I chose Hamble Point school from internet as the dates were convenient to me, so glad I made this choice. Those at the school were very quick to respond to my requests and friendly when I got there. The boat we had was in good condition (Jeanneau 37) and the provisions supplied were excellent and plentiful. Although I had all my own gear there was plenty there for the beginner to use. The standard of teaching from John was of the highest quality. Had never sailed the Solent but it is a great place to sail and hone skills. I picked the school at random but so glad I did, when I return to the Solent they will be top of my list.