During the sailing instructor training, we learn to place the child in "favorable conditions for success".
Here is a non-exhaustive list of points from my experience as an instructor with the youngest.
Sometimes, out of enthusiasm, we want to go fast with our children, to transmit a lot of elements and the result is not the height: the child is tired of it, the parents are a little frustrated with the situation.
The main objective is to get them to love sailing and to get them hooked. A child doesn't need to theorize about points of sail, or even know the difference between a tack and a gybe. It is more important to develop their sensations, and their experience when they accompany you.
Starting to sail at a young age is an opportunity and a fantastic opening to the ocean and nature. The role of the parents is above all to create a desire, to allow the child to develop pleasure and to have sensations, without trying to focus on the technique.
Late summer afternoons are ideal. The wind calms down, the sea smoothes out. Find a protected body of water, a sheltered bay or a nice lake. The Reverso is portable, so take the opportunity to explore and find the perfect spot. Choose your day well, to enjoy yourself.
Although the Reverso Air is capable of extremely fast sailing, it has also been designed to be easy and safe. Here are some of the features that make it a great sailboat for children:
The most important advice: the main objective is not to disgust them! The outings should be very short: 10 minutes initially. Come with another adult who will bring the child directly on board when the boat is in the water and who will pick him up.
For example : Let's explore the shore, look for treasure, board that catamaran at anchor... Indeed, children need to develop their imagination, and find a reason for any action.
By putting a small sticker on the front: pirate, nemo, or their favorite brand of skate/surf or other sport for teens.
Use with Posca® pencils with the name of your boat or the name of a racing boat you like.
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