The club offers a number of courses to help members support our racing and training activities. We require powerboat drivers with a PB2 qualification to support racing and training, dinghy instructors (DI) and race coach level 2 (RCL2). Instructors and coaches also need to be PB2 qualified, and a first aid qualifications which must be renewed every three years. We normally run one DI and RCL2 course per year, and these are led by external RYA coaches. We run several first aid and PB2 courses each year, and the club has it's own instructors.
Places are limited on these courses, especially the DI and RCL2 courses which are limited to a maximum of six participants, and which are run on a not for profit basis at rates significantly below what a commercial centre would charge. The decision as to whom is offered a place is made by the sailing school subcommittee. To get on the list for potential selection you need to make yourself known to the sailing school subcommittee, by contacting the sailing school manager. The criteria for selection is as follows:
In addition to our instructors and coaches, we also have assistant instructors (AI). AIs must have RYA qualifications or appropriate sailing skills and experience, so if we identify potential AIs who have already been working with cadets but have no formal qualifications or need to sail better, then we will prioritise them for adult RYA training courses. Please contact the cadet skipper if you are interested in becoming an AI.