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Sample Curriculum Timetable

INSTRUCTORS COURSE TIMETABLE
Subject to Weather Conditions

Start at ______am, On ________ , Meet at _________________________________________________

Other Days, go from 9.00am - 8pm (Includes breaks for meals)

Friday pm

Registration/ Introduction to course

Personal Aims/ What makes a good instructor ?

Outline of “Basic Teaching System”. Observation & analysis of a class or

Watch DVD “ Fundamentals.” (RYA)

Pre Course Questionnaire.
Saturday
Simulator 1 practice. (To sailing away)
Rigging session

Lunch

On Water 1 training with students.
Rescue Boat training.
Personal Sailing Skills. Towing Practice. Self Rescue Practice

Debrief

Presentation of Theory Lectures

Sunday

Theory

Simulator Assessment
Lunch

Simulator 2. (From Steering to Gybing)
Theory Assessment

Seminar on Safety/Group Control
Where to now/ Personal debriefs.

INSTRUCTORS COURSE SYLLABUS

1 BASIC TEACHING SYSTEM
2 PRESENTATIONS:

- Prepared lectures on given topics

- Impromptu lectures on given topics

3 EQUIPMENT

- Components of Board and Rig

- Types of Boards and Sails

- Care of Equipment and transport

4 SAILING THEORY

- Steering and upwind sailing

- Points of Sailing

- The Sail as a driving force, apparent wind, sail angle in relation to point of sail & wind

5 SAILING CONDITIONS

- Tides and Tidal Streams

- Beaufort Scale

- Weather/Wind
6 SAFETY

- Choosing a Safe Sailing Area

- Seven Common Safety Precautions

- Self Rescue Options

- Rules of the Road

- Buoyage

- Towing
7 FIRST AID

- Emergency Action and Distress Signals

- Hypothermia
8 TEACHING

- Lecture and Communication Skills

- Using a Simulator

- Transport of Board and Rig To and From Water

- On Water Demonstrations/Personal Sailing Skills

- Teaching from a Board and Boat

- Group Sailing/Control

- RYA "Fundamentals" Video (optional may do at home)

- Sailing a Triangle

9 SCHOOL, FACILITIES AND COURSE MANAGEMENT

10 RIGGING AND DE-RIGGING

Instructors Course

THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE
The candidate will be expected to have a sound theoretical knowledge on which to call. This will be demonstrated in three ways:

1. A PREPARED LECTURE

This will usually be of ten minutes duration. The subject will be chosen prior to the beginning of the course. Candidates should give an illustrated presentation aimed at beginners. The idea is to show how they would present that particular subject to beginners. The subject will be from the following list:

a. Wind and Weather -

1 - Ideal wind directions, on and offshore winds - (recognition and dangers; launching and recovery)

2 - Forecasts and visual observation and other information sources.

b. Tides -

1 - Sources of information; tide tables and visual observation; effects of tide; wind with/against tide; tidal streams

2 - the rule of 1/12ths; springs and neaps;

c. Sailing Theory -

1 - Steering - the relationship between Centre-of-Effort and Centre-of- Lateral Resistance;

2 - The "no-go" zone and points of sailing;

3 - the sail as a driving force; the conversion of drive into forward motion; laminar and turbulent flow;

d. First Aid - The principles and practice - a quick look at the most likely incidents on the water; hypothermia, sunstroke, bleeding, concussion/shock, sprains and fractures -

e. Safety - The 7 common senses, Rules of the Road.

f. Equipment -Types of boards and rigs available; suitability for levels of expertise; handling characteristics and performance limitations; care and transport etc

g. Rescue Techniques - Self-rescue techniques; stowing of rig afloat for rescuing other boardsailors; towing with a board/with a boat; distress signals; flares, flags and other signals etc

h. Sailing Techniques – A practical look at sailing a triangle; Upwind sailing,tacking, beating, reaching running gybing; daggerboard and sail trim; control using body weight distribution in a variety of conditions.

2. A SHORT IMPROMPTU LECTURE

A candidate may be asked to give an impromptu lecture at any time, subject will be chosen by the Master Instructor. Again the candidate should demonstrate a good knowledge of the subject.
3. A WRITTEN TEST

The test will be set by the Master Instructor. Questions may be drawn from the course itself or the WNZ Instructors Manual (so study the manual carefully).

And remember ... The course is designed to detail the standard training scheme for BEGINNERS and to suggest the instructional techniques which can be employed to achieve this. Every instructor has to adapt the system to the environment in which he or she is teaching. Only the skills can be learnt, the art is in applying them.

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