RACE TRAINING SCHEME FOR SAILABILITY GROUPS THAT SAIL ACCESS DINGHIES news article
RACE TRAINING SCHEME FOR SAILABILITY GROUPS THAT SAIL ACCESS DINGHIES
11 July 2011
Thanks to support from RYA Sailability, the Access Class Association (UK) is able to offer a Race Training Scheme for Sailability Groups that sail Access Dinghies.
The “Class Coach and Race Training Manager” can arrange race training for groups where Access dinghies are not currently raced and also coaching for groups who conduct some racing for their Access dinghies and wish to improve skill levels.
Sailability Groups seeking race training or coaching should apply to the Access Class Coach as below to negotiate mutually convenient arrangements for one or more days of training. As the current class coach attends most Travellers’ Trophy (TT) meetings, a day of coaching at the venue on the day prior to the TT should be possible.
The Class Coach will either conduct the session her/himself or seek other coach/trainers with experience of the Access Class who hold a RYA Race Coach L2 or RYA Senior Instructor qualification.
The host Sailability Group will be responsible for all aspects of safety and providing appropriate training facilities, i.e.:-
• a room with a whiteboard;
• if possible, facilities to display PowerPoint images;
• a suitable power boat for the use of the coach/trainer (who will be RYA PB2 qualified);
• all the Access dinghies required;
• a Safety Boat manned by the host group with radio contact to the shore and coach;
• suitable marker buoys for a racing course.
Further details can be obtained from the Access Class Coach:
Tel: 01428 712942
who is based at Frensham Pond Sailing Club on the Surrey/Hampshire border.
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