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Rob thanks. We decided to pass today given wind. 
Thanks for all your help, we both really enjoyed it.
Just arrived back to a rather pleasant London.
Take care. Best Ronnie
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Hi Rob,
Thanks again for a couple of great days together on the water!
My friend Kjetil (copied) would also like to talk to you about doing
the course. All the best and looking forward to next time!
Wbr Claus
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Hi Rob,
Many thanks for the training, money well spent and I would recommend your services.
Kind regards
Andy

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Just to say many thanks for an enjoyable couple of days, you have a nice laid back style, get your stuff over well and obviously know what you’re about!
Cheers
Simon

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Dear Robert,
Please be noted theat Infinito together with crew (two of us) are berthed in Tallinn Marina Estonia yesterday early morning. It tooks 3 weeks sharp and all journey 2195 NM long. There was some problems with main sail (was repared in La Coruna) and heating system (repared in Dartmouth) but today we are safely at home. I'm a little bit tired but satisfied.
Many thanks for all and hope to see you soon.
Sigmond

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Hello Rob, First of all I would like to thank you for the course.
Although very slightly stressfull at times, it was truly enjoyable &
I will always be grateful for what you taught me. I realise that is only
the beginning as it is not possible to become totally proficient in just 2 days but rest assured I will practice hard all the things you showed me so that I may become totally safe & proficient.

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Hi Rob
Just got back from first solo trip (without teacher), it went really
well sea fairly calm and wind quite light. Went over to lagos and just
beyond, and then went past Carvoeiro and returned to Portimao,
parked boat first time!
The family really enjoyed the trip, and it wasn't too choppy,
so all went well, first experience good.
Thanks for all your support and tuition (and faffing)!
Kind regards Keith and Alison
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Dear Rob
Many thanks for the powerboat course I did with you in October 2013 to get my certificate.
You certainly have patience and understanding and I would fully recommend you to anyone seeking to gain a licence.
I will keep you informed of my future boating in this country.
Once again thank you for your help.
Roy

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Rob,
Just a short message to thank you most sincerely for your input and thoroughness, sometimes in the face of adversity while biting your tongue ......ha ha, over the past couple of days re Helmsmann course. Really enjoyed the course and have gained a wealth of
knowledge and insight into motor cruising but appreciate we have only skimmed the surface at this stage.

Will digest information over next few months and hopefully can arrange a suitable time to return and carry on with the next instalment. Hope you didn't wake up this morning with any more grey hair........??!!  ha ha
Many thanks and very much appreciated.
Best wishes Keith

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Hi Rob,Thanks again for the course in Lagos. It was most informative and interesting and I found myself in good company with yourself , Stewart abd Pete. Hope the summer is good for you , with plenty of bookings. I will keep you up to date on how I get on with my " portable " boat. I will crack a small bottle of wine on her bow as she slides into the water ! .
Bye for now,Niall

 




Dear Rob,
We really appreciate your courses, your attention, your explanation, your kindness. Thank you again for this two days. Hope to see you again in Portugal or in Paris...
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Hi Rob           
Good to hear from you,i enjoyed the course very much,and am looking forward to the coming summer,and putting my training into practice.    All the best, Keith

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Hi Rob,
Just a short note to say a huge "Thank You" for your time, patience and excellent training that Michael and I received for the 3 days we spent in the Algarve :)  Very much appreciated and we really had a great time learning! You also did an admiral job (no pun intended!) on preventing Father / Son conflict throughout the 3 days... As it turns out, it looks like I'll be buying my brother-in-law, Rui's, boat. Turns out that as he's going to be on the 2nd series of "Peso Pesado" (he's the "trainer" as I mentioned during our training) so will be able to afford a bigger one now - lucky guy!

The boat's always been out of the water when not used, hosed down after, well maintained and well equipped etc.; plus, I have someone to go to if anything goes pear-shaped ;)  Anyway, if you need anything directly in Geneva, let me know, I'll do what I can to help. Meanwhile, enjoy the great weather, sea, sand, food etc. while I get back to the (my) real world! :(  At least, until my next visit :) Best, Gary.

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Hi Rob,
Hope you're well and not freezing to death back in Ireland - we're back
in the UK and my god it is cold!

Well, as per the title of this e-mail, we thought you might like to know
that Richard and I both passed our Yachtmater exam at the weekend and are over the moon about it.  We really want to say thank you for all your help, we couldn't have done it without you.  All the parking
training and sailing road boats/bouys definitely paid off!  We are
eternally grateful!

We left your light cards with Eren (not Rich!), so I trust they will
safely get back to you. Do keep in touch and I'll drop you a line if we get a flotilla job.  If so we'll expect to see you in the Med some time soon! Take care and have a great Christmas.
Sarah and Richard

 

Hi Rob, Thanks for getting in touch, I thought that the course was excellent and that the manor in which you taught was both relaxed and informative, the hands on approach suited me and taught me a lot. As you are aware I bought a boat at he end of last year and am looking forward to testing my knowledge.

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I know myself and Robert would be interested in further education probably a refresher as well as towing people i.e. waterskiing, donuts, etc. probably more navigation and handling my boat. I'm out for Easter 22nd April again on June 6th and then later in the summer so hopefully I will be getting the boat in the water then. Please keep me in touch with your plans and hopefully we can do some more business. All the best Dave

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Hi Rob,
I think you know how appreciative we were about the way in which you dealt with 2 ageing and 1 young novice. Taking a Family successfully through the course was a major challenge which you more than stepped up to. We have repeatedly related our story to friends, family and colleagues who all marvel at the way you dealt with us and the level of patience only equaled by Job himself. Clearly we are in the Rob Harris fan club. Regards Keith

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Rob,
We would all like to say 'thank you' for the wonderful tuition we received from you aboard our new purchase the HR 42 'Slí Eile' at Lagos in mid June. Slí Eile was quite a step up for us in terms of manoeuvring and mooring thus your patiences and relaxing approach were just what we needed. We are all delighted with our new knowledge and confident now as we go to sea in 'Slí Eile'. We wish you and your school every success! With our Thanks,
Séamus, Patricia, Tomás and Emmeline
aboard 'Slí Eile'

 

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