1. Why should I train in Vass?
Our mission was to create the best Dinghy and Windsurfing instructors course run by seasoned professionals in the best locations in the world. All Flying Fish Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructor courses are based at Club Vass and Wildwind in Vassiliki, Greece one of the best water sports locations in Europe. In such fantastic conditions, you will improve quickly and find you will feel comfortable in performance dinghies.
2. What are the sailing conditions like in Vasilliki
The unique wind phenomenon in Vassiliki Bay, perfectly suits beginners and improvers in the morning. It then revs up to force 5/6 to the delight of intermediate and advanced sailors in the afternoon. Its the watersports mecca of Europe!
3. What is the food like in Greece ?
Enjoy the many local tavernas and eateries on offer in Vassiliki – social Greek dining at its best. Club Vass and Wildwind have a bar and restaurant which serves great food at good prices. Flying Fish students get a discount at Club Vass, where we spend most of our days. Club Vass and Wildwind have weekly entertainment, including the famous Club Vass BBQ.
4. What is the Social Scene like in Greece?
In short, awesome! With many bars and venues, including the famous Zeus Bar, Vass has it all to offer. A large collection of like-minded poeple in a warm climate, is a recipe for success.
5. What is the Culture and local People like in Greece?
The locals are very friendly. They are happy to help you learn Greek, but also speak good English. There are some great local characters in the town.
6. What’s an average day in Vass if I was on an instructor’s course with Flying Fish?
You will fly into Preveza on Sunday and Flying Fish will arrange your transfer to resort, a 45 minute drive from the airport.
Training starts on Monday with a introduction to the course, facilities, accommodation and of course the training staff.
Your day will begin with optional fitness, Mountain bike, SUP, Yoga session. If early mornings are not for you then you can relax in Club Vass before training beginns at 10:00.
- 10:00 – 12:30 will be lessons with short theory and lots of water time.
- 12:30 – 14:00 – Free sailing time and lunch.
- 14:00 – 17:00 – Simulator and high wind blasting sessions!
There is training 6 days a week, Saturdays are off but you are always welcome to go windsurfing or Dinghy sailing, take out a SUP or Mountain bike. If you want to relax then there are some beautiful beaches, swimming pools or cafe’s to relax in
Take a look at this video which shows the day in the life of a Flying Fish customer
7. What is the kit like?
Every year Club Vass take delivery of 270 Brand new boards and sails from Fanatic, Starboard, Severne, RRD, JP Australia, not to mention top of the range SUP and MTB selection, and we get to use all of it!!!
The basic training takes place in Laser dinghies the international Olympic boat and the biggest single handed class in the world. As well as the RS 2K a race equipped asymentic spinnaker boat. Once our students have mastered the basics we have the use of the hobie cats and asymmetric spinnaker boats of the Wilwind one of the best selections of Kit in the world.
8. Why should I train with Flying Fish?
Flying Fish Has a well renowned reputation for providing the best training in the industry. Our staff team in Vass is a carefully selected bunch of industry experts guaranteed to help you to achieve your best.
Many of our graduates now sit in some of the best positions in the water sports industry in some of the most exciting locations in the world.
Others are now in high powered roles relating to business and management to which they accredit their people management skills and communication to their days as extreme sports instructors with us.