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Windsurf Instructor Course

The Windsurf Instructor Prep and Assessment is designed for confident, intermediate windsurfers who are ready to take part in the RYA instructor course without much preliminary training.

Windsurf Instructor Prep and AssessmentThe course combines practical training on the water with sessions ashore using a windsurfing simulator.


  • Launching and landing
  • Starting, turning around and sailing
  • Steering and stance
  • Sailing upwind and tacking
  • Sailing downwind and gybing
  • Self rescue
  • Using the windsurfing simulator
  • Delivering theory presentations
  • The RYA Youth Scheme and Team 15
  • Towing and rescue techniques
  • Taster teaching session

Learn and practice

We make sure you have time to learn and practise all the necessary skills before being examined.

Middle Harbour Yacht Club

The course takes place at Sydney's Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman. For more information on the training venue use the Destinations link in the top menu.

Pre-course training

 If you are not ready to enter a one week instructor course and feel you would benefit from some extra coaching you should book the pre-course training week. The training week runs from Monday to Friday the week before this course. We focus on personal skills training to allow you to enter the instructor course with confidence.

  • Nov
    9 Nov - 13 Nov
    5 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $1,295.00 incl. GST
  • Mar
    8 Mar - 12 Mar
    5 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $1,295.00 incl. GST

What's included

Equipment, tuition, publications and certification.

  • RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor
  • Free online recruitment service

Before you start

You have a recognised First Aid certificate and RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification. You are confident windsurfing in planing conditions. You can also handle a long board and demonstrate your skills in light winds.

If you have less experience, or need the First Aid or Powerboat course, search again for a Windsurf Instructor Fast-track.

What next?

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.

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