You could work towards this job by doing a relevant college course, for example:
- Level 2 and Level 3 Watersport Instructor Diploma
- Level 3 Diploma in Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure (Outdoor Education)
You'll need to check that your chosen course includes the professional qualifications to become a sailing instructor.
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) for a level 3 course