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An RYA Senior Instructor is qualified to organise and control group sailing tuition and to supervise and assist instructors. An SI must be a confident, competent manager capable of organising groups of all ages and directing the work of their instructors.

This is a  four day course, taught by two RYA Coach Assessors during which the candidates are continuously assessed.


Please Note: The spring Senior instructor course is running over two weekends

1st Weekend: 28th & 29th March at The Marine Lake in Rhyl

2nd Weekend: 4th & 5th April at Plas Menai

This is to bring some diversity to the course with an opportunity to see the club environment at Rhyl as well as the busy National Centre.

It also gives the use of a variety of boats including the Hanser boats for a insight to Sailability at Rhyl as well as the vast range of boats at Plas Menai.

For candidates requiring transport from Plas Menai to Rhyl on the first weekend please contact us on 0300 300 3112 and this can be arranged.


Eligibility Criteria

Health Declaration

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.

Recommended Reading

RYA Recognition Guidance Notes

RYA Dinghy Coaching Handbook & Logbook (G14)

RYA National Sailing Scheme & Logbook (G4)

Young Sailors Logbook (G11)

RYA Powerboat logbook (G20)

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Course Information

Duration: 4 Days 

Time: 0915-1700 

Minimum Standard: See eligibilty criteria

Minimum Age: 18 yrs. 

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