Race Coach – course bookings

Everything you need to know about starting coaching and booking onto a course
 

To become a race coach you must complete a Race Coach Level 2 qualification.

What is a Race Coach Level 2?

A race coach with this qualification is someone with racing experience who can help others to learn racing skills or improve their existing skills.  They will do this by creating simple exercises, such as races, games or drills, that give sailors the chance to practise a specific racing skill.  This will usually be done within a framework of “Plan-Do-Review”.  A Race Coach Level 2 is able to coach Start, Club and Regional awards under the RYA Racing Scheme

What is the Race Coach Level 2 course?

This intensive two-day course looks at different areas of coaching and how to apply coaching skills in a practical series of on-the-water exercises.  Each candidate will be expected to run complete sessions including a briefing, on-the-water exercises, and review.  The aim of the course is to provide candidates with techniques to safely coach racing to youth and adult sailors.  Our courses are COVID-secure and comply with RYA and club guidelines.

Am I suitable? What experience do I need?

If you would like to become a Race Coach Level 2 you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • hold a RYA Level 2 powerboat handling certificate 
  • have an approved and valid first aid certificate
  • be an RYA member 
  • be a UK based sailor 
  • should be a good club racer (see the RYA Racing Scheme: Club Racing award for more details)
  • be a minimum age of 16.  Level 2 coaches aged under 18 should be appropriately supervised

Race Coach Level 2 Courses:

If you have any questions regarding the race coach courses please email: coachingdevelopment@rya.org.uk.  If you don't see a suitable course listed below to join, please click here to register your interest and we can notify you when a place becomes available in your area.

(Note: Generally, if the "Participants" column states "Club members only", this status will change to "Open to all RYA members" approximately eight weeks prior to the start of the course should there be spare places available, so please do revisit this page nearer the time). 

 

Venue  Date  Participants  Cost  Book 

 Yorkshire Dales SC
Skipton, BD23 5DR

 28th & 29th May 22

Open to all RYA members 

£125 

BOOK

 Port Dinorwic SC / Clwb Hwylio Y Felinheli
Beach Road, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4RQ
 4 evenings between 6th and 21st June Open to all RYA members £125  BOOK
 Ballyholme YC
Seacliff Road, Bangor, NI, BT20 5HT
 25th & 26th June 22  Club members only £125  FULL
 Elton SC
High Bank, Bury, BL8 2BR
9th & 10th July 22 Open to all RYA members £125  BOOK
 Norfolk Broads YC
Wroxham, Norwich, NR12 8TS
21st & 22nd July 22   Club members only £125 BOOK

 Cardiff Bay YC - KEELBOAT RCL2
Ely Harbour, Ferry Road, Cardiff, CF11 0JL

12-14th August
22 

Club members only

£125

BOOK

 Loch Insh - WINDSURFING RCL2
Kincraig, Inverness Shire, PH21 1NU
 13th & 14th Aug 22  Open to all RYA members  £125 BOOK
 Royal Lymington YC
Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE
 15th &16th August 22 Club members only  £125  BOOK
 Scaling Dam SC
Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, TS13 4TP
3rd & 4th Sept 22   Club members only £125  BOOK 
 James Hamilton Heritage Park
Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, G74 5LB
10th & 11th Sept 22  Open to all RYA members £125 BOOK
 Loch Insh - SAILING RCL2
Kincraig, Inverness Shire, PH21 1NU
 10th & 11th Sept 22  Open to all RYA members £125  BOOK
 Monikie Country Park
Panmure Road, Dundee, DD5 3QN
1st & 2nd Oct 22  Open to all RYA members   £125 BOOK

Race Coach Level 3:  Leigh and Lowton SC

This course is for those sailors who wish to take their coaching to the next level. To be considered for this course you will need at least 2 years post RCL2 coaching experience. It is held over two weekends.


Note: There may be other RCL3 courses planned later this year at other locations in the Uk. Exact locations yet to be confirmed. If you are interested in a RCL3 course but cannot attend any that are currently listed, please click on this link instead to register general interest or wait for the specific events to be advertised on this page. Thank you. 

Weekend 1:

9th & 10th April 22

Weekend 2:

11th & 12th June 22

Open to all RYA members

£300

 FULL             

Race Coach Level 3:  Alton Water  

This course is for those sailors who wish to take their coaching to the next level. To be considered for this course you will need at least 2 years post RCL2 coaching experience. It will be held over a 4 day block.

Note: There may be other RCL3 courses planned later this year at other locations in the Uk. Exact locations yet to be confirmed. If you are interested in a RCL3 course but cannot attend any that are currently listed, please click on this link instead to register general interest or wait for the specific events to be advertised on this page. Thank you. 

15th to 18th July, 2022      

Open to all RYA members  £300
APPLY HERE

 Race Coach Level 3:  Roadford Lake SC
This course is for those sailors who wish to take their coaching to the next level. To be considered for this course you will need at least 2 years post RCL2 coaching experience. It is held over two weekends.

Note: There may be other RCL3 courses planned later this year at other locations in the Uk. Exact locations yet to be confirmed. If you are interested in a RCL3 course but cannot attend any that are currently listed, please click on this link instead to register general interest or wait for the specific events to be advertised on this page. Thank you.  

Postponed

- Dates to be Confirmed.

Winter

22/23

 Open to all RYA members  £300  APPLY HERE 

If you don't see a suitable course listed above to join, please click here to register your interest and we can notify you when a place becomes available in your area. 

If you are a club wishing to host a course for your club members, please see here for more information.

Still not sure if being a race coach is for you?

We understand that some people want to "try before they buy", so we have created a coaching taster programme called “Discover Coaching and Instructing”.  This half-day programme is aimed at people interested in the idea of becoming a coach or instructor, but want to know more before they make the commitment to taking a race coach or instructor qualification.  If you are interested in attending or setting up a “Discover Coaching and Instructing” event for your club or class, then please get in contact via coachingdevelopment@rya.org.uk

Is there anything after the Racing Coach Level 2 course?

Yes, there are many ways you can continue to improve your coaching; the Race Coach Level 2 qualification is just the start of your journey.  See the Improve my coaching page for more details.

Click here for Race Coach course booking Terms and Conditions.