Address:
578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

Phone:
+61 7 3396 8666

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reception@rqys.com.au

Volunteer Training Portal

Welcome to the RQYS Volunteer Training Portal – we will be updating the portal on a regular basis, so be sure to come back and check.

This Saturday (the 21st of September 2019) we are having the first session for the Powerboat handling Course delivered here at the RQYS Sailing Academy Classroom by one of our very own volunteers, David Bagnall.  Here is some information about the course and the link to sign up.  It is important that you do reserve your spot…

Here is the link for the Powerboat Handling Session 1/2 this coming Saturday – the fee covers both morning training sessions. Session 1 is in the Sailing Academy Classroom. Session 2 will be delivered on the morning of the 5th of October

This link is good for both sessions of the course, you only need to pay once. Second training session being held on the 5th of October

https://www.revolutionise.com.au/rqys/events/50803/

Course Overview
This  normally one-day course has been split so that it can be delivered over two mornings just for the RQYS volunteers! It is designed to improve your boat handling skills, especially in confined areas such as marinas and in swell and waves. You will learn more about engines and types of crafts and practise navigation techniques on a passage. In some instances, you can take your completion certificate to your State Maritime Regulator and gain the State Boat License.

Course Prerequisites

Water confident. The skills and knowledge gained in Start Powerboating or equivalent power boating experience.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to further develop their powerboat driving skills. This course is also a prerequisite for becoming a Dinghy and/or Windsurfing Instructor.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Powerboat Handling completion certificate.

Links for other courses…

Vic Frizzell – 28th of Sept  https://rqys.volunteerroster.com/events/6152

Vic Frizzell – 5th October  https://rqys.volunteerroster.com/events/6160

Sharkcat training – 16th of Nov https://rqys.volunteerroster.com/events/6154

Sharkcat training 23rd Nov  https://rqys.volunteerroster.com/events/6155

As far as picking up the actual driving I have mentors that can take you out and show you how it all works. 

Race Management and Course Layer courses will be announced shortly, but if you want to get a jump on things and be ready you can view the Race Management  Training videos here https://www.rqys.com.au/volunteer-training-portal/

Australian Sailing On-line Course Laying Training which comes with its own accreditation via AS. You can register here https://yachting.canopihr.com.au/auth/register?returnUrl=%2F  The course takes approximately 4 hours to complete.– it is free and it’s a great way to wrap your head around the theory side of the process.  This is also good for the crews on course boats to review…

The First video is all about Flags, yes, Fun with Flags!

RQYS Volunteer Training Video 1 – Session One – Signal Flags an Overview

Here are the Powerpoints to follow along… Session One Power Points

Documents talked about in the training:

ISAF Race Signals part one

ISAF Race Signals part two

The next video to watch is all about the Start boat – specifically the Timekeeper

RQYS Volunteer Training Video 2 – Start Boat Timekeeper

Here are the Powerpoints to follow along… Session Two & Three Powerpoints

Documents talked about in the training:

Signal Boat Start Sequence form  (Timing Sheets)

and…

Knows how to use these tools:

Stop Watch

Compass (maybe)

Timing Box (if R.O.) requests use

Blank Paper or Timing Sheets

Horn if needed

Radio (If RO asks to call the start)

 
The Powerpoints for this Session are included in this link  Session Two & Three Powerpoints
 
Documents talked about in the training:
 

Knows how to use these tools:

Timer:

Wind Recording:

Here are the Powerpoints to follow along… Session Four Powerpoints

Make sure you have these items in your Finish Box, it is up to you!

  • Stopwatch (s) synced to GPS time
  • Compass
  • Wind Stick
  • Voice Recorder
  • Finish Sheets & Clipboard x 3 sets (enough for the expected number of races)
  • Information on Start Sequences, OCS, BFD, UFD etc.
  • Number of sailors
  • Course tables (if needed) to put finish boat in the right spot. As the Finisher you work with your Skipper to anchor in the right spot
  • In addition to the RQYS live Course Laying Training we will be requesting that all RQYS Course Layers take part in the new Australian Sailing On-line Course Laying Training which comes with its own accreditation via AS. You can register here https://yachting.canopihr.com.au/auth/register?returnUrl=%2F  The course takes approximately 4 hours to complete.
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