trapezingandcapsizes asked: Oh my god ive started a trend
You’re a star!
Anonymous asked: Hey guys! I have a question for you. I'm a sailor and a sailing coach from Europe. I have a shy dream to move US and become a sailor coach in there. That might sound ridiculous, but who cares..:D I have sailed opti, europe, 29er, melges 24 and many different kind of keelboats. Past 4 summer i have been a head coach here. I also study sports and after 9 months i will gratuate and become a prof coach. So what you think. Is that a stupid dream? Can you help me where to start? Cheers!
not at all! that is not stupid what so ever! it is really something that you are passionate about who cares what everybody thinks. i live in new york and for the past 4 or 5 years some if not all of my sailing instructors were from ireland and they come to the states for the summer and go back when sailing is over. now how they get the job i always wondered, i have always been told that one yacht club in ireland we have a connection with and all their sailors come over to teach, but other than that i would have no idea where to start.i would imagine just calling up yacht clubs and seeing if they are hiring. I really wish you make it here! tell us how it goes
Anonymous asked: what do i do if a sailor who's better than me is bullying my friend... neither my friend nor i are that good, and where i sail the skilled people have all the power. the coaches won't do a thing even when the bullies get racist/sexist/etc and i don't have much power over anyone (except maybe my crew). and i'm scared that if i speak up i'll become their next target.
i would normally say just take a knife a put a hole in their sail. but no this is serious
bullying is a serious matter and especially to me. whether its small or big bullying is not okay. if your coaches don’t say anything and your friend has tried to tell them to stop and they still don’t list, go higher up. I’ve done it before. I’ve had to tell my parents, the board and even the director.
you also say that you don’t want to speak out, when you get older even the bullies get a little more mature, and sometimes they don’t even know they are bullying… ive gone up to one of my friends and said hey can you take it easy with the jokes towards me. and he said “absolutely i didn’t know i was offending you” some people joke around and don’t even know they bully people. I’ve done that before where i just joke around with all of my close friends and they ask if i didn’t joke around and it ended right there. i didn’t know they were feeling offended i just thought everyone was joking around. but if they know they are offending people and continue, then you have to do something
a lot of people don’t report it because they feel nothing will happen, me being a coach myself if i saw anything like that, which i have, i report it to the director and i can honestly tell you it never happened again. you’re not alone many people deal with this without speaking out. so if they don’t listen go higher up, there is a difference in reporting and telling on people
if you have any more questions about this feel free, i would like to know how this works out.
Anonymous asked: How to find a good, dedicated crew: sacrifice to the sailing gods and hope that someone answers your prayers because that's how rare they are. (For that one question)
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justasadsailor asked: I need a good argument to make the athletics director at my school make sailing a school sport
oh my gosh where do i begin. okay so
i play hockey in school and this is what hockey does for me. it mainly works out my legs and arms. it also works slightly on my mind and on team work.
i also sail and this is what that does for me. it works on everything, abs, legs, chest, arms. now yes there are a few areas that it doesn’t work on but by comparison sailing if a much more physical sport when it comes to muscles. not only does it help with physically, but mentally.
a lot of people may not know that you have to be mentally “in shape” to sail, but when you really think about it. you do. you have to be able to know when to go to the line, when to ease and pull in the sail, which part of the course to take and why. in my opinion it works on you mentally WAY more than hockey does.
another thing that sailing will work on is leadership team work. if you’re a skipper then you are forced to make the best leader or you are going to lose the race. and team work because if you don’t have the communication and teamwork….. your boat isn’t going anywhere.
and last but not least to have fun! my best friend i met sailing and now i work with her as sailing instructors. its a bonding experience and its fun to do!
best of luck with the Athletic Director……
P.S. its late and I’m tired so sorry if some of that doesn’t make sense…. if it doesn’t ask again and ill be more than happy to respond.