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Shearwater Sailing School

Woolverstone Marina, on the River Orwell, Suffolk

Shearwater is not only where I learned to sail; returning to them for all my RYA courses, but more importantly, where I grew in confidence. Their approach is one of inspiring enthusiasm for being on the water and to give you challenges that result in replacing any self doubt in your ability, for a firm  belief that 'Yes I  can do it'.

Although a late comer to sailing, it is because of Shearwater that I became completely hooked and wanted more; it is because of Shearwater I that I signed up for Clipper.


Jan C - Clipper race 2015-2016

Just wanted to let you know about the recent trip to Belgium and Holland with Vernon what a great time we all had.

I learnt an awful lot during the 7 days, enjoyed seeing several new places and managed to get experince for my Coastal skipper, which was ideal.

Vernon's teaching style was spot-on for me, I'm a huge fan of the see / do / teach method and the the lecturettes were handy for throwing ideas around and reinforcing knowledge.

I also enjoyed Vernon's sense of adventure with an emphasis on safety; we all had a blast.


Jon - Sept 2015

I Just wanted to say a big thank you to you, Vernon and Bev for all the training input for the Yachtmaster offshore exam.  I certainly felt challenged! Thank you and Shearwater sailing once again for all your support and guidance.


Jane (Yachtmaster Offshore Passed!) Oct 2015

Massive thank you from all of us, we all had a great time and learnt so much.


Keith and Kay - Day Skipper and Competent Crew course Aug 2015

Hi Mark


I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the DS course ,it was everything and more that I thought it would be ....must be something to do with turning 50 in August and feeling the sailing bug really  kick in! I also want to say what a great instructor our lovely Skipper Beverley was.  She was totally professional and taught us all with such aplomb and also just as importantly she was such great fun... !!

I will be booking the Coastal course


So thank you once again for a really good course .


Richard - Sept 2015

Thanks for a top week - fantastic sailing, great company and a clear benchmark for future cruises!


Warren - West Country Cruise