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£2,650
6 Weeks
Vassiliki, Greece
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Overview

This six-week RYA Dinghy Instructors course combines intensive skills coaching on the water with theory training to develop your knowledge and instructional skills. It will teach you all you need to be a competent RYA Dinghy Instructor, preparing you for work as a professional or club Dinghy Instructor.

The Selling Point

All Flying Fish Dinghy Instructor courses are based at Club Vass and Wildwind in Vassiliki, Greece one of the best water sports locations in Europe. With such fantastic conditions, you will improve quickly and find yourself feeling comfortable in performance dinghies.

We fly you to Greece, check you into our accommodation, the Fish House, introduce you to the lovely town of Vasiliki and allow you to settle in before training begins the following day.

Life off the water is just as exciting as life on. When the sun goes down Vassiliki then comes alive: the Club Vass and Wildwind BBQs and  entertainment shows are legendary. The whole of Vassiliki is in holiday mode during the summer months and with so many bars and tavernas to choose from you will have fantastic nights out with like-minded people.

Our instructors are all professional windsurfers and Dinghy instructors, very experienced, and passionate about their sport.

Flying Fish Graduates have such a fantastic time that many don’t come home, instead spend the season in Greece working for one of the holiday companies who provide holidays in the beautiful Greek Islands.


Inclusions

  • Flying Fish team branded rash vest.
  • All RYA Publications and Certificates.
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Rescue Training.
  • RYA First Aid Training with scenarios.
  • 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
20/05/2018 01/07/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £2,650
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£900Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£1,350Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
01/07/2018 12/08/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £2,650
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£900Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£1,350Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
19/08/2018 30/09/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £2,650
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£900Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£1,350Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

There are no formal pre-course requirements, just a desire to be on the water!

  • 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

Full itinerary

Our schedule has you training 6 days a week, in the mornings you have the opportunity to join guided mountain bike rides, Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP), go for a swim or relax in the club before training begins at 10am each day.  After 5pm there are many options for sundown activities this is when the social scene comes alive!

Weeks 1 and 2: Skills Training 

  • Learn to sail, we teach you how to sail a dinghy on your own or as part of a crew. You will learn how to sail effectively and develop those all important seamanship and racing skills.
  • Theory, weather, tides, rules of sailing, equipment, rigging and de-rigging and that all important – boat maintenance.
  • Each afternoon when the wind increases you will get to experience sailing on high-performance dinghies using spinnakers with one of our expert instructors.
  • By the end of the two weeks, you will be at RYA Level 3 standard.

Weeks 3 and 4: Instructor Skills Development 

  • RYA Powerboat level 2 and Rescue Training.
  • RYA First Aid Training with scenarios.
  • Personal sailing tuition working towards the advanced modules.
  • Sail away Trips.
  • Video Coaching.
  • High Wind Blasting.
  • Racing and Race Coaching.

Week 5: 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 6

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 for anybody who is looking to work as an instructor after Flying Fish to join our Instructor Development programme, two weeks of organised work experience with a Watersports Centre in Vassiliki.

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

If you are confident sailing a dinghy to RYA level 3 standard you can do our Dinghy Instructor Fast-Track Course.