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RYA - Start Windsurfing Instructor Course - Five Days
Sat, 8 Apr 2017, 09:00 – Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 17:30 BST
RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor Course
A five day course on cheddar reservoir with Costa Hadji-Argyris
Duration: 5 days Sat 8th Sun 9th April and then the following weekend - Sat 15th, Sun 16th and Monday 17th April
Cost is £225 for BCYC members and £300 for non members
The course will begin at 9.00am each day and we will aim to finish for 5:30pm.
We will use club kit and as we are all Rusty Windsurfers - need to practice the week before to get back onboard
- Intermediate non-planing ability or above
- Current first aid certificate (see RYA for acceptable types)
- RYA powerboat level 2
- Minimum age of 16.
- Membership of the RYA
Candidates should bring a copy of - BCYC has purchased these Books and they will be available to you at cost,
If we get more than five on the course then the books are FREE - currently five people have said yes
- W1 log on to windsurfing (Junior scheme)
- G47 Syllabus and logbook
- G49 Windsurfing Handbook
- W4a (can be downloaded from the RYA website)
- W33 Instructor manual
What to bring with you
- Foul weather gear for on and off the water
- Personal safety equipment, e.g. buoyancy aid, bum-bag containing a towline, spare line, whistle, and knife. You will be expected to wear these whilst on the water.
- Paper and writing materials for taking notes.
- Evidence of your pre-requisites
Your pre- course preparation
Before attending the course it is important that you read the relevant subjects in your W4a and W33, both theory and technique sections. The more familiar you are with these the easier you will find the course.
If you have any queries about the organisation of the course please call Johnny on 07971558715
If you have any queries about the course please call Costa on 07771866642
During the course you will be expected to give a 10-minute prepared presentation to the group aimed at a group of Start Windsurfing students. You will be asked to give a presentation on the topic highlighted from the list below:
- Tides –
- Safety –
- Equipment (boards) -
- Sailing theory –
- Rigging –
- Equipment (clothing)
- Wind and weather –
You should come prepared with notes and visual aids suitable for your presentation. At the end of your presentation you may be asked more detailed questions so research your subject well.
You will also be asked to give a short impromptu presentation lasting 5 minutes. This presentation could take place around a coffee table or at the beach as the situation dictates.
This may well be from the list below.
- The RYA
- What Sail do I buy?
- Pre-sail checks
- Choosing a sailing venue
- Roof racking
- Looking after your equipment
- Useful knots
- Windsurfing hot spots
- Equipment- what’s new?
You will find it beneficial to make notes on all of these subjects in order that you are able to present the subject correctly and with confidence. You will find detailed information and guidance in your W33 on most of the above topics. Back issues of windsurfing magazines are also a good source of information.
Please read through the RYA Windsurfing questionnaire that John will send you, and answer all the questions and bring with you your completed answers. There will be further question papers throughout the course on all subjects.