( As Time allows.... it is getting harder to fit tuition in to be honest! but we have some great recommendations of local able tutors..)
Having been involved in new boats sales since 1978, James has spent
hundreds of hours handing
over a variety of boats to their new owners.
He has learnt how to help owners get the best from their boats in
water conditions as well
as the stressful marina environment. Of course he makes it look
easy, he was born in a boat with morse controls instead of a rattle!
but seriously he can help reduce anxiety aboard by helping both
skipper and crew to understand what is happening, why and what to
do about it! Communication, anticipation and preparation are as
important as the helmsman skill when leaving or arriving at a berth.
He can show you the best
way to approach your berth, in your boat,
in your marina
and in a variety of conditions, Showing the crew
exactly what is going
on as well to give them a better understanding.
Even experienced owners
may pick up a trick or two.
Teaching the skipper,
(some times husband) what to do when the boat stops is common, -
we find teaching the crew (often wife) what to do when the husband
stops is very valuable!! (position finding, emergency VHF, basic
Helping you both
enjoy your boating.