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RYA Dinghy Instructor Course » Day 2 of 5

4th March 2023, 09:00 - 17:00

Notts County Sailing Club

This event is part of the RYA Dinghy Instructor Course group.
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Course overview

Training in teaching techniques afloat and ashore.
Run by an RYA Coach/Assessor and moderated on the final day by another RYA Coach/Assessor who has not been involved in the candidate's training.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.


Members £250, Non-members £300

Required certificates

First aid certificate
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Safe and Fun certificate and pre-course work


Experienced sailor in strong winds.

Pre-entry assessment

To be completed within one year prior to the instructor course. Read more...

Course duration

Normally a 50 hour/5 day week but could be modular over a number of weekends or days, with extra time allowed for revision.

Minimum age


Qualified to teach

  • Sailing Scheme Levels 1, 2 and 3, Day Sailing, Seamanship Skills and Sailing with Spinnakers (if suitably experienced and approved by the Principal or Chief Instructor)
  • Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Instructors are qualified specifically to teach on either dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls, depending on their training course and experience.
Instructors are not assessed as competent in running a training centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor.


Five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

RYA membership


What's included

  • Use of boats, training materials and equipment.
  • Course handbook, certificate and syllabus/logbook.
  • Exam fees and certificates.

What you should bring

  • Depending on the time of year, the Galley may be open for the purchase of breakfast, lunch and hot and cold drinks. If it will not be, you will be advised in advance so that you can bring your own food. Hot water will always be available.
  • If you already have a syllabus/logbook, please bring it with you, including any certificates attached inside.
  • What should I wear?
    • Buoyancy aid of correct specification e.g. adult 50N (one will be provided if you do not have your own)
    • Correct seasonal wetsuit or drysuit
    • For inclement weather, a waterproof outer spray top or coat and base layers are recommended
    • Appropriate enclosed footwear, i.e. wetsuit boots or trainers that can get wet
    • Appropriate seasonal hat and gloves
    • Swimming costume and towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Change(s) of clothing


Please visit the club website to book this event.

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