Dear Nigel and Mo,
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed the comp crew course. I wasn’t expecting such good food! And to share it with such a friendly bunch of people was more than I could have asked for, add to that some really enjoyable sailing taught by someone both incredibly competent and a good teacher was just the icing on the cake. Having some fun should be an important ingredient in any learning and it certainly was, the words “Lewis where are you going f***ing Holland” still make me chuckle.
What I really wasn’t expecting was the warmth and kindness  that you showed to Lewis. It’s rare that I have seen him so happy and absorbed in anything, he still hasn’t stopped talking about the sailing, you have given him some great memories that will remain with him forever.…thank you.
Can you also let me know as soon as you can when you will be running the next day skipper practical ? as we are both really keen to get this booked in. In the meantime we will be practicing at every opportunity on Lewis’s yacht.
Kind regards


Dear Nigel and Mo,
Hello Nigel and Mo Just a short email to thank you both for an absolutely brilliant week on your wonderful yacht. The course was a way better experience than I expected having heard a lot of stories about other sailing schools.

I was especially pleased to find myself on a boat where I felt very comfortable not having to mind my P's and Q's all the time! 

I shall always recommend Yorvik if anyone says they're thinking of doing a course.

I've already emailed the Scout people who manage the cruising yacht on Coniston to ask if I can have it for a few days now I'm qualified. So fingers crossed I'll be able to introduce a few youngsters to a fantastic experience and perhaps one day a 3rd Bingley Sea Scout will become a Yacht Master.

Best wishes to you both and, again, a very sincere thank you.


Ps. I was kind of missing watching the AIS so have downloaded an App called Vessel Finder to amuse myself!


Hi Nigel & Mo,

Just a short email to thank you both for the very enjoyable time we both had last week and the professional and relaxed manner in which the course was delivered.


Andrew & Julie


Hello Nigel and Mo,



Just wanted to say, thank you for a great time on the course – was something new and it was fun – because you made it fun. Was lovely to meet you both and I’m looking forward to getting more practice on holiday in July….and hopefully learning more in the future.

Best wishes



Hi Mo,



A very big thank you to you and Nigel for a great adventure over the weekend.

As I said, I arrived with no preconceptions but a few nerves and came away with some lovely memories - your bacon sarnie and fresh coffee being right up there!

I hope to catch up in Honfleur in July but until then thanks again.


Bill Murphy



Dear Nigel and Mo,

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the last two days with you.

I learnt so much about sailing and absolutely loved being at sea!

You provided a thorough and comprehensive introduction to sailing and I know that I'll be stepping aboard soon!

The crew were looked after exceptionally well and I will be heartedly recommending you to others.

I hope that you have a good two days with your new crew. Fingers crossed for good sailing conditions.

With much appreciation - you were brilliant!
Elizabeth x




Hi Nigel and Mo,

Just to say thank you for a great 2 days.

It was very enjoyable, and lovely to meet you both and the others on the course.

It has made me understand more about sailing and will help in my dinghy sailing.

I hope you have a lovely summer and may join you next year.

Thank you again.




Hi Both,


Many thanks for the excellent week.

Great hospitality, company and a fantastic training experience.

The Humber was fascinating and challenging but cannot wait to put the lessons learnt into practice on water of a more turquoise variety.

Have a great summer.

Best wishes,






Good afternoon,


I just thought I would drop you a line and let you know what a great time we had sailing in the Ionian.

It was fantastic! We had some great wind for sailing, up to 30 knots! All of your coaching and advice came to hand and I felt much more in control and enjoyed the experience a whole lot more for having completed my day skipper with you.

All the best