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4 Weeks
Vassiliki, Greece
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Our Dinghy Instructor Fast-Track Course is a four-week programme for confident dinghy sailors looking for an all-inclusive route to RYA Dinghy Instructor.

The Dinghy Fast-Track Course

To join our Dinghy Fast-Track Course you will have sailed different types of dingies and are being capable of sailing a dinghy without an instructor in light to moderate conditions. You would hold the RYA Level 3 certificate or have the equivalent Level 3 Sailing Skills.

The Dinghy Instructor Fast-Track Course builds on the core Level 3 Sailing Skills working towards the RYA Dinghy Instructor. You will learn more advanced sailing and instructional techniques. To improve overall knowledge we spend time on Multihulls as well as more complex boats as part of the Performance Sailing modules. Our Fast-Track Course is a great option if you are looking for a quick route through to Dinghy Instructor.

If you have not sailed for a while or would like to refresh all the core sailing skills then please consider our Dinghy Instructors course. This comprehensive course takes you from a sailor who has just started sailing to Dinghy Instructor in six weeks.

Why Flying Fish?

Our mission was to create the best Dinghy Instructors Course, run by seasoned professionals in the best location in the world. All  Dinghy Instructor courses are based at Club Vass and Wildwind in Vassiliki, Greece. In such fantastic conditions, you will improve quickly and before long you will feel comfortable in performance dinghies.

Training in Greece

Our schedule has you training 6 days a week between 10am and 5pm. We also offer optional fitness training twice a week at 8am when you can enjoy mountain biking, SUP, circuits, swimming or yoga. There will be 3 hours of tuition before lunch then the same in the afternoon rounding up with a debrief at 5pm. The equipment is available to use after sessions and in your own time. You will have Saturdays off to enjoy Vassiliki and the stunning Island of Lefkada.

Life off the water is just as exciting as life on it. When the sun goes down Vassiliki comes alive, with great dining and socialising in town. The Club Vass and Wildwind BBQs and entertainment shows are legendary and are not to be missed!


If you choose our accommodation option, you’ll be staying in the famously known Fish House in Vassiliki town, close to the bars, restaurants and supermarkets. The Fish House is in the heart of the action and only a 10-minute walk from the training centre, Club Vass.

The Flying Fish Windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing programmes are so well-liked and our customers have such an amazing time that many don’t come home, instead of spending the rest of the season in Greece working for one of the holiday companies in the beautiful Greek Islands.


  • RYA Dinghy Instructor Course
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Rescue Training
  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Racing Module
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
  • RYA Performance Sailing Module
  • RYA First Aid Training with scenarios
  • RYA Safe and Fun Course
  • Racing and Race coaching
  • Use of high-performance sailing boats and catamaran
  • Optional fitness options including SUP, swim, yoga and mountain bikes

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
04/06/2023 02/07/2023 Vassiliki, Greece Waitlisted
Course + Accommodation
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Course only
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16/07/2023 13/08/2023 Vassiliki, Greece Waitlisted, Please Call (+44)1983 280 641
Course + Accommodation
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Course only
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
03/09/2023 01/10/2023 Vassiliki, Greece Waitlisted
Course + Accommodation
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Course only
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

  • You will need to be a confident sailor, competent to RYA Level 3 standard
  • You need to be 18 years of age or older
  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all customers booked onto this course
  • Before the final week of your course you will need to join the RYA
  • The main pre-course requirement is a desire to be on the water!

Full itinerary

Weeks 1 and 2: Instructor Skills Development 

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Rescue Training
  • RYA First Aid Course with scenarios
  • Personal sailing tuition working towards the advanced modules
  • Sail away trips
  • Video coaching
  • High Wind performance sailing
  • RYA Race Endorsement
  • Racing and race coaching

Week 3: Instructor Preparation Week 

  • RYA Safe and Fun Course
  • Learning styles and teaching skills
  • Instructor demo skills
  • Practice presentations, questionnaires and feedback
  • Close quarters sailing and boat handling
  • Pre-entry sailing assessment

Week 4: Instructor Week

During this week, an RYA-appointed Dinghy Coach Assessor will develop your on water teaching ability and evaluate your skills and teaching techniques.  All students will be given the opportunity to deliver presentations and practical sessions with feedback. After this week, students will be competent in delivering all components of the RYA Dinghy syllabus.

Related courses

If you are not confident sailing to RYA Level 3 standard you may want to consider the Dinghy Instructor Course in Greece.

Or stay in Vassiliki, make yourself twice as employable and complete the Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor Course.