Have a conversation with a non-sailor about sailing and quite often they will give you a bewildered look as if you own the keys to some secret paradise. While sailing is an involved task that requires time and effort to learn, it does not have to be like being part of an exclusive community. You can teach people to learn to sail, and it only takes a few more classes than you already have.
Duncan Hood is an ASA Instructor Evaluator and has played a key role at ASA since it was founded in 1983. His recent trips to China have helped start numerous sailing schools and put sailing on the map in the region.