Marine engineering survey and report.

"Bloody brilliant, thanks Paul." Mr J 

Marine engineering and survey.

I really enjoyed the day with Paul. As a professional engineer myself in a different field I thought the organisation, content and delivery was excellent. Mr. Neil 

Compass fit and adjust.

Thanks again, I found the instrument lights switch and both compasses have power so thank you for being so diligent.

MCA Approved Engine Course.

Hi Paul,

I just wanted to thank you again for your input on my course. It was a pleasure to have met you and a privilege to have been educated by you.

Your obvious enthusiasm and delivery of information, far in excess of the required course, made for a very interesting week. This will not only ensure my support, but I shall request you for future courses.

 Many thanks again,


Classic Yacht Survey.

Hi Paul,

Thanks for all your work on the survey and valuation. I know you’ve put a lot in so you’ll find a little thank you extra. Mr SB.

Elvstrom Sails - Sail design and supply.

Excellent service, the sail fitted straight out of the bag and was fast from the start. Easy to trim and bullet proof. We were the only high placed modern boat to not suffer any sail damage in 2016 Bermuda Race, due to exceptional Elvstrom racing sails from Southcoasting Navigators. Will Hubbard yacht Siren, 1st Newport - Bermuda Race.  

Professional Navigator Training.

Excellent training Paul. I have learned so much. SP. Winning Navigator Trans Atlantic Race 2015, and Cape Town - Rio Race 2017.

Sea Survival Course.

I just wanted to let you know how excellent the Sea Survival Course was on 15 March.


The instruction session at the Yacht Club was very informative with the support of many real-life examples from the wealth of knowledge and experience that Paul Cunningham brings to his tuition. Paul has a great presentation style and there were lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples which all made for an enjoyable and informative course.

The practical side in the pool in the afternoon was fun and enjoyable and again, very educational. To me, it has made a great difference knowing what an inflated lifejacket feels like and the restriction of movement in the water it brings and so the importance of knowing how way to handle oneself in the water whilst wearing one. The liferaft manoeuvring was also an invaluable experience and the exercises and scenarios played out in the last part of the course put it all nicely together. My thanks to Paul for sharing his knowledge, expertise and life experience and making this such an enjoyable experience.

Thank you.


Kind regards,

RYA Short Range Certificate course.


I just wanted say a big thank you for running the VHF course. It was very much appreciated by all of us. I loved the way you made it so entertaining while also being informative!! Also appreciated C T coming in to do the exam.


Survival training.

"thanks for coordinating these safety-at-sea seminars.  We learn so much.  We get so much out of them.  Frankly, I could have stuck around for another two hours asking question after question.  There is so much collective knowledge of the group."

Thanks again,


IRC Measuring.

Hi Paul, I just wanted to write and say thank you for the professional way you undertook the measuring of White Tiger. We appreciated your conscientious approach.

 Kind regards, Derek

MCA AEC training SeaRegs.

"As a qualified marine engineer, I was amazed at the breadth of knowledge demonstrated by your instructor, Paul Cunningham". Mr I P of Dorset.  

"Paul has run some fabulous MCA Approved Engine Courses for us with great feedback. Once again, Many thanks. Simon Jinks, SeaRegs Training Plymouth"


ARC safety training.

Paul, I wanted to thank you and Ashley for hosting such great training, I learned much. GB.

PST update course STCW UK.

"Twice as good as any other course I have ever done!" Mr SG

Sales and technical consultancy.

Dear Paul, Once again your excellent approach with our customers combined with extensive knowledge of all things marine has delivered another successful Southampton Boat Show for Marlec. The sales team thoroughly enjoy working with you so please put us in the diary for next year's event! Teresa Auciello - Sales Director. Marlec Eng Co Ltd

Coaching / safety boat.

"Paul is a fantastic person to deal with everything was perfect, as per the description. This boat is a great find." T

Routing for ocean races.

Hi Paul, 
We are now getting our sea legs (land legs?) back and feeling much better. I wanted to thank you again for your patience with us and your commitment to getting us to Hawaii. When I return to LA we will be finishing up the documentary. I will be making arrangements to have someone interview you and I will email you more information so you can decide what dates and times are best for you. We also have a plaque that we will be sending you to show our appreciation, and a more formal letter of thank you. Pat Hines Winner of GPR pairs classes.

Yachtmaster Examiner feed back.

Routing for ocean races.

Hi Paul, Thanks again for taking the time to meet with me and Becky on Friday, it was great to catch up and discuss the crossing. I Really appreciate it. Matteo
I'm finally back in the UK. It was a truly amazing experience. I couldn't have asked for more. It was certainly tough but it was also incredibly rewarding and being alone in the middle of the ocean was a true privilege. Being able to win the solo race was incredible and I have to thank you for that. Your advice and routing info were truly invaluable and played a key role in getting me to Antigua before the other solos.
I think that having such an experienced person advising and keeping and eye on me was also incredibly reassuring for both Rebecca and my family. Once again thank you for all your help and support.
Matteo Perucchini | Ocean Rower | Sogno Atlantico|
Winner Trans Atlantic Rowing Race Solo Class

Radar operators course.

One of the best courses I have done in a long time. Mr A