and I certainly feel happier about sailing in wilder weather conditions!!! Brian and Jane have been in touch and we all agree that the company and the sailing was most enjoyable! Andy and I would really like to book again and maybe do some tuition towards Yacht Master next year and/or some more mile building! Thank you also for your hospitality on board, I still feel guilty about not participating in the washing up or cooking! Andy is also still getting over the Heads incident!!! I have sent you a small gift. I hope you receive it OK. Look forward to seeing you again! Best Wishes, Becky

“Thank you for a most successful adventure for the Fishers aboard Jemima. It was all very well organised, and despite the inevitable ups and downs of life with young children (i.e. Gregory’s health on the first day) it all worked out very well. We were actually very happy with the weather, as we got plenty of sailing experience and good winds – after all it is the end of October in England! The best thing is that the children had a really good time and are full of beans coming home, so we know we will be able to do it again with an all-enthusiastic crew – and that is very much down to the experience you gave us all. Anyway, have a great holiday yourselves, and thanks again. Clare and Chris (and a big thank you from Adelaide, Meredith, Evelyn and Gregory).

“Thanks for a fantastic time last weekend. We learnt loads and Charlie is brilliant fun! Thanks for the meals too. Thanks again, Tony and Vicki

“Apologies for not writing last week it was rather hectic for us both. We had a great weekend and really enjoyed it and even the weather was reasonably kind to us. I just hope I never have to use the perfected skill of retrieving Man Over Board. You did not tell us that Charlie’s skills went far beyond sailing and he was an expert Host, Chef, Story teller, Fisherman, Comedian (and that was just Saturday!). Thanks again and we hope to go out again sometime soon. Best wishes, Nigel & Jayne

“Thank you so much for the fantastic day on Saturday! We all had a great time. Thanks v much for looking after us :-) Adrienn

“This is a brief note to thank Charlie for his patience and understanding, which resulted in a lovely days sailing on Monday. I’ll certainly be recommending you to friends, so you will probably get some more old fogeys trying not to scratch your lovely boat! Best wishes Jonathan

The Potts team would like to thank you very much for yet another wonderful trip with good food, and great memories.”

“Hi Paula & Charlie. Just wanted to thank you both for a great 5 day passage on Jemima last week. Sitting at my desk today, memories of the days kept coming back. Oysters and wine, giraffes and fireworks, grey skies and wall to wall sunshine, not to mention downwind sailing and if you don’t mind please throw up over the leeward side. I look forward to sailing with Charlie again, one day, as I still have to get my Yachtmaster. Many thanks and bye for now Colin

“Charlie. Thanks for an excellent week. Good luck to you, Paula, the kids and Jemima. Regards, Craig

“Just a quick note to express thanks for a very enjoyable weekend from all of us. Charlie’s huge experience and skills were, as I remembered, excellent! (As was the food, and the level of equipment on the boat!) I’ll be in touch with regards other event’s. Thanks again, Charles

“Thoroughly enjoyed the sailing last week. Really learned a lot from Charlie’s knowledge and experience. Many thanks, Richard

“Dear Paula. On behalf of Julie, Jo, Nick, John and I, I wanted to write and thank you and Charlie for a great two days at Sea. We had two very different days on both perfect for testing our sea legs while providing a lovely weekend. Charlie is very special and we can only image what you are like in person. I hope that some of us, if not all have the opportunity to sail with Charlie again and that next time we look forward to hearing about your new crew member. Thank you so much for the way in which it seemed all so effortless to organise the weekend and I hope Charlie is now returned safely. Best wishes and many thanks, Nick

“Two sailing trips and well on the way to be ‘day skipper’ must be down to Charlie’s superb attitude and training! Already looking forward to the next trip. Regards, John.”

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to sail on Jemima on her maiden voyage. What a great trip and so enjoyable. Yet again another superb “Charlie Sailing” experience – great boat, great company, great destinations, great food and great stories. Kind regards, Ross

“Many thanks for an enjoyable and educational course. I loved every minute of it. I’m hoping to come again in the future. Good luck in everything you and your family do. Regards, Terry

“Charlie & Paula. Many thanks again to you both for a great weeks sailing. Great boat, great company, great food and good all round. I just can’t believe what we managed to achieve in February. I know the weather was kind to us but Charlie you certainly managed to get maximise the opportunity for us. Have a great holiday with your children and family. Best regards, Ross

“Charlie. Thanks for 5 days fun sailing – you’re a great teacher. Good luck with the new boat and hope to see you next year. Craig

“Charlie and Paula. Just a quick email to say thanks to you both for Rob’s sailing day. He had a great time and I feel sure it won’t be the last you see of us! Thanks again for a fab time. Lesley

“Thank you very much for a great day. I learned more that day then in all my previous days on a boat put together. I also enjoyed myself a lot! Murray

“Many many thanks for much more than just a sailing course. We had a wonderful time, learnt a great deal and enjoyed the excellent company and experience. Daron, Roberta and Elaine.”