Re: Training and Developing Crew
I find this thread quite fascinating. I talk about this all the time with different things.
There is a time with anything new, where a person has a thought response to any order or situation. When new, the thought process can be slow, for the person is connecting the dots. You ever watched a 15 yr. old drive a car (in the US of course)?
There is some point, that same person starts having learned responses to the same orders or situations. They do not "think" about what they need to do, they already know.
All complicated training has these two facets. Driving a car, flying a plane, sailing a boat, all fall within this realm. Repetition, and calm thinking are the only way to learn these motions/actions.
Please, if you are training someone, remember they may take some time to process the request you put forth. Sometimes they will have brain lock. So don't gybe ho without a lot of future warning, and possibly fiscally moving the individual to keep them safe.
The more information you can pass to the trainee minutes(not seconds) before the needed action the better.
There is much to learn about sailing (boating in general), so it does take time. Don't think someone is not trying because it is taking longer than, you believe, needed. Everyone learns at a different pace, and may take a different approach to be taught.
Last edited by propellanttech; 10-31-2012 at 08:21 AM.