GSC Team Head South for Instructor Conference
Over the weekend some of GSC's local’s drove down to Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney to take part in the annual NSW Instructor Conference. Australian Sailing Staff and Chief Instructors lead the conference with Carl Webster, Declan Brennan and Craig Ferris presenting a range of topics and practical training sessions for the 41 instructors in attendance from 16 different NSW and ACT Clubs.
The conference went over a range of topics including 'an Australian Sailing update, theory sessions covering topics including; behaviour management, debriefing participants and instructors resources. These sessions were designed to spark conversation and encourage self-reflection with the instructors'. The day also included some practical sessions in the afternoon, which went over Tackers, Dinghy and Keelboat sessions with sandwiches and wraps handed out for lunch.
Overall the day was a real success, with instructors from GSC enjoying themselves out on the water in the practical sessions and also taking alot out of the conference, feeling confident and ready to put into practice what they learnt at the upcoming learn to sail courses offered at GSC. The full team who took part in this exciting day included Peter Walsh, Neil McDonald, Will and Jess Rivers, Sam Girlk, Mark Murray, Lincoln Senior and Rhianna Wallace. GSC would like to congratulate these individuals for taking part in the conference and representing GSC well.