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Old 23-08-2015, 12:32   #1
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Any Experiences with Barcelona Sailing School or Blue Oyster Sailing School?

Howdy-

I am thinking about taking some courses here. However, there were some pretty negative reviews posted about 4 years ago. It appears the school is run by Susie Capel.

Does anyone have any recent tales to tell from this (or any other Costa Brava) school?

Thanks!

Larry
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Old 21-05-2016, 09:10   #2
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Re: Any Experiences with Barcelona Sailing School or Blue Oyster Sailing School?

Hi, we are a family of 3 and we also made the mistake of booking with blue oyster sailing in Barcelona. We booked with Susie 46ft yacht. Susie was extremely aggressive with us and after we made our travel arrangements to Barcelona she suddenly cancelled our booking because she was offered more by someone else for the same yacht leaving us with plane tickets but no boat. She then tried to give us another smaller boat but for a much higher price. My daughter (12 years old) was heart broken as we had to cancel the whole sailing week. When we "tanked" her for her help Susie replied that she was never planning to help us anyway. Bottom line we were treated horribly by an aggressive women. Cannot imagine being a whole week with Susie on the same boat.
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Old 30-05-2016, 01:13   #3
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Re: Any Experiences with Barcelona Sailing School or Blue Oyster Sailing School?

Hi there,

Check out Barcelona Watersports.

I've done all my courses with them the past year. From zero to day skipper, and VHF cert.

All the instructors have been great fun, very knowledgeable and I'm happy to be doing future courses with them.

They run from Barcelona.

Drop Faith an email spain@lagoonwatersports.co.uk and let her know Phil passed the info to you.

Let us know how you get on.
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Old 30-05-2016, 01:53   #4
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Re: Any Experiences with Barcelona Sailing School or Blue Oyster Sailing School?

Last year I was in the same "boat" as you. I researched quite a bit and ended up hopping on a plane to the Canaries (from Barcelona). It was inexpensive and I ended up going for a 1 week Coastal Skipper RYA course with Canary Sail. I had a blast. The class was excellent. We did daily 30 knot wind passages from La Gomera to the bigger island. Beautiful stuff. Very good learning. Highly recommend Canary Sail.

Jim is a great guy.
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Old 29-06-2016, 14:49   #5
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Re: Any Experiences with Barcelona Sailing School or Blue Oyster Sailing School?

Do not waste your time!!!
My course was due to start tomorrow, I have been in contact with them continuously, but they fail to acknowledge emails, or messages, or answer the phone.
Guess what... they just cancelled my course!!!
My girlfriend and friends did their course in 2014, after the course ended they sent their photos for the licenses, they were 'never received', they said they would send the license for her to put her own photos in, they were never received,
In 2015 I contacted them to do a course, they replied for a while, then went quiet.
This year I contacted them again (I should have learnt by now) they replied, then stopped....
Finally they contacted my girlfriend and arranged to meet in L'Escala so she could finally get her license, I went with them and met Mark, he came across as a nice chap, and we tried to arrange a course again.
After lots more ignored emails we finally found a date....
then the referendum happened and 2 non-Brits dropped out So i had to work hard to find two replacements and get the course costs quickly, which I did, and all the time contacting them (but no response)

Avoid Avoid Avoid
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