To everyone that has made kind comments about training with us (those making kind comments about me making decent tea/coffee are clearly mistaken thoiugh!!
) - however long you have been training positive feedback is always nice to hear. We are in touch with Tony and hope that we can arrange something that works for his son.
As Willk mentions was amazing to go to Antarctica and do some boating. A truly incredible location. Meeting up with Danny (donegaldan) from Round Ireland/RIB.net was really nice – albeit slightly strange the other end of the world.
For those interested in doing amazing and different things British Antarctic Survey recruit a number of Boating Officers each year to manage the boating at two of their bases. Initial roles are 6 months but there can then be longer 18 month stints.
More can be found about what they do here
Polar Science for Planet Earth - Video - British Antarctic Survey
More about the roles appear on their website however as a general guide you will need to be a RYA PBI (or similar) with a good range of boating experience.
Poly – I may misunderstand what you say (“I don't doubt that given Paul's pedigree anyone going there can expect a good experience. However I am always sceptical of claims someone is the best instructor”
) but never anywhere have I claimed to be the ‘best instructor’ and nor would I. Nor have I ever claimed that the school is the best. There are many great instructors out there teaching great courses at great schools and a good number frequent this site. If I have misquoted you my apologies however I would be keen not to be misrepresented either.