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These are some of the comments made by our students:

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  • Thank you for putting on such a good course this week. Not only did you make it both informative and interesting, but it went at exactly the right pace for me. Best of all - it was enjoyable, which is always a good state of mind to be in when trying to learn something new.Thank you again for an excellent course.

    Andrew Howard -
  • Hi Karen,
    I just wanted to say a big thank you for running such a good Navigation course over the w/e. I wasn't really looking forward to it as was convinced I wouldn't understand any of it, but its now all so much clearer. The real test was when I got back I picked up a navigation book (how keen is that!) which I'd previously tried to read and given up on as it was double dutch - and suddenly it all made sense! I'm really looking forward to putting it all into practice (though equally slightly dreading being responsible if and when we end up on the mud!). I thought your approach was really methodical ( just what I needed) but you also made it interesting which is why I just about managed to maintain concentration levels until 5.30 yesterday! I'll definitely recommend it to other sailing friends - specially navigation idiots like me who are completely starting from scratch!

    Charlotte -
  • Just to let you know I really enjoyed the diesel engine course and Les was such a good teacher that the day flew past.

    Sally Cholmondeley -
  • Done a few courses these last few months and this was by far the most informative and enjoyable.

    Richard Walker -
  • Karen ā€“ Hope all is well and thanks for such a great course two weeks ago ā€“ very well structured and presented.

    Robert Palmer -
  • Thank you very much for the excellent course last week: I really enjoyed it and appreciated your very clear teaching style. I expect I shall be back at some point for further training!

  • Great course, extremely friendly and helpful instructor.  Even managed to service my own outboard engine.

    Neil Crouchman -
  • Today's First Aid course was excellent one of the best I have had in all the years that I have had to do such courses. Sue is a very good instructor and covered the course in a very effective and pragmatic manner.

    Mike Machin -
  • Just a thank you for a course well run.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and Martyn was a brilliant instructor.

    Derek Van Tubbergh -
  • I just wanted to say how good the course was last week Martyn was a brilliant tutor and such an interesting man, the course has given me the confidence to go ahead with my plan to start working for myself as a marine engine and electrics technician.

    Bill Wardoper -
  • Karen came to Hillingdon to run the VHF Radio Course 'in-house' which is a brilliant service. It was professionally run, in a friendly atmosphere, with good visual aids and equipment. Our group was small which creates a great learning situation and it was a productive and enjoyable day. We will definitely be using Emsworth School of Navigation for future courses for our staff.

    Jeff Creak - Hillingdon Activity Centre -
  • Firstly a big thank you for arranging this course.  This is what I have been trying to master for years in a haze of well meaning advice and reading without really understanding what I was doing. Andy was an excellent teacher and the syllabus was pitch perfect for me.  My objective was to feel confident in tackling small electrical tasks and I now do.  Terrific.

    Barry Edmonds - Westerly Owners Association -
  • Great intro- thank you

    Jane Phelps -
  • Karen, Thank you very much, on behalf of Alex and I, for the training you gave us last week.   You made it a pleasure to be there and I do feel that we learned everything we could within the time provided, as well as giving us a insight on what there remains to be learned.

    Matthew R -
  • Hi Karen, Just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for course I did with you last week. I really enjoyed the course, I found your subject knowledge and style of teaching great. I will be recommending you to anyone wanting to do any of the navigation type courses.

    Kevin (Bob) Hoskins -
  • Just a short note to say thank you very much. I thoroughly enjoyed the two courses I did with you. I found both very well structured and that nothing was too much trouble. The classes are held in a relaxed and interactive manner.

    Once again thank you.

    Peter Norval -
  • Quick note to say many Thanks for an excellent course on Monday. I now can't wait to get my hands on my diesel engine and pull it apart....safe in the knowledge that I can put it back together again.
    Les was excellent, please send him my best wishes.

    Nick Child -
  • Hi Karen

    I really enjoyed the course and for a novice like me it has given me a really good grounding in the essential areas and helped to consolidate what I have learned from other reading.  It will make for a safer hobby and more enjoyable one too as a result of the increased confidence it has given me.

    I'm sure I'll be back

    Howard Matthews -
  • just wanted to say thanks for the Med Care course, enjoyed them both, although the bum got a bit numb towards the end!.  Would recommend your school and Sue to anyone thinking of doing courses.

    Brian Campbell-Bottoms -
  • I am sorry not to have sent a message straight away to let you know that I thought that the Diesel Engine Course was excellent. Les was very good, and patient with us. I learnt a lot, and now feel more confident. I have found the engine manual which was hiding on board my boat with a pile of other stuff, and in fact I have now found a box with most of the spares for the Volvo 55 that I might need. I will get all the other things, and then hopefully will have no problems on the sail round to the mediterranean in August.

    Roger Vickers -
  • Excellent course and instructor.  Very informative and will be useful when doing DIY projects on my boat.

    Tony Winter -
  • Thank you for an interesting course last week, it certainly taught me a lot regarding the VHF sets themselves, Very enjoyable indeed and once again many thanks

    Danny Cain -
  • I thought it was perfect. Explanations were extremely clear and this enabled me to apply what was being taught to the variety of questions and exercises posed. Your course definitely made me feel that a subject which can inspire concern or worry can in fact (with practice) inspire confidence. It was excellent, thank you. 

  • Another great training session today with Andy Johnson on boat electrics, following yesterdays equally superb day on Diesel Engine Maintenance presented by Les Cox.

    Martin Langan -
  • Just wanted to say thanks again for the VHF Course today. I thought the instruction was excellent, and I really enjoyed the course.

    John Wilson -
  • Just a quick email to thank you for the course yesterday - it was very enjoyable as well as being instructive and I had a really good day.

    Charlotte L -
  • Both courses were fantastically run. Very engaging and taken at the perfect pace. Tea and coffee with a plentiful supply of biscuits added to what was already guaranteed to be a great few days! A highly recommended school for anyone to go to.

    Ben Dukoff-Gordon -
  • I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Les for the way he delivered yesterdays Diesel Engine Course.  It was hugely informative and very hands on.  He also included a host of additional practical tips which will be invaluable when I purchase my own yacht.

    David Macfarlane -
  • I attended the MCA AEC because I wanted to learn more about marine engines and I certainly did that. The perfect combination of classroom and workshop time plus a superb tutor made this the best maritime course I have ever done. The facilities and the location are excellent with superb accommodation easy to find and reasonably priced.

    Glenn Bramble-Stewart -
  • Thank you for organizing the course, it was really great. 

    Istvan Radi -
  • Hope all is well and thanks for such a great course two weeks ago ā€“ very well structured and presented. 

    Robert Palmer -
  • Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my course with Les on Friday, he really is excellent at his job. Being the only attendee of course had its advantages and I thank you for still running it on that basis.

    I learnt so much and it certainly has given me the confidence to tackle any issue with my engine, especially if at sea.

    Tony Hughes -
  • Karen, again thank you for your professional and friendly approach in teaching this RYA Day Skipper Theory Course. It was most enjoyable and Iā€™m so pleased I passed it 

    Melvyn Cooper -
  • No improvement for me. I really enjoyed the course and as a beginner I came away with a great deal of useful information.  Andy's instruction was first class.

  • Sue's excellent knowledge of subject matter made for a highly informative course.  Her method of instruction was clear and easy to folIow.  Thank you.

    Rob Clark -
  • I thought this course may be too advanced for me but it was absolutely the right course for a pleasure cruiser. 

    Peter Leggett -
  • Absolutely brilliant teaching on RYA Day Skipper Theory Course by Karen.  Thank you for being so patient with us - we're all excited about our next steps.

    Lucy Thomas -
  • The diesel course was absolutely fantastic, what a great instructor. I learnt so much about my engine.

    Toby Norman -
  • Very good course.  Instructor used good level of practical and lecture materials.

    Kevin Gorringe -
  • Thank you for your excellent instruction and patience last week.  I was impressed with how you recognised our weaknesses in order to set a personalised homework each day and with your calm pacing of the course in order to cover everything we needed to know during the week in order to achieve the required standard to succeed in the exams.  I now look forward to more tidal sailing miles with greater confidence and when the time comes to do additional classroom courses before the next practical exam you will be the first port of call!

    Neville Moody -

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