Gary Shea at Oceanwest Charters has a great business providing a very instructive and enjoyable experience to anyone interested in yachting. I recently completed a Yachtmaster prep course and exam spending a week on Samsara with three other students. The level of instruction provided by...More
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Hi Scott Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review and i appreciate your great comments. Congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, you worked hard during the week and achieved a great outcome. Good luck with all of your future...More
Having not sailed previously I opted to take the quickest route presented to get to yachtmaster coastal which involved the online studies before attending Oceanwest for the practical instruction now running from Busselton. The setting is really ideal for sailing students as the marina is...More
Just spent a week with gary & samara and cannot rate it highly enough! From my first interaction via internet up until the end of the course, Gary is nothing but friendly, polite and professional. Never once did I feel silly or unable to do...More
Hi Mel. Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure to meet you and good luck with your new job. I look forward to seeing you again for the next level - Coastal Skipper!
I recently completed my YachtMaster Prep and Offshore Practical Exam, & commercial endowment with Oceanwest. I first completed my Day Shipper with Oceanwest in back in 2015, and to finish with the my YachtMaster Offshore this year ticked off a personal milestone. I cannot rate...More
Hi Tim, thank you for your great review and congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Good luck with all of your future sailing and please keep in touch. Gary
It was a pleasure taking my Yachtmaster prep week and exam with Oceanwest Charters. The team behind Oceanwest is incredibly professional and I would happily return for more courses. Thank to you both the instructors and shore team.
Hi Adrian. Thank you for your great review and congratulations on passing the Yachtmaster Coastal exam. We look forward to seeing you again when you are ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Gary.
Over the course of 8 months I did my day skipper and yacht master theory online then completed my YM offshore practical all through Oceanwest. From the get go and through the whole process Gary's timely response to emails and calls was on point. On...More
Hi Brett Thank you for writing a great review, we really appreciate your comments. Congratulations on passing the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, a great personal achievement Good luck with all of your future sailing and we look forward to seeing you again. Gary
The instructor was very acknowledgeable and I enjoyed the onboard practical learning which provided me the skills and confidence to skipper a yacht and ensure the crew is safe.
Hi Andrew. Thank you for your review and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the course. Look forward to seeing you all for the Team Building afternoon on the 16th. Gary.
The first thing that stands out is the principal’s, Gary’s, response time to emails. Always within hours or the next morning. That led me to take the online Yachtmaster Costal Theory course with Oceanwest, as prompt feedback would be essential during, and I wast disappointed...More
Hi Philip Thank you for writing such a great review and i'm really pleased you both enjoyed the sailing course. Please keep in touch and i look forward to seeing you again.
So after sailing and boating for many years I thought I would breeze through the theory, drive the boat the way I always have and pick up my pass certificate. But the theory course was superb and I suddenly realised how much I didn’t know....More
Hi David Thank you for writing a great review and also for helping out on the Saturday for the Yachtmaster exam. I hope you have a great time on your charter holiday and look forward to seeing you again soon. Gary
I have again used Oceanwest for my sail training. I undertook a 5 day (mon-fri) preparation week for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. Three of us undertook this course. It proved yet again to be outstanding. The yacht a Beneteau 41.1 is now just 14...More
Hi Trevor It was a pleasure, as always, to sail with you again this week and thank you for the amazing review. Congratulations on becoming a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, you have worked hard for what is regarded as one of the highest sailing qualifications and...More