Sunday, 13 March 2011

Learning a new language can be difficult

Living in Spain, I am truely aware of just how difficult it can be to learn a new language. Not being able to communicate or fully understand what is going on around you can be frustrating and at times even intimidating. Our time in SE Asia has highlighted this as we can just about order a beer and curry in most places we visit. Sailing terminology can be compared to learning a new language and whilst I am fortunate to speak this language fairly fluently there is still a lot of words that I have absolutely no idea what they mean, so to make it easier for newcomers into sailing I have put pen to pencil and started a beginners guide to Yottie lingo, this guide should help with your first few days afloat and may even impress a few friends in the pub even before you get afloat with your new found knowledge of halyards, warps, jackstays, etc.
Good luck 

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