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triumphant crew on the Oban to falmouth voyage

Eda Frandsen - Customer Comments 

Cornish Voyages

What was the best bit?
The whole experience of being on such a wonderful boat with a crew who are clearly committed and passionate about what they do and enjoy sharing that. Their enthusiasm is infectious even in the face of the challenging weather we experienced which kept us within the confines of the Carrick Roads.
More specifically, Chloe’s delicious and plentiful food, and being rocked to sleep by the waves on the last night even though we were moored in Falmouth harbour!

What was the worst bit?
It was bitterly cold from a strong to gale force south easterly plus rain at times. But Eda has the luxury of hot water bottles for those in need!

Why do you sail? 
I just love being on the water, and (cautiously, because I am a novice with thus far, limited experience), I seem to enjoy it the rougher the sea.
Sharing this with a group of people who also enjoy the simplicity of being close to nature in this way. - Penny D - Falmouth Short Taster April 2019

 "Best bits were being on the helm and being trusted to do various jobs without having too much experience. Bearing in mind that we had terrible weather (April) all the crew still made sure we had a lovely and educational time." 5 stars for booking arrangements, welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. What vessel next time ? Eda in Western Isles.  Jane on Eda

 "Exciting, interesting and enjoyable." Enjoyed the whole experience (apart from cold hands and feet). On safety - I never felt unsafe on Eda, even at the most exciting moments she makes you feel secure."

Can't wait for Falmouth race I'm one lucky person to be crew on this beast thanks to falmouth rotary club for the sponsorship. Also thanks to eda frandsen crew for accepting me in to the crew ."  Ben Moss Falmouth Classics 2014

Cook Chloe is not afraid of crabs on Eda Frandsen

Falmouth to Mallaig Voyage 

 "Extraordinary and hard trip, great experience, discovery of a new world (Ireland and Scotland). Aspects I enjoyed most - the longer periods of sailing, very friendly and very competent crew, excellent food." 5 stars for booking arrangements, welcome, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. What vessel next time ? square rigger." Chris on Eda

Sailing around Skye on Eda Frandsen. Melissa Williams on the Helm

Voyages in NW Scotland

What was the best bit?

The whole trip was just a fantastic experience. James was an extremely knowledgeable skipper...on everything from the boat to the natural history around us.
Dad particularly enjoyed seeing the Doosan engine!!!!!
The food was outstanding.

What was the worst bit?

Slightly choppy on the first morning!

Why do you sail? 

First time I had sailed. It was to provide some quality time for me, my father and two sons. It exceeded our expectations by a long way - Thanks Michael M for the feedback!

What was the best bit?

  • Bringing back memories of sailing with my dad,
  • dolphins racing Eda,
  • swimming on Mingulay and Andy playing the Mingulay Boat song there,
  • white sands and flowers on Pabbay,
  • beachcombing on the Monachs,
  • making it to St Kilda with gannets and scones, (Adam adds this note - plus proper Cornish Clotted Cream.) 
  • but most of all  the chattering, chuntering chittering  birds on the Shiants - especially the fulmar who had 12? attempts to land
  • and Chloe's lemon tarts, vegan soda bread, cheese scone, pasties

What aspects of the holiday did you least enjoy?

  • Remembering the ropes quickly enough and adjusting to a wheel not a tiller
Andy playing the Mingulay Boat Song off Mingulay on Eda Frandsen by Helen Phillips July 18
Andy playing the Mingulay Boat Song off Mingulay on Eda Frandsen by Helen Phillips July 18

What was the best bit?

All of it! Visiting the most amazing islands I never thought we would get to, amazing weather, fantastic food, great company

What was the worst bit?

Could have done with more wind (and more sailing, less motor). But you can't have it all and it meant we got places we wouldn't have otherwise.

Why do you sail? 

Haven't sailed for 25 years since I did the Tall Ships Race. But fell in love with it again and I will be back. Loved the freedom of the seas

Any other comments

The Eda Frandsen is a fantastic boat and the crew clearly care for her and are very sociable" 

rhum sunset, customer feedback
rhum sunset, customer feedback photo Alison .A.

"What was the best bit?

Sailing across northern tip of skye in katabatic F4/5 winds.

What was the worst bit?

No visibility all the way from Rum to Ronay. Nobody's fault, of course, but disappointing to have no views of skye at all.

Why do you sail?

Love the sea and the outdoors.

Any other comments

To a 70 year old, the skipper and mate looked incredibly young, but in no time at all I had complete confidence in their competence and experience. And they were such fun to be with. Penny was also amazing, both in the galley and as a sailing companion. 

Please thank Gabrial, James and Penny for everything they did to give us a such a great trip." - By Steve Wallace (2018 Scotland 6 Day Trip)

What was the best bit? The day spent on St Kilda.

What was the worst bit? Anxiety about sharing a very small space with people I had never met. Any fears were unfounded however.

Why do you sail? I have never sailed before but wanted to reach isolated p[arts of Scotland and see the area from a different angle.

Any other comments: The categories in the above questions do not allow for complementary comment beyond " good". This is unfair as most of my comments would be "Excellent" or indeed better than excellent." Richard H - Eda Frandsen 2nd June 9 Night Voyage 2018

Thank you James and Chloe, and Gabe who skippered us so brilliantly last week. Felt safe in your hands. We had an epic week and will be recommending you to our friends. Who can forget shopping for prawns at sea, a white Wellington boot and that breezy sail on Thursday? And we all want to know whether that couple who nearly didn't make it to Oransay are still a couple or not?! Oh and Chloe I am amazed I'm not the size of a house after your wonderful cooking." Facebook Review Gill J  June 2017

Many thanks to Jamie, Penny, Gabe and the other lovely people on board for a wonderful week's sailing in all types of weather and even hot sunshine! Thank you for the laughs, for showing me wonderful islands, puffins and for the amazing food!" Heather M H  Facebook Review - 28 May 2017 

 "Simply Perfect." Bits I enjoyed most - "Vessel/Crew/Area/FOOD" 5 stars for website, booking arrangements, welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, good mix of sailing and ashore, felt safe all the time." Eddie on Eda 

 "Best Holiday Ever." What did you enjoy the most ? "Everything" Worst bits - " leaving the boat" 5 stars for website, booking arrangements, welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, felt safe all the time." Gaynor on Eda 

First Season - New Business 

"It exceeded expectations in every way. The aspects I enjoyed most was the relaxed approach of James and Becky and great places they took us to." 5 stars for website, booking arrangements, welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. What vessel next time ? Eda ! "  Caroline, on Eda Frandsen

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