SailNet Community - View Single Post - Is Sailing Sexist?
View Single Post
  #166  
Old 09-04-2013
johnnyquest37's Avatar
johnnyquest37 johnnyquest37 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 395
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 3
johnnyquest37 is on a distinguished road
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I've taught plenty of husband/wife teams. It is important to understand the dynamic of the team when providing this instruction. Is the wife there to learn to be proficient in her own right or is she there because she wants primarily to be an assistant to her husband? Or is she there simply to placate her husband and would never have taken the class without his insistenence. By learning together as a team (especially on their own boat), they have the chance to develop cooperative strategies while under the supervision of the instructor. If the instructor understands the dynamic of the couple and their objectives (both individual and as a team), then the instructor can tailor the instructional approach accordingly

These roles can be reversed. Once, I had a couple and he was there at the behest of his wife instead of the other way around.
__________________
[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
Annapolis, MD

LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT REMOVING POLITCAL TAG LINES -- NOW!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook