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Errrr...I'm guessing that AI is some sort of assistant, but what do they do, and how could I be one when I'm good enough (a long time from now... )?!
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AI is assistant instructor. details are on the RYA website

http://www.rya.org.uk/Training/Instructors/default.asp?conte ntId=2718463

Basically its a site specific qualification organised by your local RYA centre principal that allows you to teach under the direct supervision of an SI at that centre.

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Sea Falcon, yuo're way good enough, I know someone who'd been sailing for 8 months who did it. And I did it...
It's a really good course, well worth it even if you don't plan to teach.
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My lil bro did AI the other week, he hadn't sailed for months before! I'm sure you'd be able to do it, you might need to practise a few specific things but I'm not sure exactly what you need to be able to do..
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WWWWWWWWWicked!! (Sorry, just feeling a bit doolaly) I'm gonna do that - it'd be so awesome! Haha, tacking and gybing on the whistle, force 8, oppies....

I'll leave that to the imagination!

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I had been sailing for 2 years when I got mine. As long as you are a competent sailor and can impart your knowledge you can be an AI. It is valid for 5 years from date of issue but as has already been pointed out it is site or club specific (I don't suppose anything stops you from getting several AI certificates at several sites but then you really should be a full instructor if you wanted to do that).

I believe the only requirement is that you need to have powerboat level 2 (I could be wrong though).

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It's not very hard to get the A.I cert.
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Yeah, I had a look at what you need, and I've got everything bar 1 thing - I'd better get my skates on and work for it!!  

Level 1 and 2 of RYA certoficate and 1 advanced dinghy level (as far as I can make out)!

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Yeah Ellie, I have the AI and it is not difficult to get you justr need to sharpen up on points of sail and manoevers like man over board etc. The advanced module's are not difficult either, if you do seamanship skills or something, that is easy but, again you need to hot up on theory...unless you already have :D.

I'll give you a hand if you want, did mine this year so can remeber the course quite well. You do have the 'clock' up on the water time so they know that you are competant teaching kids and we had to help on the sailing courses at our club for ages. Don't know about Chew tho.

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That's more qualified than me, before the instructor course I only had level 2.. I guess you want to do it at Chew? Try and find out who the SI is there (I guess SI's the highest there, not too sure tbh!) and see if they're planning to run any courses, it's a couple of days. Don't think you'll need PB2, as you can be an AI before 16 and you need to be 16 to hold full PB2! If you want any other stuff I can email you the stuff from the instructors handbook.. 
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