See what our clients have to say

Thank you for an excellent week.
You are a good all round chap - great sailing, advice and guidance, excellent knowledge of the area and good company, and you even tell the occasional decent joke.

Have a good summer

Anthony Flack (May 24)

"What can I say??

Thank YOU sooooo much for giving us all the most wonderful week. Literally every day was just brilliant. Thank you for a such a great week of sailing on your lovely Blue Planet around Corfu.
Highlights - great sailing, great locations, great company, great stories, great swimming, great food and of course the lovely Blue Planet!
You chose wonderful locations around Corfu, and in a week of light to no wind, you found and made the most of every last breath of breeze! We enjoyed good food, good company, good sailing and swimming. Wonderful stories and all to the backdrop of great playlists!
Your instruction was very positive and encouraging - anchoring under sail (with other boats there 😬)and lots of manoeuvring practice under engine and sail was very good for building my confidence and exactly what I needed!
I look forward to sailing with you again soon and wish you good winds for your summer and autumn sailing season.
Thank you!

Fiona Paterson ( Skipper Charter June 2023)

"What can I say??

Thank YOU sooooo much for giving us all the most wonderful week. Literally every day was just brilliant. Every single place you took us to was so special in its own right, and we are all so grateful.Thanks too for your patience and sailing tuition!! Such a great experience.Also good to get to know you and to chat and listen to music together over some lovely food & drink.All in all....a truly magical week aboard the Blue Planet.
Take good care of yourself Captain :)"

Jo x (June 2022)


Thank you to Rick for a fabulous, adventurous holiday. We learnt new skills in sailing, whilst cruising to some beautiful destinations. Good food at his favourites restaurants. Plenty if jumping off his Yacht for sea swimming.

Debs (learn to sail experience) May 2022

"We spent a week onboard Blue Planet in August- and what a week it was! We sailed as a group of 6 ( 4 adults and 2 teenagers) and had a fabulous time. Rick took us to some amazing places to eat, to swim and to simply relax at. Two of our ‘crew’ were very hands on in terms of the sailing aspect, the rest of us took the opportunity to simply relax. Corfu is simply stunning, and a week with Captain Rick and Blue Planet left us wanting more."

Ruth Derbyshire (August 2021)


"My wife and myself spent a week doing our "RYA Day Skippers" courses with Captain Rick on the Blue Planet. We had completed sailing courses before with other companies, but our experience with Captain Rick was in a class of its own. The yacht itself is fantastic: large cabins with great bed linen, 2 bathrooms (yes two!), great big galley, really comfortable. The man himself, our captain Rick, was extremely knowledgeable, really good instructor, courteous, a very interesting person with lots of stories to tell and he also knew all the good spots for swimming and eating! This all made for an amazing week. It is intense, with lots packed in a few days and good fun too. I would definitely recommend him and his yacht and will return again."

Evan Charalampous, and Maria Chalikia (Day Skipper course August 2019)

Hi Captain Rick,
We're back home refusing to take our shorts off and still eating Greek yogurt, honey and nuts!
We would just like to say again what a fantastic holiday you gave us.  I couldn't begin to decide what we enjoyed most, learning a bit about sailing, the good company, the non-stop music, the brilliant places you took us to swim and explore, the fun of swimming ashore to get ice cream money box and shoes above our heads or the restaurants you suggested for evening meals......I could go on and on, but yes Rick those burgers were pretty spectacular and going feral is the way to go!!!
We are missing you already, so if ever you do want a quiet time in the countryside just email us and let us know.
Hope the sailing is good this week and you all enjoy a bit of family time.

Loads of love Julia Weston and family ( Cruising holiday)

Hi Capt. Rick, Apologies for the delay in thanking you for our lovely week with you. We had an amazing time and loved the places you took us to. Certainly, these wouldn't have been a feature had it not being for you. We felt safe and comfortable throughout our time with you. Fabulous places to eat, I couldn't fault any of the places you recommended and would happily go back to all of them.
Thank you again for a great time.

Hayley Flack and family xx  (UK 2018)

Good afternoon Captain Rick, I hope this finds you well and that you are having a great time. I just wanted to drop you a very quick email to convey Robbie and my thanks for such a wonderful experience. Robbie in particular has spoken of nothing else since we arrived home… you, and Blue Planet are hot topics in the house and with all we are bumping into! Robbie and I have already started making enquiries for more sailing experiences for him and he his set on coming back to you again! I wish you a successful season. I have to dash to get him to the cross country race!

Kindest regards Sarah and Bobby Barton (UK 2018)

Hi Capt Rick Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous week on Blue Planet, really special! Thanks very much for everything, and do look us up when you're back in RIchmond and we"ll have a beer, Liz x

Liz Goldspink and family

My friend Silvia and I had a wonderful sailing experience for a week in July around Corfu.
Rick (the owner) provided superb pre-communication and details per email. Whilst sailing he did a wonderful job, very patient and never got tired to answer all our question - definitely to be recommended.

Isabella (Cabin Charter) July 2022

We had a fabulous week with Capt Rick. Starting as complete novices, we learned so much and came away feeling ‘competent’, enthusiastic and having had a fantastic holiday. Capt Rick knows all the best restaurants and spots on and around Corfu…so many amazing meals, great stories and lots of G&Ts on deck at sundown.

Claire Blood (learn to sail experience July 2022)


We thoroughly enjoyed our sailing trip with Rick. Four of us travelled with the intention of acquiring our Day Skipper qualification and all were successful. Rick is an excellent trainer and very conscious of safety. We had the sails up every day, he knows where to find the wind, and tacked and gybed our way around the Ionian. We were treated to evenings in secluded coves and he knows where all the great restaurants and tavernas are. Evenings were great craic with discussion on lots of topical issues and music, although how he can’t like ABBA is beyond me. I’d highly recommend sailing with Rick for an entertaining sailing experience.

Brian McManus from Ireland  (July 2021)


Hi Capt Rick please find our review: "We spent an amazing week on Blue Planet, Rick Driscoll's wonderful boat. He mentored us in the practical aspects of the knowledge and skill requirements of the Day Skipper course with panache - just the right balance of discipline and laxity that made sure that we all learnt to the best of our abilities. Successfully, as it happens: we all came off the boat with our certificates, thanks to Rick's careful instruction.
The social aspect of sharing space on a boat and eating on shore was enjoyable and entertaining. We will be back!"
Thanks again Rick for making the week so enjoyable and fulfilling - keep the faith! We hope to be back.
Kindest Regards

Robin and Annie from Ireland (Day Skipper courses May 2019)

Hi Rick
Just a quick note to thank you for sharing your boat with us last week. We had a fantastic time. Issy, Milly and I had a great time relaxing in the sun at sea. Jamie developed some valuable sailing skills and some new knot knowledge! We are left with many good memories from the trip.
Thank you! Best

Emma, Jamie, Issy and Milly Knight (Cruising Holiday July 2019)

Hi Captain Rick,
Hope all well with you. Just a quick note to say as my daughter Lily said “A wonderful cruising week on a boat”.
See you at the Hogarth in the autumn

Best Ian Wooton ( Exclusive cruising holiday July 2019)

Hi Captain Rick, Just want to thank you for a fantastic holiday all of us enjoyed a great experience with great hospitality. You may just get a few royalties Rick as Jo was dancing to the “Bump” in Kassioppi
Once again thanks for everything enjoy the rest of the season hopefully see you again next year

Stew Teague, Jo Michael & Jess xx (UK 2018)

Hi Captain Rick, Thank you for a lovely week we all enjoyed your company and sailing it was a fantastic experience. We are all back to work now and are very busy catching up with things Heather contacted Uni and they said they will give the final grades out next week so fingers crossed for a first. I hope your family are nice this week and appreciate your jokes

Regards Lynn Flint and family xx (UK 2018)

"We spent a fantastic week with Captain Rick sailing around the beautiful bays of Corfu, Paxos and the mainland. I'm sure all the good skippers closely guard their mooring spots and secluded bays, but Rick had a knack of getting us to great places, whether getting in to a port at the best time and recommending a good restaurant, taking us to a great place to stargaze after a barbecue on the boat or knowing when to get to a popular spot before the crowds. One evening there was a bit of heavy weather coming in and Rick got us to port 5mins before the ideal spot opened, letting us moor the boat with the stern to the wind. In the morning we saw the Sunsail and other boats floundering with crossed chains while we serenely drifted out! I would recommend the trip to any of my nicest friends".

Nick le Moignan, London & Sydney (family of 8 skippered sailing holiday)