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RYA Scotland Instructor Gathering

RYA Scotland are looking forward to welcoming you to the Instructor Gathering on Saturday 23rd of February 2019 at the Double Tree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Hotel.  We are excited to bring together the boating community in the newly refurbished venue and will be offering a wide range of workshops.   The Club and Principals Day will be on Sunday 24th of February in the same venue. 

The programme will include updates from the RYA and RYA Scotland, short carousel sessions and longer workshops.  We will also be bringing back the opportunity for clubs and centres to advertise instructor opportunities.  In addition we will be introducing the option for freelance instructors to advertise their services.   

 0930 Welcome and Introductions
 1015 RYA Training Update
 1115 Morning Break
 1130 Carousel Sessions
 1230 Lunch
 1315 Workshop 1
 1445 Afternoon Break
 1500 Workshop 2
1630 Final Closing remarks
1645 Home time


To book for the Instructor Gathering follow this link

Workshop 1 topics

Foiling - Galloway Activity Centre are Scotland's first foiling training centre.  Richard Herman and Adam will bring some of their equipment, allowing you to see this technology up close. 

Autism and Boating - Did you know that around 700,000 people in the UK are living with autism. Explore the basics of autism, increase your understanding and appreciation for individuals living with autism, as well as considering adaptations which might be feasible in a training centre environment

Creative Coaching - Looking at continuing to explore as a coach, keeping sessions fresh and how to help sailors to change behaviours. Will also look at some simple ways to analyse our coaching to make sessions better each and every time.

Delivering Coastal Skipper - Who is this for? Sail or Motor Instructors new to delivering the Coastal Skipper practical course or wanting more clarity on the course.  This workshop will give participants a better understanding of what the Coastal Skipper course is, and how to deliver it. It will include a group planning a Coastal Skipper practical course leaving with your own Coastal skipper course programme or a clear idea on how to create one.

Navigating at Night and at speed in an open boat can be particularly challenging but there are a range of techniques that can be learned and applied to help. Essential for powerboaters and seldom used but of great benefit to yacht sailors these techniques will be revealed.  Helpful for all on water users looking to improve their own navigation,  essential  for anyone considering taking a Yachtmaster or powerboat exam and eye opening for Instructors who teach navigation on the water. Not a 3 point fix in sight!

Workshop 2 topics

Activation Games - Getting junior sailors moving well and making it fun,  a journey through movement competency. Using games ashore to inspiring sailors to embrace the fitness aspects of sport for success later in the pathway and for healthy lives outside of sailing.

Writing Operating procedures - Are you looking to update your paperwork before the beginning of the season? During this workshop, Jack Mitchell will challenge you to look more creatively at your operating documents, making them more user friendly whilst ensuring they cover the detail needed to run a safe training centre. 

Ways to Pass on Environmental Best Practice to your Students - The GreenBlue’s Kate Fortnam takes us through the environmental challenges facing boaters and training centre, including strategies to minimise impact of our activities on the environment. By the end of the session, delegates will be able to deliver environmental awareness and good practice training to students on courses

Calling for Help - Ever pushed the Red button on the VHF set? the one that says Dont Push! or used an old fashioned pyrotechniqe Flare or seen a modern laser Laser Flare. As an Instructor can you talk with confidence to your students about PLBs or EPIRBs. Cumbrae's Sea survival Instructor Angus Fergusson goes through a range of ways of calling for help with a practical flare demo and the opportunity to Push the red button. Essential knowledge when teaching and form of boating to students

Junior Powerboat training - A topic that is like either love or hate the idea. Dalgety Bay SC loves it - they wanted to ensure that they would have powerboat drivers in the future, and give their juniors a new perspective on volunteering at the club, so rolled out a junior powerboat programme in 2018 that attracted 14 kids, with a waiting list.  To find out more about how the training was devised and delivered, and get your thoughts and concerns answered, come along to this session and find out more. 

If you have any questions, please contact Nikki

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