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£2,350
4 Weeks
Vassiliki, Greece
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Overview

The Windsurf Instructor Fast-Track is an all inclusive, four-week instructor programme, designed for confident windsurfers who can use a harness in strong winds.

Qualify as an RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor, allows you to teach the RYA Start Windsurfing Scheme at any RYA centre around the world

All Flying Fish Windsurf training takes place at Club Vasiliki in Greece, one of the best Windsurfing locations in Europe.  We aim for maximum time on the warm blue waters using the brand new equipment. Our instructors are highly qualified, with countless seasons working in stunning locations around the world.  Our Windsurf Fast-Track course contains all the necessary pre-requisites to become an RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor as well as a serious focus on more advanced sailing techniques.  During the course we will focus your communication skills, the RYA training methods, theory knowledge, group management, safety awareness and an effective coaching style. Flying Fish training ensures you enter your final assessment confident and expecting to pass.

Location

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. You will also have the opportunity to join one of the guided mountain bike rides that leave the Club Vass each morning.

A typical training day in Greece:

We start at 08:00 with optional fitness training twice a week such as mountain biking, SUP, Circuits, Swimming or yoga. Normal skills training starts 10:00am everyday. 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, 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 not to be missed!

Accommodation

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.


Inclusions

  • Flying Fish Team Branded Rash Vest
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Rescue Training
  • RYA First Aid Training with Scenarios
  • RYA Safe and Fun Course
  • Full tuition up to Advanced level with our experienced team
  • All RYA Publications and Certificates
  • Unlimited equipment usage at Club Vass, using over 200 Brand new Boards.
  • Fitness training options; Swim, SUP, Yoga, Mountain Bike.
  • Mentored job hunting and access to our online recruitment service

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
09/06/2019 07/07/2019 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £2,350
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£600Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£900Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
21/07/2019 18/08/2019 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £2,350
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£600Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£900Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
25/08/2019 22/09/2019 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £2,350
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£600Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£900Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

  • You will need to be a confident windsurfer, competent at using a harness in strong winds.
  • You will need to be able to do a beach start a fast tack and a Gybe.
  • 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
  • The main pre-course requirement is a just a desire to be on the water

Full itinerary

Our schedule has you training 6 days a week between 10am and 5pm. In the morning you have the opportunity to join guided mountain bike rides, Stand up Paddle boarding (SUP), go for a swim or relax in the club before training begins each day.  After 5pm you have unlimited access to the equipment until the sun goes down!

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.

Weeks 1 and 2: Instructor Skills Development 

  • Personal sailing tuition working towards RYA advanced modules
  • RYA Powerboat level 2 and Rescue Training
  • RYA First Aid training with scenarios
  • Windsurfing Instructor skill development
  •  Video Coaching
  • High Wind Blasting
  • Sail away trips
  • Optional Fitness sessions

Week 3: Instructor Preparation Week 

  • RYA Safe and Fun Course
  • Close quarters board handling and demo Skills
  • Learning styles and coaching techniques
  • More High Wind Blasting and Video coaching
  • Practice Presentations and questionnaires and feedback

Week 4: Start Instructor Assessment Week 

Start Instructor assessment week, you will be given the opportunity to deliver practical sessions with feedback. After this week, you will be competent delivering all components of the RYA teaching syllabus.


Related courses

We recommend all Flying Fish graduates to join our Instructor Development programme, two weeks of organised work experience with a Watersports Centre in Vasiliki.

If you are NOT confident using the harness in strong winds you may want to consider the Windsurfing Instructor 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.