Welcome to the RSC Skills page.
The 2014 season was productive for the Club in that we now have 16 newly trained RIB Coxns. It is pleasing to note that the Club encouraged attendees from a wide age range which suiting the aspirations of the Club to maintain and extend our boat operator skill base during Club racing and open events in the future.
There will be a broader offering of Courses for the 2015 season. Early indications are that it is going to be busy, with First Aid, Powerboat Level 2, Safety and Race coach courses (only the First Aid course is up and running at the time of writing in January). The use of WebCollect will prove useful in gauging numbers of potential attendees, and then taking bookings. Keep watching the Club’s Facebook page as the general plan will be to announce potential courses through Facebook, then individuals can source the complete course information and book through WebCollect.
The first course of the year is the First Aid course booked for Sat 31st Jan, and early indications are that this is going to be well attended. Hopefully the Clubs instructors, race coaches, and those with Yachtmasters Certificates will be using this course to keep their tickets up to date, as well as new First Aiders.
I have been asking various experienced sailors within the Club if they would be willing and able to pass on their skills to both current and new members. The response was promising, so all you have to do is ask and I will try and locate a member to pair you up with. This should help you to progress and develop your sailing skills - but you must be willing to help yourself and not expect it all to be done for you!
Fleet Captains will generally plan and deliver specific training needs for their group e.g. Optimist, Mirror, Laser and of course the Medium Handicap Fleet, which covers a wide range of boats, under the direction of Patrick Clarke.
I hope that there will be an opportunity to form some sort of Powerboat club for all ages as a means to prepare members for PB courses and of course to carry on supporting them with further training within a group environment. This way our trained members will be better able to operate safety through competent RIB Driving.
The list of courses below will, when sufficient interest and numbers are met by Club members, be run on an ad hoc basis. It is hoped that the Club’s WebCollect site will be your first point of contact as both the gatherer of both interest and an easy means of contact from the club either by E-mail or SMS.
RSC 01: Club Rescue boats; New members brief on the safe operation of club RIB’s.
RSC 02: Powerboat confidence building session
RSC 03: RYA Powerboat level 2
RSC 04: RYA Safety boat course
RSC 05: First Aid
RSC 06: VHF
RSC 07: Club Race Officer
RSC 08: Race course Mark laying
RSC 09: RYA Dinghy instructor
RSC 10: RYA Race coach course level 2
RSC 11: Outboard motor maintenance
RSC 12: Diesel engine maintenance
RSC 13: Mirror Training; (Class Captain as per year book)
RSC 14: Optimist training;(Class Captain as per year book)
RSC 15: General youth Race training (Phil Davies)
RSC 16: Medium Fleet Handicap (Patrick Clarke)
RSC 17: Launch & recover Rib; Develop confidence to use Mylor slipway to support club events
RSC 18: Open water Safety co-ordinate; Briefing to cover aspects of safety during events (informal briefing by experienced safety officer)
RSC 19: Power boat club RSC 20 Spare Graham Dyer, Training Co-ordinator