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Post Options Post Options   Quote jpbuzz591 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 05 at 6:28pm

Ellie, the details for the SI at chew are in the yellow booklet thinghy in the telephone section.

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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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Seafalcon

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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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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