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This non-residential course takes place over three weekends. It is a training and continually assessed course. A  moderator will do the final assessment on the last day. Attendance at all three weekends is essential. 

The information below is all you need to prepare for the course. Contact to register interest for this year's course.

The requirements for the Instructor course are :

  • Minimum age 16 years

  • Pre-entry sailing assessment  (G14 logbook required)

  • On line Safe and Fun Certificate  

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate

  • Valid First Aid certificate – check RYA website for acceptable certificates 

  • RYA Membership


The sailing pre-entry and ‘Safe and Fun’ must be completed prior to the course. The others can be completed after the course; however your certificate will not be issued until everything is in place. 

Contact Sue for RYA Level 2 Powerboat (course fee £95) and  First Aid (charged at cost). 


On completion of the course your details will be sent to the RYA who will issue your DI certificate. 


Pre-Entry Test - Book by arrangement   

Please look up the details of the test and practice! If you don’t own G14 you need to buy one. There will be some available on the day.

Arrive for 9:30am and bring usual sailing gear and lunch. The length of the test will depend on the weather conditions and how many participants we have. 

The course requires a minimum of 4 candidates and has a max of 10 places. 

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