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Supported Sailing

This year we are not offering the ISA coursesĀ  as in past years.

For Sailors who have achieved at least Level 2 (Basic Skills) and above, we are offering supported sailing and have access to boat of their own.

Our instructors developed this plan as a response to the restrictions currently in place. We piloted these sessions at the beginning of July and have received positive feedback.

The course consists of 5 half day sessions (either morning OR afternoon), during which the attendee works on their sailing skills under the tutelage of our instructing team. These are not ISA courses. However, the sailors will work towards the level they would be looking to achieve, and if they reach the required standard, out instructors will sign off on skills acquired.

During the course:

  • Attendees are encouraged to keep a log of their progress using the logging facility in the Checklick System, this is an athlete development system that the ISA, and GHYC, use for tracking progress and certification.
  • The ratios in the supported sailing are favourable (5 students to 1 instructor)
  • Our instructors will sign off on skills gained in Checklick.
  • The Supported Sailing program offers attendees the opportunity to attend multiple weeks and continue to build their skill set
  • Small group numbers will allow instructors to tailor sessions to the individual needs of trainees.