Course format

The first step in teaching within the practical cruising scheme is to become qualified as an RYA Cruising Instructor, before moving up to the Yachtmaster Instructor qualification.

Due to the short time available on the instructor course, there is limited opportunity to fill any gaps in knowledge. The course is a blend of assessing the candidate’s knowledge, providing a structured framework to instruct, coach, observe and deliver constructive feedback, and ensure the structure and standards required of RYA courses are understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending.

Required certificates
  • First aid certificate
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence, commercially endorsed
  • Online pre-course knowledge check
  • RYA membership

Pre-entry assessment

Candidates are required to pass an on-line pre-course module prior to being eligible to attend the course, must be done  4 weeks before attending the course

Training course

Five days (sail) course with a second Trainer joining on the final day as course moderator.


1300 Euro includes all tuition, accommodation on board, fuel, mooring fee.

Next course: Mon Dic. 05 2022 – Friday Dic. 09 2022