after three boats, and limited helming by the wife...we took ASA courses together with the focus on her getting 100% capable, without me "teaching".
Turns out other than not "seeing" puffs, she is much better steering a straight course, compensating for wind shifts....and just all around doing a better job than I can, even though I have more seat time.
She still calls for me to do major winching and pulling, and often in close quarters. But she is having a ball and I know in the even that something happens, she can at least get the boat to and fro.
I am very happy with her helming...
Good post Denise