We are running a Disability awareness course course on Wednesday 6th March from 2pm to 5pm in the JB room at NYC
The purpose of this short course is to teach the specific skills required to assist children (and adults) with physical and/or sensory disabilities to learn to sail. There will be a theory section first which will take place in the JB room and this will be followed by a short practical session on the Pontoon at NYC providing some practical tips on assisting Sailability sailors in and out of the boats .
Johanne Murphy from the ISA is the course instructor and Dun Laoghaire Sailability will make a short presentation outlining the volunteering opportunities available during the summer. A certificate of competency will also be provided at the conclusion of the course.
Many youth sailors are happy to volunteer as assistant instructors with DL Sailability on their Summer courses or at weekends in May or June. However prior to volunteering it is extremely beneficial (and important) to receive training and awareness in the correct methods in assisting people with disabilities on the water.
To register please sign up on the link attached . There is no charge for this course but places are limited to 20 students on a first come first served basis (please register below)
We really hope to see you there and would appreciate it if you would pass the word to any of your friends that you feel would be interested!