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From Sailor to Teacher to School Leader
Marc J Smith

When I was 16 years old I had the opportunity to become a Junior Instructor (JI) at the Orleans Yacht Club. I had attended the club's sailing program every year since the age of 10 and had become a competent sailor that competed on our racing team. As a JI, I was responsible for assisting the Senior Instructors in teaching ten year olds how to sail for the very first time. How do I take what I knew how to do, something that seemed so natural I didn't really have to think about it anymore, and explain it to others in a way that will allow them to do it?

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