Why Our Guests Choose The Essential Sailing Experience ...
Phil and Kate have been together for over four years and have sailed together with leading sailing companies in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas. They have also hosted luxury chalets in the French Alps together. Here are some of the comments left by guests in their visitors' book:
Dear Phil and Kate, we want to thank you for a wonderful week we had on ‘First Essential’. It was a great experience for the 5 of us. We have so enjoyed the sailing, the lovely cooking and the warm welcome on every occasion. This last week of holiday inspired us and gave us the energy to start school and work again. Thank you for your warm and professional hospitality. – Dick, Natacha, Tatiana, Olivia and Dicky,
Dear Kate and Phil, it started with a ‘depression’ and ended on a ‘high’!!! Thank you so much for a fantastic week. We appreciate your professionalism and you have looked after us extremely well. Special thanks to Kate for catering for my dietary needs, the food has been superb. We wish you all the best for the future, and hope Phil's speech , when it's finally finished, goes down a storm (no pun intended!) at your wedding. Kindest regards. – Rosemary, Andy and Josh, September 2012
Phil & Kate - you two are smooth operators! So calm and seemingly relaxed but running such a slick show! Congratulations on this venture, your upcoming wedding and all future ambitions. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Thank you for the best holiday ever! Please can I come back soon?! Happy wedding! – Alison and Guy, August 2012
Phil – professional, happy and helpful, impressive, interesting and likeable; and Kate – kind, amazing cook, terrific, elite and exciting. Thanks a million for a lovely week. We've had an unforgettable experience due to your hospitality and professionalism. Wishing you many years of happy sailing. – Cathy, Rory, Isabel, Aisling and Siun, August 2012
Essentially lovely - the only way to see the Italian Riviera! Great sailing locations, swimming spots, generous hospitality and amazing food. Thanks Kate and Phil for an awesome week – having to leave on the last day was the only downside!! – David, Michelle, Matt, Natalie, August 2012
These great few days will be an everlasting memory to us all - superb food and magnificent hosts. We will make lots of publicity for your company and hope many Belgians will follow our lead. Many thanks.
– Glenn and Conrad, July 2012
Thank you for giving us such a wonderful week - taking us to such beautiful places. Your professionalism and patience knows no bounds- nothing has been too much trouble. How can I thank you for making John's birthday so special - from the Prosecco to the cake and not forgetting the bunting! I will be checking out your blog for some of your recipes!
Essentially fantastic!! – Penny and John, June 2012
Our holiday was simply: Unique, Nifty, Fantastic, Outstanding, Romantic, Great, Exotic, Thoughtful, Terrific, Amazing, Breath-taking, Luxurious, Extraordinary – simply UNFORGETTABLE. You are living a dream and Essential Sailing has made our dream come true! Thank you, Merci. – Iliyana and Nick, May 2012
Dear Phil and Kate, thank you for looking after us so brilliantly!!
The food was out of this world, the sailing was absolutely perfect for us and the company was always really wonderful.
We wish you the very best of luck for the future. – Rachel, Keith and Ben, February 2012
Dear Phil and Kate, thank you so very much for a wonderful weekend full of adventures... great company and equally great food. Vic will remember the bucket fondly and the boys the fishing!! Good luck for 2012... hope to catch up with you again. – Nic and Si, Vic and Kenny, December 2011
Dear Phil and Kate,
Thanks so much for a wonderful few days of sunshine, fantastic food and superb sailing! I shall be trying (almost definitely in vain) to recreate your quiche for years to come! It was so exciting to be on your beautiful yacht...and such a treat to be spoilt rotten (special shout out for the mini croissants!) I have loads of material for the article (out next spring) and will make sure you get a copy. In the meantime, good luck with the Canaries and all the adventures to come. I'm sure it will be a great success!
''First Essential Sailors are very happy sailors!!" – Amanda and Nathaneal, September 2011
Dear Phil and Kate,
What a fantastic experience! Thank you for introducing me to the magnificent French Riviera. Eze was a sight to behold and we loved Monaco and Menton - although the 'jog' in Monaco was challenging.
Great hospitality, beautiful boat and a wonderful itinerary. Many thanks. – Lee and Saghi, September 2011
Thank you so much for a fantastic week – we all enjoyed every minute – too many moments to mention them all – swimming off the boat, tanking along at
9.2 knots, the water fight – and Kate's amazing cooking – incredible food produced often when rolling about in the wake of a super yacht – you are incredible!!
And Phil – endless patience with Beth's help cleaning the boat! (and playing Uno with her!) We hope to be back again – it has been such a wonderful holiday. – Charlotte, Neil, Ellie, Emily and Beth, September 2011
Outstanding holiday! Ticked all the boxes- sailing, food and memorable places...
Thank you so much for treating us like family – our four children had a ball and our every request was catered for, we are sad to leave.
Wishing you both every success in the future, you deserve it. – Kate, Shane, Tom, Jack, Henry and Tess, Dublin Ireland, August 2011
Thank you so much for a truly wonderful holiday. A floating luxury hotel with 5 Star service. The food was 'yummy and scrumptious' says Marcus.
'Great being on millionaire's row' says Christopher. Your knowledge of the area and help and advice really made it easy making the best of sight-seeing. A fantastic holiday, nothing lacking, thanks again. All the best for the fututre. – Mark, Fran, Marcus and Christopher, August 2011
Thanks so much for making our honeymoon so special. We were treated like royalty all week. Thanks for arranging an itinerary that suited ourselves so well, we loved all the villages and islands and of course Cannes and Monaco. Best of luck with all your ventures and voyages in the future.
– Carol and Simon Cooney, August 2011
Thank you very much for the wonderful time on the boat. It was so much fun and you both are the perfect hosts. The food was outstanding and just being on the boat with both of you was a real treat. It felt like staying with very special friends. We will be back!!! – Sabine, Jakob and Paul, August 2011
Ship's Log 16/7/11 – What a wonderful host and hostess, professional and fun. Kate's cooking in particular was outstanding! We had a terrific time lazing about and being pandered to.
Looking forward to the next time! –
David and Jacquie, Paul and Carol, Simon and Jill, July 2011
Thank you so much for a memorable introduction to sailing. It has exceeded our expectations. Your professionalism, skill and generosity has been a joy. Good luck in the future. May you be successful and happy. – Harry and Pat, May 2011
What was great about our holiday with Essential Sailing was experiencing a luxurious sailing holiday teamed with a very approachable crew who created a fun and informal environment making for an excellent experience. – Sonia Astill, May 2011
Dear Kate and Phil,
Thank you so much for a lovely and memorable week. The sailing has been wonderful and we have always felt we were in very safe hands. The food has been fantastic - we have enjoyed every meal. We have enjoyed staying on such a lovely boat. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts. Hope we will have another chance to come and sail with you again. All best wishes for the future. –
Graham and Linda Wright
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