From the moment we contacted Faro Sailing School we were impressed with the exceptional and professional service we received. Lorie was fantastic at answering all our questions before we arranged the details of our trip, so we felt comfortable knowing no stone was left unturned before we departed.
Both Lorie and Peter pulled out all the stops to make our two weeks an experience we will never forget. Nothing was too much trouble and they bent over backwards to accommodate our needs for the Day Skipper Practical Course on board C-Quest and the shore-based theory course. Their attention to detail and personal touch was above and beyond what we expected and impressed us both.
We will always remember our time sailing in the Algarve, particularly getting caught in a freak weather trough in July, with 70 knot winds! It was an exhilarating experience which was made more exciting with the knowledge that we had such an experienced skipper on board who knew exactly how to manage the boat in such severe conditions. Because of this we learnt a valuable lesson which we can draw from in the future, but here’s hoping we don’t experience it again in a hurry!
Although the theory course was intense, the patience of our instructor never failed to waver and we were provided with all the necessary skills to gain our certificates by the end of the week. We would have no hesitation in recommending people to sail with Faro Sailing School, and wish Lorie and Peter every success for the future. After all their hard work they certainly deserve it! Sue and Peter
The yacht C Quest was a delight to sail, especially to windward. On one occasion recording 7 knots to windward, reefed in a force 7. The instruction is excellent, Peter's easy going manner coupled with an enthusiasm for his students to do well resulted in our rapid progression. We were particularly impressed with the range of wind conditions in which we sailed and the experience of calculating tides in different time zones as we cruised between Portugal and Spain. All in all a fantastic experience and we will return for our next qualification. John and Chris
Had a great holiday, good fun, informative instructor with good sense of humour. Excellent. Thank You! Jo.
Faro Sailing School is situated in a beautiful location on the border of two amazing countries. Lorie makes you feel very comfortable and settled on the boat from day one. Peter is a very experienced sailor and patient teacher - a valuable combination if you are a nervous student. All in all, a brilliant introduction to the world of sailing. Niina Tiainen.
Big Thank You for both of you. Lorie and Peter you make a great team! Melissa O'Connell.
A great week with plenty of sun, red wine and sailing! André Hartlief.
Brilliant course, excellent tuition, fabulous food, well equipped boat and good fun cruising area. Sarah & Bruce.
Pre course contact had the personal touch, as did the week on the boat. The mixed ability and experience was of real benefit to the learning and understanding of the theory and practice. A very good teaching course, with plenty of hands on experience, especially in navigation and pilotage. Ed & Angus Gairdner.
“As the first customers to the newly named (and relocated) Faro Sailing School, we would highly recommend this beautiful Spanish and Portuguese coastline, along with the expert tuition we received, as an excellent place to learn to sail. Sue Freeman & Chris Barton, January 2004.