Timaru Yacht & Power Boat Club had three members present at Waimakariri over the weekend, participating in a Learn-To-Sail course hosted by WSPBC and taught by Lee Sharland. Juniors parents Justin Pauley and David Croft were accompanied by Aidan Berger for the two day course, while Rob Berger played chauffeur.
Day one comprised in-door class work followed by an open-book recap, after which prospective coaches began presenting sample lesson plans. Day two saw them doing more on-water RIB maneuvers including approaches and mock man-overboard drills, in addition to demonstrating a level of dinghy sailing competence in a range of boats from Optimists to Splashes. More sample lesson plans concluded the second day.
Qualification by YNZ will help the Club provide trained oversight for new and existing sailors and give parents confidence in the training given, and the Club is grateful to these individuals giving up their time to participate: Thank you!