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RYA Dinghy Instructor Course 2022 - COMPLETED

A Dinghy Instructor course took place at the Club over Easter.

The 5 day RYA Dinghy Instructor course is ideal for those who wish to use their sailing skills to teach and enthuse others in the sport by becoming an RYA Dinghy Instructor.

This course teaches you the RYA method, the structure of the RYA and how to teach sailing.

The course is run by an RYA Coach Assessor and is moderated on the final day by a second RYA Coach Assessor.

Ideally, we would run the course during the Easter or Early Summer holidays. This timing would allow some of our younger sailors to take part. Cost is in the region of £250 for the pre-assessment and the 5 day course.

At this stage we are gauging interest so we can finalise the date that suits most (each course is for a maximum of 6 candidates).

Please read the selection criteria carefully – this is a tough course and needs strong dinghy sailing ability as well as good communication skills.

If interested and you would like more information, please contact Suzanne at

Minimum age


Required certificates

First aid certificate (courses planned at the Club for 2022)

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (courses planned at the Club for 2022)

RYA Safe and Fun certificate (can be done online) and pre-course work


Experienced sailor in strong winds

Pre-entry assessment

To be completed within one year prior to the instructor course. This will be arranged by the Club prior to the actual course.

Training course

Normally a 50 hour/5 day week. 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.

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