Our most popular Gap Year course takes place in Vassiliki Greece. 12 amazing weeks takes you from beginner or early intermediate to dual-qualified instructor in a remarkably short period.
Kick start your watersports career. On completion of this program you can look for employment with adventure and watersports centres
Our Dinghy Sailing Windsurf Instructor Traineeship gives you plenty of time on the water to develop your skills as both sailor and windsurfer. At Flying Fish we take you from
Next you move into a period of instructor training for your first sport.
You will focus on the coaching skills needed to teach beginners and develop an imaginative approach to practical teaching, as well as all the underlying theory.
We make sure you have time to learn and practise all the necessary techniques before being examined.
The second section of the course is dedicated to your second sport. You start with performance training on the water and go on to refine your instructional techniques. We give you the opportunity to observe and assist expert instructors in action, as well as gaining some real teaching experience of your own.
To gain instructor qualifications in both sports you will need to demonstrate RYA Intermediate Non-Planing windsurfing techniques, RYA Advanced dinghy sailing ability, good communication skills, an understanding of the training schemes, in-depth theory knowledge, group management ability, safety awareness and an effective coaching style.
Flying Fish training ensures you enter your instructor assessments expecting to pass.
Club Vass and Wildwind
The traineeship is based at Club Vass and Wildwind in Vassiliki, Lefkas, Greece. Vassiliki is one of Europe’s top high-wind resorts for windsurfing.
Dates & pricing
Sorry, there are currently no dates scheduled for this course.
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
There are no formal pre-course requirements and we can accept you on this programme as a beginner. However you will benefit from having mastered the basics of at least one of the sports before you join us. More experienced? Search again for our Dinghy Sail or Windsurf Instructor Fast-track – or contact us via the top menu for a personalised programme of instructor training.
Equipment, tuition, publications and certification.
- Technical video analysis
- RYA Powerboat Level 2
- RYA First Aid
- RYA Dinghy Level 1 Start Sailing
- RYA Dinghy Level 2 Basic Skills
- RYA Dinghy Level 3 Better Sailing
- RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills
- RYA Dinghy Start Racing
- RYA Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers
- Stand up paddleboarding
- Mountain biking
- RYA Dinghy Instructor
- RYA Start Windsurfing
- RYA Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced-Plus Windsurfing
- RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor
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