NORTH EAST RIVER YACHT CLUB

 

YOUR GATEWAY TO BOATING AND RECREATION ON THE UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY

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Junior Program Staff

Learning, Safety and Fun

Selected for their sailing ability, enthusiasm and leadership qualities, our team of experienced instructors are eager to share their expertise and passion for the sport. Many have grown up sailing at NERYC and some have gone on to college sailing and national competition. They are tasked with providing lesson plans, drills and activities that are safe, stimulating and fun. your sailor's safety and enjoyment are their priority.

Our Bay Racer team coaches bring a world class standard of training, in skill development and preparation for competition. Their dedication and professionalism is unmatched and our team's sucesses are a testiment to their coaching skills.

Staff Training

All staff attend in-house training where they are familiarized with our program procedures, rules and expectations.

Understanding US Sailing Training Certifications

US Sailing is the national body for the sport. Certification by US Sailing ensure that instructors not only have the appropriate experience, but also that they have adequate training and follow national guidelines and standards for sailing education programs.

The US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course, consists of an onlne session and test plus a two day  in person evaluation, and is designed to provide sailing instructors with information on how to teach safely, effectively, and creatively. The goal of the program is to produce highly qualified instructors. Topics covered in the course include: classroom and on-the-water teaching techniques, risk management, safety issues, lesson planning, creative activities, ethical concerns, sports physiology and psychology.

The video clip below gives a great insight into the course requirements and benefits of the certification system.

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The North East River Youth Sailing Foundation