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What we can offer:

  • ​Travel to you to provide tuition on your boat, from preparing it for sea, berthing and mooring, to day sailing and longer passages

  • Show you how to carry out routine maintenance, such as engine servicing and winterising, or just how to service and repair your boat where you would like

  • Provide preparation for Yacht Master Coastal and Offshore exams and mileage experience on your own boat

  • Provide you with advice and guidance on passage planning, night sailing, navigation and running your boat

  • Help you prepare and show you what to do if you have machinery or boat system failure on passage

  • If you think I can help you with anything at all, please feel free to call for a chat.

Examples of previous own boat tuition: 



  • Mooring to pontoons and buoys

  • Anchoring

  • Close quarter manoeuvring

  • Safety planning

  • Navigation 

  • Night sailing 

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Practice mooring to pontoons, mooring buoys and anchoring. Safety, Day and Coastal Passage Planning and making, including an assisted return trip from the Solent to the Channel Islands, including an overnight Channel Crossing. 

'Chris helped me from the very start of of my boating journey. From relocating the boat from IOW to Haslar and then a steady flow of instructional days aboard my own boat, Chris was excellent in all departments.
Very knowledgable, tailored the eduction and learning to my pace and desired outcomes for me and my family, helped me get to grips with the boat and understand her intricacies, helped to build my confidence and start me off on my own boating journey.
A great guy to work with and have aboard. I'm looking forward to learning and developing with Chris over the coming months and taking my boating knowledge to the next level.
Would highly recommend Chris for any boating projects you may need.'

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Practice mooring on finger and alongside berths; mooring buoys, Day Passage Planning, including weather, tides and safety plans and anchoring. 

'We have had two days of own boat tuition with Chris.
Chris is professional with a wealth of knowledge. His calm demeanour and teaching style make the learning process enjoyable.
We have been given a great knowledge base, which we can now build upon.
We would thoroughly recommend Markham Marine'



Rigging fore and mainsails. Leaving and returning to swinging moorings, use of an inflatable tender. Sailing with a spinnaker. Safety and passage Planning, passage preparation, navigation and assisted day sailing. 

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