RYA Dinghy Instructor

Want to share the sport you love?

This five day course is for experienced dinghy sailors who want to go on to teach dinghy sailing to young people and adults in RYA Stages 1 – 4 and RYA Level 1- Start Sailing, 2 – Basic Skills, 3 – Better Sailing and above.

A pre-entry assessment is a pre-requisite for RYA dinghy instructors’ course, a day is organised a few weeks before the course.

Please note the following pre-requistes & information relating to this course:

  • Minimum age 16
  • Required Certificates: RYA Powerboat Level 2, First Aid Certificate, RYA Safe & Fun certificate & pre-course work
  • Experience: Experienced sailor in strong winds
  • Pre-Entry Assessment: To be completed within one year prior to the instructor course. Sailing to dinghy pre-entry assessment including tidal experience as per the RYA coaching handbook G14
  • Training Course:
    • Normally a 50 hour/5 day week but could be modular over a number of weekends or days, with extra time allowed for revision.
    • Training in teaching techniques afloat and ashore is provided during the course.
    • Run by an RYA Coach/Assessor and moderated on the final day by another RYA Coach/Assessor who has not been involved in the candidate’s training.
    • Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.
  • Qualified to Teach:
    • Sailing Scheme Levels 1, 2 and 3, Day Sailing, Seamanship Skills and Sailing with Spinnakers (if suitably experienced and approved by the Principal or Chief Instructor)
    • Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • Instructors are qualified specifically to teach on either dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls, depending on their training course and experience.
    • Instructors are not assessed as competent in running a training centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor.
  • Validity: Five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.
  • Membership of the RYA required

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