Simon is a first rate skipper , a first rate teacher and a first rate human being. He made the course fun , exciting and I learned more than any other course I have been on with RYA. It’s quite a skill to teach and Simon has that skill. He fills the student with confidence. His knowledge of sailing is amazing and unlike many who teach he is not frightened of sharing that knowledge. His boat is spotless and a joy to sail. All in all I cannot recommend him enough to beginners and also those who think they know the sea ! I will be booking with him again.
CF, July 2023
Keith made the Day Skipper course interesting, informative and fun, particularly in some of the challenging conditions we had through the week F5-6 most days. He was very good at explaining things in different ways. I also appreciated the efforts to provision for L who’s lactose intolerant. Thanks very much for a great 5 days.
JW Day Skipper
Simon was a great instructor. Very considerate to individuals’ previous knowledge and experiences. Very attentive to our questions and answered them well. Made learning very easy and enjoyable. Was good to explain any technical information in a clear and understandable manner. We all got plenty of opportunities to practice all elements of sailing. Wings is a very clean and comfortable boat to be on as well as easy to manoeuvre. Accommodation was very comfortable with good food being served, taking into consideration any dietary requirements. We all had a really fun and enjoyable experience. Will definitely be coming back to do future courses and leisurely sails. Thank you!!
Had a fantastic week. Gained so much knowledge and information and valuable experience.
It was so good to put the navigational theory into practice.
Robin was a top instructor and explained in detail the various elements of the course.
J, Day Skipper
M and I had a fantastic time yesterday. I think she talked non stop about it on the way home. You have restored my interest and love of sailing.
H, Norfolk, June 2021
“Very professional instruction, clear & concise personable and flexible compared to large corporate operations.
Day Skipper Feedback
“I was a nervous crew member as I’d had a bad experience in Force 6-7 many years ago. Robin has helped me overcome this and I found it amazing what a difference a nicely reefed sail made. His choice of sailing area when we had stronger winds made it all fun. I look forward to sailing again and would hope to do the Day Skipper with him next year. Thank you.”
Sue, Competent Crew
“A huge thank you for our day out on ‘Wings’ on the Orwell on Sunday. We all had a fab day!
We couldn’t have picked a much better day with both sun & wind perfect for sailing. You really helped make Dad’s 80th Birthday a very special, memorable & enjoyable day. He really loved getting back behind the wheel & just the thrill of being out on the water.”
Thank you Simon for an amazing day sailing the south Suffolk coast. It was the perfect way to celebrate our friend’s birthday and we would recommend this experience to everyone. As sailing novices it was great to be hands-on and learn new skills, knowing that we were in your capable hands. And the Suffolk Food Hall picnic lunch was the best we’ve eaten in a long time. I am sure we’ll be back!
Lucy, May 2019
“Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful day sail. I did so enjoy it and I thought the rest of the crew were lovely people.
I also thought you boat was ideal and just right for what you are aiming at. More than big enough. I will certainly like to join you again.”
Peter, Autumn 2018
“Thanks for a fantastic week. We both really enjoyed it. It was so lovely for me to see A growing in confidence every day. Thank you for being a calm and supportive Skipper. I am already looking forward to the day skipper course.”
P & A RYA Competent Crew October 2018