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2016 RYA-AS and SSS Instructors Convention

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This year's Instructor Convention was a great success with many informative and engaging presentations.  A big thank you to all of our presenters who traveled from far and wide to share their knowledge and ideas, and also to Crewsaver for their continued sponsorship.

We were also fortunate to have the company of Lisa Blair, an RYA Cruising Instructor and Adventurer, who provided an enlightening pre-dinner talk on her future aspirations to sail single handed around Antarctica, and hopefully break some records on the way.  To support Lisa in her quest please visit her website HERE.

For a copy of selected presentations, workshop exercises, and other Convention 'take-homes' please click on the links below:

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER

Martin Silk (Chief Instructor) - Presentation '2016 Safety & Sea Survival Update'

Neville Rose (ORCV) - Presentation 'Utilising Incidents for SSS Refresher Training'

Jason Cummings - Presentation 'How to deal with Hypothermia and Cold Shock'

Jason Cummings - Link to 'Cold Water Boot Camp' website & 'Hypothermia Card'

Michael Cranitch SC (Chair of Safety Committee) - 'Duty of Care in Race Management & Organisation'

Will Oxley - Presentation 'A day in the life of a VOR Navigator'

Dr Michelle Grech (AMSA) - Presentation 'Human Factors and Fatigue'

Chris Tate (AS Programs Manager) - PREZI titled 'I Love Technology' - SSS for the Future

INSPIRATIONAL EVENING SPEAKER

Lisa Blair - Presentation 'Circumnavigating Antarctica Solo & 100% Eco'

 

DAY 2 - THURSDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

Richard Falk (RYA Director of Training) - Presentation '2016 RYA Update'

Mark Eldon-Roberts (AMSA) - Presentation 'Yachts and Seafarers working in the commercial yachting industry'

AMSA - Link to 'Seafarer related Fact Sheets'

Jill Jacina from Everything is Marketing - Presentation on 'Marketing for the time poor'

Jill Jacina - Workshop exercise 'Who are your people & how can you help them?'

Tim Smith from Cognitive Architecture - Presentation on 'Making the Trick Bits Stick'

Tim Smith - Take home ideas and handouts

Martin Silk - Link to modified PREZI titled 'Make your classroom sessions run like clockwork'

Richard Falk - Presentation 'Get Knotted!'

 

Planning for the 2017 Instructor Convention is already underway with delegates requesting to schedule the convention during the 50th Sydney International Boat Show in August.  An update on dates, times and location will be posted once the venue has been locked in.

If you have any questions about past or future events, or ideas for 2017, please don't hesitate to contact training@sailing.org.au

Thank you for your support!

See you next year, warm regards.

Programs Team

Australian Sailing