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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 Assessorsduring which the candidates are continuously assessed.

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 (Thursday-Sunday)

Time: 0915-1700 (includes some evening work)

Minimum Standard: See eligibilty criteria

Minimum Age: 18 yrs. 

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