I and my husband bought a 42 feet full keel sailboat 2 years ago having no prior experience sailing whatsoever. The learning curve was very steep. We consider ourselves extremely lucky because we met Captain Z within the first week we moved on the boat. We hired him to teach us sailing and he went above and beyond that task. Besides teaching us how to dock, motor, sail, navigate, anchor, read the weather and other nautical skills he helped to organize the boat, create various checklists, develop maintenance schedule, etc. With his guidance, we were able to start making our longer solo trips just a few months after we had purchased the boat and we went by ourselves as far as Dry Tortugas last November. He helped us to plan the route (including all plan B options along the way), inspected and helped to prepare the boat, gave advice on provisioning. He stayed in touch with us pretty much every day of that trip routing for our success and a success it was! Captain Z has a very pleasant personality, he is very patient, detail-oriented, and pays utmost attention to safety. Besides, – he is a lot of fun to be around! We hired him multiple times for daily lessons and for multi-day trips which all were totally enjoyable. He showed us many beautiful sailing destinations on the Florida West Coast and we can’t wait to have him on board for our upcoming trip to Bahamas.