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Looking for a Gap year? Why not escape the books for a while, head to Greece for a summer of fun and adventure, meet other like-minded people, gain a professional qualification then spend the rest of the summer working on the beach.

Taking a gap year  has become a popular way of travelling around the world to do something different, see new places and have a great time. With Flying Fish you get the sunshine, lifestyle, travel and adventure that a gap year offers but you also learn to become an RYA Windsurfing or Dinghy sailing instructor gaining a professional qualification enabling to teach Water sports at any RYA training centres around the world.

Work during your uni summer holidays!

Many customers that join us for a gap year and complete a Water sports instructor qualification go back to the Mediterranean during their summer holiday to work as an instructor during summer holidays. What better way to spend your holidays than working on the water as an Instructor

With Flying Fish you will gain a professional Instructor qualification that is good for your CV and shows future employers that you are good with people, have good communication skills and can think outside the box.

Instructor qualifications

After a few weeks with Flying Fish in Greece you will have the qualifications and experience you need to get a job and start earning money and do what you love for a living!

Vassiliki, where Gap year dreams come true

Become a Dinghy InstructorWhat makes Flying Fish so unique is we train, all our Windsurfing and Dinghy Instructor courses take place in probably the best water sports locations in Europe, Vassiliki, Greece. Vass is famous for the sunshine, social scene and the wind! Each morning you wake up to light onshore winds with, ideal for beginner windsurfers. The sea breeze kicks in after lunch producing excellent cross shore conditions

Night life

Life off the water is just as exciting as life on. When the sun goes down Vassiliki then comes alive, the Club Vass BBQ’s and night entertainment shows are legendary. The whole of Vassiliki is in holiday mode during the summer months and with so many bars and Terverna’s to choose from you will have a fantastic night out with likeminded people

Why Flying Fish?

  • The locations speaks for its self, we find that many customers don’t return from Vassiliki, choosing instead to join our Instructor development programme or spend a few months perfecting the more advanced windsurfing skills
  • You also benefit from over 20 years of experience in delivering professional instructor training. Our instructors are all highly experienced and love what they do.
  • All the extra activities, mountain biking, fitness and Stand up paddleboarding
  • Access to our free online recruitment service

Check out our Instagram feed to for more images of what our customers are up to.

Alternatively this video gives a taste of life with Flying Fish in Vassiliki:

A Phone Call Home from Flying Fish.

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