Feedback from Students
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Tim now sails Elanor Tarr, see his story Shaun’s Blog – Basic and Intermediate 2012 Tim Downs Peterborough ON
I just wanted to say thank you for the great course I took with you in August. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, it did force me to face my fear of strong winds (they certainly were that!) and I gained a great deal of confidence and knowledge. It’s been interesting to see the difference now in my ability to sail our boat. I know so much more and have been able to apply it. Loved learning how to heave to – we’ve used that a lot, especially to reef our main sail when the winds have suddenly picked up. My husband and I definitely want to do the Intermediate course with you in the BVI this winter.
We want to thank you both for the sailing courses we took from you. We just returned from 2 weeks in the BVI, sailing on our own on a 32′ Beneteau that we chartered. It was a great experience, thanks largely to the practical knowledge and experience you both shared with us.
We revisited some of the places we went to a year ago on the course with you, Phil. And ventured off to explore some new places as well. It was April, so conditions were quite a bit different than when we were there in January – very strong winds, and north swells – so it was a good challenge for us.
We anchored and hooked up to mooring balls with ease, and had no problems coming into docks and tying up for fueling. And we both took turns at the helm (you would have been very proud of my skills, Jim!)
We wanted to let you know because none of this would have been possible without the beginner and intermediate courses we took with you. It was one of our dreams to charter and sail in the BVI for two weeks on our own, and now we’ve done it!Julie W. Waterloo ON.(Basic Course Sailboat owner)
Yesterday a nice sail, 10-15 knots, broad reach to destination. Now in a beautiful little harbour – Palia Epidavros – on Pelloponese east coast. At least it is warm – even on the cool days. Today about 25C – went for a dip in the Med this am before breakfast…… Really appreciate our experience with you, it would have been impossible to do this without. D&M W. Hudson QC
We had an absolutely amazing time. We learned so much and had such a good time. We really appreciated Jim’s knowledge of sailing and of the BVI’s. It was like having a personal tour guide and we feel we made a new friend. K.D. London ON