The Windsurf Instructor Prep and Assessment is designed for confident, intermediate to Advanced windsurfers who already hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 and RYA First Aid Certificates. At Flying Fish you will develop an imaginative approach to teaching the sport of windsurfing, as well as the theory that underpins it.
About this course
During the Windsurf Instructor Prep and Assessment course we will focus on good communication skills, understanding of RYA training methods, in-depth theory and knowledge. Simulator sessions and effective coaching techniques will also be covered in the first week. However, most of the time will be spent on the water polishing your practical skills – and having fun!
This course is for windsurfers with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to join the final two weeks of our Windsurfing Instructor course. By this stage you you would be sailing a short board upwind. You will have experience of the harness and be attempting Beach Starts and getting to grips with the Carve Gybe. If you would like to spend a bit more time on the water then please consider the Windsurfing Instructor Fast-Track course.
Why Flying Fish?
This Flying Fish training location is unique. All our Windsurfing courses are run at Club Vass in the beautiful Vassiliki Bay, Greece. You will benefit from the brand new kit that Club Vass buys each year. The equipment is rigged and ready to go so you choose the sail and board you would like and off you go. Club Vass has over 300 boards, sails, paddleboards 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. We also offer optional fitness training twice a week at 8am when you can enjoy 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 5pm. The equipment is available to use after sessions and in your own time. You will have Saturdays off to enjoy Vassiliki and the stunning Island of Lefkada.
Life off the water is just as exciting as life on it, when the sun goes down Vassiliki comes alive, with great dining and socialising in town. The Club Vass and Wildwind BBQs and entertainment shows are legendary and are 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
- RYA Safe and Fun Course
- Fitness training options; swim, SUP, yoga, mountain bike
- RYA Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced-Plus Windsurfing
- RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor
- Full tuition up to RYA Advanced Plus Windsurfing with our experienced team
- All RYA publications and certificates
- Unlimited equipment usage at Club Vass
- Access to our online recruitment service
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)
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
- You need to be 18 years of age or older (if you are 17 you we require a parent or guardian in resort)
- Travel insurance is compulsory for all customers booked on our programmes in Greece
- 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 windsurfing in planing conditions
- Confident long board skills in light winds
If you have less experience or need the First Aid or Powerboat course, try our Windsurf Instructor Fast-Track Course.
Week 1: Instructor Preparation
- RYA Safety and Fun Course
- Demo skills (the power of the demo)
- Learning styles and teaching skills
- High wind blasting
- Practice presentations, pre-course questionnaires and feedback
- Close quarters board handling and Instructor skills
Week 2: Instructor Assessment
All students will be given the opportunity to deliver presentations and practical sessions with feedback. After this week you will be competent delivering all components of the RYA teaching syllabus. Successful completion of this week means you will be qualified to teach windsurfing. We recommend booking our Instructor Development Course to get the best chance of employment in the future.
We recommend all Flying Fish graduates join our Instructor Development Programme – two weeks of organised work experience with a Water Sports Centre in Vassiliki. This will boost your CV and increase your employability.
If you have less experience or need the First Aid or Powerboat Course, try our Windsurf Instructor Fast-Track Course.
Or stay in Vassiliki, make yourself twice as employable and complete the Sailing Instructor Course?
If you want to be able to teach higher levels straight away do our Zero to Intermediate Instructor Course.