This Sport Specific Training in Sailing Course will be funded by the IOC Olympic Solidarity Coaches Programme. The eight-week Scholarship will train and develop potential National Sail Training Programme Managers as part of the ongoing ISAF initiatives continues to develop youth sailing and participation in grass roots training worldwide.
Each National Olympic Committee can apply for one of these Scholarship Courses per year across all sports. This means there is much competition from other International Sport Federations that run similar programmes.
The successful candidates will complete the course with International Standard Qualifications and experience in the following disciplines:
- Dinghy Sailing Instructor
- Senior Instructor
- Advanced Instructor Endorsement for dinghies
- Racing Instructor
- Multihull Instructor Training
- Windsurfing [Reach-4-The-Top Training Programs]
- First Aid
- Powerboat skills and Instructional Certificates
- VHF Radio Qualification
- Basic Sea Safety and Navigation
- Knowledge of how to set up and run a sailing Club / Centre
- Knowledge of Club Inspection procedures
- Marine Coastguard visit
- Gold medal Olympic sailor mentoring sessions
- 2012 Olympic venue tours and sailing experiences
Peter Gordon, CEO of Rockley International, said: "We are very excited to be working with ISAF in this project. are" Through this Scholarship we have the chance to show the benefits of the ISAF Connect to Sailing initiative are about the development of grass roots sailing globally, which will ultimately impact on the legacy of our sport for generations to come".
Dan Jaspers, ISAF Training and Development Manager, said: "This is the first Scholarship of its kind for any International Federation. ISAF has recognizing that it has a responsibility to populate the base of its participation pyramid and through working very closely with the IOC Olympic Solidarity Department we are making leaps and bounds in giving both our existing Member National Authorities and emerging nations the tools by which they can train those new to sailing. If our sport is to survive in a competitive market place, we need to be innovative and by developing new programmes like this, we are doing exactly that."
Find out more about ISAF's Training and Development programme, Connect to Sailing and Olympic Solidarity on the ISAF Training site.More information on the ISAF Training site.