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.
||Welcome and Introductions
||RYA Training Update
||Final Closing remarks
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
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.
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 Marmite...you 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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