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


Recommended Reading

RYA Dinghy Coaching Handbook & Logbook (G14)

RYA National Sailing Scheme & Logbook (G4)

RYA Dinghy Sailing Advanced Handbook  (G12)


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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days 

Time: 0915-1700 

Minimum Standard: See eligibility criteria

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a Parental Consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian - this must be handed in to reception on arrival during registration, without this form participants will not be permitted to take part.

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