F-A, L. Glasgow - August 2013
Dear Mr Sowerby,
I know that my husband has already emailed you extensively about the Inland Waterways course on 29th and 30th May but I wish to add something for my part.
Before the course and maybe during it, I was a little wary as I have a handicapped arm and some problems with leg length discrepancy. However, I was not physically stressed at any time and found to my surprise that I could do more than I thought due to your encouragement and this has since led me attempt other things.
Warp throwing did not seem to come easily to me at Bisham, but early the next morning after our return, (with only our garden feathered friends for an audience) I was immediately successful – hmmm.
I feel it is important to be able to do all aspects of boating with our Seamaster in which you tutored us and remain practised. Your explanations including expert use of whiteboard to show outcomes, as well as the equal experience we were both given, were very helpful and have furnished us with a good grounding and an invaluable tool for our future boating experiences. I would certainly commend your teaching and the course to other beginners, thank you.
With best wishes,
Mr P, W. Bourne End - August 2013
My wife, our daughter and I would like to thank your Team for the excellent Dinghy Sailing Course last week.
Our grandson really enjoyed his time at Bisham and has benefitted greatly.
He is motivated to develop his sailing so I have to repair our PUFFIN DINGHY !
He was an very good crew member and helmsman when we took my daughter and all four grandchildren out on WAGTAIL X this Monday.
He made use of his knots and showed his brothers and sister how to row the inflatable dinghy properly.
Please pass on our thanks to Pete, Tom and all your Team.
P and P, W.
Mr C, Norfolk - July 2013
A belated thank you for my tuition day aboard "Talland" on 19th. Learned a great amount (and no doubt already forgotten a lot!) and it has given me much confidence to now go ahead and put into practice. You adapted the course content particularly well to suit my immediate needs, and your sense of humour also greatly helped.
No doubt will see you again at some future time to progress skills further.
All the best, B
Mr S, Cambs - August 2013
I’d just like to thank you for the Dinghy Sailing taster course you organised for my grandson, He thoroughly enjoyed the day, despite the weather, and the course completion certificate was an ideal bonus. I feel sure this is an activity he will want to continue.
Please pass on my thanks to all concerned.
MS Y, BERKSHIRE - JULY 2013
I have been meaning to write to you all all week and just found some time to express our thanks to Bisham Abbey Sailing and in particular to Roger Flitter who spent the day with us last Friday.
Roger was an excellent instructor who completely understood our needs. He was really calm with us and really clear in all his explanations and from being really worried, if not scared, of the boat I actually found myself enjoying it...finally! All of Roger\'s tuition manoeuvers made brilliant sense and it was just what we both needed. Both S and I have renewed confidence and have already enjoyed a couple of evenings this week practicing what we learnt with Roger.
Please could you pass on our thanks and best wishes to the team and I\'m sure we will be seeing you again sometime!
Thank you again
H & S & Captain Gaudi