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Dinghy Instructor Pre Entry Assessment


The Pre Entry Assessment is a day of Sailing and completing a range of manoeuvres when requested. You must be able to sail in a controlled and confident manner, showing consideration for preparation, communication, approach and execution, at all times.  The RYA require the Pre Entry Assessment to be passed by all candidates prior to them taking the RYA Dinghy Instructor course. The 1 day Assessment will test your sailing skills up to RYA Advanced sailing level technique including RYA Seamanship Skills.

What to bring


Participants should bring a packed lunch, you are welcome to use the fridge and microwave at the centre. Alternatively, lunch can be purchased from nearby shops and restaurants.


Hot drinks and water are available from the Centre.


We do have a small safe onsite that can hold phones and car keys, however we suggest leaving expensive valuables at home.

Clothing List

We will provide all specialist equipment such as buoyancy aids, wetsuits and waterproofs.

We advise you bring:

•Closed toe footwear

•Warm layers would be useful such as a fleece or jumper. It can be much cooler on the water.

•Woolly hat / Sun hat

•Change of clothes - other than the ones you will wear afloat

•Towel, Sun Glasses & security strap, sun screen.


To complete this course the participant must be aged 16 + and have completed advanced sailing module Seamanship Skills.


The Pre Entry Assessment course will require you to complete set manoeuvres. To learn which manoeuvres will be assessed click here.

£100 for adults

Wed, 23rd Sep
09:00 - 17:00 · 6 spaces left
Sun, 11th Oct
09:00 - 17:00 · 6 spaces left
Thu, 22nd Oct
09:00 - 17:00 · 6 spaces left


Full refund if cancelled 21 days prior to the commencement date

If cancelling a booking more than 21 days prior to the activity commencement date, alternative dates, course credit or a refund can be offered. For some cancellations an administration fee may be charged. Cancellations within 21 days are charged at the full rate and non-refundable.

Cancellation of any booking must be made in writing. For cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice, please contact the venue direct by telephone. Please familiarise yourself with our full booking Terms and Conditions by clicking here.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity is still taking place, refunds & rescheduling will only be provided under special circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at your sessions. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with a member of the team.

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