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A new year ahead
Sail Training Section - Martin Sewell Training Organiser
Contact Martin to register your name for future training. Contact Tel. 491785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“PREPARING FOR 2019” Training
SFTD TEAM TRAINING 2018
It’s taken a while but we now think we have a framework for developing the talent of our team of volunteers!
What we intend doing is as follows:-
- A ‘completion session’ ( or two!) for those of you that undertook some or all of the modular training programme last year. This should prepare you for the RYA ‘Competent Crew’ certificate.
- The launch of the next ‘Competent Crew’ programme for those new members who have already undertaken the Awareness sessions. This will probably be some 6 sessions, some static some sailing, after which you should be ready to be assessed for the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.
- Running ‘by popular demand’ a couple of practice sessions for those interested ( at Day Skipper Level) for passage planning, pilotage and similar.
For all the above we intend issuing you with an RYA personal log in which you may record your events, sails and activities as a permanent record of your sailing experience.
We’ll be holding a series of short meetings with Skippers and Mates, and volunteer crew who are interested in joining us on this journey.
This should enable us to have more crew to take more sails and enable our members to remember great sails!
SAILING WITH SFTD
A DOZEN OR SO MEMBERS HAVE PARTICIPATED RECENTLY IN A MODULAR TRAINING PROGRAMME, AIMED AT INCREASING CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE AND SAFETY, AS WELL AS ADDING TO THE ENJOYMENT OF SAILING FOR CREW AND CLIENTS.
FOUR OF US HAVE PROVIDED STATIC AND SAILING TRAINING MOST WEEKS FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS, AND, TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE AND PRODUCTIVE WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD BE PREPARED TO DO.
THE MODULES LAST ABOUT 15 HOURS AND REQUIRE AROUND 6-8 ATTENDANCES TO COVER THEM ALL; SOME ARE ESSENTIAL, OTHERS DESIRABLE, DEPENDING UPON HOW FAR YOU WISH TO BECOME INVOLVED.
WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW:
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE NEXT AUTUMN TRAINING PROGRAMME?
- ARE YOU PREPARED TO COMMIT TO 4/5 EVENINGS AND 3-4 AFTERNOONS OVER A THREE MONTH PERIOD?
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROGRESS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEYOND BEING A CREW/CARER?
JUST SEND ME AN E-MAIL TO email@example.com OUTLINING WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO DO, AND THEN THE TRAINING TEAM MAY DESIGN A PROGRAMME WITH DATES (AND ALTERNATIVES) FOR LATER THIS YEAR.
I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
SFTD SAILING TRAINING
To provide members with the knowledge and experience to be competent crew ( and more!)
To provide sufficient numbers of crew to enable most if not all(types of) sails to take place
To enable members to contribute fully in the provision of good safe sailing experiences
A TRAINING TEAM (usually four members) to deliver training modules over a 2/3 month period
for new and interested members to meet objectives above ( twice per year) by:
- Providing periodic 'Refresher' training for longer standing members who wish to 'brush up' on the skills
- Providing periodic 'Practice Sessions' for specific skills for members wishing to participate.
The training team will compare progress of each participant and recommend the grade/level at which each member may best operate.
Passing these recommendations to SFTD Committee for ratification/approval.
A larger 'roster' from which to invite/select a crew for each sail to ensure it may take place
Greater satisfaction from safe sailing experiences for crew and enabled members
The programme may be extended to embrace:-
- Enabled members wishing to participate more in the sailing activity
- Aspirant mates and skippers where opportunities to acquire and practise skills may be provided,
- Assessment and recommended grading may be undertaken by an RYA accredited Instructor.
The Training quartet meet occasionally to review material, recommend next group of invitees, recommend grading to committee,
Recommend sailing experience to participants, review supporting literature to develop a consistent approach to sailing POMIII.
Basic sail training for existing and new members
To assist in the development and to allow existing and new members to work effectively when sailing a number of training modules have been designed that meets the requirements of the charity and its users.
The modules range from providing an overview of the charity and the safety of those who sail through to how to handle the sails and winches, mooring the boat, rope work and on-board domestics are also covered in the 15 modules. Not all modules are applicable to all members bur some are mandatory and you will have an opportunity to discuss with a member of the training team your specific requirements.
The dates of the training will be published in the sailing programme and anyone wanting more information is asked to initially email firstname.lastname@example.org so that one of the training team can get back to you.
To build upon the training we provide its essential that you also join our standard sails so that you can put into practice your learning. The training its not a prerequiste to you sailing and your skipper will take into consideration your level of competence and provide guidance on your sails.
Details of the course modules are available by clicking here
Awareness training what is it about?
Please look at the Sailing Programme to see when the next course is being held. David Killey on 409345 to book your place
The Awareness training which is based on the RYA Sailability model is normally split into two parts one being theory and the other more practical.
Part 1 Theory course content.
Rationalise and alleviate fear of working with people with disabilities
- Train students to facilitate activities for people with disabilities
- Provide practical advice & knowledge of working alongside disabled people
Course objectives - To be aware of and able to demonstrate knowledge of:
- The needs of disabled children and adults
- Improve essential communication skills
- The use of current terminology used to explain disability
- Understanding of disability and its challenges in the sailing environment
Part 2 Practical training in and around POM III (Half Day)
1. Moving and Handling
Gaining Trust with Communication in Guiding, Helping wheelchair users, Embarking and disembarking, Lifting aboard (S&M Supervision) Use of Evac Chair and Saloon lift Management of Risks involved. Group exercise
2. Safety Shoreside and Aboard
Personal safety, Marina Ramps Bridges and Pontoons Fitting of Lifejackets and Lines Moving round the boat, down below in certain conditions. Cooker and fridges Instruction and practice
3. Location of Equipment Lifejackets and Lifelines, Lifting equipment, Liferaft, Fire Extinguishers Kettles Pans crockery and cutlery sharp knives Heater Instruction and demonstration
4. Care and Comfort
Keeping warm and dry at sea, motion sickness. Sun protection First Aid and Policy on medical care
5. Hygiene on Board
Personal and Food hygiene, Use of Heads, Instruction & Demonstration
6. Crew Safety – Vigilance – Look out for each other and yourself - First Aid Kit – Gas/Smoke Alarms
Proposed Training 2018/9
RESUMPTION OF SFTD TRAINING
An ‘Open day’ Sunday 23rd Sept 14.00 for all new members( and those wishing to ‘refresh’!)
To outline what’s involved in a sail as ‘crew’ ( e-mail email@example.com to reserve your place)
Programme to include:-
Who we are, what we do, how we do it and why
(in pairs) name ten things to do to prepare the boat for a sail:-
A down below
B on Deck
Review and provision of ‘answer sheets’ in the form of ‘Preparing to sail’.
Illustrations of ‘leaving the berth’ -practical demonstration
Illustrations of returning to berth -practical demonstration
Review of session activity
‘Sign up’ for a programme of evening ‘static’ training sessions in Oct/Nov Dec.
A monthly two hour session for up to ten ‘crew’ to cover crew activities and responsibilities,
Including crewing, sailing, awareness, and acting as carer for a nominated client
Also to demonstrate use of ramps lifts and hoists for more disabled clients
Special arrangements may be made for any member wishing to take Day Skipper Theory(RYA)
Or other RYA practical programmes to lead to Mate and Skipper ( we will ‘point you’ in the right direction!)
Martin ( out of action from Oct 5th till mid November-then ‘light duties-no lifting etc)