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Companion Sailor

On-board Sailing coach

The Companion Sailor program offers sailors the opportunity to have an experienced hand on board -

  • as a sailing coach
  • as a agile, experienced deck hand
  • as a source of sailing & marine knowledge

Quite often, experienced sailors find that their partners or friends aren't a lot of help when it comes to handling the physical aspects of their sailboat.
  They love to ride along, "be on the water",  but don't have the knowledge or skills to be very helpful, when docking, anchoring and especially during storms or emergencies!
  This leaves the boat owner scrambling to handle his boat, practically solo.
Skippers can enjoy their sail, secure in the knowledge that they have an experienced sailor along, capable of handling all aspects of the boat.

A sailing coach who's "quiet, calm, patient, courteous, respectful, and encouraging."

 Boat owners with physical or mental limitations can extend their sailing years with the Sailing Companion program. 

John's instructional experiences include sailing with Alzheimer's patients, physically handicapped sailors and kids from 8 to 80!

"Thanks again, John, for a couple of great days - it worked out really well."
Ron F. , Bedford Hills, NY

Companion Sailor Program fees are:
$25 per hour (2 hour minimum)
$80 for 4 hours

    $20 per hour (+ Ferry toll)

    "John, thank you so much for another wonderful sailing season.   From my first lesson with you over 5 years ago, right through this past season, you continue to give me new tools to become a better sailor.
  I appreciate your patience, expertise, and attention to every detail when it comes to your instruction, both while on the water and also when preparing on land.

   Thanks also for your great sense of humor, light-heartedness and for all the fun and joy you bring to every sailing adventure.   Looking forward to another great season with you.  Thank you!"

Adam F. (Colchester, VT)

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