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Dinghy Sailing / Windsurf Instructor Fast Track

The programme is designed for water sports enthusiasts who want to fast- track their progress to instructor level in two sports.

To gain the RYA instructor qualifications in both sports you will need to demonstrate good sailing skills and windsurfing skills, sound theory knowledge, excellent safety awareness and an effective coaching style.  

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

The schedule includes an inspiring mix of on water skills training, shore based instruction, instructor training and essential first aid and powerboat training.

We also include basic training in surfing and paddle-boarding to improve your water skills all-round. 

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

Course programme 

Week 1 -  WS Lev 1/2 skills / First Aid
Week 2 -  WS Intermediate skills / RYA PB 2 
Week 3 -  WS Intermediate skills / Inst Prep
Week 4 -  RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor
Week 5 -  RYA / AS Dinghy Level 1-3
Week 6 -  RYA Race training / Seamanship Skills
Week 7 -  RYA Day Sailing / DI Prep
Week 8 -  RYA Dinghy Instructor

Sailing location and conditions

The course is based in an absolutely spectacular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour, the undisputed capital of the Australian sailing world. 

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.

Equipment and staff

We have a small fleet of windsurf boards and a mix of sail sizes. We also have a range of paddleboards and sailing dinghies.

Our instructors are qualified as well as friendly, experienced and professional. 

Accommodation options

Flying Fish Crew Apartments - Price for 8 weeks (twin share $5520 / single room $7920)

Stunning 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)

  • Oct
    19
    19 Oct - 11 Dec
    8 weeks
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $7,990.00 incl. GST
  • Feb
    15
    15 Feb - 9 Apr
    8 weeks
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $7,990.00 incl. GST

What's included

Equipment, tuition, publications and certification.

Qualifications

  • Intro surf training with Manly Surf School
  • Basic SUP skills 
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 / TCP First Aid / RYA Safe and Fun 
  • RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor
  • RYA / AS Level 1-3
  • RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills / RYA Day Sailing 
  • RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor

Before you start

There are no formal pre-course requirements. We can accept you on this programme as a beginner, although you will benefit from having mastered the basics of at least one of the sports before you join us.

What next?

On passing the RYA Windsurfing and Dinghy Instructor qualifications you are ready to start work as an instructor. 

Being dual qualified you will be more attractive to employers who run both sports at their schools. 

You will find plenty of work opportunities, particularly during the Australian and Mediterranean summer season. 

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