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RYA Intermediate Windsurf Instructor


This four day course starts at 09:30 each day, and the course will include several long days that run into the evenings and finish around 20:00. Course timings will be confirmed with candidates on a course by course basis.


Prior to attending this course candidates must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Hold the RYA Start Windsurf Instructor qualification, with evidence of 50hrs logged as a Start Windsurf Instructor at a Recognised Training Centre
  • Hold an intermediate non-planing certificate including beachstart and non-planing carve gybe clinics.
  • Have an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
  • Have an RYA approved valid First Aid certificate. Please see their website for a list of approved providers
  • Completed the RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding course. Please visit the RYA website for more details
  • Read the 'RYA Instructor Code of Conduct' and be satisfied they can sign their agreeance to this code during the instructor course
  • Be a current RYA member

The course is run by an RYA Windsurf Trainer, and covers the following areas:

  • The RYA Windsurfing schemes
  • Delivery of the Intermediate teaching method using Fastfwd, on water and ashore
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Presentation techniques
  • Course management
  • Powerboat rescue techniques
  • Personal skills and sailing assessment
  • Equipment and simulators

There is no moderation during the Intermediate course due to candidates being continually assessed by the course Trainer.  Candidates will be required to demonstrate confident ability in the following areas:

  • Delivery of on water and on shore sessions
  • Preparation, management and structure of the sessions
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Sailing ability

    Upon successful completion the candidate will be recognised as either an Intermediate Non-Planing Instructor or Intermediate Planing Instructor eligable to teach up to that level.

    What to bring
    • We provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids and harnesses.  Although if you have your own you are welcome to use them.
    • You should bring: swimwear (to wear under wetsuit), shoes you are happy to get wet, a towel, a change of clothes, suntan cream, a hat, and a water bottle

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