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~ A Cut Above ~
Ross, who took our two-day Docking Course in June 2021, sent the following
The docking class was MUCH more hands on than expected. I
feared we would simply be executing commands issued by the instructor.
Contrarily, the instructor was very hands off to let us learn. This is rare in
Frank was the instructor I never expected to get. He showed no bias, was
pragmatic to the point of using Left/Right vs Port/Starboard, he let the
students problem solve when the boat didn't do what we wanted and only took the
boat when it was a safety issue. His voice is commanding and clear without being
intimidating. No one was falling asleep in that classroom. In short, Frank
is a professional who knows how to keep things professional.
Somehow, the quality of your course when compared to other schools needs to be
conveyed. My wife took a docking course with another local school and the
experience was night and day to mine. I can only speak to the docking class but
it is head and shoulders over this other school but there was no way for us to
know the quality difference beforehand. Early in the year I was emailing
various local schools about docking classes for my wife and must have sent you
an email. We chose another school simply because they were in our marina.
Later in the year, you emailed me about a last minute docking class opening in
four days and I said 'what the hell' and signed myself up. I had no idea how
little I knew about maneuvering a boat. This was my best impulse decision in the
last five years.
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