The relaxed instruction was refreshing and highly productive. Running through skills at the marina prior to being out on the open water was an excellent idea. It meant that when the main sail / reefing was conducted everyone knew what to expect. I felt no pressure to ‘get it right first time’ and this helped the learning process. The instructor’s knowledge was immense, and he spent time giving clear (and when necessary) in depth answers to questions. The refresher course gave me the confidence I wanted. The Day Skipper course is intensive, and it can be difficult to retain all the knowledge, especially without enough follow-on practice. Well worth attending. Thank you!  Carey Freeman Day Skipper Refresher Weekend February 2018