Senior Instructor Training at Howth Yacht Club

ISA Senior Instructor Training

ISA Senior Instructor Training

The first of the ‘16/’17 schedule of ISA Senior Instructor training courses was hosted by Howth Y.C. over two weekends in late November, early December. The course brought together 14 highly experienced instructors from around the country representing a wide range of ISA Training Centres including clubs, commercial organisations and further education programmes.

The aim of the course is to equip the participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead and mentor a team of instructors when delivering the ISA’s range of training schemes – dinghy, keelboat, windsurfing and powerboating.

The format of the course is workshop based with the key topics covered in the form of sessions delivered by the participants with feedback and additional information facilitated by the course trainers. The course also includes a range of water-based sessions to cover the practical elements of managing activities and in particular how to act effectively when things don’t quite go according to plan!

All ISA Senior Instructor courses are open to those holding SBSS, Powerboat and Go Windsurfing instructor qualifications. There are 3 further Senior Instructor courses scheduled ahead of the 2017 Season;

For more information on the requirements to become a Senior Instructor see

To book a place on one of the courses or for more infomation contact ISA training on 01-2710114 or

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“Wide range of topics covered & all very relevant. Feedback after each presentation was very constructive & very ‘positively’ delivered.”

“It was a benefit to have so many on the course as we got to see a wide range of presentation styles, tasks etc”

“I was very apprehensive about doing the course, given I would undoubtedly be coming from a different background to everyone else (different generation but still young at heart!). However I thought it was extremely well structured, very well run and very enjoyable.”

Elaine, Howth Course participant