Three-day Dinghy Instructor Course using single-handers only.

 

Course format

The temporary adjustment to the Dinghy Instructor Course will be a split of the course into two parts:

Part 1: A three-day Dinghy Instructor Course using single-handers only and including a moderation. This part is deliverable now.

Part 2: Two day, 'top up’ instructor training course in double-handers, un-moderated. This part can only be delivered once restrictions are eased.

 

 

 Pre-requisites

These remain unchanged. The course should only be offered to those who already hold the pre-requisites:

First Aid Certificate

PB Level 2 Certificate*

RYA Safe and Fun course completion and certificate*

*No action plans should be set to gain these after the course.

 

Pre-entry

To be completed in single handed dinghies only. Dinghies such as Pico, Zest, Topper, Lasers and Fevas (if sailed single handed) would be acceptable.

The pre-entry assessment needs to provide a clear picture of the candidate’s boat handling ability. This can be achieved by using the following techniques:

Tight circles (tacking and gybing)

Triangle course, demonstrating the 5 Essentials and stopping skills

Picking up a mooring

Coming alongside

Follow my leader

Adaptation of MOB, using a free-floating buoy or similar

Sailing backwards

Rigging, launching, recovery and de-rigging.

 

 

Part 1 Temporary Dinghy Instructor Course Single-handed endorsement. 0900 -1730

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Discussion topics: (5 minute shore based interactive group presentations or discussions. Outside weather permitting.)

Group One

Knots                                Hattie

How a sail works              Alicia

Rigging & boat controls Owen

5 Essentials                      Tilly

Towing                             TBA

 

Group Two

Knots                                 Ethan

How a sail works               Nigel

Rigging & boat controls  Dylan

5 Essentials                       Jacob

Towing                               TBA

The NSS Instructor Handbook G14 is essential reading. It is available as an E-book is you don’t have a copy. As is Start Sailing G3 and Advanced Sailing G12.

You will get a discount as you are all RYA members?