Live Aboard Cruising Course Testimonials
Jacek was a terrific teacher. He was always “on” and displayed a tremendous amount of professionalism and patience. He basically did everything right. All 4 of his students were current or former teachers so our standards and expectations were very high. He far exceeded them – “blew them out of the water.” Diana was extremely helpful explaining the course to a novice like me. The biggest mistake of my sailing career was taking my Basic Keelboat Course in the New York City area with another school (Manhattan Sailing School) and not Offshore. We learned very little and most of our experience came from our fellow sailing club members (we belong to Hoboken Sailing Club). For any future sailing courses/learning experiences I will turn to Offshore first. Bottom line is that from my experience Offshore rocks and is the Harvard, Princeton, Yale (take your Ivy League pick) of sailing schools.
Jim was great. My wife and I learned a lot. A couple of the hard weather days were physically and emotionally draining but it was totally worth it. The feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment after taking the boat out and back on the last day was the perfect end to the week. His wife, Kimberly Votrubga-Matook wrote: Jim was extremely patient and flexible with his teaching strategies so that each student benefitted and, by the end of the course, could bareboat cruise! It was a very rewarding week. I’m grateful for the entire experience and I look forward to using my new sailing knowledge to cruise and enjoy another way to explore and experience the world.