k eeping R Y A instr uctors and coaches in touch Si Crowther

Dates for the Diary

October to November 2016: Affiliated Clubs Conferences See page 25

21-22 January 17: RYA National Training Conference,

28-29 January 17: RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Instructor Conference

18 February 17: RYA Sailability National Conference, Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire

In this issue...

Training Notices 2 Training Guidance 3

Sail & Motor Cruising


Being creative with tides, why Code with the RYA, changes to revalidating STCW endorsements


Powerboat, PW and Inland Waterways

September 2016 8

2017 Shorebased papers revamped, using iPads for navigation, RYA Interactive upgrade, First Aid Conference


Cold shock taken seriously, stand up or sit down on PWs, venturing into tidal waters

Training Committee vacancies D

ue to recent retirements the Training Committee has two vacancies.

The committee is the policy

making body for RYA Training and works closely with the Director of Training and Qualifications and staff within RYA Training. The department has a wide brief which includes delivering both the shorebased and practical training schemes and ensuring that they remain up to date. It also manages

RYA Training

and administers recognition for all RYA Recognised Training Centres to ensure they maintain the standards required through annual inspections. More recently RYA Training has taken on the development of eLearning. Members of the Training

Committee serve for a fixed term and due to recent and impending retirements, we need to recruit two new members. Committee members are selected on the basis of

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competency in specific boating disciplines to ensure we maintain representation across the entire range of RYA training schemes. If you feel you have the relevant skills and knowledge to add value to this important body, and in particular have experience in the sail and motor cruising schemes, RYA shorebased instruction or large commercial yacht experience, we would like to hear from you. The Training Committee meets

three times per year, usually in Hamble. We would anticipate the selection process lasting several months while we ensure we canvass our very broad instructor base. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply. Please email expressions

of interest including a brief summary of your boating and RYA instructing background to for the attention of the Training Committee Chairman.

Sailing & Windsurfing

Teaching tips, Race Coach Level 3 is back and revalidating your Coach Assessor appointment

Safety Management

The importance of staff training

19 14

13-23 May 17: Push the Boat Out

Centre Management

Handling complaints

Something for Everyone


Appealing to a wider audience, RYA Membership updated, who’s who in RYA Training, learn more on weather

Around the UK 25 A summer of sailing


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