Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sailing with Confidence|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Sports
A great learn to sail program designed to give those with little or no sailing experience the knowledge and skills needed to sail with confidence. Expert instructor Bud Foulke teaches the basics of getting started, interm... more »
Gave the basics to my kids
Traveller | High Mountains of Northern Arizona | 08/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD to help give my kids (ages 12 and 14) a headstart before going to a sailing school with them. As Bud Foulke points out, you will not be a sailor after viewing this video.
It worked great for my kids. They had the basic vocabulary down. They also understood the basic points of sail. It gave them an elevated level of confidence in being able to learn to sail.
I highly recommend it in preparation for learning to sail. We will be using the DVD as a review before going on our first bareboat trip in a few months.
Capsizing with confidence
Tim Mouradian | North Shore, MA United States | 06/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Somehow this DVD reminded me the PBS programs with Bob Ross, I think it was called Joy of Painting. Both share the same happy 1980's feel to them. But while Bob Ross and his trees are amusing and educational, this one is neither. In fact it is quite confusing and busy piece of work. The shortcomings are many, and you will most definetely capsize should you follow the advice on how to jibe in heavy weather. In fact they filmed people capsizing, presumably following that very advice.
The only reason to watch is a lack of better options, which in itself isn't a bad reason.
3 stars, mostly for nice footage of Lake George.
Every DVD I watch adds to my knowledge
offshore | Seattle, WA | 01/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I admit, I am a sailing junky. So I like to watch everything I can. I learned some good things from this program. But I definitely feel the bit on heavy weather was confusing and a slightly wishy washy. I have the Pardey's Storm tactic DVD and that was definitely more confidence building. For enjoyable reasons to go cruising I like the programs put on by the Shards. But as I said in the beginning. This is worth a watch, especially for real beginners.