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RYA Dinghy Instructor Courses at IBRSC

  • RYA Dinghy Instructor Course

    We are aiming to run a RYA Dinghy Instructor courses here at the club this coming September 2018 and April 2019 and to invite informal expressions of interest - meaning please  email Nigel Thomson ( if you are interested.

    This is a professional qualification offering training in how to teach sailing afloat and ashore. It's suitable for people who are used to sailing in decent winds. You don't have to be brilliant! It's as much about personal and teaching skills as sailing ability. See more details at this RYA link.

    The club is subsidising the course so the maximum cost will be £150 compared with the £450 you'd typically pay at a commercial centre. If we fill all six places the cost will drop to £100.

    (Please note: This course is separate from the Racing Coach courses we are also running)

    Pre-assessment day -
    This is held in advance so candidates can correct problems before the course. To find out what you would be tested on go to the RYA Shop and get the G14 Instructors handbook which you will need anyway, and which lists the pre-assessment skills such as rudderless sailing and backward sailing. (We will run a session on these in advance if asked).

    Here's the Dinghy Instructor course dates.
    September Course dates:

    Pre Assessment day - Saturday September 1
    Day 1 - Sunday September 23
    Day 2 - Monday September 24
    Day 3 - Saturday September 29
    Day 4 - Sunday September 30
    Day 5 - Monday September 31

    April Course dates:
    Pre-Assessment Sunday, Sunday March 24, 2019
    Day 1 - Saturday April 6
    Day 2 - Sunday April 7
    Day 3 - Monday April 8
    Day 4 - Saturday April 13
    Day 5 - Sunday April 14

    Potential Course Outcomes
    Action plan - where you have to shadow another experienced instructor running a proper training course. This only happens occasionally.
    Retake - very rare

    We have some formalities to get through with the RYA so will be sending formal confirmation and details out shortly when those are complete.

    In the meantime please let me know if you are keen (
    Any questions please let me know.
    Regards Nigel