Testimonials

Here are just a few examples of what people had to say about their sailing experience with Atlas.

Thank you for your assistance on the passage we undertook. The experience gained and your input went a long way toward helping me pass my yachtmaster exam just a few days ago. Examiners comments “good heavy weather helmsmanship” – you can guess where I got that from!
Don’t change a thing (other than the weather!) your personality and enthusiasm for sailing/your business is the element which really won through for me. Especially your communication before & after the passage, which is so much better than most other competitors.

Ed Collins, Marple, Cheshire.

“Put simply, Atlas is the best networking/corporate hospitality package I have experienced. The boat and food were fantastic. The crew are very attentive and accommodating but leave you to chat amongst yourselves when appropriate. The scenery and experience of being at sea are so impressive that you have loads to talk about with your fellow sailors on the day and you can’t wait to tell your colleagues back at the office”.

David Jones, Solicitor at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Andy and I worked briefly together on his business plan and it was immediately clear to me that Andy is a highly capable intelligent and competent business man. He has many years track record successfully running companies and this new venture is a great merging of dream and enterprise. It brings real quality to this area.

Max Rowbotham, MCMI, Business Development Officer University of Central Lancashire ( Uclan)

“I took a weekend trip with Andy and his team up the coast to Piel Island in August 2013. What fantastic experience! Andy and his team are well and truly experts at showing you a great time. Andy is totally passionate about sailing and taught me plenty of new skills about managing a boat! Not sure how I’d cope on my own though!!! Everyone mucks in, and there is a job for all.

What a incredible feeling it was to sail a 50 foot yacht through our challenging waters. Everything was catered for, and fantastic food at that! If you or your team are wanting a great shared experience – then this is the trip for you”
Rachel Haslam, Team Academy

“I spent a day sailing with Andy and Atlas as a refresher prior to my Day Skipper Exams. He provided an truly excellent experience on a very well set up 50ft yacht. I have no hesitation in recommending the work of him and his team and will certainly be joining them for further sailing in the future”
Paul Clay, Manchester International Festival (MIF)

“I had a fantastic day out at sea with Andy & Julie. Both were extremely welcoming and passionate about sailing. They allowed myself and other guests to carry out a variety of tasks which acted as a great team building exercise. The boat and the food were simply fantastic.

Amazing day out and would highly recommend!
Thank you!

Sophie Clark, Head of HR at Roberts Jackson Solicitors

“I was lucky enough to experience a day’s sailing with Atlas last month. I can safely say that it far exceeded my expectations. Andy and Julie were excellent hosts – very welcoming and passionate about sailing. The day allowed me to take a variety of clients out, which really cemented our relationships in a fantastic setting away from the office environment.

Highly recommended”.

Joe Hambidge ,  Branch Manager – Professional & Executive Recruitment

“What a brilliant day at sea with Andy and Julie on the beautiful Atlas yacht. A full and fun briefing followed by the sail to Piel Island – I even got to take the helm. Good food, a lot of laughs, and great company. Thoroughly recommend you, Skipper”.

Colin Johnston, Development Director, The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

“Andy and crew at Atlas sailing provided me with an unforgettable days sailing from Fleetwood over to Piel Island yesterday. They were professional from start to finish giving us a checklist of what to bring on board and what to expect before the day.

When I got on board I was met with nothing but cheery faces and a sense of professionalism which made me feel secure (I have heard that sometimes the crossing can be rough!) and this put my mind at ease immediately.

Throughout the day Andy explained what he was doing with sails etc and why, showed us maps and GPS routes taken. He parted his knowledge easily with everyone. We crossed over and saw the seals before reaching Piel island where he gave a guided tour of the castle and pub!

I enjoyed the day immensely and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Andy and the team for anyone wanting a day with a difference for business or pleasure”.

Claire Neil, Business Development Manager at Ibex IM Ltd

“Andy and the Crew at Atlas Sailing provided me with a superb sailing experience. Would recommend to everybody. Got to say the food on board was excellent. Would definitely Sail again”.

Joanne Howcroft, Clinical Trainer at GMW Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Having spent a day aboard Atlas with Andy as the skipper, I’m very happy to recommend him – and Atlas Sailing – to anybody wanting to take a trip out on the Irish Sea!

“Andy is a congenial and knowledgeable host, sharing his enthusiasm for sailing with the guests on board; patient and at ease with first-time sailors like me. Although he wasn’t aboard the day we went out, Atlas’ chef adds a very unique ‘flavour’ and appeal to the day out.

I felt that we were in capable hands and could see that as a responsible skipper, Andy takes the safety of his guests seriously. This left us to enjoy the experience without feeling like mere spectators – getting hands-on at the helm as a first-timer is more challenging than it looks!

Sailing with Andy/ Atlas is a superb day out for social or business group activities; a change from the usual selection of go-karting and paintballing, and comparably great value, too”.

James Page

“Andy was flexible with us on dates due to adverse weather which was really useful. In the end took us out in some pretty severe conditions (our choice, not his); his calm professionalism, clear communication and obvious knowledge and understanding of both his boat and the sea made us feel completely safe. On top of which he was a fantastic and generous host and laid on a very satisfying lunch indeed. Thoroughly recommended if you’re looking for that extra ‘something’ to treat your favourite clients or yourself. The only caveat is that Andy, despite his obvious skills, can’t control the weather so be sure to go with an open and flexible attitude and you’ll have a good time no matter what”.

Mike Potts, Mike Potts, Freelance Acoustic Consultant.

“Andy has a superb business in Atlas Sailing. He is highly qualified and offers an unparalleled experience aboard the Atlas. The corporate hospitality days offer excellent value and I would not hesitate to recommend Atlas Sailing”.

Richard Gill, Owner at Aspect Mortgages

My experience on board Atlas was exceptional. Organisation was top notch from start to finish, the accomodation was lovely and the food and drinks were top notch and readily available. We had a great day out and learned loads (or as much as we wanted) about sailing and teamwork. At the end we were exhausted but felt like we’d been on a week’s holiday! Thoroughly recommend Andy and team to any company/individual looking to further their soft and hard skills in whatever arena.

Michael Wray, Shooting director at Zemap Ltd