Cruising Instructor Sail Course

Once you are a RYA Cruising Instructor Sail you can teach RYA Competent Crew & Day Skipper Practical at RYA Training Centres around the world, with year round opportunities. You must be an experienced Yachtmaster Offshore with a valid commercial endorsement to attend this course.

Delivered by our experienced Cruising Instructor Trainers,  with a second Cruising Instructor Trainer moderating the fifth day to ensure high standards are maintained. Allabroad have been delivering high level instructing courses for at least the last 24 years, focusing on advance teaching methods and people skills.  Many of our Cruising Instructors going on to become full Yachtmaster Instructors, Yachtmaster Examiners & Cruising Instructor Trainers too.

Share your passion for sailing with others by becoming a RYA Cruising Instructor

Previous experience required:

You must hold your Yachtmaster Offshore Sail, have a Commercial Endorsement, and an in date medical. You need to know that you are able to take a commercial position onboard a commercial vessel before you invest in this course. If you still need a Commercial Endorsement we can explain the process on how to apply for one with the RYA.

Allabroad's comprehensive pre-course study guide will assist you to preparing for the course. This includes pre-course reading, the RYA Interactive pre course study & also guidance on preparing mini lessons in advance. The RYA Cruising Instructor Sail course is a five day course including five nights accommodation onboard our yacht if required


1600 Sunday until 1700 Friday

Course Start Dates:

  • 1600 Sunday 7 April 2024
  • 1600 Sunday 2 June  2024
  • 1600 Sunday 11 August 2024
  • 1600 Sunday 29 September 2024
  • 1600 Sunday 11 November 2024
  • 1600 Sunday 1 December 2024

What’s Included:

Fresh bed linen & towel, berthing fees, gas, water, electricity, fuel & Spinlock lifejackets; the same the pros choose due to their superior quality and comfort. Welcome pack: tea, fresh ground coffee & instant coffee to get you settled onboard. Breakfast & light lunch is included as part of your course. Candidates love heading out in the evenings to enjoy dinner together at Ocean Villages' fantastic variety of onshore restaurants. You will be sailing a 2016 Jeanneau 389 Sailing yacht, have a look inside our yachts

Course Price for Cruising Instructor Sail course 2024:

  • £950 per person

The next course:

If you can arrive the week prior you can join the STCW Basic Safety Training this gives your MCA RYA Yachtmaster Offshore greater acceptability outside of British Waters. All our Instructors hold STCW endorsed certificates as standard. If you can stay an extra week you could join the Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Shorebased course.

How to book:

Apply by email to receive the course application form, once we verify your eligibility to enrol your can secure your place with payment within 24 hours. Applications for each event will close two weeks prior to the start date since you must allow yourself preparation study time.