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Dinghy instructor training

Start a career or a gap year teaching dinghy sailing.

Flying Fish Royal Yachting Association (RYA) dinghy instructor courses are available in Vassiliki, Greece, and Sydney, Australia.

Maximum time on the water

Our instructor courses maximise the time you spend on the water to improve your personal sailing.


We know that the more confidence you have on the water, the better you will be as a teacher.

The best instructors

We also know that you don't need to be an Olympic hotshot to be a good instructor.

Many of the best instructors are sailors who have recent memories of their own first lessons.

Start as a beginner sailor

As a beginner or early intermediate sailor you can reach instructor level in just six weeks.

Dinghy Instructor Traineeship - 6 weeks

To make the most of the work opportunities you should consider combining both Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructor qualifications

Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructor Traineeship - 12 weeks

Instructor training for experienced sailors

We also run shorter courses to fast track experienced sailors

Dinghy Instructor Fast Track - 4 weeks

Professional Instructor Development

After qualifying as instructor most candidates will benefit from some structured work experience - plus further training to improve your personal sailing skills.

Dinghy sail Instructor Development – 2 weeks

Next steps for experienced sailors and instructors

If you would like to teach more advanced skills you can join one of our Dinghy Instructor upgrade courses. Our upgrade courses will take you up to the top level of the RYA training scheme.

Dinghy sail upgrade (Advanced)

Dinghy sail upgrade (Multihull)

Dinghy sail upgrade (Racing)


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