RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor

To become a Dinghy Sailing Instructor you first need to attend a pre-entry sailing assessment.

You will be expected to complete the following tasks:

*   Sail around a triangular course using all the boat's equipment which includes use of the spinnaker if carried.

*    Sail a tight circular course less than three boat lengths distance, using one tack and  one gybe, around a stationary boat.

*     Sail a follow my leader course behind either a powerboat or another sailing boat maintaining a distance of one boat length or less.

*     Pick up a man overboard dummy, the boat must be completely stopped when you recover the dummy.

You may also be asked to complete some of the following tasks

*      Lee shore landing and departure
*      Anchor or pick up a mooring, wind against tide if appropriate
*      Come alongside a moored boat, wind against tide if appropriate
*      Recover a capsized dinghy and sail away

You should have experience of sailing some different types of boats including single-handers

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