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Re: Training and Developing Crew
There are only three sheets on a sloop rigged sailboat: The main sheet, and two jib sheets.
If you want them to learn, and more importantly if they want to learn, simply go out sailing for a day and lay in about 20 or 30 tacks...upwind, and then do a bunch of gybes...
Let your crew person do all the line work..while you just call the manuevers.
Leave the traveler centered...and add that to the next trip out.
I wouldn't go into anything else...topping lifts, outhauls, downhauls or cunninghams or anything else....until they know how to tack and gybe.
It might help if you explain the points of sail...and what you're doing beforehand...but..if they are interested they should be reading.