“The instruction was excellent. I like the flexibility – it was appropriate for each situation. Overall experience was awesome!”
— Tim, Mo(A)-26 Offshore 2016
“I am very pleased with my experience. I highly recommend Morse Alpha. This has been an experience I will treasure. You both provide much information outside the scope of the course that will continue to be helpful for me.”
— Ken, Mo(A)-26 Offshore 2016
“We came to learn and gain experience and that is exactly how you both [Ben and Teresa] filled every moment for us. I’m thankful for it. Just as I’d hoped, it woke my senses…and made me feel alive and courageous! Your personalities, teaching styles, communication skills all complement each other well. ”
— Sharon, Mo(A)-26 Offshore 2016
“We learned so much and had a great time! We can’t say enough great things about Teresa and Ben’s sailing, people, and teaching skills, attitude, modelling, easiness to be with, and more. With no exaggeration, this was a life-changing experience for us. We unreservedly recommend that anyone who is making the leap to live-aboard sailing or anyone who wants to go to the next level with their sailing skills consider working with Teresa and Ben!”
— Dorothy, training delivery-2013
“Most significantly I gained a comfort with sailing and a new confidence. We went sailing Sunday after I got home for four hours or more. It suddenly all came together for me and I did all the sailing on my own including all decisions. It went beautifully. It felt so good and was so much fun. My husband couldn’t believe the change. I never panicked and handled it all calmly. It felt so good.”
— Marie, Mo(A)-1W-2014
For someone who is new to sailing or has skills and wants to be more advanced and confident, this is the ideal trip. Teresa and Ben make you feel at home. Nothing feels better than being Captain of the Day! Thank you.
— Sharron, Mo(A)-2-2014
My time aboard Rocinante with Ben and Teresa and Dory exceeded my expectations. Solid practical sailing experiences helped me to develop my skills and learn from their sailing knowledge and experience. Their friendly and warm personalities made it a fun time such that I didn’t want it to end.
— John, Mo(A)-2-2014
As a teacher myself, I recognize in Ben and Teresa an excellence in instruction—allowing their students to try their ideas and to make mistakes in a supportive and safe environment. The total immersion environment of their sailing courses means learning in an authentic environment. A lot of the aspects of sailing that I couldn’t previously wrap my head around now make sense. I can feel the wind better and make decisions about the sails by intuition. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to know sailing more intimately!
— Larissa, Mo(A)-1W-2014
I would absolutely recommend to a friend. I could have gotten fully ASA certified in the Caribbean for free. I chose this instead and am so glad. Instead of a textbook curriculum, we learned more holistically. Teresa forced me to think for myself and Arista gave me confidence while still letting me figure out problems on my own. Areas of improvement – I can’t think of a thing.
— Mary Lynn, Mo(A)-8W – 2015
I would definitely recommend the program to others. I loved the experience. Being on the boat for the week was great. I really enjoyed anchoring and the sailing experience. When we first left the harbor, I was very elated, but I would have liked more time as Captain of the Day.
— Laura, Mo(A)-8W-2015
I loved sailing the boat! It was magic. I finally understand navigation, but I know that I must continue to work on it. THis was the best navigation class that I have encountered. I also appreciated the teaching style and letting the group/team problem solve before stepping in.
— Kate, Mo(A)-8W-2015