Hello my name is Duncan Wells and I do a number of things;
I am the Principal of Westview Sailing and RYA Training Centre.
I write feature articles for Yachting Monthly, Sailing Today, Practical Boat Owner in the UK and Sail Magazine in the USA.
I write books on sailing:
- Stress Free Sailing
- Stress Free Motor boating
- Stress Free Navigation
- Stress Free Mooring
Check them out on Amazon!
I have a safety product MOB Lifesavers with allows a man in the water to be rescued back on board. Have a look at
- Go sailing
7 Weeks, one evening a week and then a weekend. A lot of students arrive having done no boating at all and this is their first step towards getting the Day Skipper certification- the full day skipper certificate has two parts, the shore based certificate which you do first and in the classroom and then the practical certificate which you do out on the water over 5 days. We have students who are sailors and students who are motorboaters; the navigation side of things is the same for both, it is only the practical courses which differ.
We hold classes in the Mary Smithell's room here at the Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9QX.
The course costs £425 for Day Skipper (£450 for Yachtmaster as this runs over 8 weeks) plus £25 if you need a set of dividers and plotter. I always say that one can afford to miss up to two nights during the course but any more than this puts quite a strain on the individual to catch up.
If you would like a place on the course, please contact us. A £50 deposit secures a place. We have video tutorials of all the navigational disciplines which one can access from the Westview sailing Website. They cost £25.00 for one months access of £55 for three months access. Westview Day Skipper and Yachtmaster shore based students get free access to these videos for the duration of their course. These videos are very popular with RYA students doing online courses, RNLI crews, MCA students and - in an unbranded form- with other sailing schools. You will also find a number of Yachting Monthly and Sailing Today boat handling and seamanship articles on the Westview website which may be of interest.
Name :Westview Sailing
Contact :Duncan Wells
Telephone :01753 890555