The RYA Dinghy Instructor is the qualification required for those wishing to use their sailing skills to teach others and impart their passion and enthusiasm for the sport.
As a dinghy instructor you must be a competent, experienced sailor capable of sailing a training boat in strong winds, handling a small powerboat and be able to communicate with a diverse range of people from novices to improvers, adults and children.
The five day course is taught by a RYA Coach Assessor and is moderated on the final day by a second RYA Coach Assessor.
- Pre-Entry Sailing Assessment
- RYA Powerboat Level 2
- Valid First Aid certificate (A full list of certificates recognised by the RYA can be found here)
- RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding course certificate
- RYA Member
- Completion of pre-course work (a link to the pre-course work pack will be included in your booking confirmation email)
On successful completion of your course you will be asked to sign a health declaration stating that you are not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on your ability to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor. If you are unable to sign the standard declaration, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire.
RYA Dinghy Coaching Handbook & Logbook (G14)
RYA National Sailing Scheme & Logbook (G4)
Young Sailors Logbook (G11)
Duration: 5 Days
Time: 0915-1700 (does include some evening work)
Minimum Standard: See pre-requisites
Minimum Age: 16 yrs.Check Dates, Prices & Book