RYA Dinghy Instructor Training & Assessment

5 days

Age 16+

This is a comprehensive training course introducing teaching and instructing techniques to candidates and includes RYA teaching progressions within adult and youth sailing schemes. Candidates will practice under the guidance of an experienced coach running sessions both on the water and in the classroom. Our coach will provide regular candidate feedback. The course will involve the use of singlehanded and double handed dinghies.

The aim of the course is to give students background knowledge and the skills to instruct RYA Syllabus’s including; RYA Dinghy Sailing Scheme Levels 1, 2 and 3, RYA Day Sailing and RYA Seamanship Skills.

Assessment is continuous with an externally appointed coach joining the course on the last day as part of the required course and candidate moderation process.


Students should bring a passport photo and copies of all the pre-requisite certificates with them.

RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification is valid for 5 years.

Equipment and Kit Information

RYA Dinghy Instructor Training & Assessment - Kit Info

There are a wide range of Instructor courses across our disciplines.

The centre will provide the dinghies, windsurfs, powerboats, yachts and indoor teaching areas required for you to perform the practical elements of the course. Pre requisites for the courses are displayed at the bottom of the Instructor Training section of the website Instructor Training

Getting wet is unavoidable on many of these courses so we will make sure you have the correct gear. A wetsuit, wetsuit boots, buoyancy aid and waterproof top is available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. In addition we would request you bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks. Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a towel.

For shore based courses we aim to provide the required tools and if anything specific for you to bring this will be discussed at time of booking.

Daily Schedule

RYA Dinghy Instructor Training & Assessment - Schedule

On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of centre facilities indicated.

Main timings of our day are:

Meals times. Breakfast: 0830hrs Lunch: 1230hrs Dinner: 1800hrs

All meals are served in the dining area.

Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs. Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.

Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre arranged.

If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time.


Booking Options

4 Nights full board accommodation included.

No places left? We strive to offer additional places on our courses.

Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

Date Price Quantity
06 Apr 20 - 10 Apr 20 £499
06 Jul 20 - 10 Jul 20 £499
12 Oct 20 - 16 Oct 20 £499


Name Price Quantity
Accommodation Sunday night £31