Sailing Instruction & Safety Committee

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The purpose of this committee includes

    • curriculum for sailing students
    • curriculum & qualifications for sailing instructors
    • holding ETYSA instructor training sessions
    • encouraging ETYSA volunteers to achieve USSA or  certification
    • safety guidelines including recommendations for equipment.

The Student Sailing Curriculum is divided into 2 complete outlines, Basic & Advanced.

  • The Volunteer Guide refers to the curriculum
  • Each curriculum will include daily lesson “cards” for the instructors
  • For the foreseeable future, basic youth sailing will be taught in Optimist Prams
  • Advanced Sailing should be taught in sloops, as boats are available we will hold appropriate lessons guided by the Advanced Curriculum
  • Both curricula are currently complete but input from members & especially volunteer instructors is very welcome


  • This may become a separate committee in the future
  • Ensure that safety equipment is always available & in good shape
  • Make recommendations on safety equipment
  • Ensure that instructors know & follow the safe procedure
  • Notify instructor volunteers of outside training opportunities
  • Ensure that instructors teach safety as part of each lesson, for an example demonstrating what can go wrong and/or cause damage & injury in almost any boating procedure