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Old 29th July 2009, 05:31 AM   #1
Cathal Kavanagh
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Default teaching beginners

Just like to know if any of you want to share teaching tips and what was your best day

we operate a school on the west coast of ireland and wind conditions vary a lot

love to hear all your good and not so good experiences and hope to share teaching tips and exercises

Our top tip is
Do not do a demo of the turn - it only confuses your student

teach sailing on one tack on a board on the shore and then have your students paddle out in the self rescue position or walk if it is shallow

so this 2 or 3 times and then teach the turn once all the stance and hand foot issues are sorted

Your students stay close to you and we have had huge success with this method

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