"Thank you for all the sailing tips, the amazing food and the lively conversations. We learned a great deal from you--your patience and experience made the week relaxing and informative."
David and Amy, June 2013
"Thanks for the amazing adventure--definitely more than we expected in all ways. It was a great experience sailing with you--we learned so much from your teaching, but also just watching you in action. We also loved the "legends" of the sea and local stories you shared with us. Thanks also for taking such good care of us--it was delightful (and very much appreciated) having all the wonderful meals prepared--so delicious, you're a fantastic chef. This experience was unforgettable--not just for the gale-force winds, massive downpours during the night sail, and the diesel engine checks--but also because of your enthusiasm and wonderful spirit of adventure!"
Dave and Janis, April 2013
"We selected Golden Crown to take our ASA 105 and 106 courses, and to have some relaxing time sailing in the BVI. It turned out we had an unforgettable sailing adventure, with equal doses of fun, thrill and sailing knowledge, and just because David was our captain, host and new friend, we came back much more confident sailors, dreaming to do this again."
Alexi and Boiana, March 2013
"David, We had a great week. Thank you for your wise instruction. We take with us the life-lessons we learned on the boat, such as: 1) Patience, 2) Perfectionism is over-rated, 3) Don't let your lines get tangled. You're the best. The jerk ribs and plantains were to die for. Don't forget about us."
Laura and Scott, March 2013
"When you book over the internet you're never really sure what you're going to get, but this week totally exceeded my expectations. It was great." - Joe
"Thanks for a great experience. Couldn't have been any better. We really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot. 'Eat, sleep and sail." - Barbara
Joe and Barbara, Feb. 2013
"It was a real pleasure to sail with you last week. I had a very good time and learned a lot of very useful practical application techniques. That is really going to be a life saver in upcoming charters."
Peter, Feb. 2013
"We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for all your help and information. David was fantastic - very knowledgeable and personable. He did a fantastic job of dealing with all four of us, each with varying levels of interest and ability! He obviously knows the islands very well and led us to really great places. It was a terrific family vacation. David's sailing instruction was outstanding. His food was terrific and I look forward to trying to recreate some of his recipes. Thanks for the terrific hospitality and a wonderful week."
Kelli, Cameron, and Ben - Jan. 2013
"We had a great time and really felt like we learned a lot. We really appreciate your endless patience."
Jim, Michelle and Josh - Dec. 2012
"Great food and excellent conversation enhanced the beautiful days at sea. P.S. word to the wise...study up and and practice your knots!"
Jill and Mark, CO - Dec. 2012
"Thank you for the wonderful experience aboard Golden Crown. We now know much more about sailing and water life. We will remember this for a long time."
Fabio and Catharine, Venice, Italy - Nov. 2012
"Thanks for the excellent instruction. See you again soon! Had a wonderful time and the food was excellent!!"
Chris and Rebecca, Texas - Nov. 2012
"Thank you for an extraordinary vacation and for sharing your knowledge with us. We learned a lot and had a fantastic time. We appreciated the delicious food and patient instruction. We will see you when we return."
Andy and Kim - June 2012.
"Dave, You are indeed a man of many talents--skilled sailor, patient instructor, occasional singer, a great chef and a fun companion during our stay on Golden Crown. Thank you for your hospitality and for an amazing trip!"
Andre, Fabian and Tom - May 2012
"Thank you for the amazing week aboard Golden Crown. Thanks for everything- great sailing, great food, great company, a great week of fun in the sun."
Lisa, Leah, Jeff and Terry - April 2012.
"David, Thank you for a wonderful week. You're the best Captain Cook there is!"
Les, Lisa, Catherine, Richard - March, 2012.
"Incredible experience Dave! Thanks for everything (especially the eggs). Will be highly recommending you and Golden Crown."
Drew – Feb. 20, 2012
"INCREDIBLE TIME CAPTAIN DAVE! Thanks for an amazing week. Great sailing, excellent stories, incredible food--and a huge amount of patience. We'll be back."
Lewis – Feb. 20, 2012
"Great week. Great teacher. Great cooking. A wonderful experience, and I learned a lot too."
Phil – Feb. 7, 2012
"David is an excellent sailor, teacher and chef. He was an interesting guy to spend time with in our relaxing hours and we all got along very well. He knows all the best places to drop anchor in the BVI. The boat was clean, comfortable and well kept. David made the classroom learning easy by going over all the material that needed to be covered until we knew it well enough to pass the tests.
Phil and I agree it was the best vacation we have ever had. Now we just want to get our wives involved in the sailing experience!
I would certainly recommend your service Michael, Affordable Sailing School and David to anybody who asks me where to learn to sail properly and have a lot of fun doing it. Please feel free to give your prospects my email."
Peter - Feb. 7, 2012
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