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Yacht Cruising Instructor

The RYA Cruising Instructor course is a requirement for commercial Yachtmasters to teach RYA courses up to Day Skipper level. Qualified instructors are in demand for work at RYA approved schools in Australia, the UK, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Cruising InstructorYou spend five days living on board one of our Beneteau 40 foot training yachts in and around Sydney Harbour, the home of Flying Fish Australia. 

Candidates operate in a role play scenario taking it in turns to practice in the role of instructor. 

By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the RYA training scheme and the coaching style that is the hallmark of Flying Fish. 

Practical and theory instruction

The course will be run by an experienced RYA qualified trainer and moderated on the final day by a second independent trainer.

You will learn best practice for instructing a range of boat handling skills under both sail and power and develop techniques for teaching navigation, pilotage and safety and emergency procedures. 

A yacht instructor will spend a proportion of his time teaching theory. You will learn how this is best packaged and delivered in an on board setting.

Understanding coaching

We take time to develop your understanding of the learning process and the different tools you can make use of to effectively coach your students. You will also learn to plan your training programme to deliver the syllabus in the time-frame. 

  • Jun
    4
    5 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $1,795.00 incl. GST
    Register1 place remaining

What's included

Accommodation and food on board the yacht, publications and the exam fee.

Qualifications

  • RYA Cruising Instructor

Before you start

You hold a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean certificate.

If you are working only in Australia you can apply for the ‘Australia only Instructor Endorsement

As an instructor you are also required to be an RYA accredited member.

Data Protection & Privacy

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 12 months from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

What next?

In Australia and the UK you can expect work as a charter or sailing school skipper.

In the Mediterranean or Caribbean you may work for a yacht management company, skippering and teaching introductory and refresher courses.

The Flying Fish online recruitment service will help you find interesting jobs worldwide.

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