Philip came on board our boat, a Melges 32, in order to up our standards and educate us a bit more on tactics and boat handling. He is a very knowledgable person who did his homework and tolerated a bunch of friends who were struggling to get those extra fractions of a knot. Philip is a very genial person who got along with everyone well on the crew, took the time to help every crew member with invaluable tips and shortcuts, from foredeck to helm. We had not used a dedicated tactician prior to Phil. It was a great experience and I will get him back on board at every opportunity.