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Coach accreditation

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Created by Steve411 8 months ago, 5 Jan 2017
Steve411
QLD, 26 posts
5 Jan 2017 6:11AM
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Does anyone know how or where you can get/do an accredited windsurfing coaching course?

Cheers,
Steve

bayside inc
QLD, 229 posts
5 Jan 2017 7:49AM
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Hi Steve,

They have run some accredited instructor courses out of Royal Queensland yacht Club a couple of years ago I believe.

You could go there when they are running their next Team Windsurfing (TW) session which is on the 14th Jan (starts at 9.00 am) and ask the instructors / volunteers if they are planning any more in the future.

I know a couple of guys who may be keen to attend also.

Hope that's helpful.

cammd
QLD, 1356 posts
5 Jan 2017 9:41AM
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We have four Senior Windsurf instructors at RQ now so can organise a windsurf instructors course anytime as long as there is enough demand, if we have half a dozen interested we could move to get a course going very soon.

jusavina
QLD, 1045 posts
5 Jan 2017 10:49AM
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Any rough ideas of the price?

JVJohnnie
QLD, 49 posts
5 Jan 2017 7:42PM
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Hi Steve.... You can count me in for numbers. I did an assistant instructors through AYF nearly 2 decades ago and still see a need for accredited instructors and l am in a better position now to use it.. They put through a large group back then and they may have records of the others also... It was Organised by the QLD Sailboard Club at the time.. Feel free to send me a seabreeze email if you wish to take it further.

cammd
QLD, 1356 posts
5 Jan 2017 8:00PM
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jusavina said..
Any rough ideas of the price?



Sent an email to Australian Sailing I will advise as soon as I get a reply

Other things to consider are the Australian Sailing Windsurf Instructors qualification require some additional qualifications before a certificate will be issued these include
A Blue Card
A Current First Aid Certificate
A YA Safety Boat Operators Certificate
Coaching Principle course (online & free)

PS my son wants to do the course as well so that would be another number

jusavina
QLD, 1045 posts
6 Jan 2017 3:33PM
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Thanks Cammd, I might have to wait for another time as just the cost of the YA Safety Boat Operators Certificate is above my current budget.

agraylin
QLD, 100 posts
7 Jan 2017 8:14AM
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So is there anyone doing lessons nowadays. I mean one on one for adults.
I'm still trying to gybe but don't sail often so that doesn't help.
I originally purchased my gear and learned from Damo at Goodtime, but last time of spoke to him many years ago he'd stopped teaching.

Steve411
QLD, 26 posts
9 Jan 2017 7:04AM
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Safety boat! really? I'm assuming if you require a certificate then you would be required to have a boat when coaching? Seems a bit rich, e.g. couldn't you just do wave sailing coaching next to the Life Savers clubhouse?

Steve411
QLD, 26 posts
9 Jan 2017 7:06AM
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Peter Nitschke still does I think. Contact him via the Wind & Waves page on facebook

cammd
QLD, 1356 posts
9 Jan 2017 10:56AM
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Steve411 said..
Safety boat! really?


Really Really

Cost is $360 for the Windsurfer Instructors course, it usually held over a couple of weekends and one week night.

I will plan to get one going over winter PM me if your interested.


soaked
QLD, 2 posts
9 Jan 2017 8:36PM
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Count me in if your looking for numbers.

agraylin
QLD, 100 posts
10 Jan 2017 10:10PM
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I'd be happy to potter around in the bay on the odd occasion in return for a lesson or two.
Maybe not the most ideal boat for rescues but a boat.







JVJohnnie
QLD, 49 posts
26 Jan 2017 9:41AM
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Ok.. Shall look into the other requirements . Can the course be attended and completed either way and cert obtained when other requirements completed if it is after course at RQ

cammd
QLD, 1356 posts
26 Jan 2017 5:47PM
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JVJohnnie said..
Ok.. Shall look into the other requirements . Can the course be attended and completed either way and cert obtained when other requirements completed if it is after course at RQ


I will double check but completing the other requirements has been ok in the past however there is a time limit ie within 6 months of the course

I will find out a date for.the next safety boat course and post that as well.

cammd
QLD, 1356 posts
7 Jun 2017 10:03AM
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Registration Link below with all the info

www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/event.asp?ID=80954&format=popup&Template=blank&Format=blank

If you have any questions regarding the course please contact Alison Turner at Australian Sailing, contact details on the link



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