A detailed, step-by-step guide to the basics of sailing which teaches, what to know before you go sailing, getting underway, the secrets and mastering the art of sailing. With on the water instruction, this program covers every aspect of sailing including the skills and confidence of boat handling and how to sail a 47 foot keel boat. Teaches gybing & coming about, reefing, wrangling the spinaker.
"learn how to sail"... okay, I have never sailed before. I have been wanting to sail for quite awhile. I have watched many video's of people sailing (not instructional videos). I have read parts of several books on it. More importantly I have studied diagrams of the terminology of a sailboat and sailing maneuvers previous to watching this video. If you are like me and never sailed, but also never read anything at all on sailing, I honestly think the video might move a little bit to fast. There is so much terminology and concepts to know, and she quickly goes from one to another, expecting you to remember everything she has said as she builds upon it all. I am not saying it is a bad video, but it does move quick and in my opinion you would be much better off (well, you would get more out of the video) having read a little bit of something up on some basic terminology before watching this video. That being said, this video very well gave an actual view/idea of the different parts of a sail, a sailboat, how to sail, etc... I think after viewing it 2 more times I might be actually ready and confident enough to try my hand with a tiny dinghy sailboat.
Absolutely the best free learning to sail video I've ever had the pleasure of watching. This video has it all. Full instruction to get you ready to get out on the water. Very informative and well taught. Penny has the soul of a teacher and is completely in her element here. This video will not disappoint.
Looking for a folksy introduction to sailing basics? This video provides a concise demonstration of the essentials. Most could likely skip the sections on how to hank on the main and Genoa. But that's a quibble. I've coastal sailed for many years and found the video instructional. Recommended.
That Kiwi definitely knows her stuff and her video assisted me with putting it all together in a clear and easy to understand explanation. This is a video worth watching more than once and keeping in your personal library as future reference.
Penny slowly and methodically lays out each piece of hardware on the deck. Very concise definitions and instruction, followed by actual examples. Very helpful to me. I bought this two years ago and now I am racing my 1989 Pearson 31. Sailing has become a major part of our family's lifestyle.