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11 Weeks
Vassiliki, Greece
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Our Beginner to Intermediate Instructor course first takes you to Start Windsurfing Instructor followed by our mentored teaching programme before completing RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Instructor. You will leave a confident Windsurfing Instructor with the knowledge of how to teach high wind, opening up more employment opportunities.

About this course

With the Intermediate Instructors qualification you are able to teach beginners the Beach start, how to use the harness and foot straps as well as high wind skills. Being A Intermediate Instructor enables you to teach a winder range of skills to sailors with different ability levels. It gives you a greater you more employable at high wind certre’s around the world.

The RYA  have split the Intermediate Instructor qualification is split into two separate competencies, non-planing or planing Instructor. Our Intermediate Instructors course will qualify you as a non-planing Instructor

To progress to an RYA Intermediate planing Instructor your personal skills will need to be at RYA Advanced level and demonstrate you can complete a planing carve gybe. The conditions in Vassiliki are exceptional and for many customers it is possible to get achieve the planing carve gybe and be signed off as an RYA Intermediate planing Instructor in 11 weeks.

The RYA Intermediate Instructor qualification is the pre-requisite to the RYA Windfoil Instructor course.

Why Flying fish?

What makes training with Flying Fish unique is the training location. All our Windsurfing Instructor courses are run in at Club Vass in the beautiful Vassiliki bay, Greece. You will benefit from the brand new kit that Club Vass buy each year. The equipment is rigged and ready to go so you choose what sail and board you would like and off you go. Club Vass have over 300 boards, sails, paddle boards to choose from, you will get to experience different sail and board combinations to see what works best.

Training in Greece

Our schedule has you training 6 days a week between 10am and 5pm. Optional fitness training twice a week at 8:00am such as 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 17:00. The equipment is available to use after sessions and in your own time.  You train six days a week in Greece, with Saturdays off to enjoy Vasiliki and the stunning Island of Lefkada.

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


Our accommodation famously known as the Fish House is 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 spending the rest of the season in Greece working for one of the holiday companies in the beautiful Greek Islands.


  • 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.
  • RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor Course.
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Instructor Course.
  • Full tuition up to Advanced level from our highly experienced team.
  • Unlimited Kit Hire at CLUB VASSILIKI Windsurfing using brand new boards and sails.
  • Fitness training including, SUP, Swim, Yoga and Mountain bike options.
  • Mentored work experience in order to get work experience.

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
07/07/2019 22/09/2019 Vassiliki, Greece 3 Spaces Left
Price £4,890
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£1,650Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£2,475Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

You just need to have done enough windsurfing to know that you want to be able to teach it to a high level.

  • You need to be 18 years old or over to join this course. We will accept customers aged 17 years old however, we require a Parent or Guardian to act as parent or guardian in resort for the duration.
  • Before the final week of your course, you will need to join the RYA.

Full itinerary

Beginner to Intermediate course schedule:

Weeks 1 and 2: Learning the basics

  • All the skills and required to get you to RYA intermediate standard
  • Beach starts, using the foot straps
  • Theory: Weather, tides, 7 common senses, rules of the road
  • Windsurfing upwind and downwind
  • Rigging sails, types of boards, fins and harnesses
  • Using the harnessing in strong winds
  • Short board blasting
  • Video coaching to help improve techniques
  • Fitness

Weeks 3 and 4: Skills Development 

  • RYA powerboat level 2. Rescue training, boat setup
  • RYA First Aid Training
  • Personal windsurf tuition from intermediate to Advanced level
  • Sailing upwind on short board using harness and the fast tack
  • Water start and Carve Gybe training
  • Sail away trips
  • High wind blasting
  • Optional fitness sessions
  • Advanced theory knowledge, fin design, rigging and tuning

Week 5: Instructor Preparation

  • RYA Safety and fun course
  • Theory & practical presentations
  • Learning styles, feedback and teaching techniques
  • Practice presentations pre-course questionnaires and feedback
  • Afternoon high wind coaching
  • Close quarters board handling and instructor skills

Week 6: Start Windsurfing Instructor course

The Instructors course runs Monday – Thursday with moderation on Friday. There is a maximum of 8 on the Instructors course. All students will be given the opportunity to deliver presentations and practical sessions. You will be assessed on your personal sailing skills, presentations techniques and how you give feedback. After this week you will be competent delivering all components of the RYA teaching syllabus.

Weeks 7 – 9: Instructor Development

Tailored to the individual requirements our unique Instructor Development course is designed provide 32 hours of teaching experience at one of the water sports centere’s in Vassiliki. You will work on your personal development skills for the Intermediate Instructors course.

Week 10: RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Instructor Course

During this week, you will learn all of the skills and theory to deliver the RYA Intermediate teaching Syllabus.  There will be large amounts of high wind windsurfing, spaced with essential theory and video coaching.

Week 11: Instructor Development

Following your Instuctor’s course you will complete a further 20 hours teaching experience to consolidate what you have learnt.

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