• I felt very safe on the expedition and appreciated the disciplined approach and repeated attention to detail throughout the day. Both instructors were super approachable and collaborated with students on problem solving well. I loved that I could immerse myself in the program 24/7 and never found myself wondering what to do with spare time.

    Steve, DownEast Maine 2020
  • This is a great experience for sailors of all levels. I learned more than I expected and the sailing venue is spectacular. Both instructors were always willing to answer any questions and there was nothing I wanted to know that they couldn’t explain very clearly and thoroughly.

    Tim, DownEast Maine 2020
  • This was the best sailing experience in my life. Both instructors demonstrated great professionalism and breadth of knowledge. I loved Ben’s sense of humor – it relieved stress and made the learning process more enjoyable. I definitely learned alot!

    Nikolay, DownEast Maine 2020
  • I have a lot more confidence in my sailing knowledge having experienced many practical applications of sailing tactics, navigation and anchoring. Boat handling at the helm really clicked for me when driving the boat hard and changing point of sail often during MOB drills. I’m really grateful for the experience with Morse Alpha.

    Dave, Chesapeake Bay 2019
  • It helped me learn a lot in  short amount of time and put it into practice in a way that will be retained. I liked the small group and feeling of being part of a team.

    Lauren, Chesapeake Bay 2019
  • Both instructors were amazingly patient. When things got a little hairy, if it was me, I would have jumped in. They didn’t, which was awesome. Being able to make mistakes and then talk through them was infinitely more educational than just being taught the material.

    Randal, NY – Annapolis 2018
  • At all times I felt that a safe, congenial, and an instructive environment were the top goals. It was a most dense, thrilling, yet calming and instructive class experience. I will be recommending to my friends with the caveat… this is a serious commitment and they may come back a changed person!

    Mike, NY – Annapolis 2018
  • I loved the lessons. I was impressed with Teresa’s ability to explain tough concepts in layman’s terms. Ben’s patience and clarity were equally impressive. He demystified several ideas and helped me get past a few major blocks! The curriculum is well structured, the food is great, and the laughs are HUGE!

    Mary, Maine 2018
  • Fantastic trip! So much better than ASA and I feel alot more confident in my future sailing.

    Jeremy, Maine – NY 2018
  • 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, 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, Offshore 2016
  • Ben and Arista were great instructors with a great deal of knowledge and patience. Ben’s perspectives as both a sailor and commercial seaman was very informative. The food was great and I learned alot overall, a great experience.

    Warwick, NY – Annapolis 2018
  • th-Marie

    I gained comfort with sailing and 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 felt so good and was so much fun. My husband couldn’t believe the change.  I never panicked and handled it all calmly.

    Marie, Women’s 2014
  • testimonails-MaryLynn

    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 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, Women’s 2015
  • testimonails-Sally

    I feel like there were times I needed someone to challenge me to act more, communicate more directly, and you did.

    Sally, Women’s 2015
    & Offshore 2016
  • Teresa and Ben are sail training professionals! They are kind, patient, exceptionally knowledgeable and epitomize conscientious professionalism. Rocinante is well suited to the training curriculum and is well maintained

    Rich, Maine 2018
  • testimonials-Kate

    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, Women’s 2015
  • 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, modeling, easiness to be with, and more. With no exaggeration, this was a life-changing experience for us.

    Dorothy, Private Training 2013