crash test…

I have now a couple of times I’ve seen kids sailing Optis with helmets… Is it only me that finds it completely wrong?
How can you teach sailing to kids if they cannot use all their senses (great to feel the wind direction with a huge helmet) and if they do not understand that they need to be careful for themselves first. (yes the Optis boom can hit the head and…)
You don’t need to protect from all the risk; you need them to understand how to deal with the risk.
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