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Why Sailors Love Sailing For Blondes!
What an amazing book! A whole lot of information is presented in a way that should not intimidate the beginning sailor be he or she blonde or otherwise. It is apparent the amount of work that went into this. It’s a good introduction to sailing with the terms and methods for a newbie to get out on the water. I found it to be interesting that the personalities onboard were so real and the love for sailing was, too. It is a wonderful way to learn how to sail in that it is presented in an entertaining way.
This book is both entertaining and informative. It is easy to understand for someone (male, female, blonde, brunette or redhead!) who has never sailed before. It explains basic concepts for anyone who has sailed before but was confused by the complicated concepts and terminology. The simulator gave me the understanding of how to sail that I did not have prior to using it.
It is such a wonderful read! Very informative and interesting! Something I’ve never read before. I learned so much! Learning became so easy when the information connected to my emotions. I am marveled at not only your raw creativity, but your ability to tie fiction and nonfiction into a perfect little bow and open a beautiful gift from your heart to ours.
After years of wanting to sail, I came out to PPYC in Nashville to a Learning at the Helm event held on Tuesday evenings. Joyce approached me, looked me in the eye and asked “Would you like to learn how to sail?” Of course I said yes and she started to explain the sailing concepts and points of sail in a way that made total sense to me. An hour later we were out on her boat and actually sailing! As we tacked and jibed, it all came together and I couldn’t believe how much I gained in such a short time. I have taken that knowledge and used it as my foundation to build on in sailing courses and just sailing out on the water ever since. Joyce helped unlock the mystery of sailing and is a huge part of the passion for sailing I have today.
This book is very unique, educational and witty. I especially loved the Sail Knots and the Captainairisms, too! My book will be titled Sailing With A Blonde, And Other Nautical Humor! I loved sailing with you and you are so expert at it and I would not take anything for the fun we had. It was a memory that will last a lifetime. Who has been to the Bermuda Triangle and survived crossing the Gulf Stream and all the other fabulous things we saw! You are awesome and this book will be a best seller!
This book took lots of hard work and dedication from an author who really wants you to learn to sail! Thank you.
This course is great. It teaches you not only what to do when sailing, but also why you are doing it. I now understand how and why to set my sails. Excellent.
As someone new to sailing, this course was a great introduction to the sport. The presentation was clearly articulated and the content was brought forward in a way that wasn’t overwhelming. Highly recommended. Rating – Excellent.
A great review as we are getting back on the water. I can practice at home with the simulator for all points of sail. Rating – Excellent
Joyce, you make it simple to understand – thank you so much. Rating – Excellent.
This information is vital to becoming a better sailor. Rating ~ Excellent-Very Good
Very helpful, entertaining and hands-on-approach with the simulator using simple terms for lay people. The simulator is great to take home. Rating ~ Excellent.
The simulator is fantastic. It is very helpful in learning the Points of Sail. It is an excellent course. I know I will be taking your Sailing for Blondes Book with me to share with the instructor in Pensacola and brag on how you are an instructor and I have had some personal coaching from you. Thank you. Rating ~ Excellent
I learned how to work with the wind to go places! Keep presenting this awesome course. Rating ~ Excellent
I have been sailing for a few years, but never understood the points of sail. I can now visualize setting the sails! Rating ~ Excellent
Very helpful in making the points of sail clear … thank you! Rating ~ Excellent
This is the 2nd time for me to take this course. The first time was a refresher (mini-version) of the course and I liked it better this time as there was more detail in the full course. The simulator was great! Rating ~ Excellent/Very Good
All the things I experience on a boat are all the things I learned in this course. The information was easy to understand. Rating ~ Very Good
I would recommend this course to others. I finally learned which side of the boat was starboard!!! Rating ~ Excellent
I’ve sailed with several sailors, but with Joyce I learned more in one day about sailing, the sails and the wind than ever before. I haven’t been able to get out on the water lately on my boat, but this course helped to rebuild my confidence. Thank you for sharing this and your experiences. Rating ~ Excellent
Loved this course. It made it so much easier to understand. The simulator is brilliant. Rating ~ Excellent
I just began sailing and I will use this information to better understand it. Rating ~ Excellent
Stay awesome! Keep your amazing vibes and positive energy and you will accomplish all of your dreams and things going on in your life.
I learned when you are on a run, the sail/boom determines the tack so when the sail/boom is on the port, you are on a starboard tack. Rating ~ Very Good
I found it easy to understand and it clearly changed my tactics on future sailing with my spouse. Rating ~ Excellent
This course made sailing more practical and way easier to understand than the one I took 8 years ago in New Orleans. I would recommend everyone take this course … loved it! Rating ~ Excellent
Great job! So much better understanding! Rating ~ Excellent
Very helpful in making the points of sail clear … thank you! Rating ~ Excellen
Excellent! Rating ~ Excellent
Joyce makes it easy to follow and simplifies things as she breaks them down. Rating ~ Excellent
It was very helpful and practical and answered a lot of my confusion. Rating ~ Excellent
The problems (scenarios) on the worksheet at the end of the course were very valuable. Rating ~ Very Good
I now understand port and starboard tack. It was very confusing prior to this course. ~ Excellent
I previously was on the water for one session with Joyce and then took this course. I learned the sets of the sail that fit the course you are sailing with the wind direction. Rating ~ Excellent
One big thing I learned was identifying where the wind was hitting the boat! Rating ~ Excellent
I had struggled with learning these concepts so this course was great! Rating ~ Excellent
The Sailing For Blondes Method was how I learned to sail and this course is exactly what I know works. ~ Excellent
Very good. Rating ~ Very good and I would recommend this course to others
Very good. Rating ~ Very Good – I will use the course information to improve my skill level. I would recommend this course to others.
Very good. The course length and pace was appropriate to the topic. Rating ~ Excellent/very good
Learning the points of sail was very helpful. ~ Excellent
Very well done presentation. The value of the course for me was the concise way it provided the art of sailing to anyone with a desire to learn how to sail. The methodology of sailing, the various parts of a sail boat and using the simulator teaches the points of sail hands-on. I would recommend it to anyone with sailing aspirations. Rating ~ Excellent
Great class! It was a bit overwhelming at first since I had no background experience, but it will make it easier for me as I learn more. Rating ~ Excellent
Excellent. Rating ~ Excellent
The simulator is great! Using it in real time also really helps. ~ Excellent
Very good. Rating ~ Very Good
Very good. Rating ~ Very Good. The course content was clear and easy to understand.
Excellent. Rating ~ Excellent
As a newbie, it really started to make sense! ~ Excellent
Great experience with Captain Joyce during a LATH session. We learned a lot and had fun. Looking forward to the next time. (All true)