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RYA Dinghy & Powerboat Certified Success


Congratulations to Rosie (College I) who achieved the Royal Yachting Association’s Powerboat 2 Certificate of Competence in Powerboat Handling over the weekend. Spending two chilly days undergoing training on the water, she learned how to launch and recover a powerboat, boat manoeuvring skills, engine maintenance and to perform ‘man overboard’ and other safety drills.

In summer 2021, Rosie was awarded the RYA Assistant Dinghy Instructor qualification and helps deliver RYA dinghy sailing courses for both adult and junior novice sailors, teaching them how to sail from scratch. Gaining the certification covers many different elements over and above sailing. She has also become a qualified First Aider as part of her recent training.
In the next few weeks I’m going to have another assessment of my sailing, and over the Easter holidays I’ll take a five-day course where I will become a Dinghy Instructor. So I’ll get to run my own courses teaching adults as well as children, instead of just assisting the lead Instructor,” said Rosie.

I have sailed for quite a while now. I’ve become more involved and started helping out at the Club. I got my assistant instructor qualification over the Summer. I really enjoyed that and I now want to take it further. I’d like to sail yachts in different places, like we sailed in Greece over the summer. I’d like to keep doing that in different places and bigger trips. With my dinghy sailing, I’d like to take part in more racing and improve my racing 

technique,” she said.

Like the rest of her Year 12 cohort, Rosie is now looking ahead to university, where she hopes to read Geography. She was at the Borealis Society Launch presentation last Friday and said, “The Borealis Society Expedition looks so exciting and I can’t wait to go on it.
The Mount’s Quaker ethos encourages girls to think and live adventurously. “Congratulations to Rosie for this fantastic achievement. It’s wonderful to see the breadth of achievement girls are able to pursue thanks to The Mount’s uniquely supportive community,” said Principal David Griffiths.