Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Cobbs Creek, VA
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My wife and I both took sailing lessons on San Diego in the early 70's and it was great, BUT I think that you'll both get more out of it, if your both in different boats, that way she won't feel that your watching her every move and worring about making a mistake, although you both will, it will be easier for her to learn and not feel under your watchfull eye. That way you both can compair notes at the end of each day and talk about what happened out there both good and bad.
My wife said that she was glad we did it that way and that she learned a lot and didn't feel worried about making a mistake in front of me and from what She told me one day, she did a biggie, she was tacking a Rebel 16 footer and just as she was coming through the wind it died and she was going to T-bone a 40 some foot sailboat, her solution was to close her eye's and shift the tiller hard over and pray, well it worked (thank God) and to this day she still talk's about it. Anyway these a just my 2 cent's worth for what ever there worth.