5. Positive Peer Pressure
Learning with others of a similar or slightly more advanced level is all part of the perfect coaching environment. Whilst you might dream of brochure style moves, witnessing someone else learn what you’re trying to achieve is far more realistic and motivating for your own windsurfing – “We’ll if they can do it with a bit of help, then so can I”. I feel that coaching should be a combination or getting absolutely the right advice, but making it part of a great windsurfing experience. You do need direction, but it doesn’t have to be a boot camp, learning should be engaging, enjoyable and rewarding. When we can, we’ll take our clients on optional down-winders, longer distance blasts and fun adventures which match in with all the technical stuff. So if you what to improve your gybes, do massive downwind blasts with 8-10 other sailors and you will improve!