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RYA Dinghy Instructor Course

Ballyholme Yacht Club

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RYA DINGHY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Instructors teaching the National Sailing Scheme need to be qualified for the type of boat in which they teach, ie dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls.  At BYC we specialise in Dinghy Sailing.

 

RYA Dinghy Instructor Course has now been scheduled between Monday 10th to Friday 14th April 2017 inc. 

There will be a pre-entry RYA Dinghy Instructor Course at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Sunday 26th March 2017.

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RYA DINGHY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

You will not be accepted onto the course unless:

  1. a)   You are an RYA Member
  2. b)  You have passed the RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-entry assessment Pre-entry sailing assessment (coastal)
  3. c)     You are 16 years at the start of your course
  4. c)    You hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate (coastal)
  5. d)     You hold a valid First Aid Certificate(or have a place booked on a course)

PLEASE BRING A MEDICAL DECLARATION WITH YOU TO THE COURSE

Role:

A RYA Dinghy Instructor is a competent, experienced sailor capable of sailing a training boat in strong winds and handling small powerboats. The instructor has been assessed as competent to teach adults and children, beginners and improvers. See the ‘who teaches what’ link on the RYA website for exact details.

Although responsible for teaching individuals and small groups, the instructor has not been assessed as competent in running a sailing centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor (for dinghy and multihull courses) or the Chief Instructor of a keelboat training centre.

Validity:

Instructor certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

PREPARE

You’ll need to prepare a 10 minute presentation for your course. You will be told your topic once you’re accepted onto the course.

Before you come please do some reading and practice these knots as you’ll quite likely have to teach them one day!

READ

Powerboating Top Tips – With Jon Kirby – Southampton Water Activities Centre 

Powerboating Launching and Recovery

How to wear a Lifejacket correctly

Basic Navigation

PRACTICE

How to tie a Sheet Bend

How to tie a Clove Hitch

How to tie a Bowline

How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

How to tie a Rolling Hitch (Stephen Magee’s Favourite!)

Figure of 8

Secure a rope to a cleat

Reef knot

Fisherman’s Bend

WHAT TO BRING

  • Copies of the letters you have received regarding the course
  • Medical declaration & any other requested copies you haven’t already emailed to Alice.
  • a whistle – attached to buoyancy aid
  • a knife – attached to buoyancy aid
  • a folder to put your sheets and books in, and a pen
  • a pack lunch (or order one)
  • Snacks
  • sailing gear (n.b. you will need more than you wear for racing)
  • WARM changes of clothing and lots of them!

Certificate Validity:

Instructor certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

 

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