Paul is very encouraging, yet challenges the student by asking questions to check understanding, and takes the safety of you and other beach users very seriously. My son wore a radio, as did Paul, and I had a radio on the shore too so could hear the lesson going on. He enjoyed it so much that he is now going to do a ‘supervised hire’ to get some practice in whilst being under the watchful eye of someone from Nomadic. The ‘lagoon’ is a really safe place to learn in, and Calshot has great facilities so you can spend the day there or even camp overnight. Now my younger son wants to do the same course next year!