“We had such a great time with Andy. He was constantly patient, kind and a wonderful instructor. His ability to convey instructions to us and the children in a calm meaningful way was highly impressive, I would recommend your company to anyone. Please thank the team and pass on our thanks to Andy, the kids loved him and we could not have met a better person to join our family and teach us too, so many thanks”.
“Many thanks once again to you and your team for providing us with a great holiday experience. Special thanks of course go to Andy for being such a superb instructor and putting up with us and the differences in our experience/abilities. Kids are both keen on doing more sailing as a result, both dingy sailing and cruising.
There is a very good chance we will do some sort of sailing holiday next year also.
Nick, Katherine, Jennifer and Tom”.
"Andy was an exceptional instructor teacher, guide and made me feel confident and safe at all times. His teaching style was just what I needed to learn effectively and I can't thank him enough for what he has helped me to learn. He has set me off on my journey of learning to sail and I look forward to all the learning to come in future".
"This was my first experience of sailing and what a truly amazing time I have had. My crew mates were just so entertaining, each in their own way + the skipper, Andy well, what can I say, A truly amazing gem of an instructor, so patient + In tune with the abilities of the group. The boat was beautiful + the forethought to get previsions was spot on. Thank you Menorca Cruising. I look forward to my return in August".
"Andy was an excellent instructor, I feel my knowledge. instincts for sailing and wind and my approach to sailing improved dramatically. He is the perfect combination of an instructor who takes his subject very seriously with discipline and someone who is passionate and finds the fun in what he teaches".
A big thank you.
Four years ago Menorca Cruising helped to start our sailing adventure with a competent crew course. A year later, a day skipper course, designed specifically around the needs of a husband and wife team to short-handed sail in safety paved the way for our first Yacht.
Now having had our own Yacht berthed and looked after by John and Liz these past two years it is now time to say goodbye. We shall greatly miss the beautiful island of Menorca but perhaps more we will miss the professional, honest advice and a sense of humor that prevailed no matter what!!
Thank you again Liz and John for flattening the learning curve in such a nice way.
Shaun & Sarah
"Very impressed with Andrew as an instructor, patient & persistent & obviously highly experienced & passionate - Very inspiring, so thank you".
"I used to be an educator myself and i'd just like to add that Andy really nailed it. He's Awesome".
"Andy was an extraordinary instructor calm, informed with a reflective style of teaching. You are very lucky to have an instructor of such merit".
“We had a fantastic 5 days and learnt so much. It was also very enjoyable with some great swims, night sailing and some good restaurants. Andy was particularly good at teaching and explaining things in a very interesting and enthusiastic way, thank you Andy! A lovely combination of a holiday and a training course - pity not all training courses are like that!!”.
“Andy was exceptional. The yacht was neither too big nor too small and in good working order. If you were doing Day Skipper with a view to chartering, the boat would be an ideal choice as it is typical layout of charter yachts”.
“Andy made the week. His teaching style was excellent. (I have been a teacher of undergraduates and I know that the 'easy' style takes much work and knowledge). Andy managed our mixed ability crew wonderfully well, we all had his time and attention when needed. He has made sailing fun - I want to learn more)”.
“One of the best, constructive mini breaks I've had. I will highly recommend the school and Andy as instructor.I hope to be back some day”.
“Just a quick email to thank you again for a brilliant and very instructive week aboard Sa Barca. Andy was a great instructor, with a mix of patience, a ton of knowledge and a knack for encouraging the student at any level”.
“I had a great week. Andy dealt with all our different levels very well making sure everyone got to try everything. I was never made to feel stupid and he answered all of my questions. I feel much more confident than at the beginning of the week”!
“I was very impressed with Andy as an instructor. He was extremely thorough and very flexible in his teaching based on the conditions. He allowed us to go beyond the Competent Crew syllabus and helped with further work that would be useful for Day Skipper. The room was better than expected. I would definitely recommend to friends to come here to do similar courses and will return if I charter a yacht”
“I absolutely loved the course and made some really fantastic friends. I am completely smitten with sailing now and plan to do my Day Skipper Theory in September. Hopefully will return to Menorca Cruising to do the practical next summer, and perhaps talk some of my friends into doing the competent crew at the same time. Thanks for a brilliant holiday”.
“I had a great week. Andy dealt with all our different levels very well making sure everyone got to try everything. I was never made to feel stupid and he answered all of my questions. I feel much more confident than at the beginning of the week”.
“I was very impressed with Andy as an instructor. He was extremely thorough and very flexible in his teaching based on the conditions. He allowed us to go beyond the Competent Crew syllabus and helped with further work that would be useful for Day Skipper. The room was better than expected. I would definitely recommend to friends to come here to do similar courses and will return if I charter a yacht”.
“Andy was a very knowledgeable instructor with the patience of a saint! Thank you for a great week”.
"We fell in love with the island and can't wait to return to explore more calas next year. The sea was beautifully warm and our children are still talking about the dolphins which followed us into the harbour".
"We have just returned from our third charter holiday with Menorca Cruising. There's a reason why we return - apart from the fact that the island is unbeatable, Menorca Cruising is simply excellent. For the record this year we were on the Beneteau 473.
As a sailing destination Menorca is great. If you are looking for a gentle family holiday, make sure to check out the prevailing winds at the time - either the north or the south coast will give you sheltered waters, and you are spoiled for choice of anchorages with beaches. If you are fortunate the winds will be fine for a trip right round the island during the week. (More enthusiastic sailors could do this in a day, but then you would miss out on so much....).
Our last trip was at the end of August, peak time, but at times we still still found ourselves on our own in idyllic coves. The beaches are just perfect, and very well kept.
John, Liz and all at Menorca Cruising are great hosts, seemingly in permanent good humour! The yachts are kept in great condition; it is one thing to keep a yacht up to coding standard but these yachts have more than that - a lot of attention is paid to the detail in the maintenance. Also, the domestic side is well taken care of - the galley supplies and linen were all excellent.
In summary, it was a great holiday, made all the better by Menorca Cruising. We'll be back." Nick Moody and family
Just wanted to say thank you, we had an amazing holiday.. Please pass on our thanks to Mark he was absolutely brilliant and so patient and helpful and kind. We think you have a great set up there in Mahón and wish you all the very best for the future. We would highly recommend you to anyone!! Pauline Clear and family.
..we have loved our holiday. Heidi was amazing, thanks to John and Liz for taking us to the supermarket. Fantastic introduction to sailing, thank you all very much, the whole family loved it.
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