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Escape the books for a year, head to Greece for a summer of fun and adventure, meet other like-minded people and gain a professional qualification then work on the beach

Taking a gap year has become a popular way of travelling around the world before or after university or during a career break.

Thinking of taking a gap year and unsure of what to do?

With Flying Fish you will gain a professional Instructor qualifiation that is not only good for your CV but shows an employer that you are good with people, can think outside the box and do something interesting

And we know the very best way to have a fantastic time, learn something new or inprove your own sailing and windsurfing is to train as an instructor and start teaching others. Flying Fish have been on a Gap Year since 1993!

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 from your time on the water.

Location, location, location?

Laser 2000What makes Flying Fish so unique is where we train, all our Windsurfing and Dinghy Instructor courses take place in probably the best water sports locations in Europe, Vassiliki in 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

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Alternatively this video gives a taste of life with Flying Fish


Become a Dinghy instructor

6 Weeks from £3,090

Dinghy Instructors Course (Greece)

The sailing Industry is an international billion dollar market and becoming a sailing instructor is the best way in.

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What about Windsurfing

6 Weeks from £2,800

Windsurfing Instructor Course

Beginner to Windsurfing Instructor in just 6 weeks. Join us this summer in Vassiliki Greece for an adventure of a life time.

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Become a Windsurf and Dinghy Instructor

12 Weeks from £4,750

Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor Course

Choose our Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor Traineeship to become a dual-qualified water sports instructor to increase employment opportunities.

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