EXTRAORDINARY INFORMATIVE

"I found the introductory video fascinating and extraordinarily informative."

Mr Peter Hayes, Prestbury, Cheshire

INFORMATIVE & USEFUL

"I have a number of your Tele-Pilots, which I have found informative and useful. Please accept my thanks for all you have completed so far."

Mr Richard Keen, Dulwich, SE21

PROFESSIONAL SERIES

"May I take this opportunity in thanking you for such an informative and professional video series."

Mr E.H. Miller, Orpington, Kent

MOST INTERESTING SERIES

"Dear Capt. Williams, I am one of the many employees at the Hydrographic Office, Taunton. I find Tele-Pilot a most interesting series packed with relevant information. The videos are informative and I currently have bought twelve of them. Keep up the good work."

Andrew Buchanan, Taunton,
Somerset, TA2 7NE

ADDICTED TO THE SERIES

"May I say how much my wife and I enjoy your tapes, currently we have four. We seem to have become addicted to them. We appreciate the detail covered and the many useful tips given along the way."

Mr Geoff Frost, Ely, Cambridgeshire

EXCELLENT SERIES

"I am so addicted to this great series, that I have decided to purchase the remaining six Tele-Pilots to complete my full set of twenty one videos. Many thanks for your continuing work on this excellent series."

Mr C.A.Ball, Newbold,
Verdon, Leicester

SAVED BOAT AND LIVES

"We wish to thank you most sincerely for saving our boat and possibly our lives. We have three Tele-Pilot videos... A comment made in the Channel Three video regarding the checking of the boats engines, even though all sounded to be in order, we checked, as advised, and found our boat flooding with sea water. The cooling water intake had partly fractured twenty miles North of Alderney. The timely discovery enabled us to locate the incoming water in time to effect a temporary repair and a pump out."

London Boat-Show Visitor (No Name Obtained)

NOW MUCH MORE CONFIDENT

"May I say how much I enjoy your Tele-Pilot videos. With the help from the videos, I now feel much more confident. Congratulations once more on a very informative collection."

Mr T.Burns, Middlesex

DEAR CAPT. WILLIAMS

"I came upon your Tele-Pilot Videos whilst visiting the London Boat Show and, as I have just purchased my first Yacht, it seems that the Videos could be of great benefit to someone such as myself, who, whilst having some sailing experience, is very conscious of how much I have to learn. I have been pleasantly surprised by just how valuable your Videos are proving to be. I did expect them to be informative, but the high standard of production and sheer pleasure I am gaining from watching has come as an unexpected bonus.

I have very rarely been moved to write in this way to a producer of any product, but really felt I should let you know just how much the considerable work that has obviously gone into making these Videos is appreciated.

The investment I made in purchasing the Super Seven pack has already proved to be invaluable, and I will benefit from them for years to come."

John R Brown, Lydford, Coleford, Bath

TELE-PILOT FILLS A REAL GAP IN THE MARKET WORKS ON SO MANY LEVELS FANTASTIC RESOURCE BEING OVERLOOKED

"Dear Gary, I intend to email the following (see below) to the yachting mags. I could go on for ages about your work but I think I've written enough to hopefully raise some interest."

DEAR SIR

- I am amazed that I have never seen any serious review of the Tele-Pilot series produced by Gary Williams. If you have covered them forgive me but I have missed very few editions of the magazine. I have been professionally involved in education and training for 21 years and offshore cruising for the last 20. The thing we always struggle with in vocational training is to provide hands on experience. It is either too expensive, brings health and safety issues and the experienced practitioners do not always welcome 'carrying' total novices.

I believe the Tele-pilot series fills a real gap in the market as they are about as close as you could get to the experience without actually being there. The amazing thing is that they work on so many levels. If you want to know what its like to be approaching Alderney, thrown about in the overfalls, its there. If you want some real practical advice on passage planning and live illustrations of all that theory in the winter Yacht Master college classes again its all there. The other way they work is as reminders of the summer passages we have undertaken. There is nothing like playing one of these in the short winter months to bring a smile and happy memories of seasons gone by.

I guess some might criticise the home movie type production, but that misses the point, the videos record what it is like being there warts and all.

I'm shortly to retire and sought out the Tele Pilot display at the London Boat Show as I will be including the Scillies on the long term retirement cruise and wanted to assess how difficult the passage would be. Yet again I have not been disappointed and now know what to expect.

I'm not one who usually writes to magazines but I feel compelled to do this as I honestly believe this fantastic resource is being overlooked.

Mel Webb, Skills Development Manager - Regional Sectors
Learning and Skills Council, Skills Development Team, Centre Point, 103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DR
www.lsc.gov.uk

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