Whether drifting in Optimists or skimming the water in a catamaran, the principles of instruction are the same and the major difficulty is communicating knowledge. This is a step-by-step course in how to teach beginners to sail safely and effectively. It takes you through the basics of teaching someone to sail from their point of view and gives constant tips on how to help the student understand new ideas. For every new concept introduced there are off-the-water instructions, plus exercises to do once on the water.
The book is illustrated with step-by-step photography and artwork, and every section includes ‘Top Tips’ and ‘Watch Out!’ information. Whether you are embarking on a career coaching sailing or looking to teach your children to sail, this step-by-step guide will get the best out of you and your students.