This two week course is an introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive programme, ideal if you are thinking of taking your skills up to instructor level in the future. After completing this first module you will be a good candidate for the four week Flying Fish Dinghy Sail Instructor Fast-track.
You go afloat on your first day and we teach you the basics: rigging, launching and landing, basic controls, sailing upwind and downwind, tacking, gybing and capsize recovery.
You will soon be familiar with the five essentials of sailing: sail set, trim, balance, course made good and centre board.
At the end of the first week you put all your skills together to compete in a race day
This is more than just a sailing experience. You also have the opportunity to join the Flying Fish trainee instructors and learn all the background theory knowledge needed to become a safe and efficient dinghy sailor.
The course is based at Club Vass and Wildwind in Vassiliki, Lefkas, Greece. Budget accommodation is at our own Fish House, simple tourist rooms in the village.
- Equipment, publications, training and certification.
- RYA Dinghy Level 1 Start Sailing
- RYA Dinghy Level 2 Basic Skills
- RYA Dinghy Start Racing
- Stand up paddleboarding
- Mountain biking
- Flights include includes overseas transfers
Dates & pricing
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return Flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return Flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
£250Powerboat Level 2
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
No experience is needed as this course is designed for beginners.
During the second week you develop these basic skills and begin mastering a series of seamanship tasks. We give you an introduction to the exciting world of multi-hull sailing and end of the week is dedicated to race training and Friday race day.
At Flying Fish you are taught alongside trainee instructors, by highly qualified and experienced staff. You can be sure of high quality tuition and lots of top tips.
We would recommend supplementing your training with the following courses to further boost your CV and increase your employability.