Mike McD writes: If you click on the menu item Skills Training you will find a complete explanation of how members can gain competence in the 18 subjects that are considered relevant to our sport.
At the present time we have 18 Skipper and 5 Coxes. All members are encouraged to complete the ‘Competent crew’ level by developing their understanding, knowledge and experience at their own pace, using the self-assessment sign-off sheet as a guide.
A copy of the Skills Training Process is on the wall just inside the ‘Captain’s cabin’ at the Shed, as well as the ‘sign-off’ sheet for Competent Crew.
From this coming Saturday, 24th, (and as many thereafter as necessary), I will be at the Shed from 9.30am to 11am to help with some of the items on the Competent Crew schedule – Parts of boat, Knots, anchor work, etc.
Please note that also on the TRAINING NOTICEBOARD (next to the lifejackets) is a very good explanation of Cold Water Shock taken from the latest RYA Newsletter. Opportunities to participate in the practical ‘man-overboard’ exercise will be advertised.
If you would like to get started on the ‘Competent Crew’ or refresh you memory on anything, I (and a few others) will be delighted to see you. Training notes will be provided.