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Dinghy Instructor Courses

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For more information give us a call on 01784 248881. If you can't find any suitable dates, then give us a call and we will aim to arrange something specific just for you.

Covid Update

2 - Part Instructor course

Part 1 - 3 days in single handers with a moderation on day 3. If successful, you will be issued with a certificate to teach only in single handers until Part 2 is completed.

Part 2 - 2 days in double handers (to be completed in line with Government easing of social distancing restrictions) currently not possible. This part can only be completed on successful completion of Part 1.


Pre-entry assessment, Powerboat Level 2, Safe&Fun Safeguarding and First Aid* must be completed before the course. 

Club specific Covid Guidelines

We will not be able to operate at the levels we were before, as a result will not be offering the full range of courses that you have come to know and love. We want to give you our assurance that your safety and welfare is our absolute priority.

  • We can use outdoor spaces and shelters but cannot go indoors other than to use the toilet facilities, we have two large marquees to help alleviate this problem. No showers or changing facilities are available.
  • You will need to buzz at the gate to gain access, and please park in the lower car park.
  • You will be given a meeting point for the duration of your course, outside of the clubhouse.
  • Are you fit to visit? Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household are experiencing Covid symptoms or are feeling unwell.
  • Please ensure you have booked your session and check our website for the latest covid guidance

Read our full Covid Guidelines

Please watch the safety briefing video

If you have any issues, please get in contact by email to

Thank for reading, thank you for supporting, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you back on the water at Queen Mary.

The QM team

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RYA Dinghy Assistant Instructor

The Assistant Instructor is trained to assist qualified instructors to teach beginners up to the standard of the National Sailing Scheme Level 2 and the Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3. The award is specific to the centre where the training is delivered. Please contact QM to discuss suitability

Prerequisites: Stage 4 Advanced module + QM Approval

Age: 14+

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RYA Dinghy Pre-Entry Assessment

This is an assessment day - the assessment will determine whether you have the required sailing ability to become an instructor. There is little time on the day for training input - you should have recent sailing experience and fully understand what will be required of you on the day.

Age: 16+

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RYA Dinghy Instructor

The 5 day RYA Dinghy Instructor course is ideal for those who wish to use their sailing skills to teach and enthuse others in the sport by becoming an RYA Dinghy Instructor but already have all the pre requisites for the course.

Age: 16+

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Dinghy Instructor Endorsments Courses

Please see below for a list of possible Dinghy instructor Endorsements. For more information please email

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RYA Advanced Endorsement

The course covers performance boat handling, spinnaker handling, 5 essentials coaching and use of powerboats for coaching.On successful completion through continuous assessment, and possibly a theory test, your Instructor award will be endorsed by the RYA..

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Adult Race

RYA Racing Instructor Endorsement

The course includes the organisation of club racing, preparation and management of the Start Racing course and instructional techniques afloat, including the use of race training exercises.On successful completion through continuous assessment, your Instructor award will be endorsed by the RYA.

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RYA Sailfoil Instructor Endorsement

The training week is needed if you have done little or no foiling before. Please call for more details.The second week we are running the endorsement on the 16-19th Sept (Mon-Thurs)

Each course is £415. 

Package – Both training course and endorsement. - £800. Please call into the office for this offer.

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Adult LCat

RYA Multihull Instructor Endorsement

This endorsement is for Instructors who initially qualified in one discipline (Dinghy or Keelboat) and would like to teach the National Sailing Scheme in Multihulls. On successful completion through continuous assessment, your Instructor award will be endorsed by the RYA.

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RS21 Training

RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement

The course covers boat handling in a J80 keelboat. During the course, candidates must demonstrate their pre-entry test skills and teaching techniques. On successful completion through continuous assessment, and possibly a theory test, your Instructor award will be endorsed by the RYA.

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