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Originally Posted by merlin2375 View Post
2) Push your instructor to give you the best for your time. Ask a ton of questions. Most instructors are FULL of knowledge but they won't always give it all to you. The more you read (see number 1), the more questions you'll have, the better. It's your time make the best of it. Also, if you don't understand something ask. Don't just sit there.
Excellent post, Merlin.

Regarding your point #2 quoted above: As a former sailing instructor, I'll mention that sometimes we have to be careful about dumping too much information on novices. We've all made that mistake, and watched as our students' eyes began to glaze over from information overload. So if your instructor at times seems a bit reticent, it's from experience, realizing that the most important objective of a learn-to-sail course is to master the basics.

By all means, pepper your instructor with questions if you have them. Usually they will be more than happy to share their knowledge. They hold back at times only for fear of saturating the students with more information than some can process in the short period they're together.
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