Will you be a new sailing instructor in 2015? Winter is still holding on, yet it is important to start making plans for your training as required by JSA of LIS member programs.
US Sailing Smallboat Level 1 Instructor courses on the early spring calendar are great opportunities for new instructors to get a jump on their certifications. Getting certified now will alleviate stress from end-of-school-year calendar conflicts and avoid the problem of sold-out courses in May and June. Here are two upcoming courses in the western Long Island Sound region:
- March 30-April 2: the American Yacht Club, Rye NY, Level 1 course runs concurrently with Westchester and Fairfield county school spring break.
- April 6-9: The WaterFront Center, Oyster Bay NY, Level 1 course runs concurrently with Long Island public school spring break.
To register, go to http://www.ussailing.org/education/training-courses, select “Smallboat Instructor” and browse by date to find these courses. Both courses require drysuits.
Full details about other training required by JSA of LIS member programs may be found at http://bit.ly/1BMU3fm, including the upcoming Safe Powerboat Handling courses available in the western Long Island Sound region on April 11-12 at SUNY Maritime and also at Pequot YC.
And view this short video to get psyched for your Level 1 course!