The feedback from every BLUE RIDE and RYA course is important - plus it helps us to continually improve our training.
All comments are really valuable - here is a selection from some of the great people we have had the pleasure of going afloat with...
"I would not hesitate in recommending John at Blue Ride for the RYA Level 2 Powerboat course. From the initial contact John was totally professional in his approach and his enthusiasm made the two days an absolute pleasure. John’s method of teaching is unique and after the two days I felt confident to handle a powerboat. It is clear that what John does not know about any form of boating is not worth knowing!" Hayden (RYA Level 2 & ICC)
"Brilliant course which we all thoroughly enjoyed every minute and we learned so much in such a relaxed and professional way. Thank you so much as it has really inspired our enthusiasm for the water and buying a RIB." Peter (RYA Level 2 & ICC)
Click here to read START POWER BOATING letter From a family who did the Blue Ride Intro To Powerboating session followed by the RYA Level 2 course.
Click here to read ROUGH SEAS letter From a couple who got caught by a storm in Christchurch Bay and used their Blue Ride training to get home safely.
"Fantastic course, so much highly valuable information which is crucial for anyone who has an interest in the sea and boat or any craft for that matter!" - Nick (July - RYA Level 2 - including ICC)
"Great two days tailored to our needs perfectly. Very thorough and knowledgable. Thanks!" - Ryan (July - RYA Level 2 - including ICC)
"It was a constructive and informative course that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would without hesitation recommend other people to complete this tuition which should be compulsory. You delivered the instruction with great enthusiasm and clarity, especially for novices" - Clive (May - RYA Level 2 - including ICC)
"Great fun, very enjoyable, deeply informative and utterly essential. John is a consumate professional seaman and trainer. Without hesitation I would recommend him to anyone" - Simon (May - RYA Level 2 - including ICC)
"Very impressed - the course was perfect for us" - Tony, Justin & Ash
"Navigation instruction made me realise it is not as complex as I imagined" - Vicky
"2 very enjoyable days in an excellent and friendly environment" - Paul
"Really fun and enjoyable course" - Lisa
"A great two days on the water - I came away with a huge amount of boating knowledge. Safety was the name of the game" - Alan
"A very enjoyable experience. Did not realise what I did not know! Fantastic value for money" - Alistair
"Very enjoyable and the knowledge gained was excellent. The course was very worthwhile prior to purchasing a boat" - Iain
"Two great days, very informative, fun and gave me confidence" - Jane
"Format of course structured at a level to provide total interest at all times" - Tim
"Your calm approach helps instill confidence to the point that reversing between lines of boats did not seem daunting" - Elaine
"Enjoyed the course. Learned lots!!" - Peter
"Thanks again - I very much enjoyed the course and learnt a great deal in such a short time" - Jason
"The entire course was full of the correct information and a vision for the future of my boating" - Ray
"Thank you so much for a fantastic refresher on Friday. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and feel so much more confident" - Andrew & Janice
"John provides a wealth of knowledge and always gets this across. I now know so much more" - Vernon
"A really enjoyable 2 days with a teacher who knows the subject really well and is a natural teacher. I have really learned a lot" - David
"Fantastic intro to power boating. All the knowledge and confidence of years in just 2 days" - Jan
"Very good at confirming hearsay, local knowledge and old wives tales! Also very good for knowledge of my own boats limitations. Just what we needed to be more safety conscious" - Mark
"Excellent. Very enjoyable throughout" - Russell
"Very informative and interesting learning" - Richard
"Really enjoyed the course. John made it fun for the boys age 12 and 14. The understanding from the course was great" - Victoria
Following an RYA Level 2 course on Thursday & Friday... "Had a good trip round the Needles on Saturday afternoon, then a spin down to Poole on Sunday! Thanks for a great course and for all your help before and since" - Robert
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