As one of the country’s leading sailing centres, we are well placed to offer training to all instructors. Whether you’re just starting out, or want to move on to advanced instruction, we have the trainers, boats and facilities to help you achieve your qualifications.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com. To make a booking directly through our website CLICK HERE

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

This is a half-day course.

Pre-requisites: ability to demonstrate a high level of seamanship skills

A pre-requisite before commencing the Dinghy Instructor course, this half day assessment is taken by one of our Coach Assessors and will test all of your personal sailing skills. For more information please see the G14 Coaching Handbook, available on request.

2018 Dates: 7 April, 7 July
Cost: £60

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RYA Dinghy Instructor

This is a 5-day course

Pre-requisites: Pre-entry assessment completed by an RYA Coach Assessor; Powerboat Level 2; Valid first aid certificate; RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding Course; RYA membership.  You are also required to sign a Health Declaration and the RYA Instructor Code of Conduct.

Our very popular Dinghy Instructor course teaches you the RYA method, the structure of the RYA and how to teach sailing. The course is run by an RYA Coach Assessor and is moderated on the last day by a second RYA Coach Assessor.

2018 Dates: 9-13 April, 9-13 July

Cost: £375

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RYA Advanced Instructor Endorsement

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: RYA Dinghy Instructor

Already an experienced instructor, have good sailing techniques and confident in using performance boats? This course will help you develop the skills required to teach the RYA Performance Sailing course.

2018 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £180

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RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: RYA Dinghy Instructor

Already have your dinghy instructor certificate, but want to teach in keelboats? Then this course is ideal. Run over two days by RYA Coach/Assessors, candidates must demonstrate their sailing skills and teaching techniques in keelboats. Candidates will be assessed on a continuous basis afloat and on successful completion you will receive an RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement.

2018 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £180

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RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor

This is a 5-day course

Pre-requisites: Intermediate non-planing windsurf certificate or relevant experience, Powerboat Level 2, Valid first aid certificate, RYA Safe and Fun (online course), RYA Membership

Our very popular Windsurf Instructor course teaches you the RYA method, the structure of the RYA and how to teach windsurfing. The course is run by an RYA Windsurf Trainer and is moderated on the last day by a second RYA Trainer.

2017 Dates: 7-11 November
2018 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £375

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RYA Senior Instructor

This is a 4-day course run over 2 weekends.

Pre-requisites: Worked at least 2 seasons part time or 1 season full time as an RYA Instructor; RYA Safety Boat certificate; valid First Aid certificate; RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding Course; have a recommendation from a Principal of a sailing school.

This course covers preparation and delivery of sessions, course and center management, powerboat handling in a teaching environment, RYA Sailing Schemes and the role of a Senior Instructor. Students will be assessed on a continual basis.

There may be funding available for this course from the RYA. For more information please contact Nikki Stewart at RYA Scotland on nikki.stewart@ryascotland.org.uk.

2018 Dates: 13-14 October and 20-21 October at Port Edgar Watersports  there will also be a pre-course support day more details and booking information can be found at http://www.ryascotland.org.uk/programmes/InstructorCoachEducation/Pages/DinghyandWindsurfInstructors.aspx
www.nationalcentrecumbrae.org.uk or call 01475 530 757

Cost: £350

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