I coach at Buckland Beach Yacht Club and my latest learn to sail group consisted of five different nationalities! My 'learn to sail' class now had to focus on water confidence, group cohesion along with learning to sail. So how could I push forward some very capable kiwi kids (the son and daughter of one Olympic Gold Medallist) while also catering to kids who had never been in any sort of boat before?
I brought the TIWAL out and I found that more than half of my problems were solved. The kids loved the boat because they felt safe in it, but they could go fast. We could have an instructor on the boat with them or they could sail it themselves in twos or threes. They couldn't hurt themselves in it but most of all, it provided loads of fun for them. The problem now is they expect it out every lesson!
I'm very excited to announce the arrival of the TIWAL 2 on December 5th. This means we will be running demo days on Saturday 7th December for both the TIWAL 2 and 3!
If you are interested in having a go in the TIWAL 3 or TIWAL 2, please get in touch with me here. (Read on to find out the difference between a TIWAL 2 and TIWAL 3)
Also below is a story about taking both TIWALS into the Outback of Australia and watch out for a version of the story in Boating New Zealand Magazine.
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I will be including learn to sail tips and videos.
If you didnt catch the latest TIWAL reviews from this side of the world here they are:
Keep safe, and have fun on the water!
I am a New Zealand sailor who learned to sail in the beautiful Malborough Sounds and then went onto represent NZ at the 2000 Olympics.