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|DVD 100 Sailing Mistakes How To Avoid Them Training DVD|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Features Tips & Techniques to Sail & Navigate Like a Pro! Learning from your mistakes is definitely the hard way to go about learning to sail. Doing things right is sometimes just a matter of not doing things wrong. Thi... more »
Not as Informative as It Could Be
Sailing Mentor | 12/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video should have been called "100 Sailing Mistakes and a Handful of Production Mistakes and How Not To Avoid Them." Although it does describe 100 sailing mistakes, it goes through them too quickly for a beginner to follow. It's advice on how to avoid them is often nearly non-existent. For example, one mistake listed is not knowing what the lights on channel markers mean. The video's instruction for how to avoid this is to go learn what they mean. There is some entertainment value in the numerous production errors, such as the numerous stills of an upside-side down chart, and the narrator who confuses jib with jibe, tack with 'jack', and mis-pronounces words as adage."
4 mistakes a minute
Tim Mouradian | North Shore, MA United States | 07/31/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What works well on paper does not work well in DVD. To see what happens when people don't understand this simple fact see the exhibit A: "100 Sailing mistakes DVD".
There is nothing terrible wrong with this production except that it shouldn't have beem made into movie, it would have made a terrific little reference or a booklet. As a movie it doesn't work at all, the whole thing consists of sporadic scenes of a presumable experienced sailor introducing us to a new chapter of mistakes, and then someone in a hurried voice reads a mistake and solution to the said mistake over some pseudo nautical screen saver.
I actually timed it, the tempo is ~4 mistakes/solutions a minute administered in a monotonous voice without real understanding at what is being said.
This is sad because the information actually is not that bad, I learned quite a few new things.I also fell asleep between mistake #35 I think, and woke up around mistake #60-ish.
Rent it if you must, don't bother purchasing."