Assistant Sailing Instructor Course

Course Type

Assistant Instructor Training


Sat 01 Apr 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm


Not specific

Course Code


Course Description

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.

As the AI's training is limited to assisting qualified instructors and does not include first aid or powerboat handling, AIs must never be allowed to work without direct supervision.

Training and assessment are conducted by the Principal or chief instructor of the training centre who holds a valid RYA SI certificate. The training may be based on a 20 hour course covering the RYA teaching methods for beginners (from RYA book G14). Candidates will be assessed on their teaching ability with beginners. Successful candidates will have their logbook signed and will be awarded the AI certificate by their Principal. 

Certificate Validity
The AI certificate is valid only at that centre for five years.

Available for

Club Members

Previous Experience

& Eligibility

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

Boats Used


Next Steps

Dinghy, Keelboat & Multihull Instructor

Booking Information

To book a place on a course please call Marie Stanbrook on 01629 540609, email her or visit the Club in person (Wednesday to Sunday).

Alternative Course Dates

Sorry there are no alternative dates for this event.