Sailing Instructor Course with Work Experience in Greece

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Our fast-track RYA Dinghy Instructor course is designed for ambitious, energetic and enthusiastic people of all ages and all abilities who want the best introduction to the industry. The only prerequisites to joining are a moderate swimming ability and a passion to learn new skills, although we also offer 4 and 2 week options for those with previous sailing experience.

  • Learn to Sail in the Greek Islands
  • Become an RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • Spend the summer working on a beach
  • Amazing way to spend a Gap Year

Questions & Answers

There are no visa requirements for visits of 90 days or less on a tourist passport, but check your passport for validity dates.
Hi You would need a Greek Visa which covered at least 6 weeks. Following the course, you would need a visa or work permit for any country you wished to work in. Joe


based on 2 reviews
  • Housing 6.5
  • Support 8
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 9
  • Safety 9
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Yes, I recommend this program

2015 Academy- Hightly recommend

I had a great time on the Academy. It was very interesting and educational. I also got to meet lots of lovely people, the staff are very friendly and you get to make great friends with the people on the course with you. The accommodation and food is very basic but does the job! The instructors were very knowledgeable and passionate about their sports and the location is beautiful. Highly recommended!

What would you improve about this program?
More optional evening activities and more of a choice in meals-particularly breakfast.
Yes, I recommend this program

Instructor Academy 2015 Review

My time at Nikiana on the Instructor Academy was incredibly rewarding. The staff and atmosphere were great, and I felt like I settled in there immediately.

The first week was predominantly getting to know the 4 others that were on the course. This clearly worked, as some of my life’s greatest memories come from the 5 week’s I shared with my friends on the Academy. After this, our sailing skills were honed from the ground-up. I learnt an unbelievable amount on this course, and these are skills I will take with me forever- not just sailing, but first aid, teaching skills, communication, the list goes on.

After these 5 weeks, I enjoyed it so much that I returned to Nikiana to do two summer seasons there. These were both brilliant, and I met great people on both seasons. The two years were different from eachother as well, so I could practice the skills I have learned on the Academy in different ways.

I plan to sail for the rest of my life, and so there is no better way to practice and improve the sport you love than to learn how to teach it. I thoroughly recommend this experience to everybody that enjoys sailing or wants to learn.

What would you improve about this program?
The accommodation of the hotel is rather basic, but this isn’t too much of an issue.


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If pastitsio and gyros aren't enough of a reason for you to go to Greece; then the stunningly blue waters, the medieval cities, and picturesque white houses with blue roofs should do the trick. Every island has a different vibe and will be well suited for a variety of travelers.


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