Sailing - Dinghy Instructors Pre-entry Assessment
- Prior to attending a Dinghy Instructors course all candidates must pass this pre entry sailing assessment.
- Non residential. Lunch provided.
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Non residential. Lunch included.
The following information comes from the RYA website
Before being accepted into an instructor training course, candidates need to pass an assessment of sailing skills. Full details and description are in G14 National Sailing Scheme Instructor Handbook.
Candidates should be able to complete the complete tasks, such as those listed below, sailings at all times with an awareness of the 'five essentials', and confirming they can sail in a controlled and confident manner, showing consideration for preparation, communication, approach and execution, at all times.
During the assessment the candidate will be asked to complete the following:
- Sail around a triangular course of 100m (minimum) legs to the best of their ability using all the boat’s normal equipment, including spinnaker if carried.
- Sail a tight circular course around a stationary boat, making only one tack and one gybe.
- Sail a ‘follow my leader’ course behind another boat. The course may include all points of sailing and may be behind another sailing dinghy or behind a powered boat.
- Pick up a man overboard dummy; the boat to be stopped and more than one attempt should not be needed.
You may also be asked to complete some of the following:
- Sail without a rudder, or with the tiller on a loose elastic around a triangular course. You will be expected to make good progress around the course in a seamanlike manner (not applicable to keelboat or multihull instructor candidates).
- Lee shore landing and departure
- Anchor or pick up a mooring - wind against tide (if appropriate)
- Come along-side a moored boat - wind against tide (if appropriate)
- Recover a capsized dinghy and sail away (not keelboats)