Wild Spirit rated 10 out of 10 based on 20 Client reviews.

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for getting us ready for the exam and letting us take Wild Spirit. I have successfully passed the exam, so very happy, the preparation payed off extremely well! We have cleaned WS thoroughly, Mel left a note behind with the details.

All the best with your course next week, and hope to see you soon!

Nov 2016

Hi Paul

Thank you for being such a great instructor on our Day Skipper practical course. We truly enjoyed our time on Wild Spirit and have been looking at our next sailing opportunity! We were also very pleased to read your nice comments on the web site.
Nic and Candy, Oct 2016

Hi PaulMike Ian Weymouth

We all had a fab 5 days on the yacht and have an appreciation of just how hard it is to sail.
I will put some photos on your site and like the write up
Thanks again Paul for a great week
Best wishes
Ali, Russ and Rob
Oct 2016

Hi Paul,

I really enjoyed my weeks sailing with you.
It was a great way to refresh my inadequate sailing skills – I really learnt one hell of a lot!!
I always felt in safe hands and your food and hospitality on board was second to none.

I will have a look on the website and get back to you. I just need to make sure that my sailing does not clash with any family holidays.


Best regards,


June 2014

Paul, thanks again for another great race,…



I thought it was a totally awesome trip. Thanks to Dr. Paul for making it possible, thanks to Skipper Paul for getting us to Hobart and thanks to you all for your fantastic company. I felt privileged to be part of this crew.




Sydney Hobart December 2013

I hadn’t been updating this page as I have become aware that some companies write their own positive comments. I have been told we should have this page so here are some genuine ones from people who have sailed on Wild Spirit. If you have sailed on Wild Spirit since then and wish to leave your own feedback just send me an e-mail. Dont use the form below as it attracts lots of spam so I dont look at it.

We have a lot of repeat customers–for 2013 7 of the 9 race team members had sailed with us before and another was a personal recommendation. All of the crew on the Scillies trip had cruised with us before




December 2013

Dear Paul,
I am writing to thank you again for yet another exciting sailing weekend. At the moment working on general navigation theory and seamanship. Hope to do a day skipper soon.



Sept 2013

Hi Paul.
Thanks again to you and Judith for an awesome week, the trip was even better than I had imagined.
As for the racing, I’d be up for Poole and the Cherbourg races but I already have plans on the weekend of the Nab Tower race. So if you still have availability count me in.


Ross Parker

–August 2013

Many thanks for a wonderful weekend sailing. Thanks for looking after us (as a crew) and for doing more than your fare share of the work in the galley! The trip was both relaxing and exciting, and I particularly enjoyed the crossing back, once I found my sea legs so to speak!



Sept 2012

Thanks once again for a fantastic few days of sailing; a nice bunch as ever and a good time had by all.



Sept 2012

….you guys really boosted my confidence, which in turn helped me in this situation.

Love to all, keep in touch xx


CherylMel at the Fastnet

August 2012

Just to say thank you for a wonderful 4 days’ sailing in great company and good weather – not to mention exellent comestibles and an impressive wine list!! The opportunity to skipper a cross-channel passage was just what was needed both for my experience and confidence – it never seems quite so daunting with an expert on board to respond if all goes pear-shaped!!

Many thanks to Paul for having the patience of a saint – and to my lively shipmates.


As ever,

Carl Hewitt

June 26, 2009

Dear Paul,

I am writing on behalf of the four scouts and myself to thank you for last week’s time on board your yacht and for the completion of the competent crew course.

The experiences gained by the scouts enables them to put into place much of what they learn during the year and allow them to complete more advanced seamanship training that is not easily available to them.

The benefits of joining you on board “Wild Spirit” in the Solent allowed them to experience a larger vessel and to see more of the navigational marks in a busier nautical environment than they see at home on the Bristol Channel.

Once again thank you for your time, patience and instruction.


Simon Bale

November 1, 2010, 5:22 pm

1st Watchet Sea Scout Group (RN63)
RYA Powerboat & Dinghy Sailing Instructor (Coastal)

Carl Hewitt

June 26, 2009

Truly ‘hassle-free’ yet very competent and thorough Day Skipper course. Thanks to skipper Phil for your outstanding teaching and above all your infinite patience. A truly memorable 5 days.


Thanks a million –

Paul Christophers

January 15, 2012

Carl Hewitt

June 26, 2009

Hi Paul,
I am very sorry that I missed you yesterday to say good buy. Just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Many thanks for your support and for a great and safe trip.


All the best,


I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and it confirmed that I would love to come sailing again, if that’s OK? It’s clear that you have a huge breadth of knowledge and experience in sailing and are always willing to help people learn.

Carl Hewitt

June 26, 2009

Dear Paul
Just a short note to say thanks for a very challenging course. Once again I enjoyed my time spent on Wild Spirit.




Carl Hewitt

June 26, 2009

Just a quick line to thank you once again for a great weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a good mix of weather and crew and all got along very well with one another. The food was exceptional as ever; I would be very grateful for Judith’s Thai Squash soup recipe! I’m sure that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.



Thank you for making my Sydney Hobart experience so memorable.
I love the contrast between Rowan’s – “Get that F****** sheet in now!!!!” and your “OK, let’s have a little more tension please on the sheet…thankyou..”
Both of which contributed to a wonderful experience!
I hope we can sail again, sometime!

Huge thanks to Paul for all his hard work, excellent skippering and fab provisioning


Thanks for hosting a great weekend. It built my knowledge and confidence


I had a wonderful time with all that good company and food


Thanks for another great weekends sailing


Dai and Jane
Great trip, much enjoyed. ..I saw many new places, a delightful itinerary. It just goes to show a coastal cruise can be more interesting that a cross channel trip. Alderney will be there next year.


Thank you for the wonderful experience at the weekend and everyone’s great company


Just to say thanks Paul for a super few days sailing around the Channel and for the patient instruction and superior catering!!


I had a great time even though there wasn’t much wind