Assistant Instructor Training Programme

2024 Programme Now Open for Applications

Coaching and training for aspiring instructors will be delivered as part of the Assistant Instructor In-Training Programme, which will run over the months of June, July and August. We will only invite attendees of this assistant instructor programme to participate in our Dinghy Instructor Training Programme running over the Autumn/Winter months.


We recommend that candidates speak to the 15-17 years group head about their suitability for the programme. We require candidates undertaking YSS Stage 4, or higher, and being at least 15 years old by the 25th of April 2024.

How it will work

The role will involve on the job training, where Assistant Instructors will join children’s groups, under the supervision of our experienced Group Head Instructors and Senior Instructors.

The Senior Instructor will also be responsible monitoring the trainees progress over the course of the Summer and will provide guidance to these individuals and receive reports from the Head Instructors. At the end of the programme, the Senior Instructors will be responsible for recommending an invitation be issued to a trainee to attend the next step, the Instructor Training Modules.


This programme is open to Summer Course attendees as well as 15-17 years sailors from the Junior Club. Candidates will not be invited to assist every week of the summer, as it is important that they practice their sailing skills as well as undertake on the job training.

How are the weeks assigned – IMPORTANT

We tend to organise assistants in a short time frame before each week. Please do not provide weeks you are available to us as we do not take this information, nor are we able to agree weeks ahead of our normal rostering practice.

A note about the Instructor Training Course

We will only be inviting sailors who have completed Stage 4 of the syllabus onto the 2024/25 Dinghy Instructor Training Programme so Summer sailing would be essential for candidates not yet having completed stage 4.

Application Form:

Please complete the above form online to apply to the programme. The closing date is Thursday 16th May 2024 after which we will be in touch with applicants and parents.

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