The Assistant Sailing Instructor assists ISA Instructors in the delivery of courses within ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme.
ISA Sail fleet Topaz Duo and SailCork fleet of RS Vision 16, Raider 18, Walker Bay, Topaz etc.
Length of Course
You will be trained and prepared for the role of the Assistant Dinghy Instructor - which is to deliver (teach) Levels 1 and 2 and Improving Skills of ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme in sailing dinghies. The course at SailCork is run in parallel with ISA Dinghy Instructor Course by ISA dinghy trainer Eddie English, whose aim is to make the course both informative and enjoyable. Whilst a lot of time is spent in the classroom we go afloat every day for one or two sessions on the water.
SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms and easy access to the water for dinghies.
What to bring
Your personal sailing gear, suitable for dinghy sailing in all conditions. Buoyancy aid. Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Books including RYA Dinghy Instructor Handbook G14, RYA Dinghy Sailing Advanced Handbook G12, RYA Start Sailing G3, Up to date Personal Logbook (ISA Dinghy Logbook or RYA equivalent). All books available in SailCork shop (click here)
Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.
Develop your interpersonal skills. Make new friends with other sailors. Experience sailing lots of different kinds of boats. Feel happy and chuffed about giving a good presentation. Get the opportunity to learn instruction with real live pupils. Work with Ireland's most experienced trainers. Learn how to take on responsibility and be happy doing so. Understand the concepts of teaching dinghy sailing. Learn how to manage a group of sailors. Become aware of the qualities and responsibilities of instructors. Become a good teacher. Become really good at interpreting the weather forecast. Improve your background knowledge in sailing. Gain confidence afloat and ashore. Become more confident in a powerboat. Get more enjoyment from sailing and teaching sailing.
Min age 15. Hold ISA Improving Skills Cert and one of the following ISA Certs: Advanced Boat Handling, Kites & Wires 1, Adventure 1 or Go Racing 1.