"I had been participating in club races for a few years, but never progressed past the middle of the pack. Jeff brought his enormous depth of expertise in sailing and racing, to the boat. In addition to fine-tuning our trim, his thorough understanding of racing rules and strategy has been invaluable. He has an easygoing style, making it fun while helping people to achieve their best. The entire crew benefited, culminating in a solid win in a recent multi-club race, beating many newer and faster boats. If you want to improve your general sailing skills - and your racing results - I cannot think of a better instructor."
- Paul M.
"Jeff provided hands-on training to the crew of our Islander 28. We were looking for help on effectively handling our spinnaker, improving our ability to optimize sail trim for all of our sails, and navigating more confidently around the race course. Jeff provided exactly what we needed. He has extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of sailing, but more importantly he is able to share this knowledge in a manner that is easy to understand, easy to apply, and is fun. Jeff was a pleasure to have on board, and as a result of his training, we are now confident in flying our spinnaker, and our time around the racecourse has definitely improved."
- Malcolm Fliege
" Whether its giving our racing crew spinnaker training, giving me one on one instruction on skippering during a race, or providing a debriefing after a racing accident (unfortunately Jeff wasn’t on our boat that day), Jeff is a patient, generous and very skillful instructor.
Jeff is like a big safety net that gives you the confidence to drive yourself a little harder. His gift is taking average sailors and/or crews to the next level. I would strongly recommend Jeff to anyone who wants to improve his or her skills and to crews who want to increase their performance on the race course.
The bottom line is that sailing with Jeff has made me a better sailor. "
- Scott Johnson
"Jeff is a truly amazing instructor. He combines his extensive sailing expertise with kind patience to help students learn in a way that is comfortable and fun. His ability to remain calm in every situation helps his students to stay relaxed and confident as well. I highly recommend him!"
- Nancy S.
"Jeff went above and beyond my expectations of sailing lessons, ensuring that we not only learned the required skills for certification, but also learned valuable skills necessary for the next levels of certification. Drawing from his extensive background in stress management as a life coach, Jeff applied methods of teaching that quickly put us at ease in stressful situations."
- Stephen Golbiewski
"I learned to sail thanks to Jeff and his excellent training skills. Jeff gives his best in each class, making very good use of each hour but at the same time setting a relaxed and fun environment that facilitates the learning. Furthermore, Jeff is perceptive, committed and always displays a positive energy. No wonder he got the ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year award. Nobody better with whom to sail the sea! Helm´s a lee Jeff ! "
- Joan Morales