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This two day keelboat instructor endorsement course involves the coaching of keelboat 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 keelboat techniques and manoeuvres (under sail and engine) is expected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • At least one season’s experience teaching sailing
  • Experience sailing keelboats with or without spinnakers
  • 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 revalidated for 5 years with a new certificate sent with the endorsement added.

A qualified RYA Keelboat Instructor is able to teach all parts of the National Sailing Scheme (that they are currently recognised to teach) in keelboats. 


Recommended Reading

RAY Dinghy Coaching Handbook & Logbook (G14)

RYA National Sailing Scheme & Logbook (G4)


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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days 

Time: 0915-1700 

Minimum Standard: See eligibilty 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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