Instructors, Coaches & Trainers

Looking for more information about becoming an RYA Instructor or Race Coach? Or want to turn your passion into a career on the water? Here’s everything you need to know.   

Instructors and coaches are crucial to the development of our sport.

They provide many first time experiences as well as supporting the continual learning of participants.

Instructors provide safe and engaging sessions, allowing the participants to learn new skills and develop existing knowledge.

Instructors inspire people to get involved in boating activity for recreation, competition or as a career.


Gaining a qualification is just the start of your instructing journey. RYA Cymru Wales provide opportunities to expand you skills through out the year.

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Find your latest Instructor & Racing coach course dates and opportunities in Wales

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Interested in running an instructor course at your club or centre, please get in contact with the RYA Cymru Wales Development team

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Enthusiastic volunteer? Interested in developing your skills further?


Interested in becoming an RYA Racing Coach? Find out more here

View your RYA certificates online by registering for a free MyRYA account.


RYA recognition provides the foundation for providing a safe and successful learning environment for a range of RYA courses. 

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