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Safety boat operator course June 28-29: free for women looking to become coaches!

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RBYC will be running a Safety Boat Operator Course on June 28th and 29th.

This course provides the skills needed to support water-based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres. You’ll learn about race course design, practise on-water rescue of dinghies and gain an awareness of techniques to support kite surfers and kayaks. It’s designed for participants who wish to support their Sailing Club as a support boat for either racing or learn to sail courses. This course is also a prerequisite for becoming a Sailing Coach.

Thanks to a grant from VicHealth, in collaboration with Australian Sailing, women looking to get the Sailing Coach qualification can enrol in the course for free, by using the code FemaleSafetyboat during registration. In order to benefit from this discount, you must also enrol in a Sailing Coach course (also free!) by using the code FemaleFreeCoach (links below).

The course, though, is open to anyone aged 12 or above who has completed a Powerboat Handling or equivalent course, with the fee being $ 230 / participant.

Also, if you are a regular RBYC volunteer, or you’d like to volunteer at RBYC with a certain continuity, you can get in contact with our Sailing Office on 9592 3092 or training@rbyc.org.au to discuss possible opportunities for discounts.

Course dates are:

  • Friday June 28th – 6.00pm to 9.00pm – theory session
  • Saturday June 29th – 9.00am to 5.00pm – practical session