Is your club prepared for the new racing season?
Host a Race Coach course at your club
Hosting a course at your club is simple and will allow priority to your club members, enabling you to train up coaches to then feed back into squads within your club. With 5-6 people needed for the course to run, the Club could still host but also offer places to other clubs in the area.
The club will need to nominate 2 consecutive days for the course to run, 6 boats, 1 safety boat and a classroom. Following on from the course, we aim to have a Racing Coach tutor mentor the new coaches by visiting the Club on a day when they are coaching, this providing continued support and feedback.
Paul Colquitt,Cadet Class Captain from West Kirby Sailing Club, said: "We have recently hosted a Level 2 race coach course at West Kirby SC, it was extremely easy to set up and was one of the most informative and useful courses I have ever attended.
"All 6 coaches took away something new and valuable, the instructor (Richard Benson) was informative, helpful and had a fantastic knowledge which he was to pass on to us in a helpful and mature manner.
"With this qualification and training in place we are able to set up a Cadet club within West Kirby SC to help and further the junior and youth sailing within our club, I would highly recommend this course to all sailing clubs."
You can find out more on the dedicated website.
Revalidating your Racing Coach qualification is now even simpler and can be done by completing a quick and easy online form. You will need to attach an up to date First Aid certificate and provide some details around your recent coaching experience.
Top Coaching Tip
“Start with the end in mind. When planning a session or a day’s training always think what would I like the sailors to have changed in their performance or achieve by the end of the session. This gives you a clear view of what susses looks like and whether you and also the sailors have achieved it." Duncan West – Lead Racing Coach Tutor
Find books for your course at the RYA Shop
Our handy guide shows the books & DVDs that go with your course!