Become a Dinghy, Keelboat or Multihull Instructor

We run several RYA Dinghy instructor courses every year with resident Coach Assessors, Andrew Freshwater & George Thomson. Subject to demand, we run keelboat and multihull endorsement courses.

2020 Course dates;

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 all our instructor courses are on hold.

For more Information or to book please contact the beach at beach@lochinsh.co.uk or on 01540651294

Assistant Sailing Instructor

The Assistant Instructor Award (AI) provides recognition for the ‘in-house’ training given to experienced sailors intending to qualify as RYA dinghy instructors. The AI is a competent small boat sailor who has been trained to assist instructors in teaching sailing up to the standard of the Level 2 or Stage 3 courses. They must work under the supervision of an RYA Senior Instructor (SI) or the Chief Instructor of a Keelboat Training Centre.

Candidates must hold one of the RYA Sailing Scheme advanced modules and have the recommendation of their centre’s Principal.

Dinghy Instructor training

Prior to the course candidates must fulfil the following requirements:
– Minimum age 16
– Valid first aid certificate: either the RYA first aid course or one recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, covering the treatment of hypothermia and a minimum of six hours course length
– RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
– Pre-entry sailing assessment completed within 1 year prior to the instructor training course.
The moderation will usually take place on the final day of the course and will be carried out by a Coach/Assessor who has not been involved in training the candidate. Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.

Multihull & Keelboat endorsements

Candidates who complete the Dinghy Instructor Course can further their development by doing an endorsement course over two days specialising in our keelboats or multihulls.


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