Dinghy Sailing lnstructor Fast-track
from £2590 GBP
With courses from two to 12 weeks and a range of sports from traditional dinghy sailing to the adrenalin-packed surfing, the Sail and Board Sport (SBS) courses make the most flexible gap year possible. Get qualified then take advantage of the free Flying Fish careers advice and job placement service to get work all over the world for the rest of the year.
We follow the sun and wind around the world, travelling to some great training locations. From October to May we're sailing, surfing and windsurfing in Sydney, Australia. From May to October we're based at Vassiliki, Greece, for sailing and windsurfing.
This course is designed for confident, intermediate sailors with good boat handling ability.
The first two weeks provide intensive foundation training, including personal performance coaching, first aid and rescue boat driving. You are working towards passing the RYA's 'pre-entry' assessment, a test of your sailing skills.
Weeks three and four are devoted to instructor training and assessment, focusing on the coaching skills needed to train beginners and improvers in single and two-handed dinghies. You will develop an imaginative approach to teaching safe and efficient sailing, as well as the theory that underlies it. We make sure you have time to learn and practise the necessary teaching techniques before being examined.
To gain the instructor qualification you need to demonstrate good communication skills, an understanding of the training scheme, in-depth theory knowledge, group management ability, safety awareness and an effective coaching style.
The course takes place at Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Balmoral Sailing in Sydney from October to May and at at Club Vass and Wildwind, twin high-performance centres at Vassiliki, Lefkas, Greece from May to October. Training follows the Royal Yachting Association's well established scheme and there is the opportunity to race high performance Hobies, Lasers and RS dinghies.
We offer several multi-sport courses combining windsurfing with dinghy sailing and surfing . If you want a different combination you can create an individual programme by bolting together two or more single sport courses. Many people think beyond an SBS Traineeship and go on to International Yacht Training, Professional Snow Sports or Professional Dive Training.
Accommodation is self-catering so allow for food costs
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This placement would suit:
Any gapper wanting to learn how to ‘hike out like a badger’ and gain eligibility for instructor work at a YA or RYA centre iin Oz and the UK, or a watersports club in the Med.
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“The Vass environment is great. When you do the Fish course you get to know all the instructors working at the centre so the contacts have already been made and it’s easier to get a job once you’ve qualified. Working in the watersports industry has made me much more relaxed - you have to be prepared for anything. I spend time actually getting to know people and I don’t take everything so seriously!”
~ by Tom
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Welcome to the world of Flying Fish: professional training and international adventure on the sea and the snow. We guarantee you fun and excitement. Combine professional training with international adventure on courses from 2 to 18 weeks. Suitable for trainee professionals, gappers, career breakers, experienced instructors, yacht skippers & crew.