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    Posted: 07 Nov 05 at 6:42pm
Oppie parents are by far the worst. After coaching about 6 for a year its unbeliveable how long it can actually take to wash an oppie and how long can really be spent on rigging them. Worst of all is parents who decide they know best and want to come on a coach boat just to shout at there kids when they have no idea what so ever. Or the ever worrying parents who give you flasks of warm drinks or bottles of water to make sure little Jonny is ok. It does my head in oppie parenst are the worst find me another class to coach
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If you can race a Cherub around a triangle in a decent breeze your sailing skills are probably more than that required. The RYA is not looking for brillant sailors in their instructors but rather calm and competent sailors in all conditions. The most important things IMHO is the ability to break down what you do when sailing into manageable bullet points, be able to identify what's important about a particular topic put these across simply and give constructive feedback. You require a great deal of patient and total confidence in your ability to either avoid or get out of any situation you let your students get into.

You don't need L2PB for AI and its more about demonstrating competent sailing to your principal prior to the course than collecting pieces of paper.    

BTW Lots of people worry about the pre-entry assessment for DI but (particularly racing sailors) tend to forget you can reef the boat to carryout the exercises and that even makes sailing without a rudder fairly painless.

On sailing Oppies in F8 - I find it best not scare your students witless...
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SeaFalcon with those qualifications you'll find it very easy, i've only ever had RYA lvl 1 before that!(not being a big fan of the rya system)
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Ellie, the details for the SI at chew are in the yellow booklet thinghy in the telephone section.

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That's more qualified than me, before the instructor course I only had level 2.. I guess you want to do it at Chew? Try and find out who the SI is there (I guess SI's the highest there, not too sure tbh!) and see if they're planning to run any courses, it's a couple of days. Don't think you'll need PB2, as you can be an AI before 16 and you need to be 16 to hold full PB2! If you want any other stuff I can email you the stuff from the instructors handbook.. 
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Yeah Ellie, I have the AI and it is not difficult to get you justr need to sharpen up on points of sail and manoevers like man over board etc. The advanced module's are not difficult either, if you do seamanship skills or something, that is easy but, again you need to hot up on theory...unless you already have :D.

I'll give you a hand if you want, did mine this year so can remeber the course quite well. You do have the 'clock' up on the water time so they know that you are competant teaching kids and we had to help on the sailing courses at our club for ages. Don't know about Chew tho.

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Yeah, I had a look at what you need, and I've got everything bar 1 thing - I'd better get my skates on and work for it!!  

Level 1 and 2 of RYA certoficate and 1 advanced dinghy level (as far as I can make out)!

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It's not very hard to get the A.I cert.
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I had been sailing for 2 years when I got mine. As long as you are a competent sailor and can impart your knowledge you can be an AI. It is valid for 5 years from date of issue but as has already been pointed out it is site or club specific (I don't suppose anything stops you from getting several AI certificates at several sites but then you really should be a full instructor if you wanted to do that).

I believe the only requirement is that you need to have powerboat level 2 (I could be wrong though).

Enjoy...I do (it's fun making them capsize at will...not that they ever seem to mind!)

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WWWWWWWWWicked!! (Sorry, just feeling a bit doolaly) I'm gonna do that - it'd be so awesome! Haha, tacking and gybing on the whistle, force 8, oppies....

I'll leave that to the imagination!

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