Friday 15th July 2016
“To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter of reference on behalf of Mr. Terry Gilmour who was recommended to me by Hill Robinson Management in Antibes France.
In January of this year I was given the temporary position of captain of the 73-meter yacht when the yacht was completing a refit. With the previous captain having just left the yacht I was tasked with completing the refit along with subsequent sea trials and delivering the yacht to the Maldives for the winter cruising season. At the time of joining the yacht many crew had left for various reasons and the interior department consisted of entirely new crew who had neither worked together or on this particular yacht before.
On arriving Terry flew out to conduct interior crew training which was carried out over a week and covered both service and housekeeping duties.
The transformation in the interior department was dramatic and without the interior crew having undergone such a rigorous training course I am convinced that the three months of cruising we did would not have been as enjoyable an experience for the principle and his guests.
I would have no hesitation in having Terry coach the interior crew on any yachts under my command in the future and would highly recommend the training courses that he conducts. “