there are many different kinds of individuals and many different styles of learning
. the ones who learned in dinks do not always have the best handle on the keel
boats---i learned in gaff rigging
on a 1903 racing
sloop---built by herreschoff yard and is national historic treasure--i feel the ones who learned in dinks with all the yelling being done at them donot have the ability to FEEL the boat as well as those who apprenticed to tallshipmen and sailed REAL sailboats of yore---so who is right and who is wrong?? no one is right no one is wrong--it all depends on the individual who does the learning
. it also depends on the skipper
of the boat----and the situations under which one sails--is possible to understand wind
and currents and not understand sailing--i have been in those situations--also the opposite is true....btdt also----if someone ENJOYS the feel of the boat , that one will understand the feel of boats despite having been deprived of the joys of getting wet instead of sailing. we SAILED....the tallshipman who taught us was awesome and sooooo much a part of the sea..i am sooo fortunate to have been able to have learned sailing from the likes of him----to be able to feel the wind and the water
and how they move and where the boat is in relation to those factors--and to see what is coming and react to it before it hits is an individual thing--not all sailors have that understanding of their surroundings----gotta have some flexibility when having others on board---those others do not have the same sensations as do you-----not all sailors race---many despise racing--is an oxymoronic behaviour-----sailing is not a stressfull place unless one practices racing
sailing---is a relaxing method of being at one with sea and air....so the course is off a bit--are you having fun?? are you enjoying the environment
?? why are you in a hurry?? sailing is not for those in a hurry!!!!!
sit back and enjoy the stuff around you and donot worry about the +-20 of the wind factor----is just a daysail anyway!!!!--you can always practice the tightass parts
of the racing stuff whenye are solo!! let your guests have a relaxing moment--unless they get into a tight spot and you and boat are in trouble--what is the hurry!!???