Recommendation Letters feedback / testimonials from some clients

Oceanis 40

Delivery Portsmouth-Vilamoura

Our skipper and crew were the best! I'm a happy customer... I enjoyed joining them for the last leg. The skipper did a great job with the diesel bug and got the boat there in one piece. He's also a great cook and fine sailing companion.

Stephen Oxley, Owner Oceanis 40
Elizabeth Parr, Manager Menorca Cruising, Spain

Ricardo is a highly professional instructor who works extremely hard to make sure his students learn as much as possible during their training courses. Our students were very impressed by his level of commitment and his breadth of knowledge. He was a highly valued member of our team during the summer, happy to help out in all areas of our RYA school and charter business whenever needed.

Elizabeth Parr, Manager @ Menorca Cruising, Spain.
Menorca Cruising Students, Spain

A fantastic course. I really enjoyed myself, the course was really well taught which enabled me to learn so much. Menorca Cruising were very friendly and the instruction from Ricardo was first class.

I was particularly impressed with the way in which Ricardo identified the family dynamics and helped us all to work and operate independently of these.

Fabulous course - Jam packed and at a great pace. Ricardo was brilliant not only in instruction and support for the Day Skipper syllabus but with really useful practical tips that only come with experience. Thank you so much!

Ricardo has an excellent teaching manner and maintained a consistently high level of professionalism throughout. It was a pleasure to have experienced a course with an instructor who demonstrated such a depth and breadth of knowledge. Very impressed thank you Ricardo.

Feedback from students, Menorca Cruising, Spain.
Yachting Sotogrande - Cadiz, Spain

Ricardo has run 8 or 9 Comp Crew/Day Skipper courses for us over the last 6-7 months. I would thoroughly recommend him for a position as a Cruising Instructor.  All the feedback I have had from clients (many repeat clients) was that he was a cut above the rest which is always good to hear.  He is very presentable and has a relaxed but educated teaching method which has gone down very well with all nationalities including the English (which are 80% of our clientele).  I have him for another 2 weeks this month but am not in a position to offer full time work. If i could, he would be the man.

Simon Thompson, Yachting Sotogrande - Cadiz, Spain.
Motts Mueller, Broadreach

Ricardo Barradas is hard working, organized and motivated. He also leads both his students and his peers on a positive direction and excels as a teacher of young adults.

Motts Mueller, Director of Broadreach Summer Adventures. Read the full letter.
Martina Kerk

He is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. He has successfully developed several projects for our company that have resulted in increased revenue.

Martina Kerk, Project Manager for Tourism of the Algarve. Read the full letter.
Ana Amaral

Ricardo Barradas took us to the perfect spot and the field trip was very successful thanks to the skipper. I believe that his creativity, strategies and knowledge were fundamental to that success.

Ana Amaral, PhD at University of the Algarve. Read the full letter.
Sandra Godinho

I strongly recommend Ricardo Barradas and honestly hope to work again with him in the future.

Sandra Godinho, Marketing Manager. Read the full letter.

Certified skipper by RYA, The Royal Yachting Association