Magnus Receives Sailing Instructor Status
Year 8 pupil Magnus Larsen is ‘sail-ebrating’ after becoming an Assistant Instructor at Wimbleball Sailing Club.
The 13-year-old, who will take up the post this summer, recently completed his initial instructor training, which required him to demonstrate the different aspects of coaching. This included communication, leadership, organisation and interpersonal skills.
Magnus is already qualified in Levels 1-4 of the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) Dinghy Sailing and Seamanship course, and Level 2 of the Catamaran, and aims to complete his racing qualifications later this year.
Sailing has recently become an integral part of the hobbies offering at King's, with pupils able to take part in the sport on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We wish to introduce sailing to as many children as possible, and have close close links with the Somerset Youth and Community Sailing Association, and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Academy in Weymouth. The school follows and promotes the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Start Sailing Scheme and helps pupils to gain these qualifications, along with sailing experience.
At our senior school, King's College, the children are able to join the CCF and its Navy section, where they are able to undertake national qualifications in power boat sailing.
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970