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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  

Optional week - Foundation level 1/2 skills
Week 1 -  Intermediate / seamanship skills 
Week 2 -  Race training / teaching practice 
Week 3 -  RYA PB 2 / DI prep / First Aid 
Week 4 -  RYA Dinghy Instructor 

Foundation training 

If you feel you need more time to develop your personal sailing skills add our Dinghy Sailing level 1/2 week when you book. (Runs immediately before the 4 week course.)

Sailing location 

The course is based at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour. The club is in an absolutely spectacular setting and is also home to the Australian Olympic Sailing Team.

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

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

Accommodation options

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

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. The price includes daily transport to our training base at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. 

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)

  • Feb
    24 Feb - 20 Mar
    4 weeks
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $3,790.00 incl. GST

What's included

Equipment, tuition, publications and certification.


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Dinghy Start Racing
  • RYA Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor

Before you start

Our 4 week Fast-track course is designed for intermediate sailors.

If you are less experienced you should book our Dinghy Sailing Level 1/2 foundation skills training week as an add on.  

What next?

On passing the RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification you are ready to start work as a sailing instructor. Please note that you need to complete the online RYA "Safe and Fun" course before you take your instructor assessment. As an instructor you are required to be an RYA member.

    See also

    • Dinghy Sailing Learn to Sail (Level 1 & 2)

      This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive, fun packed programme, starting with the core sailing skills.
    • Dinghy Sailing Group Lessons

      Our morning sailing classes are a great way to learn to sail or improve your skills in a fantastic location with our friendly, experienced instructors.
    • Hire a Sailing Dinghy

      Hire one of our sailing dinghies and get out sailing on your own terms in fabulous Middle Harbour.
    • Dinghy Sailing Private Lessons

      Book a private lesson for yourself or your group and learn to sail on your own terms.
    • Windsurf Instructor Fast Track

      The Windsurf Instructor Fast-track is an intensive four week course, for basic windsurfers who want to progress to instructor quickly.
    • Dinghy Sailing Instructor Course

      This course combines training afloat with shore-based training in teaching techniques and leads to the internationally recognised RYA Instructor qualification.
    • Sail Camp

      This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive, fun packed programme for beginners