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Welcome Canadian Recreational Yachting Association Instructors


The Association plans sail and power Instructor Clinics, courses, and seminars to meet the needs of our members and schools, including:

  1. 1.  Basic and intermediate level Competent Crew/Day Skipper;
  2. 2.  Advanced level Coastal Skipper;
  3. 3.  Specialized courses for Yachtmaster Instructors; and,
  4. 4.  Refresher seminars for existing Instructors wishing to update their knowledge of teaching standards and

Instructors with experience and registered certifications as sail and power boat operators will have the opportunity to qualify as instructors in both disciplines if successful in cross-over courses. This will enable qualified Instructors to offer their services to cover a range of School requirements.


As a Canadian Recreational Yachting Association CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR YOU ARE:

    • Enhancing your career development potential as a professional.
    • Qualified to teach and certify students to uniform Canadian Standards which are internationally recognized.
    • Playing an important role in improving the safety, quality and extent of educational opportunities for the recreational sailor.
    • A member of a professional organization which provides you with teaching materials and services, a centralized certification authority, continuing education programs for Canadian Recreational Yachting Association Instructors, member discounts on useful products and services, and a wide variety of other benefits.
    • Recognized as a leader in sail education.

You may enroll in an instructor clinic if you have the ambition to be a true sailing professional and are an Canadian Recreational Yachting Association member in good standing.

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Possess the pre requisites of the level at which you wish to teach.
  • Have teaching experience or can demonstrate an aptitude for clearly communicating sailing to the novice and advanced sailor.
  • Are capable of performing to the Standards as stated in the Canadian Recreational Yachting Association Log  Book.