The Ambition Sailing Approach
Our philosophy is to ensure client satisfaction from the outset by providing a friendly, professional and responsive service.
Our objective is to set standards in the industry for others to meet, rather than simply match those of the many other businesses selling mediocre sailing and motor cruising activities at rock bottom prices.
Our policy is to innovate rather than imitate, to ensure you, the client, get the best possible deal.
As a new client you will notice that our prices are not the cheapest, nor are we the most expensive. Simply put, we believe we offer the best value for money – there is a difference!
Ambition Sailing WILL go the extra mile to help you!
The Ambition Sailing Team
The business was formed in 2000 and is based in Southampton (UK). Ambition Sailing are proud of our team of dedicated and friendly RYA instructors and skippers. They share our values have great strengths as individuals and we believe that they are the best in the business.
The Principal, Dave Irwin, is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and he has been sailing for more than 20 years. As a Chartered Engineer his professional background is project and business risk management in the aerospace and marine sectors, useful experience to ensure the highest standard is achieved for all Ambition Sailing activities. A northerner by birth, Dave has enjoyed an association with the Solent area since his university days and has also sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He is noted for his dry northern wit, patient but no nonsense training style, and his enthusiasm to encourage others.
Please have a look at the RYA Training pages for profiles of our RYA Sailing, Motor Cruising and Powerboating Chief Instructors.
Our skippers are all English speaking RYA instructors and all are carefully selected. They have other professional interests beyond sailing and we firmly believe that their professional backgrounds produce more rounded and motivated individuals, capable of delivering a more professional service. Many of our skippers have formal experience of facilitation, team building and teaching in corporate environments
Why choose us?