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RYA Assistant Dinghy instructor Course

8th - 9 July 2023

What is the course?

The Assistant Instructor (AI) award provides recognition for the 'in- house' training given to experienced sailors intending to qualify as RYA Dinghy Instructors. The AI is a competent small boat sailor who has been trained to assist instructors in teaching sailing up to the standard of the Level 2- Basic Skills (adult) or Stage 3 (cadet) courses at NDYC. (It is not transferable to other training centres)


Working under the supervision of a qualified Instructor this two-day course would be ideal for people thinking of becoming a Dinghy Instructor at a later date or those who wish to help out with training at the club but don't want the responsibility that goes with full instructor status. 


What should I bring?


In essence you will need, clothes for the shore, clothes for sailing, your logbook and a way to make notes etc. It is always colder on the water than on land and you may be wet for many hours so make sure you have enough layers. 


Please bring the following items to your course. 


Lunch, water and snacks.  Light refreshments will be available during bar hours. Water and snacks may be taken afloat with you or in the coach boat.  
Pen and paper. 
Your logbook if you have one. 
Buoyancy Aid if you have one. 
Hat (cap or winter warm) 
Sunscreen 
Towel 
Dry change of clothes 
Old sneakers or water shoes.  Shoes must be closed toe and heel.  Flip flops are not allowed! 
Wetsuit or warm clothes and full waterproofs (you will get wet). 
Wind breaker or waterproof jacket 
Clothes appropriate for the weather of the day. It is much colder on the water so please dress over-warm, we can always put a layer in the coach boat. 


When and where do I need to be?


See the timings of the course below. Please meet at the club in the training room (big blue double doors to the left of the main entrance).




SATURDAY 8th JULY
08.00 - 15.30 (+ homework time)


SUNDAY 9th JULY
8.00 - 15.30

Tide times

8 July 2023
↑HW 10:27am 6.9m
↑HW 10:53pm 7.3m
9 July 2023
↑HW 11:18am 6.6m
↑HW 11:46pm 6.9m

Tide data for bideford

Last updated 2:54pm on 28 February 2024

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