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01-23-2008 07:01 PM
kiprichard Two of us took the J-World 1 week racing course ( it was awsome ). We left the instructors $100.
01-23-2008 05:58 PM
sailingdog If these guys are working for below minimum wage, I'll eat my hat. BTW, keeping the people who prepare your food happy is generally a good idea... I've seen some of the things they do to retaliate if unhappy...not pretty, or healthy.
01-23-2008 05:08 PM
chucklesR Tell him or her not to invest in real estate, that's a good and appropriate tip. They are paid employee's - I don't tip my grocery store checkout person, or the instructor at my diesel repair class at the Annapolis sailing school. I tip people that work at below hourly wage (waitresses) or who work for tip's only.
01-23-2008 04:37 PM
cjmcfall Andy,

This depends on the course. If it is an owner/operator then a small gift is acceptable (assuming you are happy with the class).

I taught at a US Sailing school for two years and tipping was very common from my students. I would say my average tip for a four day course was anywhere from $50-$100 depending. There were also the occasional party that did not tip, thats ok too.

It, like anything, should depend on how happy you are with the class, boat, teacher, and information delivered.

As a post-starving sailing instructor, I know those tips really made the difference and allowed me to continue that lifestyle.

Hope this helps!
01-23-2008 04:30 PM
gonesailin40 If he does a bad job do you get a percentage of your fee back?

I do not understand tipping. Things like tipping my postman, or my wife tips the beautician who just charged here 70 bucks for 30 minutes of her day. I would not think tipping the sailing instructor is needed.
01-23-2008 04:23 PM
T34C
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
I don't know if a tip is really appropriate. However, if you are really pleased with the instructor's performance, a small gift might be a nice touch, like a bottle of good booze, gift certificate to a local restaurant, etc.
Once you have decided on the appropriate bottle, first forward one to me, and I will be happy to evaluate it on its merits to help you decide if it is a suitable tip.
01-23-2008 04:19 PM
sailingdog I don't know if a tip is really appropriate. However, if you are really pleased with the instructor's performance, a small gift might be a nice touch, like a bottle of good booze, gift certificate to a local restaurant, etc.
01-23-2008 04:19 PM
TrueBlue
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Originally Posted by punjabi View Post
How do you think I graduated? You have to tip at the beginning of the semester though.
Now there's a crafty student!
Actually, I made pencil/ink sketches of some of my architectural professor's completed projects . . . made for some good brownie points (g).
01-23-2008 04:13 PM
punjabi
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue View Post
If the instructor is also the business owner, I think a tip is considered unecessary and inappropriate. Otherwise, a paid employee would be thrilled to receive $10/person - an amount I would pay, more or less, depending upon my satisfaction level.

A sailing instructor I know, said it's actually rare to receive tips from students . . . have you ever tipped your college professors?
How do you think I graduated? You have to tip at the beginning of the semester though.
01-23-2008 04:11 PM
TrueBlue If the instructor is also the business owner, I think a tip is considered unecessary and inappropriate. Otherwise, a paid employee would be thrilled to receive $10/person - an amount I would pay, more or less, depending upon my satisfaction level.

A sailing instructor I know, said it's actually rare to receive tips from students . . . have you ever tipped your college professors?
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