Dinghy Sailing Instructor Fast Track

The Dinghy Sail Instructor Fast-track programme is designed for basic intermediate sailors who want to progress to instructor quickly.


Bahai CruisingTo gain the RYA instructor qualification you need to demonstrate good sailing skills, theory knowledge, safety awareness and an effective coaching style. 

The Fast Track program has been designed to develop your skills rapidly in a fantastic sailing environment.

You will develop an imaginative approach to teaching safe and efficient sailing, as well as the theory that underlies it.

Course programme  

Week 1 -  RYA / AS Level 1-3 
Week 2 -  RYA Race training / RYA Seamanship Skills
Week 3 -  RYA PB Level 2 / DI prep / First Aid 
Week 4 -  RYA Dinghy Instructor 

Sailing location 

The course is based in an absolutely spectacular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour.

The weather is generally warm, sunny and windy and the sailing area is extensive with plenty of stunning beaches just a short sail away . You will experience magnificent sailing in a beautiful location.

The club is also home to the Australian Olympic Sailing Team. 

Equipment and staff

Our training fleet includes Laser Pico single-handers and Laser Bahias, two person dinghies with trapeze and asymmetric spinnakers.

We also have a range of paddleboards and windsurfers.

Our RYA qualified instructors are friendly, experienced and professional. 

Accommodation options

Flying Fish Crew Apartments - Price for 4 weeks (twin share $2760 / single room $3960)

Fabulous surf at your front door!

A stones throw from beautiful Manly beach our crew apartments are comfortably furnished for shared living with well equipped kitchens, lounge/dining areas, laundry facilities and an outdoor area. 

Book your own

Backpackers In Manly - basic accommodation for those on a budget ($350 / week for mixed dorm)

Air BNB - many of our customers use this. (various prices and standards)

What's included

Equipment, tuition, publications and certification.


  • RYA / AS Level 1-3
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • TCP First Aid / RYA Safe and Fun 
  • RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills / RYA Day Sailing 
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor

Before you start

Our 4 week Fast-track course is suitable for intermediate dinghy sailors and those with basic experience.

If you are starting as a beginner you may need to complete some extra weekend skills training whilst you are with us. 

What next?

On passing the RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification you are ready to start work on the water as a sailing instructor.

If you join us in Sydney in October / November you will be well timed for work in the Australian high season when you finish.

If you prefer Sydney in February / March you could return to Europe in time for the Mediterranean season.