We received these comments from Joe McArdle who took our ASA106 Delmarva Circumnavigation Advanced Coastal Training Cruise with Captain Jochen Hoffmann in August 2009
I just wanted to give you some
feedback on the course we completed on Celestial.
Captain Hoffmann is superb not
only as an instructor of sailing and seamanship but as a teacher. Knowledge
alone is not enough to bring strangers together on a small craft and shape them
into a working and safety conscious crew. Captain Hoffmann achieved this
essential task while clearly imparting the knowledge the crew expected to gain
from this course. Not only did I learn about sailing and seamanship from Captain
Hoffmann, but a wise way to develop crew spirit. I hope to sail with and learn
from Captain Hoffmann in the future. It was fun and a pleasure to interact with
The organization of the Maryland
School of Sailing and Seamanship is highly professional. Celestial was in great
shape for this voyage. Your planning and guidance to the crew was excellent.
Also, it seems you matched the crew members well. I feel I have made some long
term friends and, hopefully, future sailing mates.