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Dinghy
Instructor Scheme

The HKSF runs the Dinghy Instructor Scheme to provide trained personnel for centres to conduct dinghy courses for members and the public. 

Competent sailors who are interested in teaching sailing doing a Dinghy Instructor Course must attend and pass a one-day Pre-Entry Assessment conducted by an HKSF Dinghy Trainer not more than one year prior to the instructor training.

HKSF Pre Entry Assessment

Before attending an HKSF Instructor Course, candidates must have attended and passed a Pre-Entry Assessment conducted by an HKSF Dinghy Trainer not more than one year prior to training.

Schedule of Pre-Entry Assessment in 2023:

27 February 2023 (Backup Date 28 February 2023) Course Notice  Enrolment Form
10 July 2023 (Backup Date 11 July 2023)
28 August 2023 (Backup Date 29 August 2023)
9 October 2023 (Backup Date 10 October 2023)
2 December 2023 (Backup Date 3 December 2023)
27 January 2024 (Back Date 28 January 2024)

Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment and Criteria

Note: Notice and enrolment form will be available here three weeks before the program.

HKSF Dinghy Instructor Course 

A Dinghy Instructor is a competent and experienced dinghy sailor, capable of sailing a dinghy confidently in strong winds, who has been trained to teach Level 1-3 of the HKSF Dinghy Certificate Scheme.

Schedule of Dinghy Instructor Course:

6-10 February 2023 (Cancelled)
6-10 November 2023
18-22 March 2024

Note: Notice and enrolment form will be available here three weeks before the program.

HKSF Senior Dinghy Instructor Course

The HKSF Senior Dinghy Instructor is an experienced instructor who has been trained to orgainise and manage sailing courses within the HKSF Dinghy Certificate Scheme. He/she is able to teach Level 1-4 of the HKSF Dinghy Certificate Scheme. In order to teach Racing and/or Say Sailing Skills he/she must hold the Dinghy Racing Instructor Endorsement and/or Day Sailing Instructor Endorsement Certificate.

 SYLLABUS:
Please refer to the Dinghy Instructor Handbook for course Details

COURSE DURATION 
5 Days OR
2 long weekends (eg. Friday evening to Sunday evening)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidates should be aged 21 or above.
  2. Candidates must hold a valid HKSF Dinghy Instructor Certificate and have recorded at least 2 years of active teaching experience (as recorded in the HKSF Logbook)
  3. Candidates must hold a valid First Aid Certificate
  4. Candidates must hold a valid Pleasure Vessle Operator Grade 2 certificate
  5. Candidates must hold the HKSF Saftey Boat Handling Certificate

COURSE DATES
14 – 18 Nov 2022 Course NoticeEnrolment Form

11 – 15 Sepetember 2023

Note: Notice and enrolment form will be available here three weeks before the program.

HKSF Dinghy Racing Endorsement Course

The HKSF Dinghy Racing Instructor is an HKSF Dinghy Instructor of Senior Dinghy Instructor with the appropriate racing experience who has been trained to teach racing skills through the Racing Skills Course of the HKSF Dinghy Certificate Scheme. If he or she is an HKSF Dinghy Instructor, he/she must teach the Racing Skills Course under the supervision of a Senior Instructor.

HKSF Dinghy Trainers Programme

The HKSF Dinghy Trainer is an experienced senior instructor who has been trained to teach HKSF Instructor Courses, Assessments, help run Clinics and Workshops, and carry out Inspections for HKSF Recognised Centres. He/she is available to mentor Instructors, and to contribute to the sport of sailing in Hong Kong by means of voluntary work, as and when possible. For example, helping at outdoor promotional events, shows and schools.

Schedule of Dinghy Trainers Programme in 2023:
9 – 15 January 2023 *Updated* Course Notice and Expression of Interest 

Schedule of the HKSF Trainer Professional Development, Update and Validation Course:
7 – 8 January 2023 Course Notice | Enrolment  Form

 

HKSF Keelboat Instructor Course

COURSE DURATION 
5 Days

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidates should have at least five years keelboat sailing; or
  2. Candidates must be active keelboat racers who have taken part in national or international competitions between 2020 and 2021
  3. Holder of a valid First Aid Certificate and a valid Pleasure Vessel Operator Certificate of Competency issued by Marine Department.

COURSE DATES
Please refer to the latest course notice.

COURSES INTEREST 

If you are interested in joining one or more of our Instructor courses, please register your contact details on our Google Form. We will email you when a new course is available.

Please see our Instructor Learning Resources page to view latest course notices and enrolment forms