Building confidence for running racing
Free online course now available for your members!
A new online course has been launched by the RYA to support club members wanting to learn about how to run club racing or who are keen to refresh their skills.
The RYA Club Race Management Course is free to access and is ideal for those who are new to helping out with racing duties or who want to develop their confidence.
While support has traditionally been available to clubs via RYA Race Management Coordinators and Tutors delivering sessions, the new online course will enable individual members to upskill and revisit content at any time and when convenient for them.
Niall McLeod, RYA Racing Services Manager, said: “We wanted to come up with accessible and easy-to-use training and decided to develop this online course, which takes people just a couple of hours to go through and they can dip in and out of it.
“It’s a basic introduction to give people some of the key concepts if they are going to be doing a race duty for the first time or if they only usually have to do it once or twice a year. They can also go back to it any time to just refresh what they need to know.”
The Club Race Management Course offers interactive e-learning split into bite-sized modules which include setting courses and how to start, control and finish races.
The RYA encourages clubs to make use of this free resource by promoting it to their volunteers. Club Race Management: An online course to give confidence to those not regularly participating in race management, can be accessed here.