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John & Ali

November 2012

In late November John & Ali from the UK joined Brian & Pippa for a 6 day holiday charter during which we visited Barbuda and circumnavigated Antigua. At the end of their holiday they had this to say:

"What a fantastic 6 days with such great people. Thank you Brian & Pippa for lots of fun, excellent sailing, wonderful food. The best of times with the best of people. See you again xx"

Both John and Ali were keen photographers and these are a few of the shots we took.

 

Mark & Karen from Eire

Michael and Emma

July 2012

Past guest Michael bought his daughter Emma along for a trip to Barbuda in July. Michael skippered the yacht there and back. In our guest book they wrote:
"Lovely sailing, and amazing seeing Barbuda. Beautiful beach and sea. Such a wonderful trip. Thank you very much."

Later Michael emailed us to say:
"Just a quick email to say thanks for a great trip to Barbuda. Good sailing, amazing location and excellent company and training - what more could we ask?!"

Mark & Karen from Eire

June 2012

Mark & Karen from Eire joined us a few days sailing around Antigua. We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and breezes and after their trip they had this to say in our guest book:
"A dream made reality! Thank you Brian & Pippa, you two are wonderful teachers and hosts".

Subsequently they kindly took the trouble to text us and said this:
"Thanks again for a wonderful 3 day excursion! It was a great time that we both enjoyed. Karen learned a lot from you guys and I, of course,  loved everything about sailing your boat. What brought it all rushing back was seeing Danae today (apx. 2.00 pm) making her way back into Deep Harbour. She's looking good! I waved from the bar at Galley Bay but probably no chance that you saw me. So we just poured the wine, clinked our glasses together in a toast to you two and a fabulous time aboard Danae. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!"

The Thomsons

April 2012

David and Kerry, Keith and Margaret wrote:
"Really enjoyed the great lunch and Jan did a wonderful job. Thankyou once again looking forward to our next trip"

Caribbean

April 2012

Todd, Lourdes, Philippe and Marc wrote:
"Thank you for a fantastic day of sailing and relaxation. We look forward to returning soon."

The Soeting Family wrote

April 2012

Michel, Anie, Sophie & Claire wrote:
"We had a wonderful day sailing. The coast line is so pretty. Brian and Jan are lovely company and prepared a great lunch. Many thanks for a great day!"

The Soeting Family

March 2012

Whitney & Seth wrote:
"I just got back from a 3 night/4 day charter on Miramar and had a FABULOUS time! Brian and Pippa are two of the nicest people, and I can't say enough good things about them and the company they run. If anyone is looking to do some sailing, have some fun, and take in all the beautiful sights of the Caribbean then you have come to the right spot! Thanks again for everything, much appreciated!"

Jo and Sue Knoll

February 2012

Jo and Sue wrote:
"As far as sailing the high seas go, this was the best ever!! From Jolly Harbour to Barbuda, Green Island and back, never had a more wonderful sail. Food, fun. All the best Sue and Jo. P.S Find Freddie"

Andrea & Silvia from Milan

February 2012

Julian Smith and Ellen wrote:
"Lovely laid back week. Note drink as much of Brian’s beer as possible as he gets grouchy. Great snorkelling in Barbuda (Spanish Point). We will return one day on our own boat!
Thank you for a lovely week and for putting up with my various eccentricities! I did enjoy sailing, snorkelling and exploring Barbuda. I take home some wonderful memories.
"

The Dyachucks

February 2012

Heather & Andriy wrote:
"Thank you for a wonderful time and introducing to Guadeloupe! You are wonderful hosts. Will always remember to check the weather before we leave and won’t forget the Glass Slipper, ha ha"

Andrea & Silvia from Milan

January 2012

Andrea & Silvia joined us from Milan for a wonderfully relaxed 3 days in Barbuda. While there they took a taxi tour of the island which culminated in a superb lobster lunch on the beach at "Jala's" on Low Bay. They wrote of their charter:
"Great experience, great emotions, great fabulous team, and wonderful food! We could ask not to be happier! GRAZIE!"

Peter & Margaret with friends Judith & Malcolm

December 2011

We donated a Sunset Cruise to a charity auction in aid of P.A.A.W.S, an animal welfare charity in Antigua - the guests who had bid for and won the trip came out with us on 5th December.

Peter & Margaret with friends Judith & Malcolm wrote:
"Amazing Sunset Cruise - Why ever did you stop doing them!!! (That to Brian & Pippa, obviously Sunset Cruises are still available on Hawnalea!) Fabulous time, email to God for weather worked wonders xx"

Glyn and Jo from Gloucester, UK

October 2011

Glyn and Jo from Gloucester, UK took a 3 day trip to Guadeloupe for a holiday charter. They wrote:
"Once again we had a brilliant time. Miramar made our THREE days very special. Thank you."

Brian & Kate from Dubai

October 2011

On 3rd-5th October Nick & Fay brought their honeymooning friends Dave & Lorraine for a trip to Barbuda with Brian & Pippa on board Danae - Anchored off the long, pink beach, they enjoyed a lobster lunch at Jalla's Beach Bar and went 'hunting' for lobster in the lagoon, great fun was had by all and the 'Grande Finale' was Dave catching a beautiful 11lb Dorado just as we were returning to Jolly Harbour - well done Dave!

Nick & Fay wrote:
"Great sailing, a must to visit Barbuda. Fab lobster - would like to take up sailing now, bonus, caught large fish for supper xx"
Dave & "Doll" wrote:
"Fantastic experience, shared with our friends, on our honeymoon. Thank You x"

Mark & Ariane

July 2011

On 8th - 11th July, Mark & Ariane joined Brian & Helen on "Miramar" for a trip to Guadeloupe - They were on honeymoon, after staying in St Maarten for a few days they chose to sail to Guadeloupe with Miramar Sailing before spending some time in a lovely cottage in the hills. They wrote:
"Thanks so much for an amazing first sailing experience and some rousing card games as well! Next time everyone must skip Mark during Phase 10."

Brian & Kate from Dubai

May 2011

Brian & Kate from Dubai, joined Brian & Pippa on “Miramar” on the 2011 Classic Rum Cruise. Despite the weather gods overlooking us, we had a great fortnight and they wrote:
“Fantastic sailing – we had a brilliant time touring the Islands and enjoying the food and company. No mention of the WX”

Federica, Andrea, Marta and Monica from Italy

April 2011

Federica, Andrea, Marta and Monica from Italy enjoyed a combined Yacht/Villa holiday with us. They wrote:
“Thanks for these fantastic days. Pippa number 1!!! Buon Vento! (Good Wind!)”

The Warren Family from Atlanta, Georgia

February 2011

The Warren Family from Atlanta, Georgia joined us for a Sail Training Holiday. They wrote:
A wonderful relaxing sailing vacation! Learned a lot – hope we can remember it all”

Jerry & Donna from Cypress, Texas

28th January – 4th February

Jerry & Donna from Cypress, Texas came for a 'Learn to Sail' holiday with 'Miramar', they wrote:
"If you want to experience a GREAT ADVENTURE then MIRAMAR is the trip to take. Our charter exceeded ALL expectations. You will not be disappointed. Our respects to Pippa & Brian."

Gerry & Sue from the UK

8th – 15th January 2011

Gerry & Sue from the UK attained RYA Competent Crew Certificates as a result of joining "Miramar" for a Learn to Sail Holiday. They wrote:
"Brian & Heidi were great hosts. A very comfortable and enjoyable trip with excellent food and sundowners!"

Erik & Caroline from Sweden/Norway

23rd – 30th December 2010

Erik & Caroline from Sweden/Norway joined Dave and Ash for their Christmas Holiday. They wrote:
Dave & Ash were a lovely crew. Great food and sailing. Absolutely loved Green Island ♥”

Antigua CharterYacht Show

6th – 14th December 2010

Fred & Sophie from London, UK escaped the cold weather in England (unlike Brian & Pippa!) and joined Dave and Emma for the week. They were lucky enough to visit the Charter Yacht Show which is pictured. They wrote:
“After another 'Big Freeze'in England, we never met Brian & Pippa, but rescue guest hosts Dave and Emma were both such excellent company. They taught us so much about sailing, from Clove Hitches and Bowlines to tackling some serious swells on the sea! Mixed weather (Where did tha rain come from?!)But a fabulus trip. Thank you! :)”

Alex & Grace from London, UK

June 27th to July 3rd 2010

Ian and Mackenzie from Ottowa, Ontario, joined “Miramar” for a “Learn to Sail” holiday during which we visited Guadeloupe taking in Deshaise, Iles des Saintes and Pigeon Island. They proved to be very enthusiastic and capable students and they had this to say at the end of their week –
“We learned so much more than we expected and had a fabulous time. Singing sea shanties, and sampling Pippa’s wonderful meals, were the icing on the cake. Unforgettable for us both. Thank you so much for everything!! We’ll send along some Canuck bottle caps for the hat”

Jon & Jacqui from Cuckfield, UK

23rd April 2010

Jon & Jacqui from Cuckfield, UK, joining us for the 3rd time, wrote:
“No wind! Brilliant hosts! Back for Barbuda next time! The best in Antigua! Jon & Jacqui.”

Alex & Grace from London, UK

22nd April 2010

Alex & Grace from London, UK, wrote:
“Brian & Pippa – Thank you for a memorable day on the water. I didn’t think Antigua could be any more special, but with you we achieved it!”

Lieven, Ank, Emilie and Alice, who joined us for 3 days from Larchmont, New York

9th April 2010

Lieven, Ank, Emilie and Alice, who joined us for 3 days from Larchmont, New York, wrote:
“Great trip! Brian & Pippa are wonderful hosts, and Pippa is quite a cook. We felt spoiled sailing these beautiful waters with such great company! This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Antigua! Thanks! The Nuyttens”

Mark & Diana, from Barrington, New Hampshire

22nd March 2010

Mark & Diana, from Barrington, New Hampshire, wrote:
“Ultimate Antigua experience – thank you so much!!”

Peter & Val from South Salem, New York with Michael & Laurene from Weston, Connecticut

19th March 2010

Peter & Val from South Salem, New York with Michael & Laurene from Weston, Connecticut, wrote:
“Sun, wind, aqua water, great captains, wonderful lunch, more fun than I imagined! Will come again” (Peter & Val) “Utterly Wonderful!!” (Michael & Laurene)

The Greiner Family from Austin, Texas

18th March 2010

The Greiner Family from Austin, Texas, wrote:
“Brian & Pippa far exceeded our expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed sailing, swimming and snorkelling. Lunch was delicious. You were wonderful to our children and I hope they caught the “sailing bug” from you. Thank you. By far our favourite excursion.”

Lydia and Patti from Ontario, Canada

17th March 2010

Lydia and Patti from Ontario, Canada, looking to “de-stress” wrote:
“Loved the cruise!!:)” (Patti)
“Thank you for a splendid day.” (Lydia)

The Codel Family from Iowa

16th March 2010

The Codel Family from Iowa, Cayden (aged 10) wrote:
“It was beautiful there were too many fish to count.”
Carsen (aged 8) wrote:
“The boat took us to a reef and they did a really good job”,
Mum & Dad wrote
“Great snorkelling, good meal. Peaceful! Thanks”.

3rd time returning guests Craig & Pernille, with friends Ilan & Beatrix, all from Belgium

10th March 2010

3rd time returning guests Craig & Pernille, with friends Ilan & Beatrix, all from Belgium, wrote:
“Definitely the highlight of the first week of my second half century! We will definitely be back for a fourth visit. And I was so touched by your bottle of champagne. Thank you so much!”

Shaun & Gordon from London, UK, with Jane & Michael from Cwmbran, Wales

4th March 2010

Shaun & Gordon from London, UK, with Jane & Michael from Cwmbran, Wales, wrote:
“Fantastic! As a first time visitor to the island, this was the best day. Brian & Pippa made the trip fabulous – we will definitely be back. Thanks for a fantastic Sunset Cruise. Jane & Mike x!”

Sue, Elsie, & Carly, returning guests from Middlesex & Jackie from Hampshire, UK

3rd March 2010

Sue, Elsie, & Carly, returning guests from Middlesex & Jackie from Hampshire, UK. Jackie wrote:
“A Glorious time. Company great, scenery awesome. Thank you for a wonderful experience”
Carly wrote:
“Thank you for another fantastic day. See you soon for my sailing lessons. Enjoy your special day (Brian & Pippa are getting married on March 27th!). Much love & fondest memories always. Thanks Mum xxx”

Jeff & Mary from New Hampshire, USA

26th February 2010

Jeff & Mary from New Hampshire, USA, wrote:
“We had a fabulous time. You are wonderful hosts. Highly recommend the trip to others!”

Our newlyweds from Chicago, Illinois

25th February 2010

Our newlyweds from Chicago, Illinois, wrote:
“You are two of the most enjoyable people we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying a trip with. This was by far the most amazing and memorable experience of our honeymoon. Thank you again so much!”

Mark & Alice from Parkhill, Ontario

24th February 2010

Mark & Alice from Parkhill, Ontario, wrote:
“Had a wonderful time on a sailboat. As power boaters we never thought we would say that. Thanks for the experience.”

Norene & Mike, with Ron & Joanne from Michigan

19th February 2010 (Sunset)

Norene & Mike, with Ron & Joanne from Michigan, wrote:
”Thank you for a wonderful Sunset 40th Anniversary Cruise. We had a wonderful time! Thanks for the GF treats! We had a great anniversary celebration – Best wishes on your upcoming nuptuals!”

Richard, Kathy, Jamie, Claire & William from New Jersey

19th February 2010 (Lunch)

Richard, Kathy, Jamie, Claire & William from New Jersey, wrote:
“The best of Antigua. Thank you for so much fun!”

Jacki & Jolynn from Belleville, Illinois

18th February 2010

Sisters Jacki & Jolynn from Belleville, Illinois, wrote:
“Thank you for a fabulous day of sailing. Highlight of our Cruise.”

Thomas & Heike from Hanover, Germany

17th February 2010

Thomas & Heike from Hanover, Germany, wrote:
“We fall in love again through this indescribable, beautiful day!”

Michael and Marianne from Richland, USA

16th February 2010

Michael and Marianne from Richland, USA, wrote:
“1 word......FANTASTIC!!! thanks a million.”

Arian & Michael from Weston, Connecticut

15th February 2010

Arian & Michael from Weston, Connecticut, wrote:
“Such fun! Thanks for everything! Even caught a fish!!

Mike & Daphne Neubauer from North Carolina with Mike & Carol Hunter from Pennsylvania

10th February 2010

Mike & Daphne Neubauer from North Carolina with Mike & Carol Hunter from Pennsylvania, wrote:
“The Best Day Ever! Great sandwiches!”

 

Russ & Margaret Booth from Hamilton, Ontario

9th February 2010

Russ & Margaret Booth from Hamilton, Ontario, wrote:
“An extraordinary day with an extraordinary couple. An extraordinary experience. Thank you kindly for a wonderful time.”

Cheryl & Mark Deans, Max & Larry Uhlig and Darlene & Mike Caputo, all from New Jersey, USA

8th February 2010

Cheryl & Mark Deans, Max & Larry Uhlig and Darlene & Mike Caputo, all from New Jersey, USA, wrote:
“How cool was dat? You guys rock :)”

Richard & Carolyn Cook from Brentwood, USA

5th February 2010

Richard & Carolyn Cook from Brentwood, USA, wrote:
“THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR ANNIVERSARY. TRULY MEMORABLE! A DAY IN PARADISE!! :)”

Sal & Miriam Klein from Cambridge, Canada, with Lance & Susan Loker from Plano, Texas

4th February 2010

Sal & Miriam Klein from Cambridge, Canada, with Lance & Susan Loker from Plano, Texas, wrote:
“It rained but it was liquid sunshine – had a wonderful time great hosts! Snorkel Sue recovered from sea sickness thanks to the crew! Thanks so much, a wonderful memory!! Ahoy!”

Tony & Michelle Windsor from Hurstpierpoint, UK

3rd February 2010

Tony & Michelle Windsor from Hurstpierpoint, UK, wrote:
“11/10 SUPER DAY – WILL CERTAINLY BE REPEATED!”

Carl & Jane Mitter from Hampshire, UK

2nd February 2010

Carl & Jane Mitter from Hampshire, UK, wrote:
“What can we say – wow. A truly fantastic day – thank you. We will be back!”

  Peter & Kimberley Walsh from Wayzata, Minnesota

1st February 2010

Peter & Kimberley Walsh from Wayzata, Minnesota, wrote:
“A beautiful day – thank you for the best escape!”

Pedro Pick with Mercedes Fernandez from Montevideo, Uruguay

31st January 2010

Pedro Pick with Mercedes Fernandez from Montevideo, Uruguay, wrote:
“Could not be better. Best part of our trip to Antigua.”

Chris & Tammy Beilhartz from Echo Bay, Ontario

30th January 2010

Chris & Tammy Beilhartz from Echo Bay, Ontario, wrote:
“An excellent day. It felt like we were with friends from long ago. Thank you for the great day!”

Rick & Allyson McCaw with Harvey & Karen Savigny, and Vern & Joanne Voeller, our six Canadians from “Gilligan’s Island”

29th January 2010

Rick & Allyson McCaw with Harvey & Karen Savigny, and Vern & Joanne Voeller, our six Canadians from “Gilligan’s Island” wrote:
“Wonderful day! Words cannot describe the experience. Thanks so much for everything. Should we ever be so lucky to return, will look you up!”

Gene & Carol Meyer from Olathe, Kansas

28th January 2010

Gene & Carol Meyer from Olathe, Kansas, wrote:
“It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. Loved the hospitality and were comfortable with these good sailors! The Lunch Cruise was perfect for us.”

Vivien Devlin with Ken Scott from Edinburgh, Scotland

27th January 2010

Vivien Devlin with Ken Scott from Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote:
“As 1st time sailors this proved to be a thrilling, exhilarating experience. Superb hospitality & welcome by Brian & Pippa. A day out cruising the beach-lined coastline is the best way to explore Antigua. A brilliant day trip. Loved it!”

Yves & Claude Morrissette, Sylvie Desrochers and Louise Froment all from Quebec

14th January 2010

Yves & Claude Morrissette, Sylvie Desrochers and Louise Froment all from Quebec, wrote:
“Des gens aimables, la mer magnifique! Love it, love it, love it!!! Merveilleux!”

Elton & Kerri Leaming from Nova Scotia, spending the first day of their honeymoon with us

13th January 2010

Elton & Kerri Leaming from Nova Scotia, spending the first day of their honeymoon with us wrote:
“A fantastic way to kick off our honeymoon. Thank you so much for a fabulous day”

Dave & Brandee Waters from Copper Mountain, USA

12th January 2010

Dave & Brandee Waters from Copper Mountain, USA, wrote:
“Awesome time. Awesome people. Until next time – thanks.”

Chris & Kelly Bolton from Cape Cod, USA

11th January 2010

Chris & Kelly Bolton from Cape Cod, USA, wrote:
“Great people. Great boat. Great time. Thank you”

 

Paul & Patricia Taeschler with their son Matt and daughters Nicole & Sara from Mountainside, NJ, USA

7th January 2010

Paul & Patricia Taeschler with their son Matt and daughters Nicole & Sara from Mountainside, NJ, USA, wrote:
“We had such a wonderful time on the Miramar! It was honestly my favourite part of our vacation! Brian & Pippa were absolutely amazing hosts & captains! Thank you so much for showing us the beauty of this island and for your fabulous hospitality! Many thanks!!!”

Henry & Tammy Stephens from Reynoldburg, Ohio

6th January 2010

Rich Bell with fiancée Diane Brown and friends Frank & Kristi Zumis from Indianapolis, USA, wrote:
“Thank you. What a wonderful way to spend my 1st anniversary. Was so happy with the sail, the sun, wine and wonderful conversation. Enjoy your journey and your life with the Sailing Company. Love your class! Sailors must stay together and I hope to sail the Rum Cruise with you both! The best sail ever! Love you lots.”

Travis & Carrie Janovich with William & Kathryn Noblitt from Rayleigh, Nth Carolina

5th January 2010

Travis & Carrie Janovich with William & Kathryn Noblitt from Rayleigh, Nth Carolina, wrote:
“Fantastic time!! Many thanks!! :)”

Returning guests Jon & Jacqui Fabian from Cuckfield, UK, with friends Chris & Rabiah Anderson from Cambridge , UK

4th January 2010

Returning guests Jon & Jacqui Fabian from Cuckfield, UK, with friends Chris & Rabiah Anderson from Cambridge , UK, wrote:
“An absolutely fabulous day in every way. Thoroughly to be recommended!”

For a selection of earlier comments from our Guest Book, click on the year:
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