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.
For other craft, we are developing checklists that will allow you to get certified through mentoring; the program should be fully established by May 2021.
However, you can already mentor or be mentored 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.