Clyst Hydon School (Multi Activity day)

Hi Sue Just to say the children (and staff) had a fabulous time yesterday - they were all quite buoyed up when they got back to school! Thank you to the team; as always - a great experience. Ange

Dave – Powerboat Level 2 and Instructor coastal conversion

Recently I fulfilled a long term desire to improve my Powerboat knowledge and skills by  converting my existing RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Powerboat Instructor (inland) Certificates to coastal qualifications via the RYA “Coastal Endorsement” option. Knowing that I had a family holiday booked in beautiful South Devon, I decided if at all possible to incorporate the necessary RYA Powerboat Training Course(s) along with an opportunity to experience a different coastal water to that of North Yorkshire and North Wales which I am more acclimatised to; and so I researched the internet for a suitable RYA Coastal Training Centre. Having read “SeaSports South West” Website Profile and accompanying Testimonials, I contacted them to enquire if they could offer any Training Course(s) to fulfil my needs. My initial contact by telephone revealed a very welcoming and helpful establishment that not only wanted my business, but more importantly suggested various tailored options to help me achieve my goal. I was so impressed with the help and advice received that I booked the two recommended Powerboat Training Courses without any hesitation. On arrival at “SeaSports South West” Training Centre (Day 1 of my first course) I was greeted and made welcome by the Owner Directors (Tim and Sue) along with my Course Instructor (Sam). Any feelings of apprehension/concerns on my part were dissolved within minutes as I was being briefed on my course in a relaxed and informal environment. Sam is a brilliant Instructor and allowed me every opportunity to perfect my skills on each given task with minimal intervention and gave me constructive feedback accordingly. Day 1 of my second course followed much the same format as previously said. This time; “Tim” (Centre Principle) being my Instructor/Assessor for the day. Tim has a wealth of knowledge and experience that undoubtedly will turn anyone’s learning curve vertical; again I was allowed every opportunity both on and off the water to demonstrate and perfect my newly acquired knowledge and skills in a range of challenging tasks with minimal intervention and excellent constructive feedback. On reflection of both my Training Courses, I can say that my RYA Powerboat qualifications now have the RYA “Coastal Endorsements” attached, and proud of that I am. More important is what I learned and how I was able to develop my personal knowledge and skills to a much higher standard than I previously had and how such new skills will serve me well for many years to come. My advice and recommendations to anyone considering learning the skills to sail, kayak, powerboat, or to upgrade existing RYA qualifications etc. and wish to have their learning facilitated at a relaxed, friendly and highly professional establishment which offers reliable and modern facilities with friendly, helpful and approachable Instructors, “SeaSports South West” has to be considered as one of the very best. On a personal note, my sincere thanks go to Tim, Sue and Sam for making my experience with “SeaSports South West” an absolute privilege rather than just a purchased product! Sincere regards Jon D Bedford.

Martin (PWC Proficiency)

Great PWC P course I took yesterday! It was a good balance of practical and theory and the style of teaching from the instructor Sam made the whole day a great experience! All the staff I came into contact with during the booking and during the course we're very friendly and helpful, but serious when it came to the important messages. Being able to try a jet ski certainly changed my views on which ski to buy. The practical advice given will provide a good basis as I start to enjoy the sport. I would recommend SeaSports Southwest as a good family run organisation for anyone looking to take the RYA PWC course.

Jan. (Kayak 1 to 1 day)

The instructor made this a thoroughly enjoyable day by listening, adapting activities, demonstrating and giving examples to illustrate different points. i would really recomentd a 1 to 1 to others. I feel I've covered all the gaps from other short couirses I have done so far.

Best Parts - Knowlege of the instructor and friendliness of the team. Presemted in a friendly non pressured way. Could not have asked for better. Can't praise the centre, the course, the team high enough.