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Tom Smart

I chose the combined Dinghy Sailing/Windsurf Instructor Traineeship as it offered me all the qualifications I needed to work in the water sports industry in one package.

I learnt so much

I had a fair bit of experience of sailing and windsurfing, but I learnt so much from the course and became a lot better sailor and windsurfer. By the end I was doing things on a windsurfer which I thought I would never be able to do!

First job

My first job was straight after I finished my course, working for Mark Warner in one of their Greek resorts. I found it very easy to get a job and working in the industry is a lot of fun.

Having completed my instructor's course I have been teaching and working for Mark Warner and Sunsail. Both resorts were in Greece, the two companies are very similar and I found that it didn't make much difference which one I worked for.

Great locations

This has given me the opportunity to work in great locations and stay there for up to six months at a time.

I am looking at becoming a senior dinghy instructor, which will enable me to work as a assistant waterfront manger.

If you're thinking about signing up for a watersports instructor course with Flying Fish, be prepared to have fun!


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