Whew-So many memories and good times these past 7 days! You
have been a superb captain, host, and instructor! I will remember
so many moments of Joy :-) Flying fish, Fair Winds, Pounding Nights,
Fuel Filters, Wonderful dinners, and lots of laughs! Thank you
for an exceptional Extended Version of 106! We hope to see you
soon again, dear sailor. Love Ann, (February 9, 2010, Ann Brainard)
"Some things have to be experienced
as mere description can not suffice-this week was one of those
things. I came to gain ASA101-104
and I walk away with so much
more- increased confidence, increased serenity, increased focus
on good life values. Karen
Captains Jeff and Jenn!
Expectations met and exceeded beyond
anything I had imagined.
Cleanest, best maintained, most organized
yacht I have had the pleasure of sailing on. Indian Summer was most
kind and forgiving to this lubber.
The sailing expertise of you both begets an unusually
excellent and thorough manner in your teaching. Practice shows.
Patience of Job helps. I lack superlatives to adequately describe
the food so i'll stick with fantastic!
Finally, the time spent with people of a higher sensibility
helps to re-connect some neuro- chemical pathways. Just what
an ol' mountain "geezer" needed!!
6800ft Colorado Springs
Thank you captains Jeff and Jenn!
We learned so much
this week. You and Jeff made it so much fun. You removed this anxiety
of taking a boat out on our own. It's also comforting to know we're
not the only crazy ones. Keep in touch. Juanita & George, Ontario,
My son and I thank you for a wonderful 5 days!
You are and were everything we expected, and more. You have a gift,
and we thank you for sharing it with us. There will be lots of
good memories for many years to come.
Pirates, Larry and Talon.
Dear Capt Jenn,
Thank you is not enough of an expression
to show how appreciative we are for all you did for me and my family.
You gave me an unforgettable week of learning about sailing and
having fun doing it. You have given me new perspective on life.
See you soon again. Rita B. Maryland
Thanks for the awesome week. Time flew by, but I had
a fantastic time. It was a great adventre, and you were the perfect
guide and teacher. I hope this is a start to a long life of sailing
for me, because you have shown how much fun and excitement there
is to the ocean. Let me know if anyone buy my tree. Dr Ray
It has been a few days since we returned
from an adventure of a lifetime for
all of us. It was so much more than a sailing
school. You surpassed all our expectations.
Your approach to life inspires all those around you.
You filled us with enthusiasm
to do things that
most of people just dream of. You are a great leader and a Captain
of great patience and authority. Wow!!!
I know we will always be thinking back to our pirate lives and
I can't wait to do it again....
Mama Pirate, Rocket Pirate and Doctor Pirate
Jen- Only two events in my
life were greater gifts than the last three days spent with you
and Indian Summer. They were the births of my children and grandchild.
This was truly a life altering experience. Thanks for all your
love and patience. In New England when we have an Indian Summer
is it a rare gift....and so are you. Love and Peace, Carolyn
You are extraordinarily gifted! Thank you so much for many "lessons" learned,
your superb cuisine, your patience, your guts to keep us doing
man overboard again and again!!! your music, and just your love
of adventure-and being able to share yourself! You've inspired
me -and you'll hear more later-Ann
Jenn-You are a fantastic teacher! Your patience is extraordinary.
You have really found your calling in life. Good for you and keep
doing what you love! Thanks for a great 4 days. -Gary K.
I could not imagine a better 5 days at sea! If you're going
to sea, I say go with captain Jen! I don't know what I enjoyed
more; the wonderful blue sea & skies or your great attitude
and sense of humour! And the food was great too! It was like Chicken
Salad Days:0)" -Sally
Jenn, you are terrific! You definitely have the right sail
plan. Thank you for your patience and your many many lessons. I
learned a lot. Most of all thank you for your wisdom and your friendship.
You inspired me. We'll do it again- Bob
What a perfect week. Sally, Brian and I each got something
different from our expedition. Your ability to understand and adapt
to each our needs is remarkable. Thanks for sharing your obvious
love of sailing and the Keys with us. We look forward to seeing
you in Annapolis" -Matt
Jen, I had such a wonderful time sailing with you
for the Bareboat course! You've a fantastic instructor, a great
cook and very cool lady.
and I got back to Vermont last night. While we're
adjusting to being back in New England weather, we can't stop talking
about our 3 days with you. We can't thank you enough for all you
did to make our course such a special experience. You are a wonderful
teacher and we learned so much, but you also went far beyond instruction
and gave us so many great memories to keep. We loved sailing to
a little-known coral reef to snorkel and sailing beyond the reef
where I saw flying fish for the first time and water indescribably
beautiful shade of blue. And I can't
forget almost reeling in a barracuda! I absolutely loved my first
experience with anchoring out-waking up in the middle of the night
and going up on deck to find myself far from shore under a clear,
star-lit sky was simply magical. Thank you for
sharing all of this with us, along with your company and your crepes!
We're s glad to have gotten to know you and we loved every minute
of our time aboard Indian Summer II. We look forward to practicing
what you taught us as soon as the ice melts up here! -Chris
Thanks for a great trip. Spending a week on
your boat was like spending a week in heaven. I learned so much
about sailing because you are a great teacher. -Alex Rubbin
am writing on behalf of M. Lisovich. He so thoroughly enjoyed his
Seabase experience, and in large part because of you. Most of what
we heard from him about the trip was about you, your linage and
your music. As a leader in the Scouting program, I am grateful
to you for all that you do and hope that you enjoy your time with
the many crew you escort as much as they do with you. -Andrew
A strong word of thanks to you for your important
role in making our week in the Keys such a success. You have a
terrific manner as a teacher and leader. You taught all of us a
great deal about sailing and the ocean and yet you did so in a
way which made the learning entertaining and most enjoyable. -Harold
Thanks for a great cruise last week, it was
fantastic. Here a picture of our big catch, what a beauty. I think
my son now understands my love of the sea and has a healthy love
of it all his own. Thanks for being part of it. -Scott Gerdeman
Thanks again for an experience I’ll remember for the
rest of my life. On the way home, my son turned to me and in
a most sincere and heartfelt way said “Thanks for taking
me on this trip Dad”-
Of course, that is the best thing a father could hear. -Jon
A once in a lifetime experience, in the absolute
best sense of that term. I fantasized about this trip and planned
it for 2 years. The reality of the actual experience exceeded the
fantasy in every particular. And, while the weather, water clarity,
etc contributed, you and your particular style played a very large
role in final result. We are thus in your debt. -John Woods
I have heard so much about Capt. Jenny over
the last few weeks that I had to add my Thanks. Rex said you really
went out of your way to make the trip a great experience for them.
I appreciate your kindness to my family (and for bringing them
safely back to shore) -Laura
We all greatly enjoyed our week in your “ place” Thanks
so much! You provided entertainment and excitement every day-all
day. We loved it! -Your friends Troop 476
Your love of the sea eminates thru your pores.
Your enthusiasm and fun made life in the sun a lot of fun. We really
appreciate your effort and patience. -Harold M.
This was one of the best weeks of my life.
The lobsters were great and I learned so much. -Drew
You have touched the lives of all of us with
your love of everything that is good in our world. Your knowledge
and patience will stick with everyone of us for a long long time. -Dan
Wow- what a wonderful weekend. You helped me
overcome my fear of sailing. God bless you and keep singing. -Susan Yeck
I could have not asked for a more fun captain
for our new adventure. You made everything so special. Outstanding
instructor and such tasty meals. -Ann Carvey
Thank you for making this trip such a wonderful
vacation. I learned so much and had such a good time. A good captain
like you makes this happen. I don’t know how I will be able
to go back to the real world. -Kelly Carvey
It has been a blast! I know I’ve learned so much. Our first
day of sailing was a “whopper” but your demeanor kept
us calm. You are quite a young woman. You made our trip wonderful.
You are very knowledgeable, but also patient-a perfect teacher. Thank
you for a terrific trip.-Donna Evans
This has been a wonderful experience-because
of you and great shipmates. I am so in awe of your abilities and
your joie-de-vivre and always had confidence in you, even in our
hurricane winds.-Jean Stakeas
Thank you for eliminating my fears and pushing
hard otherwise I’d
still be scared and lazy. -Leona Withlo
have to say that this trip has given me more confidence in my
sailing ability and knowledge than I could have ever gained on
my own. It’s been great having my questions
answered and my understandings clarified. You are a great and patient
teacher. - Joana Laskas
You are the best- a born teacher and the patience
of Job. This is a trip I will remember and enjoy retelling as the
years go by. -Susan
You are an awesome captain and a terrific role
model. You have renewed my fascination and love for sailing. I
am ready to once again take on the Chesapeake with my Cal 25. -
Sue O’Brien Knox
This experience has opened up a world of unlimited
possibilities. Having kids has kept me caught up in their lives
and forgot about myself. This will help me bring them into my world
of interests. - Gabriela Roush
Thanks for an amazingly fun, relaxing and adventurous
time building confidence, learning from engine-doctor, best all
time female sailor, fabulous crepe-chef and many more! Jen, you
rock and may all your dreams come true.
-Corine de Boer
Excellent trip-have gained confidence and feel
more empowered, Capt. Jen was certainly the rose of the trip. Highly
recommend to all woman who have the need to grow. -Leslie Woods
for all your help and advice on living aboard. I’ve
learned a lot of practical tips ( like blowing through the AC hose
and check the oil) and also had a lot of fun. I’ve gained so
much more confidence-especially with backing up, and docking. -Christy
It was great! Thanks for your patience. I can’t believe
how much I was able to learn in such a short period. -Linda Alexander