Teach Children About Boats and Watch The Enthusiasm Grow!
Racing isn’t everything, there are other ways to acquire boating skills. Teach children how much fun boating can be and watch the numbers grow.
Brittany, a young girl who recently dreamed off going boating finally went off to boating school. She said that she really loved how much fun it was when she was being taught about the wind and how the boat worked. When they started racing, it became stressful for her and she really hated it. After that, she never went back to boating school.
To hear that boating was stressful for a young girl was hard to hear. Why kids dropping out of boating school and boating programs after a season or two? Here is why some kids said that they dropped out:
- Some of them didn’t like the idea of boating alone
- Some of them didn’t like racing and getting yelled at
Afterwards, these findings were shared with a boating program coordinator and they started something new. They started a program where they hired a boating naturalist that would take the kids along the shore in the sailboats and observe ocean life. It was a huge success! boating is supposed to be about enjoying the beauty of the water and challenging yourself. Let’s change the way boating is taught to allow children to learn the way they want to and having fun while doing it.
Teaching children about the boating life can spark a true interest in enjoying the open ocean and rivers around our Palmetto marina. In a time when racing is what ever child wants to do, it is great to just teach our future generations about how the boating life can truly be a hobby and lifestyle that they may want to indulge in as well. of course, always feel free to show them around our docks to peak their interest even more on how the boats work, what it is like to be the captain of a vessel and of course what they can look forward to later on in life.