She Sails & Powerboat Courses
This is a female only course, designed by women, for women. This course is mainly taught in our Club dinghies, tailored to the participants’ ability and their aim for the course. Extra to this, the Sailing Centre also runs Powerboat courses in an all-female environment.
Powerboat Courses are held throughout the year.
The course is the complete Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling course as part of the She Sails initiative, with a few changes to the delivery and format.
The course comprises as a mixture of classroom theory with video demonstration, shore side teaching about trailers and boat equipment and lots of on water work to master the competencies of boat handling.
The course includes an ebook which participants are encouraged to review in advance of the course.
The instructor for the course is Ben Fels, a Safety Boat Operator Instructor who has extensive experience as an International Judge, International Umpire, National Race Officer and Sailing Coach. As a member of the Victorian Race Officials Committee he has also successfully supported and mentored a number of women on their Race Official pathway through club level to state and national level accreditation as Race Officers and Umpires.
Ben teaches with an inclusive style building the knowledge, competence and confidence of his students.
For further information, please contact Ben Fels: [email protected]