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post #2 of Old 04-11-2011
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Good crew, bad crew ? or Good Skipper Bad Skipper ?

Maybe you need to give yourself a good looking at. I wonder whether or not your family's failure to take any of this in might indicate that you are rubbish as a teacher. Fine, you get a bunch of good old boys who may not know much about sailing but have a good understanding of lines etc and all goes well but when you are left with a totally inexperienced crew you fail to get your message through.

Maybe, if they are still interested in sailing, you should send your wife and kids off to a sailing school.

(I say all that, not to be spiteful but as someone who was utterly apalling in my ability to get the message through to my crew. I am in no way suggesting I'm now perfect but I do hope that realising at least some of my faults has meant an improvement in my performance over time. )

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.
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