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11/08/2014 01:44pm

Graham Denton

My son (age 29) and I (age 66) have just completed the weekend adult RYA level 2 power boat course. We had a good 'fun weekend' as well as learning a great deal, completely fulfilling our aim for the weekend. Our instructor balanced safety considerations with allowing us to experience the fun of the activity - especially when the wind and waves blew up! I really cannot speak highly enough of the course and instructor, and (of course) of lunch!

It would be nice if Calshot could provide a follow-up for people like us. We enjoy 'messing around in boats' but do not plan to take up serious powerboating. How about the next level of course, or just the use of a boat and instructor to let us use and develop the skills we have learnt? We could then push ourselves to (and beyond) our limits of ability in a safe environment.

Calshot Replies-

We are really pleased to hear you had an enjoyable weekend at Calshot, as well as improving your knowledge and skills along the way. A combination we aim for on all of our courses.

We are able to offer follow-on courses and training on a private lesson/booking basis - I will ask one the team to contact you to discuss what you are looking for.

We will pass on your comments to all concerned with your course, including the catering team who provided lunch.



23/07/2014 10:22am


Hi does any one check the boats that are being put in the water to see if they have paid

Calshot replies:

Regular checks are made of boats launching, as well as those using the car park facilities, to ensure they are paying to use the facilities. If you believe users are not paying then please report it to a member of Calshot staff.



11/06/2014 10:56am


i went to visit with my school on the 2nd of June to 6th June. it felt very welcoming and i had a lot of fun....all friendly faces and grate views and activities there aren't any bad points about it. there are also grate staff!



08/01/2014 11:48am

John Allen

As a regular visitor to Calshot Spit I have noticed that enforcement of non payment for parking is not enforced. Several times I have seen a security person walk past and not even checking for paid parking, usually looking out to sea.

The cruising season is the worst time.

For those of us who pay feel that why should we when lots of others get away with it.

There would be more fund to maintain serices

Calshot replies:

Dear Mr Allen

Thank you for drawing this matter to our attention. We do require our employees to make make regular and frequent checks on all cars using our car park, so it is disappointing if some vehicles are being missed as you suggest.

We are currently looking at various ways of improving security on-site. Please be assured that our staff will be reminded of the need to remain vigilant and treat all visitors equally.



14/10/2013 11:00am

max powell

I went to calshot with my class on a residential trip with my class. It was the best holiday ever. The instructors where realy good with ALL kids and they make sure you are super safe. My instructor was (weirdly) called Dobby. I would recommend it to everyone who see.

It will boost your self conferdence and how to work well together.





29/08/2013 08:31am

Rosie Kilsby

Very good sailing courses for children. Kids parties also excellent.



24/06/2013 02:50pm

Georgia Day

I got back from 5 days Calshot with my school today and it the best week-off-school EVER! Loved every minute of it! Will def come back some day. Thanx to all the brilliant instructors: Stu (pronounced Shoe), Sam The Woman, Kelly, Timothy, Joe, Euan Johnathon Alexander Griffis and of course Harry with his non-existent group of 9-year-olds. Everything was amazing and was great fun - I especially loved windsurfing, sailing and track cycling.

Thank You Calshot!

Georgia, 13-in-19-days, Harrow Way Community School, Andover.



11/06/2013 08:51am

Isabel Fincham

We went to calshot for a weekend, and our instructer was Terry. We had a lot of fun while learning new sports at the same time! Terry was very good at introducing us to all the different activities, as many of us had not tried most of them before. It was great, and I left wanting to return.



20/05/2013 08:33am

Jago Lawless

My son is a mad keen cyclist.

For his 11th birthday we booked a private track cyclng session for him and a friend.

They cycled for an hour doing various drills to test their bike handling and cycling skills and finished with a 1K time trial.

This was the most fantastic experience for the pair of them. The coach, Jamie, was great and never has an hour gone so fast. Now they just need to know when they can either go again or sign up to a track cycling club.

This is a great thing to do and would strongly recommend it to any budding Wiggo or Pendleton.

Will Calshot be opening up the facility to junior cyclist?

Thanks again



10/04/2013 09:27am

Stephen Hall

Just wanted to say thank you for making William's Birthday Party last Thursday afternoon such great fun. Big thanks to Sam, for making it hugely entertaining as well as educational! Will certainly be recopmmending this to others. Thanks again. Steve (and William).


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