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RYA Dinghy Instructor Training

As a RYA Dinghy Schemes Trainer (formally known as Coach/Assessor) appointed by the RYA, Simon has significant experience in the delivery of all levels of RYA Dinghy, Keelboat and Multihull Instructor Training across the UK and overseas. 

 

Simon's style is to work with instructor candidates in a friendly, realistic and fully-supportive way, understanding the range of expectations and emotions that can exist during seminal times in people’s lives when they are undertaking RYA instructor training and assessments. His courses are informative, enjoyable and, through his supportive approach, will inspire candidates of all ages. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to see how Simon can help you or your team.​

 

Simon has written 12 articles for RYA Wavelength magazine which aim to guide and inspire RYA Dinghy Instructors towards delivering tuition with improved proficiency. Click here to access these free resources as PDFs which can be saved to your device.

The RYA Dinghy Instructor courses that Simon can deliver are as follows.

RYA Dinghy Instructor (full course)

Whats it about? Get involved with teaching dinghy sailing in single-handers and double-handers to beginners

Duration: 5 days

Moderation required? Yes

Minimum personal skill level: Has passed RYA Pre-entry Assessment in last 6 months

What you can teach: RYA Level 1,2 & 3, Seamanship Skills, Day Sailing and Youth Stages 1,2,3 & 4

RYA Dinghy Instructor (single-hander only)

Whats it about? Get involved with teaching dinghy sailing in single-handers to beginners

Duration: 3 days

Moderation required? Yes

Minimum personal skill level: Has passed RYA Pre-entry Assessment in last 6 months

What you can teach: RYA Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1,2,3

RYA Advanced Instructor

Whats it about? Coaching advanced dinghy sailing techniques

Duration: 2 days

Moderation required? no

Minimum personal skill level: Advanced dinghy sailor with competence in entry-level advanced double-handers

What you can teach: As a Dinghy Instructor plus Sailing with Spinnakers and Performance Sailing

RYA Multihull Instructor

Whats it about? Coaching multihull sailing techniques

Duration: 2 days

Moderation required? no

Minimum personal skill level: Ability to demonstrate multihull sailing at pre-entry level

What you can teach: Everything that you are already qualified to deliver as a Dinghy Instructor (in multihulls)

RYA Keelboat Instructor

Whats it about? Coaching keelboat sailing techniques

Duration: 2 days

Moderation required? no

Minimum personal skill level: Ability to demonstrate keelboat sailing at pre-entry level

What you can teach: Everything that you are already qualified to deliver as a Dinghy Instructor (in keelboats)

RYA Race Coach Level 1

Whats it about? Introducing students to basic racing techniques

Duration: 1 day (this could be extended to 2 days, to include a day of personal sailing skills)

Moderation required? no

Minimum personal skill level: Experienced dinghy sailkor with club racing experience

What you can teach: Start Racing

RYA Pre-Entry Assessment

Whats it about? To enable you to gain access to the RYA Dinghy Instructor course

Duration: 1 days

Moderation required? no

Minimum ideal personal skill level: RYA Seamanship Skills

RYA Senior Instructor (Dinghy)

Whats it about? To enable you to manage RYA dinghy training both ashore and afloat, ensuring that the work of the instructor team is safe, enjoyable and complete with valuable learning outcomes. To help you to understand the role of the Chief Instructor or RYA Principal. Possibly the last professional RYA course a candidate will take, the importance of this course cannot be under-estimated - not only for the candidate but for the ongoing success of dinghy training in both commercial and volunteer club RYA Training Centres.

Duration: 4 days

Moderation required? Continuous from 2 RYA Trainers

Minimum personal skill level: RYA Dinghy Instructor

What you can teach: The same as your current Dinghy Instructor qualification allows plus you can oversee all levels

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