Kielder Water Sailing Club has a talented set of RYA trained Instructors to provide Dinghy, Windsurfing, Powerboat and First Aid training to members.
The team is led by Principal Steve Gibbon, until recently an RYA Coach/Assessor, as well as club Senior Instructor, Level 2 Race Coach and Powerboat Instructor.
Julie Gibbon is the Chief Dinghy Instructor and our course organiser and the first point of contact for most people seeking training.
In addition to Steve, Mike Scott, John Scullion, Nicky Coates and Chris Lawrence are also Powerboat Instructors.
We are lucky to have a fully qualified RYA First Aid Trainer in Darrell Jackson who delivers superbly interesting, informative and educational courses.
We have a two Senior Instructors (Dinghy) at the club in Steve Gibbon, and Julie Gibbon.
We have a number of Dinghy Instructors: Michelle Russell, Viola Scott, Graham Thumwood, Adrian Langford, Chris Lawrence, Judy Scullion, Ben Russel, Luke Stewart, Archie Dood and Jess Cowley with a number of Assistant Instructors working towards full qualification.
Our Level 2 Race Coaching team comprises: Steve Gibbon, Viola Scott, Graham Thumwood, Chris Lawrence, Michael Scott and Adrian Langford. They deliver race coaching to our Dinghy Club youngsters and adults.
Our Windsurfing Instructors are Brian Coates, Ed Pike, Nick Pike and Don Ferguson. Don is also SUP qualified and is helping us work towards Stand Up Paddelboarding recognition and training delivery.
We have 3 RYA qualified Race Officers at the CRO+ level of qualification in Steve Gibbon, Ernie Bennett and Peter Hawkin.
We are always looking for new volunteers to develop and encourage as Coaches and Instructors, so if you are interested please do not hesitate to contact one of the training team.