Dear Nigel and Peter,

I just want to record our sincere thanks for the delivery of our Island Packet Providence from Bristol to Whitehaven.  Bruce arrived on the morning of the 28th May, finding us both shattered from a very busy couple of weeks and we had not arrived on the boat until 2 a.m.  In the nicest possible way, he guided us through the next busy few hours, such that we were shipshape and Bristol fashion, ready to go out through the Floating Harbour lock system by mid afternoon.  His passage planning was meticulous and had included plenty of redundancy and back up alternatives.  In the event, we had a successful 72-hour passage, and Bruce proved that his sailing and technical aptitude matched those culinary skills he demonstrated in the galley.

Sue and I came away inspired by Bruce.  His energy, agility and vitality, his vast knowledge and experience and his disarming, warm manner were quite wonderful.  He is a  tremendous ambassador for PYD and we feel very lucky to have had him as our delivery skipper.  Thank you.

Best wishes


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