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Welcome to my podcast Your Pocket Sailing Instructor! My name is Penny and I am excited to have you join me!

I started this podcast in January 2022 as I realized I wanted to make my knowledge accessible to my students at all times. Well, only a few short months into this project, and I am reaching people all over the world! As an educator, this is VERY exciting! I love coaching sailing and sharing my passion with others, so if you’re looking for valuable content to take your sailing to the next level, you have come to the right place!

I release weekly episodes every Thursday so be sure to subscribe, like, share, listen and love my podcast so you don’t miss a thing! I am also creating freebies, so be sure to keep an eye out for those too!

Happy sailing my friend and glad to have you aboard!

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Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Most Recent Episode:

#20: How to prepare for your sailing course! Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast

Alright, so you listened to my last episode and you have signed up for a course! Congrats! Now what? Hopefully the sailing school that you signed up with will be providing you with some pre-course learning materials. But if that is not the case, this week I provide you with some ideas. For this episode I will assume you are signed up for a day sailing course. I'll do a different episode for liveaboard sailing. What to Wear Ok, you are getting excited and figuring out what to pack for your course. If you are day sailing, you should check the weather each day and dress accordingly. What does that mean? If there's rain, invest in rain pants and a rain jacket. Bring extra layers, spare socks, hats, etc. Unless otherwise indicated by the sailing school, you should not need to bring any person safety items to a beginner course. Basically plan to wear active, or hiking, type of clothes. I find these work best and avoid jeans. Something comfortable, something that moves with you, something that dries quickly, etc. Footwear should be comfortable and with good tread. No flip-flops. Listen to Episode #2: New Sailor Sailing Gear for other ideas and tips. What to Bring Now I'm looking at extra items to bring to make your course fun and enjoyable. Here's a short list: sunglasses, hat sunscreen phone/camera for photo ops water, snacks, lunch (make it BIG, as fresh air will make you hungry!) notebook and pencil if you like to write things down (wet notes work great) binoculars if you'd like to look around during lunch, but they could be a bit much for this type of day sailing any course books that were mailed to you (ie Basic Cruising Skills textbook for example)

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Here are links to all of my episodes so far. Be sure to listen to them all and download the freebies along the way! Also, let me know what YOU want more information about. This podcast is for you, so reach out and let me know!