Townsville Sailing Club - Dinghy Instructor Course, Feb 17 & 18, 2024


Sat 17 Feb 2024 09:00 — Sun 18 Feb 2024 17:00
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Australian Sailing - DSC Accredited - Dinghy Instructor

Course information

Registrations for this course are closed.

Townsville Sailing Club Dinghy Instructor Course, Feb 17 & 18, 2024

Registrations OPEN! 

Email us if you need any additional information.

Interested in joining the TSC Instructing team in 2024?  Please contact us for more details on how we can assist you to become part of the team.

Need to revalidate your Dinghy Instructors qualification?  We can arrange this on Saturday the 17th - please contact us for details.

  • Share your knowledge and love of sailing
  • Improve your own sailing & boat handling skills
  • Part time work available
  • Become part of a fun Instructing team!
  • Fee support for active club members


Course Overview

This course aims to teach instructors how to deliver the first three courses of the Dinghy Program including Start Sailing 1, Start Sailing 2 and Better Sailing. Participants will learn and practise effective techniques for theory and practical instructing with continuous feedback and support.

Check you have the skills to be able to complete this course by clicking the skills list below!

Dinghy Instructor Skills List

Course Prerequisites

  • Be 16 years old and Water Confident
  • Comply with the State/Territory legislation including, but not only, child protection laws (if applicable in that state), Please click here for details on your State/Territories  child protection requirements.
  • Hold the level of competence in the Program they wish to instruct
  • Hold a currentAustralian  HLTAID003/011 - Provide First Aid Certificate (or higher)
  • Hold a  current maritime licence, or state equivalent
  • Hold an Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling Certificate. If you completed the Safety Boat Operator but not the Powerboat Handling course, please upload the Safety Boat Operator Certificate HERE and the Powerboat Handling Certificate will be added against your profile

Check your pre-requisites are listed on your profile by logging into mySailor.

To upload pre-requisite documents/licences/certificates please complete the upload forms found on the 'Update My Qualification' page.

Prerequisite Learning

Who should do this course?

This course is for anyone looking to become a Dinghy Instructor and instruct the Dinghy learn to sail program at an accredited Discover Sailing Centre.

Course Outcome

The course aims to develop skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • General Instructing skills - Communication, Planning, Risk Management, etc
  • Fundamental sailing skills: Tacking, gybing, capsize recovery, etc
  • Powerboat skills, whilst instructing, including towing

Pending your success, you will gain the Dinghy Instructor qualification. 


We recognise that some of our course participants are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and may be using sailing and/or club membership to complete one or more sections of The Award. To learn more, click here

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