What our Guests say!

Richard and Lin – the best hosts I’ve ever experienced.  Calm, welcoming, relaxed, easy going and yet the most competent, confidence-boosting and safest double pair of hands in the holiday sailing business.  What an adventure it’s been

 Would recommend a weeks sailing on Velvet Lady as the best antidote to anything

Thank you for the great adventure. Perfect sailing, perfect company perfect break, the happiest week.  We will be back

(Booked their next trip before they left!)

Don’t know how to begin to say how wonderful it has all been.  Its just as we had imagined and more.  Great sailing, great company. Great food and lovely boat.  Lin and Richard you are the best.



Thanks again for a wonderful experience.  For things remembered and new things learned.  Your patience and understanding with the inexperienced.  To the Velvet Lady for carrying us across the sea with confidence and comfort.  Until the next time.  Thanks again – on a return trip


Thanks for a great week and a wonderful introduction to long distance sailing.  Not only many nautical memories to treasure but also all that great food that just kept appearing from the galley as if by magic




Just really really good.  Thanks for all the help with the sights and the plotting.  I want to come back for more

 An adventure of a lifetime, a thrill, an education and a test.  Dodging cargo ships, spotting whales and just hanging on for dear life.  We had a truly wonderful time with wonderful company

 Fantastic trip – thank you for the opportunity to go with you on a brilliant passage voyage.  Great sailing, great skippering and not least great eating.  Wonderfully thorough care and organisation makes an adventurous holiday with a Velvet feel.  Thank you

 Great boat, professional and friendly crew, sociable fellow travellers.




Another great trip

Where are we going next?

(Repeat customer who has now booked for the third time)

Welcoming, safe, secure, helpful, superb, spectacular.  This week has given me memories that I shall cherish forever

 The trip of a lifetime, Wow




The sailing is extremely good with as much or little involvement as you hope for.  Lin and Richard are informative, experienced and excellent hosts. Iceland delivers an abundance of wildlife and weather conditions.  Humpback whales, dolphins, seabirds etc. 

Peter and I had high hopes for a comprehensive sailing trip.  Lin and Richard delivered this and more.  The food is varied and plentiful.  We were very comfortable and had a fantastic experience.

If anyone is unsure about adventure sailing, this lovely boat, Skipper and 1st Mate ensure your common interest is enjoyed at a pace that always makes you feel safe and secure.  Our fellow crew were great company with many tales to share.  Thank you.  I hope this is not our last Velvet Lady adventure 

Thank you for a wonderful time, your hospitality and unfailing good humour.  I have been dreaming of coming to Iceland for years and you have helped that dream come true.  Good luck in your future endeavours, with your mix of comfort, experience and welcome you cannot go wrong

These ten days exceeded all my expectations and I thank you from the bottom of my heart

Very professional, hospitable and informative.  Great food and a great holiday

Great week, Great food. Great company.  Lin and Rich are wonderful hosts and we learnt a lot about sailing into the bargain.  Will always remember the remote bay, the fireworks and the flaming Xmas pudding at New Year!

A wonderful variety of sights and sailing experiences coupled with excellent food and accommodation – A delight!

All that fabulous sailing interspersed with great hospitality, great food, and great company. All in all I have had the best weeks sailing ever – I can hardly bear it that I am going home tomorrow.  Thank you


This has been one of my most enjoyable sailing holidays/adventures ever.  The sailing was superb and ‘Velvet Lady’ is an excellent boat and extremely safe.  The ports we visited were a fantastic experience in themselves and the scenery was out of this world.  But the vote of thanks truly belongs to both Lin and Richard who were excellent hosts and wonderful teachers at the same time.  Velvet Lady Adventures are well recommended

I was looking for adventure and a challenge – I certainly got both as well as a lot of fun and great company.  Velvet Lady, Lin and Richard, many thanks for a trip I’ll never forget – you all three of you gave me confidence to try things I didn’t think I could ever do.  I hope to come again sometime.  Hospitality and food always excellent too.

We lived like kings, sailed around Lanzarote, swam on Christmas day. Lin and Richard were tremendous.

Thank you for having us on your boat sharing this great experience with you.  Keep on with the enthusiasm, hospitality and gourmet cuisine – looking forward to coming on board again.

An absolutely splendid way to make a first passage.  Great sailing in a wonderfully secure boat and well looked after by Lin and Richard

We had a great week sailing.  Thank you so much for your permanent attention which made this trip a perfect one.

A well found boat with a knowledgeable and hard working crew.  Lots of good food and the weather was good too

Lots of varied sailing, good food and interesting company.

A huge big thank you for a fantastic holiday away from the stresses and pressures of London life.  If felt like being on top of the world, like a secret highland lake away from reality and surrounded by awesome mountains.  All enjoyed while on board a boat which has been lovingly planned and beautifully looked after.  You deserve Velvet Lady and she deserves you – such a serious boat needs people who will care for her and who know how to get the best from her. 

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