The RYA Windsurfing Start Instructor certificate is highly respected and recognized all over the world. Our 6-week comprehensive programme provides all the skills you need, using brand new kit in the best location in Europe!
All Flying Fish Windsurfing training courses are based at Club Vass in Vasiliki, Greece – arguably one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe. With such fantastic conditions, you will improve beyond the level required to become a Start Windsurf Instructor.
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.
Our instructors are all professional windsurfers, very experienced and passionate about their sport.
Customers have such a fantastic time that many don’t come home, instead spending the season in Greece windsurfing or working as an instructor for one of the holiday companies who provide watersports holidays 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.
- Full tuition up to Advanced level from our highly experienced team.
- Unlimited Kit Hire at CLUB VASSILIKI Windsurfing using 270 brand new boards and sails.
- Fitness training including, SUP, Swim, Yoga and Mountain bike options.
Dates & pricing
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
You must be 18 years of age to train with Flying Fish. If you are 17 years of age, you are able to join the course under parental supervision.
There are no formal pre-course requirements, just a desire to be on the water! Please note that you need to complete the online RYA “Safe and Fun” course before you take your instructor assessment. As an instructor, you are required to be an RYA member.
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 each day.
Weeks 1 and 2
The first two weeks provide professional foundation training, here you will learn all the fundamental skills, we teach you the basics of the sport, the kit you use, how to rig a windsurf sail to tacking and gybing all the theory knowledge to get you up to RYA Intermediate standard.
Weeks 3 and 4
RYA Powerboat level 2 and Rescue Training. RYA First Aid Training, Personal Windsurf tuition from Intermediate to Advanced Level, Windsurf Instructor Skill development, video coaching sessions plus lots of fitness
RYA Safety and fun course. Demonstration techniques, learning styles and teaching skills, practice presentations and giving feedback, personal skills practice, close quarter board handling and coaching techniques
Start Instructor assessment week, you will be given the opportunity demonstrate to deliver practical sessions with feedback. After this week you will be competent delivering all components of the RYA teaching syllabus.
We recommend for anybody who is looking to work as a Windsurfing instructor after Flying Fish to join our Instructor Development programme, two weeks of organised work experience with a Watersports Centre in Vasiliki.
As a Start Windsurfing Instructor, you will be able to teach novices how to windsurf at any RYA training centre around the world. Or stay in Vassiliki, make yourself twice as employable and complete the Sailing Instructor Course.