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.
Steve Gibbon is the Chief Dinghy Instructor and Michelle Russell is our course organiser and the first point of contact for most people seeking training.
In addition to Steve, Mike Scott and Nicky Coates 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 Michelle Russell with two more about to qualify: Vicky Fleming and Luke Stewart.
We have a number of Dinghy Instructors: Viola Scott, Graham Thumwood, Adrian Langford, Judy Scullion, Ben Russell, Archie Dodd and Jess Cowley.
Our Windsurfing Instructors are Brian Coates assisted by up and coming Instructors Jonathan Dodd and Annabelle Scullion.
Don Feguson is SUP qualified and manages 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.