Our instructors are volunteers who enjoy passing on their skills to others. If you think you might be interested, how about coming along and giving us a hand on a training day? There's always plenty of things to do: launching and recovering boats, being a bit of 'ballast' in a dinghy, tying knots, laying buoys etc.
A good pathway is to become an Assistant Instructor which can be awarded after a day's training and a couple of days experience. Great for youngsters who are 14+ but not yet 16. Also great for busy parents who don't have the time to do the full instructor qualifications.
The RYA Dinghy Instructor is an enthusiastic, competent sailor but does not have to be someone who is at the front of the racing fleet. Instructors complete a brief sailing test (the 'Pre-entry assessment') which is not as bad as it sounds, and then go onto a 5 day instructor training course. RYA instructors also hold a First Aid Certificate and a Powerboat Level 2 qualification. Full details are contained in RYA publication G14, The Dinghy Coaching Handbook which is available from the RYA.
Powerboat Instructors are enthusiastic and experienced powerboaters: their training follows a similar pattern.
More information can be found on the RYA website:
Please contact the Training Principalor Chief Instructor for more information on how you can become an instructor (minimum age 16 years).
Last updated 21:26 on 21 April 2017