I want to thank you for making my vacation week and sailing school
experience a pleasure beyond my most optimistic expectations. I thoroughly
enjoyed myself and look forward to many future days of sailing out of the
Marblehead Sailing Center.
The race turned out to be an exciting, beautiful and fitting
climax to a grand week of sailing and meeting new friends that has enriched
the memories my life. And I have an idea the experiences of this
week have already begun to change the future for me in ways that have put
it on a very favorable tack indeed. Thanks again to you both and I look
forward to seeing you again soon.
Good Luck and God bless.
I want to thank you for sharing your expertise with
As you know last spring I had the privelage of being in one of your
first classes. This was all new to me as I've never been on a sail
boat in my 37 years. Your instruction gave me the confidence to sail
own. I purchased a day sailor (Crocker 20) and was moored in
Salem harbor. I was nervous the first time out since my boat
does not have a motor. It's totally amazing to think I could sail
on and off a mooring
and in and out of a full harbor with out the assistance of power in
my first season. I was also picked up as a crew member on (Shadowfax) which
is an Express 37. We raced all summer with different crew at times
and they can't believe this was my first season.
I owe it all to Marblehead Sailing Center for giving
me the skills as well as the confidence to believe.
Thank you for a fantastic week of sailing. You, your staff, and your
fleet combined to provide an extremely enjoyable and educational experience.
From Monday morning, when I didn't know how
to get the boat off of the mooring and out of the harbor, to Friday
afternoon, when I had complete confidence in my daysailing abilities, I
had a blast. I look forward to continuing with a Marblehead Sailing Center
membership and advanced instruction. Again, many thanks to you for a perfect
I would like to thank you very much for a fantastic educational week
of sailing well beyond my greatest expectations. Dennis
provided us with a very comfortable and enjoyable sailing environment.
Your superb fleet of boats including the J27 and the Sonar 23 were
fantastic boats that were very rewarding vessels. From Monday
morning I began to learn many valuable sailing skills that helped to further
develop my sailing ability. The weather conditions were perfect
throughout the whole week of our sailing extravaganza.
I look forward to continuing my involvement with
Marblehead Sailing Center and further membership opportunities.
Thanks again for a fantastic week and I hope to see you on the water.
I very much enjoyed meeting and working with you at the A.S.A. training
site. You are a great sailor and instructor! I hope we see you at the Rolex
Regatta this year?
Sistership Sailing School
1600 miles of offshore sailing, three storms, no place to hide,
both Jim and the boat came though like champs! I would sail anywhere in
the world with this Captain.
We had a wonderful time sailing with you guys in the Virgin Islands
this winter, We hope to sail with you in back Marblehead
Mark & Sue Willard
You guys made learning to sail fun, we still can't get over
how much fun we had or the level of sailing skills at Marblehead Sailing
Tony & Karen Cassidy
Possitive upbeat attitudes and sense of humor made learning to sail
Bob & Linda Glynis
ou guys are the greatest!!! I had a wonderful
time and appreciate everyone being so nice and friendly to a stranger,
that was the best of it all!! I wanted to say "thank you" a 1000 times....
Tell everyone ( Roger, Lori, Joyce, Eddie, Jim Corky, Brian,
Joy, Lynn, George, Kim**) hello!!!!!
Jim is a natural, as a sailor and a teacher. Right away, he was
teach to my level. He was encouraging and fun and shared his
passion for being on the water. After each lesson, he left me with
one technique to consider--a practice that I found very helpful.
Most importantly, I had a great time on his boat, whether I was getting
an official lesson or out for a pleasure sail with family." Bill
Jackson, Bethesda, MD"
I can't say enough good things about learning to sail at MSC.
Being a complete rookie to the sport of sailing, I really appreciated
the way Jim seasoned his sailing lessons with a great deal of
friendliness and patience, not to mention extensive knowledge of the
sport. My experience with Jim confirmed a hunch that I have had for
many years before I finally decided to give it a try: Sailing
blast! - And I'm forever hooked!....now if I could just remember what
Jim said about those accidental Jibes... Grant Hoofnagle
" I had never sailed before and had no idea what
would be taught. Over the 5 days, Jim covered numerous aspects of sailing
and gave us plenty of opportunity to learn by actually doing the things
he taught us. I rate Jim's performance as A-1."
Thanks for your confidence in us. We really had a great time,
and I thank you for sharing your vast knowledge and your "quiet" professional
demeanor. As Nicole and I talk about our adventures on the water, we found
that we worked hard, had many laughs, and really learned how to sail!
I and my family had the pleasure to sail with Captain Jim
Ouellette last year. We accompanied him on a trip from West Palm
Beach to the British Virgin Islands via the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, in
total almost 2000 miles logged.
Having sailed most of my life, and possessing my
Ton Masters License, I have had the opportunity to accompany hundreds
of seamen, sailing many bodies of water from the Atlantic, Baltic Sea,
Great Lakes to the Caribbean, both off shore and near shore. Many
of these persons possessed a Captain's license, however, Jim Ouellette
is by far one of the most competent of Captains that I have ever encountered.
Captain Ouellette is exceptional in the fact that
he took the time to "teach" not preach. Our sons, who each sailed
with Jim, consider his tutelage on board his vessel the best sea training
they have ever experienced. I personally regard him with great admiration
Captain Timothy Hermes
It was an honor to Race with you at Key West Race Week 2000,
your presence and knowledge were a true comfort on the boat!
A great week. (Aug 9-13) It was alot of fun. Vivian, Phyllis and I enjoyed
chatting over drinks at the club, overlooking the lovely harbor. It was
a nice end to the week."
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