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This course is designed for competent dinghy sailors who already hold the RYA First Aid Certificate and the RYA Powerboat Level 2 with some driving experience.  This course combines practical, on water, skills training with shore-based sessions covering background theory and teaching techniques and leads to the internationally recognised RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor qualification.

Course programme

You will learn the RYA method for teaching beginners and improvers in single and two-handed dinghies.
You will develop your instructional and coaching skills both on and off the water, as well as the theory that underlies the sport.

We make sure you have plenty of time to practice teaching and coaching on the course before the final assessment on the last day.

To gain the RYA instructor qualification, you will be expected to demonstrate good communication skills, an understanding of the RYA training scheme, in-depth theory knowledge, group management ability, safety awareness and an effective coaching style.


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Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
20/11/2017 02/12/2017 Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman, Australia Available
Price £990
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
19/02/2018 03/03/2018 Middle Harbour Yacht Club Mosman 2 Spaces left
Price £990
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

You have a recognized First Aid certificate and RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification. You are a confident intermediate sailor comfortable sailing in stronger winds.

If you have less experience, you should book the skills training week running immediately before the instructor course or search again for a Dinghy Sail Instructor Fast-track.

Full itinerary

Weeks 1 – Instructor preparation week

RYA safety and fun course. Learning and teaching styles, Demonstration skills (learn the power of demo) Pre-Instructor course questionnaire sessions, practice presentations, how to give feedback. Close quarter sailing skills and boat handling, rudderless sailing and final coaching session before pre assessment

Week 2 –  Dinghy Instructors course

Pre-assessment. An RYA Dinghy Coach/assessor will evaluate your skills and teaching techniques in preparation for the Instructors course. The following four days is your Dinghy Instructors course allowing you the opportunity to showcase your sailing ability and teaching style ashore and afloat.

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