Cookies Show more

Like most websites we uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalised, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. They are used only by us.

This two day advanced instructor endorsement course involves the coaching of performance sailing skills through the running of sessions ashore and afloat.

The 2 days of coaching will concentrate on good briefing, the running of sessions to improve student performance and the delivery of quality group debriefs.

In order to run successful sessions a good practical knowledge of performance sailing including (usually asymmetric) spinnaker techniques is expected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • At least one season’s experience teaching sailing
  • Sailing ability at least to the Performance Sailing and Sailing with Spinnakers courses
  • Previous powerboat handling experience in a teaching environment
  • RYA Member
  • Completion of pre-course work (a link to the pre-course work will be included in your booking confirmation email)

The course will be taught by an RYA Coach Assessor and will be assessed on a continuous basis afloat. Upon successful completion of this course RYA instructor qualifications will be re-validated for 5 years with a new certificate sent with the endorsement added

A qualified RYA Advanced Instructor is able to teach the RYA Sailing with Spinnakers and Performance Sailing certificates in the types of boats they are currently recognised to teach in.


Plas Menai will provide all necessary personal protective clothing including wetsuits, waterproofs, buoyancy aids and helmets.

Please bring with you;

  • Swimming togs & towel
  • Footwear for on the water
  • Sock that cover your ankles
  • 50p for locker



Plas Menai fully supports the government guidelines on the current Covid-19 situation. Following Government advice, we have everything in place to operate safely and follow these guidelines.

  • Pre book your adventure online. Booking in advance is essential. We cannot accommodate walk in bookings.
  • A booking confirmation will be sent out to your email address including all information you will need before arriving at the centre.
  • Waivers are online only; a link will be included in your email confirmation for you to complete on your own computer or phone. If we do not receive a completed waiver from you and additional participants, we cannot take you on your activity.
  • Arrive 10 mins before your adventure start time and wait in your vehicle where your instructor will meet you.
  • If you have your own wetsuits it is preferable to bring them, if not, our instructors will allocate your wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet that will have all been cleaned within manufacturer guidelines.

During this time, we have had to adapt areas of our service to ensure staff and customers are kept safe. Find out how we are reopening safely here.


Recommended Reading

RYA Dinghy Coaching Handbook & Logbook (G14)

RYA National Sailing Scheme & Logbook (G4)

RYA Dinghy Sailing Advanced Handbook  (G12)

← Back to Instructor courses

Course Information

Duration: 2 Days 

Time: 0915-1700 

Minimum Standard: See eligibility criteria

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

Check Dates, Prices & Book