“I had the joy and the privilege to get my day skipper licence with Matt as my instructor.

Matt is not only a very knowledgeable and experienced skipper but through his personality and charisma has an amazing way of transmitting above and beyond what you would normally learn in a safe,  relaxing and friendly manner.

Every evening when leaving the deck, I had the sensation that I had finished a sailing trip with a friend, who had the ability to pass on him knowledge and passion about sailing to me through hands on experience and activities whilst always ensuring we are safe and had fun. Since our last sailing trip I have not stopped recommending Matt to friends who seek an experienced skipper or like to know more about sailing.

Thank you Matt and sail with you soon”  

Stratos Neromyliotis

Day Skipper

We were a mixed group. Some of us wanted to sunbathe, some to learn to sail, some to chill and chat. Matt looked after each of us brilliantly – all while skippering the boat at the same time. He made it seem effortless and that put us all at ease. 
Matt is the kind of guy you would happily share a few beers with at the pub or exchange stories in a departure lounge at some godforsaken hour of the morning. He became both part of the group and left us our own space to enjoy our trip together. Friendly but not overbearing – just right!
I am a qualified day skipper and so have been taught by a number of instructors. I asked matt if he would refresh my skills while we were out sailing. He is an excellent teacher. Calm and clear with helpful memory aids always to hand but, importantly, the underlying knowledge to explain why things are done a certain way and the experience to regale us with stories of when things don’t go quite right. I found this really helpful.
Whether for leisure or to learn, I would highly recommend Matt. 
We all had a great time.


John Ascott

Day Skipper

I spent a great few December days in Palma to achieve my day skipper’s licence. There was last minute change to Mat as my instructor and guide and a welcome change it was. Mat has a very easy and calm demeanour. Gets the job done and information across clearly with the minimum of fuss. The experience was very constructive and instructive but at the same time felt like a holiday getaway. 
He challenges with a steady hand so I never felt exposed. This instilled confidence and learning through experience. 
To my layman’s eye he displays a wealth of experience and shared it generously. I learnt a lot from him and enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommended. 
Sean R

Day Skipper

I completed the RYA Competent Crew course with Matthew in Spring 2019. He is a fantastic instructor who helped to build confidence and teach the course material, whilst also making the course a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Any and all questions I had were answered with clarity and patience and when tested on course content, all feedback was constructive and very helpful. 

I completed the course alongside others taking both a RYA Day Skipper and Start Yachting Course. I felt all courses were taught alongside each other with incredible efficiency and all were aimed at the right level. I would feel confident being taught by Matthew to take either of these courses. 

I really cannot recommend Matthew’s instruction enough for an informative and enjoyable sailing experience. 


Competent Crew

Want to learn to sail?

We would highly recommend Matthew both as instructor and as skipper. My 22 years old daughter and I sailed with Mathew in spring 2019 in order to get out RYA day skipper certificate and we loved it! We found him a clear, collaborative and supportive instructor, even if demanding. He could communicate very clearly and made us feel at ease and safe under any condition.


Day Skipper

A friendly instructor with a relaxed but professional approach to teaching. Matt has a huge amount of knowledge and experience. Me and my daughter went on to gain our RYA qualifications and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Matt. Steve and Anna, Manchester.

Steve and Ana

Day Skipper and Competent Crew

Matt’s love of the ocean and sailing is infectious. His combined attention to detail and relaxed manner was a perfect balance to learn in. Captain Matt all the way! 


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