dinghy instructor course

Throughout the year we run Dinghy Instructor courses both on a residential and non-residential basis. This is by far the most popular instructional qualification we run. We offer a unique teaching experience with top quality coaching and a range of modern Dinghies to hone your skills.

Dinghy Sailing Instructor

the course

5 days of top quality coaching to make sure you're up to the standards required to teach beginners and improvers.

Instructor recovering dinghy

fast track courses

For sailors with some experience already these courses include all the pre-requisites along with extra sailing tuition prior to the course itself.

Residential Dinghy Instructor Accommodation


All our instructor courses are available as half board residential options, with a camping cabin bed space and breakfast included.

Dinghy Instructor Foiling

learn to fly

An optional introduction to foiling the day after the course is now available at GAC. First flights for £150

how do i book?

Course Dates

Each course runs Monday - Friday inclusive, with the Pre-Assessment on the day preceding the start of the course (usually a Sunday)

2024 Dates

Tuesday 19th - Saturday 23rd March

Monday 20th - Friday 24th May

Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August

Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st September

Our fast track options run in the weeks preceeding each course and include all your pre-requisites (apart from Safe and Fun). Check out our Fast Track page for full dates on these courses.

Provided we can get a minimum of 4 candidates, we are happy to run bespoke courses for your group or club. Please contact us if you would like to discuss potential dates.

Dinghy Instructor pricing

This is the full price list for all our instructor course options

CourseNon-ResiHalf Board
Dinghy Instructor (5 days)£425.00£525.00
2 Week Fast Track£tbc£tbc
4 Week Fast Track-£tbc
5 Week Fast Track-£tbc
Pre Assesment w/e£235.00£175.00
First Aid£100.00£125.00

All of the pre-requisites are available individually and we're totally flexible for those that need a bit of this and a bit of that. Please give us a call on 01556 502011 if you would like to discuss any alternative options.

dinghy instructor pre-requisites

There are a number of pre-requisites you need before taking the course. These are also available to sit at GAC and are part of the fast track courses (with the exception of the safe and fun)

  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Pre entry assessment
  • Be 16 years or over
  • RYA Safe and Fun