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What the crews of Trinovante have written about their sailing holidays....

Let me thank you again for the perfect weekend!
It was fantastic but, unfortunately too short.
Everything was perfect.
All the people I met, the sailing, eating
an excellent mix of activity, training and relaxation,
having tea all the time....and some beers in the evening.
Even the weather was as I expected.
This it the way I enjoy sailing. Classic boat sailing is very a different to what I have experienced so far.
(traveled all the way from Austria for a Taster Weekend)

I liked everything about it - the places we visited, the sailing, the views through the portholes, the food and that last night anchored in the Markenmeer with a view of two lighthouses. I think I was lucky to be with such a great bunch of people.
Read Janet's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

Just a note of thanks for the fabulous time I had aboard Trinovante across the North Sea. I think it mended something in me I hadn't realised was broken. Of course the reason it's so good is the way you make us incompetent crew able to share a part of your life.

Trinovante sailing in a stiff breeze

"Food, laughter and space were all in generous supply, as were the opportunities to learn as much or as little as you chose. From idyllic anchorages and dory outings to sailing through a phosphorescent sea with more stars than I have ever seen, magical. Thanks Su and John the tapestry of life is richer for having sailed with you."

Thank you both for a lovely trip up North. It was good to have had the opportunity to visit that part of the world on Trinovante. It was so chilled and so very beautiful.
Read Victoria's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

"I would recommend Trinovante as a good introduction to sailing as crew on larger vessels .. Sue and John are very keen to explain the workings of the ship. The fact that they have designed and built Trinovante themselves means that they don't just operate the vessel but understand how it was put together and how it works."

The skies were mesmeric when the sun shone, azure blue backed by ranks of serried clouds.
As for the good ship Trinovante, she thrust on through the seas; comfortable, solid, robust and of pleasing lines; she is a pleasure to sail on.
Read Sarah's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

"Thanks for a fantastic holiday. Again!"
Tanya and Karell

"We had some beautiful sunsets in secluded anchorages, lots of fun with a sprit rigged tender, great food, good wine. Trinovante is about as distinctive a vessel as you can imagine."

I just wanted to say a big thank you for making my holiday such a memorable one! It was great to be sailing again after all that time and I found that gradually things came back to me and I felt more at ease, so thanks for the encouragement.
I feel lucky to have met such a nice bunch of people, everyone seemed to get on really well which was great.

Trinovante sailed onwards over the moonlit sea, shooting stars above us, and dolphins playing around the bows.
Read Annmarie's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

I've been meaning to write to you and say thanks for a great weeks sailing for sometime. and your newsletter finally prompted me do it.
.As I opened the envelope and saw the pictures my face lit up as it brought back some wonderful memories of a fantastic week. My wife said I was smiling like a "silly school boy".
The friendly and relaxed atmosphere on board combined with some excellent sailing, good food and company made for a very memorable experience. The last day in Plymouth sound, under full sail, tacking and jibing, turned out to be the icing on the cake. I have to say that I didn't want to leave but knew that I had to go home and start earning brownie points for next year!

Thanks again for the super time in Norway. Certainly ranks among the best sailing experiences I have had.
Read Geoff's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

Thanks for a truly memorable weekend! The sailing experience and tuition were first class: I enjoyed the companionship very much: all that under the leadership of two people talented and thoroughly pleasant in equal measure. It was a privilege. Thank you again. And the megastar was Trinovante - what a ship!

Trinovante's crew onboard at the Sail Amsterdam festival

"What immediately impressed me, the "yachtie", was the space on board ...I found that the running of the day to day sailing on board Trinovante much different from my previous sails. I was used to, I suppose, a more regimented watch bill. However, the relaxed running of Trinovante was down to the obvious professionalism of both John and Su. I enjoyed it. I look forward to sailing on Trinovante again."
Read Bob's article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

"We had a wonderful week aboard Trinovante with you and the rest of the crew. We felt very proud to be involved in taking a beautiful schooner to a great sail festival such as Sail Amsterdam. Many of the experiences of that week will always be fondly remembered by the both of us."
Rowan and Paul

"Its an unproven but widely held belief that tea drunk al-fresco tastes better than when taken in the comfort of indoors: a week's voyage on a tall ship was all it took to convince me that the same also holds true for a full English breakfast! "
Read Melanie's Article written for the Spring SchoonerSail Newsletter

The crew of Trinovante on the aft deck sailing down the Irish Sea

"Try to imagine nearly sixty tall ships of varying shapes and sizes, four naval ships and hundreds of other vessels of all descriptions descending upon one small area of Amsterdam ..What an incredible experience."
Read Hetty's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

What a great time I had with you and my fellow crew members last weekend.
I really enjoyed being part of a small and friendly group and being hands on with the sailing manoeuvres.

Sailing is not just about the ocean, but also about departures and arrivals.
Read Paul's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

Thanks for a fantastic week Bergen - Trondheim.
It is the skill of a successful host to take a gang of disparate (desperate?) folk and turn them into a group of friends - Well done!
 We are thoroughly bitten by the bug and would like to have another go next year
Chris and Alastair

"Sailing on Trinovante recently afforded me chance to be reacquainted with the excitement of Tall ship sailing. Su and John are excellent teachers and hosts. After a week the rudiments of working the rig and sails is easily grasped."
Read Dave's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

When we weren't zooming along at 8 knots there was plenty to keep us occupied, two sightings of dolphin, beautiful, clear starry night skies, perfect for shooting star viewing. And my favourite thing; phosphorescence, and dancing on them when they got washed up on deck to make them sparkle.
Read Elly's Article written for the SchoonerSail Newsletter

Just a quick thank you for a most enjoyable trip, good company, good food and you even laid on good weather. What more could one ask for? Except perhaps another week of the same.

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