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I just wanted to drop you a line with a comment.

I have now leased or attended school in a variety of places. St. Thomas,
Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, San Diego and your business.

Without even a close second, Santa Barbara Sailing Center and Club is the
most Customer friendly business I have encountered and the most fun to be
at. I enjoy much being there and wish I was closer. I thank you for your
service. You know how to run a people business. I also deal with customers
every day and make a large service effort. I really appreciate receiving it
from others. Thank everyone involved for me including the dock hands.

We will be back!

Best Regards,

- Steve Gill, Berthoud, CO


Dear Ian,

Jim and I wanted to express our thanks to you, your entire staff and our instructors Dennis and Scott. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of the program during our week at Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Everything was first class, and the instruction for 101, 103 and 104 was top-notch. It was everything you promised and then some!  You were even able to arrange fog to test our skill and challenge our crossing from the Channel Islands in the shipping lanes! We very much enjoyed our stay on the Heather Jean, it was comfy and well-maintained. 

Once again, please give your staff a HUGE thank-you and job well done.  Without hesitation, we would recommend Santa Barbara Sailing Center for sailing instruction.

 - Mary Jo Bruckner, Bellevue, WA


"I wanted to thank you and the Santa Barbara Sailing Center for a great time. My daughter and I felt you personally took interest in us and made our experience exceptional. You are a great asset to the over-all impression left with us of our week there. Also, I would like to thank our instructors, their attitude and conviction were refreshing. You are all true characters and pure spirits."
- Ron Auth, Park City, UT

"Perfect location, instructors"
- William Drury, Manhattan Beach, CA

"The instructor's competence and enthusiasm made this the best ASA course I've taken. I will have my wife sign up for all the ASA courses so that we can take the ocean passage making class together."
- Henry Macchio, Santa Barbara, CA

"What an instructor! Patient, clear and precise. This is the first time I’ve felt confident to do more sailing independently of my husband."
- Joanne Rutter, Santa Barbara, CA

"One of the best sailing schools and instructors that I’ve had an opportunity to learn from. Thanks"
- William Lockyer, Kailua, HI

"Superb staff! Excellent service through out"
- Jan Tore Klepp, Holland

"Our instructor maintained a professional attitude and taught effectively. The course was extremely well planned and organized."
- Steward Reed, Montecito, CA

"You are all very professional and instill a great deal of confidence in your students."
- Sherry Saul, San Luio Obispo, CA

"I was very impressed by the program and would unhesitatingly recommend it."
- Satchit Srinivasan, Carrollton, TX

"Nice boats & friendly staff! Expectations were exceeded."
- John Adler, Point Mugu, CA

"Enjoyed every minute! Our instructor’s skills certainly made us feel secure in the rough weather we encountered at the Channel Islands. This trip will definitely help us in future sailing ventures. I really enjoyed working with the entire staff." "Santa Cruz Island was the ULTIMATE experience. Our instructor was top notch!"
- Arnold & Kelley Beck, Mesa, AZ

"Well done! The instructor was very knowledgable, capable and student friendly. Best class I’ve ever had – hands down."
- Kenneth Flynn, Albuquerque, NM

"Thanks for making the course fun. It enabled a full learning environment, allowing me to excel."
- Anne-Marie Lowe, Kirkland, WA

"Very well done. Ran smoothly with plenty of time for hands on experience. Thank you."
- Terry Stevenson, Belt, MO

"The boat and the instructor were fabulous! It made for a learning experience beyond expectation. The wind was great too."
- Darrell Dupee, Phoenix, AZ

"I was very impressed with the school and the instructor. I was treated very professionally and received excellent instruction."
- Ron Harris, Las Vegas, NV

"Our instructor was absolutely great. A wealth of knowledge. I learned much more than was required by the class due to his great experience."
- Paul Parrott, Boulder City, NV

"Staff was excellent. These courses are wonderful, rigorous and thorough. Thank you all so much."
- Christi Newhall, Morro Bay, CA


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