Deadline for applications: 25 February 2017

The Martlets training season begins on 1 April 2017. Following last year’s successful introduction of the Assistant Instructor (AI) training programme, we would like to invite Junior Club members in school years 9-11, with RYA Level 1–3 dinghy sailing certificates, to submit an application to assist in this year’s Martlets training programme.

This role should be of particular interest to those considering doing their RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification in the future.

Please see the RYA website for details of the Assistant Instructor course

To qualify as an AI, Juniors must achieve the following:
1) Complete a minimum of 20 hours assisting SIs;
2) Pass one of the RYA’s Sailing Schemes Advanced Modules (eg: Start Racing, Seamanship Skills, Day sailing with Spinnakers or High Performance Sailing);
3) The recommendation of the Club’s Principal – Matthew Wright.

AIs will always work under the direct supervision of a Senior Instructor (SI). The training and assessment of this course will be conducted by the SIs. You will be assessed on your teaching ability, and, if successful, you will have your logbook signed and will be awarded the AI qualification. A minimum of 20 hours of assisting SIs is required to complete this course. It is hoped that participation in this course will assist in the transition for those who wish to undertake the RYA Dinghy Instructor course.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
As this is a voluntary opportunity, it may also interest those Juniors taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme. If this aspect of the AI programme is of interest to you, it would be advisable to discuss this with your DofE coordinator to confirm that this will fulfil the requirements of the DofE scheme. Please could you also indicate on your application form that you are participating on the AI programme as part of your DofE award. This will assist in the organisation of instructors and help to ensure that adequate hours are allocated to you.

If you are interested in taking part in this programme, please complete the two forms below and return to ESC by no later than Saturday 25 February 2017. Please mark all correspondence for the attention of Steph Barker, AI Coordinator, Martlets Team.

Steph Barker
Martlets Team – AI Coordinator
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