Cruising Instructor Course, Largs

This is the course for sailors who would like to pass on their sailing skills and experience on the water.  The title RYA Cruising Instructor will allow the successful candidate to teach up to Day Skipper level. The course is for experienced Yachtmaster Offshore candidates, with commercial endorsement, who on successful completion of the exam be able to instruct practical courses.

The course is taken over 5 days with a moderator joining at the end of the week.  It is a combination of assessing the candidate's knowledge, providing a structured framework to instruct, coach, observe and deliver constructive feedback, and ensure the structure and standards required of RYA courses are understood.

Prior to the course the candidate is required to have their RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence commercially endorsed.

  • Your Professional Practices and Responsibilities certificate (PPR this can be done online)
  • Your original, completed ML5 or ENG1 (for cat 1 or 0 waters) medical fitness form
  • A copy of your RYA Basic Sea Survival certificate or STCW Personal Survival Techniques
  • A copy of your RYA Marine Radio SRC Certificate or other acceptable GMDSS Marine Radio Operator's Certificate.

The course is for the experienced skipper with theoretical and practical knowledge well in excess of the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.  Candidates are required to pass an online Pre-Course Knowledge Check prior to attending the Cruising Instructor course.  Access to the online check will be issued with the course Joining Instructions, which will be sent out 6 weeks before the course starts.

As with all our courses, onboard food, fuel and marina fees are included in the cost.

The course starts on a Monday morning (0900 hrs) and departs from Largs Yacht Haven, Scotland.  Candidates are invited to arrive on Sunday evening and familiarize themselves with the yacht

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