Note: Mentoring is not allowed for our Laser sailboat and for Beginner Windsurfing.
The mentoring program is a way for members to get certified on our fleets via the guidance and instruction of other members. This is an opportunity for experienced ones to share their skills with new-to-a-craft ones looking to get certified on that fleet. Mentoring covers the same skills as lessons, and successful completion gives members access to the fleet they were mentored on.
This alternative to taking lessons:
Our most advanced sailboats, the RS800 skiff and F18 Infusion catamaran, are only accessible through mentoring.
We have mentorship checklists for most of our crafts including beginner and catamaran sailing, beginner and intermediate kayaking and intermediate and high wind windsurfing. We aim to have the following sailing checklists done by the end of September:
However, you can already mentor or be mentored on these crafts before then, since any member can take a guest on the crafts they are certified on (with a few exceptions), and guide them through safe use of that craft.
To find a mentor or a mentee, our members are encouraged to use our Forum.
How it works
Mentorship checklists explain the skills a mentee needs to demonstrate. The mentor and mentee should look through the checklists to understand what skills the mentee needs to execute to attain certification. Once the mentee feels proficient in these skills they will demonstrate these to certifiers. Each document includes more information regarding what enables a member to be a certifier for a fleet. Once the certifiers have signed the checklist and it is sent to and signed by the Fleet Captain the mentee attains their certification. The checklists are available online for certifiers to sign or a paper version can be found in the Club Room.
Please read the Mentorship Program Policy for further detail on this program
Certifiers will initial next to each executed skill and sign their name at the bottom of the checklist. Please send the filled out PDF to corresponding FC via email. upon review from the FC, the FC will then sign the document to officially give the mentee their new certification.
If you do not wish to download and use the PDF, we have paper copies of each checklist in the Clubroom in the drawer labeled "mentorship checklists". Please fill out the checklist, return it to the corresponding section in the folder and send a picture of the filled out checklist to the FC via email. Upon review from the FC, the FC will then give the mentee their new certification.