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£900
2 Weeks
Greece
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Overview

The Dinghy Instructor Prep and assessment course is designed for competent dinghy sailors who already hold the RYA First Aid Certificate and the RYA Powerboat Level 2 with some driving experience.  This course combines practical, on water, skills training with shore-based sessions covering theory and teaching techniques and leads to the internationally recognised RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor qualification.

A Typical Training Day in Greece

You start at 07:00 with fitness training (optional and only in Vassiliki). This can be either swimming, Mountain biking or yoga. Your training day starts after breakfast at 10:00am. There will be  3 hours of tuition before lunch then the same in the afternoon rounding up with a debrief at approximately 17:00. You train six-days a week in Greece, with Saturdays free to enjoy time on the beach. The social scene comes alive in the evenings with live music and Barbecues along the beach as well as fantastic restaurants and bars in Vassiliki town for some nights out to remember!

The Selling Point

All Flying Fish Dinghy sailing takes place at Wildwind Sailing in Vassiliki, Greece, one of the best locations in Europe.  We aim for maximum time on the warm blue waters using the brand new equipment. Our instructors are highly qualified, with countless seasons working in stunning locations around the world.

This course contains  a serious focus on your personal ability aiming to push you to the advanced levels.  During the course we will focus on good communication skills, an understanding of RYA training methods, in-depth theory knowledge, dinghy racing, group management, safety awareness and an effective coaching style. Flying Fish training ensures you enter your final assessment confident and expecting to pass.


Inclusions

  • Flying Fish Team Branded Rash Vest.
  • All RYA Publications and Certificates.
  • RYA Safe and Fun Course
  • Racing and Race coaching
  • RYA Pre-assessment and Dinghy Instructor
  • Full tuition up to Advanced level from our highly experienced team.
  • Use of high-performance sailing boats and Catamaran.
  • Optional fitness options including; SUP, Swim, Yoga and Mountain Bikes.
  • Mentored job hunting and access to our online recruitment service
  • Flying Fish flights include overseas transfers

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
17/06/2018 01/07/2018 Vassiliki Lefkas Greece Available
Price £900
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
29/07/2018 12/08/2018 Vassiliki Lefkas Greece Available
Price £900
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£150Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
16/09/2018 30/09/2018 Vassiliki Lefkas Greece Available
Price £900
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£150Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

  • You need to be 18 Years of age (if you are 17 you we require a Parent or Guardian in Resort)
  • Before the final week of your course you will need to join the RYA
  • A recognised First Aid Certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
  • Confident sailor in stronger conditions
  • Competent sailor up to level 3 and seamanship standard

If you have less experience or need the RYA First Aid or RYA Powerboat certificates, try our Dinghy Instructor Fast-Track

If you are looking to qualify over the UK winter head to Australia and get a job at the start of the Med season: Dinghy Instructors course (Australia) 


Full itinerary

Week 1: 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.
  • Personal sailing coaching including racing and rudderless sailing
  • Pre entry Sailing Assessment

Week 2: Dinghy Sailing Instructor Assessment 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 delivering all components of the RYA Dinghy syllabus.

 

 


Related courses

We recommend all Flying Fish graduates to join our Instructor Development programme, two weeks of organised work experience with a Watersports Centre in Vasiliki to further boost your CV and increase your employability.

If you NOT confident sailing at level 3 standard or you do not have the RYA First Aid or Powerboat Certificates you may want to consider the Dinghy Instructor Fast-Track Course in Greece. 

If you are looking to qualify over the UK winter head to Australia and get a job at the start of the Med season: Dinghy Instructors course (Australia)

Or stay in Vassiliki, make yourself twice as employable and complete the Windsurfing Instructor Course?