What is it all about?
In your 2nd year of panel you really focus on progressing your skills on the road to becoming a qualified instructor.
Training focuses in on your skill of choice (sailing/windsurfing) as you gear up to a level that you are confident in your own skill level enough that you are comfortable to teach somebody else and so acheiving an instructorship in that sport.
Through all of this, we’re reflecting and promoting the distinctive culture and ethos of Oysterhaven, which is to take a fun and friendly approach, but with a commitment to professionalism, and delivering training to the highest possible standards.
What is involved?
Training runs on Satrudays in the Autumn and Spring along with 4 days of training over the Easter holidays.
During 2nd year panel we focus on gaining the pre-requisite requirements to become an instructor. To be an Irish Sailing or an Irish Windsurfing instructor you must complete the folowing training courses:
- First aid- We will schedule first aid training days on site here in Oysterhaven.
- Safe guarding - this course will be part of the Easter holiday training days.
- Garda Vetting - we will assist each panel member in applying for this.
What do you gain?
The best aspect of panel is while you are having all this fun out on the water, you don't realise how much you are learning! Through training and work-experience, panel members gain self-confidence, public-speaking skills, they learn responsibility, time-management skills, adaptability and lots more! Skills like these will stand to our panel members as they go on to progress through education and also into their future careers.
While you are down on work experience over the summer, you have free access to rental of the kit (kayaks, dinghies, windsurfers, SUPs), this is a great way for you to practice and keep your skill level up over the summer. If you are not down on work-experience you still have access to kit-hire at a super reduced price of 5 euro!
While panel training offers the opportunity to gain and progress skills, it is so broad that it is not a substitute for an intensive week of skills training. Therefore to facilitate and encourage you to prioritise and progress your own personal skills, we offer panel a 10% discount on all skills courses with us.
Click the link below to see our calendar of upcoming training days and events for Second Year Panel!