[NYCkayaker] Free Safety + Training Symposium for Human-Powered Boathouses

Phil Giller briogg@yahoo.com
Sat Mar 16 13:03:21 EDT 2013


Symposium forHuman-powered Boathouses in and around NYC.


A Discussion of Key Issues
and the Sharing of Best Practices Among  New York
Area Boathouses

SPONSORED BY BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK BOATHOUSE + The NEW YORK CITY WATER TRAIL ASSOCIATION


Saturday, April 13
10 AM – 2 PM
Location: The Shanty
/ New York Distilling Company, 79 Leonard Street, Brooklyn

RSVPIS REQUIRED LIMITED to 50 people


This symposium is essential for any boathouse that runs public program or wants to offer their members a safer experience on the water. While the symposium will mainly focus on kayaking; the topics are relevant to ANY community boathouse.

IF you would like to be a panelist, or would like to suggest a panelist;Please contact Tom Potter  tdpotter55@aol.com 

Format:                  


4
panel discussions moderated by Tom Potter BBPB, NBBH, Sebago, GowanusDregers, NYKP, ACA Level 4 instructor coastal kayaking and whitewater


 Followed by beers, pizza, and
inter-boathouse yakking 
 
 PANELS: 
 
Written Safety
Policies  Panelists: Ted Gruber  LICCB,  Phil Giller  Sebago, Yonkers, NYCWTA, Will ElkinsNBBC

            Issues: Should your club have them? How to write them, Issues:
public v. member paddles; gaining internal acceptance; legacy roadblocks; internal
certifications
 
Youth Paddling Panelists:  Beth Schermer  BBPB, Rob Buchanan VCB, NYCWTA

            Issues:
different safety issues compared to adults; keeping it fun; working with
existing youth groups; what are appropriate goals
 
Insurance &
Reporting Panelists: Jerry Dunne Sebago, ACA Atlantic Div. Chair, Owen FooteGowanusDregers, NYCWTA, Dewey Thompson NBBC

            Issues: What
does a boathouse need; streamlining reporting; are there ways to save money
 
Training Volunteers Todd SeidmanRHB, ACA Level 3 coastal kayaking Coach,  Mike SylvesBBPB
             Issues: organizing a trip leader workshop,VHF Radio Usage, Gearlist, Equipment list,
            Creating
SOT specific classes; is there a demand for advanced certifications; Instructor
v. Trip Leader certifications; practical issues in sharing inter-boathouse
classes


RSVP REQUIRED: emailPhil Giller  briogg@yahoo.com  to reserve your spot.

WE HOPE THAT EVERY BOATHOUSE WILL SEND AT LEAST 2 REPRESENTATIVES. Individuals are also welcome to attend.


Any questions please contact Phil Giller or Tom Potter
Please pass this on and post on your individual group email lists
Thanks,
BBPB, NYCWTA


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