Sailing Jollies 

Confidence and experience building in an environment of safety and enjoyment


Quotes Hey bud, I would not have been able to sail a yacht to Kolona Beach (Kythnos Island) and propose to my girlfriend if it hadn't been for everything I have learnt from you. Cheers Skipper. Quotes
Matt Upchurch, Essex

Quotes A really top notch adventure from start to finish. Richard is a great guy and has an excellent idea for a sailing business here, in which he gets you involved as much as you want to be involved! We had a really good group of us, there was a great sense of humour around the boat and we all learned some sailing skills along the way! Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to give sailing a go - or go back and sail again. Thanks Richard! Quotes
Alex Ward

Quotes I embarked on my first ever sailing holiday with Rich at Sailing Jollies - not only my first time on the sea and in a catamaran, but also my first time with two toddlers in tow. Whilst I wasn't able to do much rope pulling and sailing personally [due to watching the kids], I was able to see how much Rich involved the others. He was an excellent skipper, giving clear instructions, and at all times (especially during those choppy and rather scarey waves) made me, and everyone else, feel safe. It was a fun few days and it was great to meet other people interested in sailing. The kids loved it, and my 3 year old has already asked if we can go on the boat again. I would wholeheartedly recommend Rich for your sailing experience - not only is he a graet skipper, but he can bust a few cool moves too (and that can't be missed!). Thanks again Rich for a great family holiday. Quotes
Nicola Birch

Quotes Having passed my Day Skipper course in Portugal last year, I found myself certified but most definitely not experienced or confident enough to take a yacht out on my own. The trip with Sailing Jollies, under skipper Rich, was only one week but what i came away with was immense. I have to say also turned out to be one of the most enjoyable holidays i have ever had. I would like to add that Richard's manner of skippering was first class when the serious business needed to be done - it was made clear and precise - and when the business had been done, that was the time to have a bit of fun - and hey we did! So to summarise, if you want to gain a whole lot of sailing experience and have a big chunk of fun in a relatively short time, then get yourself booked on a Sailing Jollies trip as soon as you can. Quotes
Matt Upchurch

Quotes Whether you're looking to practice berthing techniques, fine tune your tacking and gybing, learn what all that string is for or just lounge in the sun: Sailing Jollies is the way. A former school teacher and private tutor, Rich has a calm and professional approach that builds confidence and knowledge at your level. If you want a milebuilder or to fill gaps in your skillbase/knowledge these trips are for you. If you're a complete novice that wants to cover the RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper practical then this is the best value way of doing it. On board are all the theory books and computer based learning guides so you can advance or relax as you wish. I've been twice and will sail again...Cheers Rich! Quotes
Matt James

Quotes What a great week! Rich the skipper, did a great job in bringing everyone on the boat together. The atmosphere was very relaxed whilst maintaining a good degree of safety on the boat. All worked well together. The trip far outweighed my original expectations, both in terms of experience achieved and the great way that everyone got on together. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to experience sailing with a competent and confident skipper. Quotes
Debs Fairhead
Great time!

Quotes What can I say; another fantastic week on the Ionian with Rich. It's the perfect combination of a sailing experience and a great adventure with as much sailing know-how as you want to soak up. Looking forward to the next trip already. Keep up the good work Rich and many congratulations again on the Yachtmasters. Cheers David O' S Quotes
David O'Sullivan

Quotes As a complete novice, I embarked on my 'Sailing Jollies' holiday with a touch of apprehension, especially as I would be on a boat with a bunch of strangers! However, the pre-trip organisation enabled us to establish an idea of what to expect on board (in both terms of sailing and personnel), which eased my nerves! Once on board, I was quickly made to feel part of the team and encouraged to participate in as much of the sailing as I wanted. Key aspects were explained clearly and everyone supported one another. I had an excellent time and can't wait to get back on the water - a sailing convert! I'd thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone, whether a novice like me or a more experienced 'sea-dog'! Quotes
Jo H, Essex

Quotes A Big Thank You Rich! I had a great week on "Sea You" and it ticked all the boxes in every way. Rich, you are a great teacher / Skipper and very knowledgeable, you are encouraging and inspire confidence in your crew. I really enjoyed the week; the yacht was beautiful and lovely to sail on. Many thanks again Rich, and hopefully look forward to seeing you again soon. Quotes
David Knight

Quotes "Many thanks for the sensitive way you blended us together to quickly allow us to have confidence in each other. I have been able to fit at least three weeks of experience into these fabulous 6 days. Hope to be able to join you next year." Quotes
Trevor Craske