RYA Cruising Instructor (Sail)
The five day RYA Cruising Instructors course and assessment is aimed at qualified RYA Yachtmasters who wish to teach the RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper practical courses. Based on our extensive experience, the RYA Cruising Instructor course includes instructional techniques, safety, familiarisation with the relevant syllabuses and how to effectively construct the practical Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses. It is assumed that your personal skills are at a reasonable standard although some time is also set aside for developing your personal skills.
The Cruising Instructor qualification is taught and assessed by a BOSS Cruising Instructor trainer and a 2nd RYA trainer will also be on board on the final day of the course to assess your suitability. Our RYA CI Trainers are very experienced yachtsmen who can also draw on years of professional teaching experience to deliver a rewarding and challenging syllabus.
Applicants for the Cruising Instructor course must hold a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competency with commercial enendorsement.
The successful Cruising Instructor candidate will be expected to give convincing demonstrations of any part of the RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper syllabus and this includes: Knots, sail-handling, man overboard, mooring, pilotage by day and night, IRPCS, basic meteorology, navigation and skippering.
Cruising Instructor candidates who reach the required standard will be awarded the RYA Cruising Instructor endorsement which is valid for 5 years. After this time, cruising instructors must either re-take the Cruising Instructor course or pass the Yachtmaster Instructor’s Assessment. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with a current RYA G158 - the Cruising Logbook.
"As well as learning all about how to teach the RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses my own skills came on loads during the week. Our Instructor Ghuru Pete was superb and explained everything brilliantly." Tim - Worthing, West Sussex