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Small Boat Sailing Scheme Instructor Pathway

Full details on the SBSS Instructor Pathway & Requirements here

 SBSS Instructor Pathway

 Assistant Instructor Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years;
  • Hold one of the following certificates;- Advanced Boat Handling, Kites & Wires, Adventure Skills or Start Racing;
  • 16yrs plus, require Garda Vetting through Irish Sailing;
  • 16rs plus, require Sport Ireland Safe Guarding 1.

Dinghy / Keelboat / Catamaran Instructor Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age 17 years;
  • Dingly / Keelboat / Catamaran SBSS-Pre-Entry-Practical-Guidelines completed within last 12 months;
  • Valid Emergency Care Certificate from approved course;
  • Garda Vetting clearance;
  • Sport Ireland Safe Guarding 1;
  • Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2);
    – With certificate endorsed for both tiller and console controls,
    – With 20 hours power-boating logged following certification.

SBSS Advanced Instructor Endorsement:

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National Powerboat Training Scheme Instructor Pathway

 NPTS Instructor Pathway

Powerboat Instructor Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age 17 years;
  • Powerboat Pre-entry assessment completed within last 12 months;
  • Valid Emergency Care Certificate from approved course;
  • Garda Vetting clearance;
  • Recommendation from Club Officer or Centre Principal.
  • Sport Ireland Safe Guarding 1

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Go! Windsurfing Training Scheme Instructor Pathway

 Go! Windsurfing Instructor Pathway

Go! Windsurfing Instructor Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age 17 years;
  • Have all Go4it! modules completed and signed off for strong wind conditions;
  • Valid Emergency Care Certificate from approved course;
  • Garda Vetting clearance;
  • Hold the Irish Sailing National Powerboat certificate endorsed for both tiller and console.
  • Sport Ireland Safe Guarding 1