Beach Club and flotilla specialist Seafarer have introduced a fast track dinghy instructor course at their Nikiana Beach Club, located in the village of the same name on the Greek Island of Lefkas.
This five week course is aimed at those seeking to work in the industry as instructors, or those aiming to instruct regularly at club level and offers comprehensive coverage of all the skills required. This includes advanced sailing skills, safety boat and first aid as well as range instruction techniques covering a variety of learner needs.
Pre-requisites or the course are RYA level 1 and 2 Dinghy sailing, though those needing to undertake these courses can do so in an additional week. The first two weeks of the course are dedicated to improving sailing techniques in a variety of conditions including advanced seamanship skills, sailing with spinnakers and performance sailing. Power boat handling and rescue boat techniques are also covered during this period. The next two weeks are focused on developing teaching techniques in a range of situations as well as covering the theory behind these practical methods. The final week of the course is focused on assessment.
Course dates in 2013 are May 5th, June 6th and September 6th. The package includes return flights from the UK, transfers to and from Nikiana, as well as all tuition and course materials. The package also includes accommodation on a half board basis (breakfast and lunch) at the club in twin bedded air conditioned rooms with en suite facilities. The comprehensive 5 week package is priced at £2950 per person.
Nikiana Beach Club is one of Seafarer’s signature ‘small and friendly’ clubs accommodating up to 50 guests in an idyllic beach front location. The centre offers an excellent range of dinghies, windsurfers and catamarans as well as sea kayaks and paddle boards, all for guests’ unlimited use. There is a pool and an excellent family run tavern on site. The club is just a 10 minute drive from Seafarer’s flotilla and yacht charter base at Lefkas marina, offering the possibility of combining a stay with a week either on flotilla or bareboat yacht charter, for that perfect Greek Island Sailing Holiday.
For more info contact Steve Barraclough or Chris Lorenzo at Seafarer on 0308 324 3118 or see: http://www.seafarersailing.co.