RYA Dinghy Instructor

Level: Instructor | Age: Strictly 16 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:30 | Average Price: £350.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Instructor
Age: Strictly 16 +
Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:30

Minimum Course Duration: 5 Days

Average Price: £350.00

Average Member's Price: £250.00

Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

We strongly recommend that anyone considering enrolling on this course speaks to a senior member of our team who will be happy to advise and help with the necessary preparation.

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Course Summary

An intense five day course culminating in a one day assessment by an external moderator, as required by the RYA. This course will cover the full RYA method of dinghy sailing instruction, with practical opportunities to explore teaching techniques afloat and ashore. Candidates will be expected to run sessions independently, give talks and perform land drills over the duration of the course with feedback and guidance from colleagues and the coach assessor. Unlike the AI qualification, a dinghy instructor can work at any sailing club as the certificate is transferable.

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have completed a one day pre-assessment to display an apt level of personal sailing ability. Before a certificate can be awarded, successful candidates must also have completed a recognised first aid course and hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification. The minimum age is strictly 16 years. If you are not an RYA member, you will need to pay an additional registration fee on successful completion of the course.

Course Outline

  • Course Preparation
  • Session Delivery
  • Management and Customer Liaison

Ability After Course

  • If successful, the candidate will be able to deliver a range of courses through joining BLYM's Instructor Team or through another training centre.

RYA Recognition Information

This RYA course is held under the Bury Lake Young Mariners Recognised Training Centre at our base at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. The maximum Instructor to Student Ratio is: 1:6 and the minimum duration for the course is 5 Days.

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Course Dates


Course runs over:
5 Days between 09:00 and 17:00.

Price: £350.00
Member's Price: £270.00

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