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Prior to attending an RYA Dinghy Instructor course all candidates need to pass a formal pre-entry assessment of their sailing skills, a full description of which can be found in the G14 National Sailing Scheme Instructor Handbook.

Candidates should be able to complete tasks such as sailing around a triangular course, man overboard recovery, sailing in tight circles, and sailing a follow my leader course. You may also be asked to undertake some of the following; coming along, anchoring, picking up a mooring, sailing without a rudder or demonstrate a lee shore landing.

It is important you satisfy yourself that you are at the required standard prior to attending this course. The pre-entry assessment must be completed within 1 year prior to the instructor course.

This weekend also includes the chance to practise your powerboat driving on coastal waters and provides you with the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the sailing area and the equipment you will be using if you are planning on completing your Dinghy Instructor course with us. It also provides those with powerboat driving experience up to the RYA Powerboat Level 2 standard but who have not got the required certificate to be assessed.


Recommended Reading

RYA National Sailing Scheme Instructor Handbook (G14)

RYA Powerboat Logbook (G20)


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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Minimum Standard: You must be up to the standard of the advanced sailing modules

Passport Photo: If you do need to be assessed for Powerboat Level 2, please remember to bring a passport photo with you which is required for the issue of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate.

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

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