As people do when they see something a friend is interested in, Amfortas sent along an item on sailing and I thank him. If I was less than gracious about the item though, if I quietly growled out of earshot, I hope I’d be forgiven:
The promo puts me off immediately. Never click on anything which has it all prepared and is enticing you to click in, especially something saying it’s free and will mete out info bit by bit as you get more deeply into it.
As for “skippering”, it’s something developed over time, it involves a sixth sense which can’t be taught, within a specific field in which you come up through the ranks – guys/gals like Franck Cammas and Laura Decker started as kids, have had experiences and developed experience along the way.
A young sailor starts perhaps on a paddleboard on which he hoists his towel, next year, his dad builds a rudder in and the following year a centreplate, then the youngster moves to a little Sabot or similar and learns the basics, capsizes and is frightened, he hangs around other sailors, some who are not too curmudgeonly to impart tricks but more importantly – basics.…