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RYA Race Instructors Course

29th - 30 October

The Racing Instructor endorsement enables experienced RYA Dinghy Instructors, with a passion for racing, to develop skills and techniques required to teach the RYA Start Racing module

Prior to attending this course candidates must already be an RYA Dinghy Instructor and to have taken part in club racing.

The course will involve the coaching of racing skills through the running of sessions ashore and afloat. Coaching afloat will concentrate on a good briefing, the running of sessions to improve student performance and a quality group debrief. In order to run such sessions successfully a good general knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) is expected.

A reasonable practical understanding of the following is expected:

  • Race management
    • Race starts
    • Individual recalls
    • General recalls
    • Finishing boats
    • Race formats
  • Tactics
    • Upwind
    • Downwind
    • Laylines and mark rounding
    • Rights of way
  • Technique
    • Basic rig tuning
    • Boat speed
    • Roll tacks and gybes
  • Rules
    • When boats meet (Rules 10 to 18)
    • §Port/starboard
    • §Windward boat
    • §Keeping clear
    • §Mark room
  • Taking penalties (Rule 44 - also Rules 10-24 & 31 as reference)

Candidates will be required to deliver a 6-minute mini-presentation on a given subject


Available till 27 Oct 2020

Last updated 9:44am on 6 October 2020

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