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Re: Do sailing instructors ever teach actual sailing?
When I teach 101 we get from 5 to 6 hours on the water each day plus classroom. I've never had a class want to stay out any longer. Everyone is very tired. We do a lot of maneuvers, tacking, jibing, sailing in circles, COB.
I make sure everyone is challenged regardless of their experience.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.