"Southern Sailing is the school I recommend because I know people come back from their training full of confidence and with a greater awareness of seamanship, which is what really matters."
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
"Good instruction isn’t about flashy stuff. It’s about people and seamanship. When all the tinsel has been blown away by the gale, Southern’s men and women are still standing fast. Real values in the real world of the sea, which never changes." Tom Cunliffe
"No matter how well equipped our boat is with the latest high tech navigation aids, it’s an understanding of the ways of the sea and our fragile existence upon it that ultimately keeps us safe in a storm or when approaching an unfamiliar shore in falling visibility. I know from my own pleasant experience at Southern that this essential understanding is fully reflected in their refreshing approach to teaching the fundamentals of seamanship and navigation. Their boats might be basic but when the chips are down it’s only the basics that old mother sea respects." Rod Heikell
"In a world of microchip must-haves, Southern Sailing stands out from the crowd by teaching real sea-going values in real sea-going boats. Rod and I were lucky enough to pick Southern Sailing more than 20 years ago when we each began our own RYA training and it has stood us in good stead ever since. If we could send all of our distance learning students to Southern for their practical training we would sleep easy in our bunks." Sue Fletcher, Chichester Maritime – online RYA theory courseswww.cmonline.co.uk