The Dinghy Instructor Course will teach you all the necessary skills to become an RYA Dinghy Instructor. It will also prepare you for work as a professional or club instructor.

The Dinghy Instructor Course is designed for intermediate sailors who already have basic dinghy sailing skills. The course aims to help sailors gain confidence, improve sailing techniques, and ultimately become an RYA Dinghy Instructor.

A 4-week course in Sydney, Australia, with great sailing conditions, warm water, sunshine, and beautiful scenery.

The course includes personal tuition, RYA Powerboat Level Two training, rescue training, seamanship skills, and a first aid course.

The final part of the course is the RYA Dinghy Instructors course, where participants can demonstrate their sailing skills and teaching style. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive RYA publications and certificates.


The course is held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour, offering a stunning location for the Dinghy Instructors Course. The weather is generally warm, sunny, and windy. There are plenty of stunning sandy beaches for you to sail to. As well as the sailing, there is plenty to do, fantastic nightlife, and lots to see and explore.

Sydney is a fantastic place to escape to for the winter. Many of our customers travel and explore before and after the course. Sydney is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and great tourist destinations, with Manly being one of them.

Manly has lots to offer, with friendly people, stunning bars and restaurants, and only a 30-minute ferry ride to the Sydney Opera House and the heart of the city center.

Dinghy Instructors course


Most of our international customers stay in the stunning beachside suburb of Manly and book a self-catering apartment on Airbnb. Flying Fish can offer accommodation in one of our crew apartments in Manly, sharing an apartment with other Flying Fish customers. The accommodation is self-catering and a popular choice for customers who want to stay on the beach! Please contact us for more details.

Our training center is based at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, a 15-minute bus ride or 10 minutes in a taxi.

Dinghy Instructors course

Why Flying Fish

So many people choose Flying Fish because of our training location, experience, and history of running professional RYA Dinghy Instructor courses. Train with Flying Fish and enjoy Sydney Harbour, warm water, sunshine, and some of the best sailing conditions in the world.

Train with Flying Fish to combine your RYA Dinghy Instructors Course with travel and adventure.

  1. Flying Fish is well known for our Dinghy, Windsurf, and Yachtmaster Courses in Sydney. We have been running Dinghy Instructor training courses in Australia since 1995 and have seen many customers qualify as Dinghy Instructors and work in the Watersports industry.
  2. Sydney is known for its relaxed, cosmopolitan lifestyle, incredible beaches, and great surf. You sail hard during the day and unwind on the beach at night.
  3. The evenings and weekends are a time to explore Sydney and enjoy the bars, restaurants, and Aussie way of life. Many customers learn to surf, live life outdoors, and enjoy the Aussie laid-back way of life.
  4. There is so much to do that most customers stay in Australia and carry on the adventure!
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What our previous customers have to say

What an absolute honour and pleasure it was being a part of Flying Fish family for the 2 weeks I completed with them! From the professional, helpful and attentive staff to fun, laughter and memories.

Monika B

Staff are amazing and so kind! Great course and great accommodation. Lovely location and an all round great friendly atmosphere.

Ossia M

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Our Dinghy Instructors course in Sydney, Austrlaia

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