In polling, we learned that many sailing schools need an up-to-date curriculum guide. As a result, the Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) has developed a racing curriculum and lesson plans. This curriculum includes input from ILYA coaches, sailing schools, and external references.
This curriculum is available to both ILYA member and non-member organizations.
Curriculum Components – lesson plans plus more
The curriculum includes three courses: 1) Learn to Race, 2) Intermediate Racer, and 3) Advanced Racer. Each course includes materials for Optis, X boats, and 420s.
Each course document is about 30 pages in length and includes:
- Instructor tips
- One-page lesson guides for 25 racing skills (each course)
- Road map for suggested sequence (each course)
- Course progress chart (each course)
- List of no-sail activities
See below or click here for a list of topic coverage for each course. Click here for a sample lesson guide.
The online/download version allows access from anywhere. We’ll provide you a password-protected link after purchase. Share the link and password throughout your organization. Also, you can download the materials.
Companion Printed Version
Instructors appreciate a hard copy. We offer a printed version in a loose-leaf binder. The printed version includes a laminated 11”x17” course progress chart for each course. You must purchase the online version to purchase the printed version. Order the printed version by May 23, 2022, to have it shipped by June 2, 2022.
The ILYA Racing Curriculum is protected by copyright. By using these materials, you agree to restrict distribution to within your organization.
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