Whether embarking on a career teaching sailing or looking to teach your children to sail, this step by step guide will get the best out of you and your students. It takes the coach through the basics of teaching somebody to sail from their point of view and gives constant tips on how to help the student understand new ideas. For every new concept introduced there are off the water instructions and exercises to do once on the water. It is suitable both for those running formal courses and for parents looking to teach their children. *Concentrated throughout on ensuring fun and safety. * Takes the trainer through the absolute basics from before the first sail to using spinnakers. * Includes on the water games and things to do when the weather turns bad. * Helps the expert sailor to articulate their knowledge to the novice and patiently share their enthusiasm. * Provides advice on teaching techniques and what to do when things go wrong. .