Congratulations Iona on the award of your RYA Assistant Instructor (AI) qualification…

…. and welcome to the club’s Instructor Team.

So what is an AI?

An AI can assist qualified instructors under the supervision of a Senior Instructor. Dinghy AIs can teach up to Sailing Scheme Level 2 or Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3. A candidate just needs one of the Sailing Scheme advanced modules e.g. Start Racing, Seamanship Skills, and the recommendation of their RYA Training Centre Principal. As there is no minimum age to becoming an AI, experienced sailors of all ages, with the potential to teach beginners, are ideal candidates.

How they do it

An AI course requires around 20 hours teaching or 1:1 ‘on the job’ training by a Senior Instructor, over 1 or 2 of the adult training courses, covering basic teaching principles, centre procedures and specific training in any unfamiliar equipment.

AI is on the pathway for youngsters to qualify as a Dinghy Instructor once the sailor turns 16.

For further information contact Ray Kemish, Training Principal or click here.