Extract from feedback by David Campbell Production Manager TSP Project, Rolls-Royce, East Kilbride.

As a learning platform/training intervention, the boat offers so much potential. The money spent on her has ensured that customers are receiving a quality product and will return spreading good publicity from their experience.

On behalf of my crewmates I would like to thank you for a great sail. Every one of us would like to come back and do it again – what better feedback.

Wishing you fair winds and flat(ish) seas.

Mark Beal – June 2011

I just wanted to thank you for our brilliant week aboard Goshawk in June…

We were a group of 8 and wanted something a little different to celebrate a special [40th] birthday, and it certainly proved to be so. Service from the start was personal and engaging. I had lots of good conversations by phone and email with the Goshawk team prior to departure giving us valuable ideas about the things to see and do and guidance on our itinerary ensuring our needs were met.

We were welcomed aboard Goshawk in Ardrossan looking across to the Isle of Arran and north to the Kyles of Bute – beautiful Scotland!

The Skipper Ron and Mate Ray were clearly extremely professional, knowledgeable and competent. They spent a lot of time showing us ‘ the ropes’ and teaching us about various aspects of navigation,  helming etc which added to our overall experience .

Safety was important to both the Skipper and Mate but they always gave a reason for everything and despite experiencing some bad weather we knew we were in safe hands.

Being June we had long days and for most of the time warm sunshine. The crew were unobtrusive but when they were invited to join in, which was most of the time, were great company, and created an ambience of fun aboard.

We cooked and ate from the galley several times. Ask Ron to make his delicious, fresh seafood curry!  It’s the best I’ve ever tasted – and where better than anchored in a calm Scottish Loch on a balmy June evening where the sun hardly sinks?!

The boat itself is a dream – spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, warm and dry inside if needed against the odd rainy day!

I would thoroughly recommend Goshawk for that special celebration or for some days away with a group of friends which will be made very special by experiencing Goshawk and her excellent crew!

Ashley Kilgour – Breast Cancer Care

On behalf of Breast Cancer Care Scotland I would like to say a huge thank you for supporting the Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show. By donating a prize you have helped make this truly amazing event a success.

I am delighted to say that the event raised £145,000. The Fashion Show plays an essential role in ensuring that Breast Cancer Care can continue to be here for people affected by breast cancer throughout Scotland. It also ensures we will be here for them in the days, months and years ahead, whenever they need us.

 Without your generosity we would be unable to offer our services to the 4,000 Scots that are newly diagnosed each year and the thousands who are currently going through treatment.

Once again thank you for supporting Breast Cancer Care Scotland. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you wish more information on our activities and services.

I hope you can support us again at next year’s Show.