About Us

Watersports Nomad is the only instructor training program in Vassiliki, Lefkas Greece; the watersports mecca of Europe.

We provide the highest quality instructor training courses for Windsurfing, SUP and Dinghy and Catamaran sailing in the watersports capital of Europe; Vassiliki, Lefkada, Greece 🇬🇷 

We train people from relative beginner all the way to certified and competent professional! We also have Fast Track courses for people with experince. This will allow you to get paid to travel the world teaching watersports and living on the beach!🤙🏼

Are you looking to enter the watersports industry? Searching for a way to work abroad? Or maybe you haven’t planned your gap year yet? Well, our courses will give you these sort of opportunities as well as a lot of transferable skills useful for all walks of life.

The bay of Vass offers unique and unrivaled conditions for water sports participants of all levels. 

The Social life around the harbour in the town of Vassiliki is friendly and inclusive with outstanding mediterranean cuisine. The after party in the local bars can go on for as long as you want it to! 

The Ocean is calling!

Meet the Team 

Watersports Nomad pride themselves on having an experienced, approachable instructional team with a large depth of knowledge to help you progress as quick as possible.

Adam Chubbock – Operations Manager

Adam began his watersports career at a very young age.  He has taught, managed and competed all over the world in locations such as France, Greece, Turkey, Antigua, Egypt, Necker Island and the UK.  Adam has a huge passion for the watersports industry and a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on.  Guess how many summers he has done in Vassiliki?

Adam Chubbock

Greatest achievements: Paddle boarding around Lefkada Island Nonstop – SWA Overall Champion

Adam is overall responsible for Watersports Nomad and is the available for a chat anytime to help solve your issues.

 

Jake Williams – Program Manager

Having worked on instructor programmes with a number of companies, including Rockley Watersports and UKSA, Jake has returned to Watersports Nomad for another season. He has a lot of knowledge and experience to pass on and is passionate about getting people into the industry. 
“This industry offers the chance to do and be part of some amazing things, in some fantastic places. I have been lucky enough to work with charities and companies all around the world. This industry opens up a lot of doors. Doors I never even knew about before I started and I can’t wait to help get you started.” 

Richard CatherineChief Dinghy Instructor Trainer

A highly experienced sailor and sailing instructor, with over 15 years in the industry. He was born and raised in a coastal town in England, where he developed a love for the ocean and sailing.

Richard’s passion led him to pursue a career that would allow him to sail all over the world, including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Indian Ocean, and has competed in numerous sailing races and regattas.

He is known for his patient and encouraging teaching style, and his ability to help his students achieve their sailing goals. Richard has taught sailing to individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced sailors. When he’s not sailing, Richard enjoys hiking, and football, and spending time with his family. He is a firm believer in the importance of protecting the oceans and marine life, and is actively involved in conservation efforts in his local community.

Scott Mckenzie – Watersports Instructor Trainer

“Hi guys, I’m Scott Mckenzie, I’ve worked in the water sports industry for 7 years now, and I’ve worked in every kind of centre, from huge high quality holiday resorts to small dedicated professional windsurfing centres and everything in between. I’ve travelled extensively over the past 7 years, mostly over Europe and the Caribbean, and have no plans to stop any time soon.

Can’t wait to meet you guys out here and get you started on your journeys this summer!”

Alex Mclean – Watersports Instructor Trainer

“I grew up racing dinghy’s and first got a taste of windsurfing after going on a Neilson activities holiday. During my weeks holiday I very quickly fell in love with the sport and after seeing how much fun the staff were having I knew that working as an instructor abroad was something I had to do. I made sure to get fully qualified over the next year and ended up working in Corsica for my first season the following summer. Since then I have taken part in and helped organise Student Windsurf Association events across the UK and worked in Vassiliki each year during my university summer holidays, most recently as the beach supervisor for the Neilson resort. Vass is a mega place for all levels, the people you meet here are awesome and the island has some great spots to visit on your days off! This winter I’ve been travelling and working in a bar in the UK. I can’t wait for summer 2023, yamas!

We are the Only instructor training company in Vassiliki

Due to the Covid pandemic many more people realised their desire to see the world, get paid to work on the beach and teach the sports they love….

Furthermore there is a major shortage of qualified watersports instructors and an abundance of jobs available for those who get themselves qualified!

Our highly qualified instructor training team in Vassiliki carry many years of experience and are passionate about teaching the instructors of the future.  The Watersports Nomad  logo depicts a compass pointing north west which many will know signals the direction that makes the strong wind known as ‘Eric’ Vassiliki is famous for! Click here to see how we have improved our courses for 2024!

 

We are the only instructor training company operating in Vassiliki; inside of Club Vass for windsurfing and Wildwind for Dinghy and Catamaran sailing.

It’s a fantastic way to gain a qualification, build life experience and achieve a high personal watersports ability. CHECK OUT OUR GOOGLE REVIEWS 

Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of people to achieve their goals in the world of watersports instruction and employment. Furthermore our graduates tell us that they learnt invaluable soft skills that have improved their general employability!

Our relationships

 

Club Vass is the biggest and the best windsurf school in Europe. We are proud to call this our home for all our windsurf and SUP Instructor Training.

Club Vass is well known for having brand new equipment every year and keeping the beach open until the “Sun drops or the Wind stops!” giving maximum quality time on the water. Our trainees benefit from this as well as the fantastic environment off the water in the social scene. Needless to say many of our graduates stay on and work at Club Vass once qualified for a season or two!

Wildwind is the best high wind and high performance sailing school in Europe with over 30 years of experience delivering award winning tuition and holidays.

We are privileged to call this out home for all our sailing instructor training courses. Wildwind have a fleet of over 100 boats that we have access to including an unrivalled collection of catamarans which take on the afternoon crossshore winds!

Wildwind are proud 2 times award winner of the British Travel Awards: Best travel company – Activity Holidays. We believe this is truly deserved!

Many of our Graduates go on to work here and become part of the staff team at Wildwind for many seasons to follow!

 

Watersports Nomad are excited to announce that they have added E-foiling and E-Biking to selected Watersports Courses in Vassiliki Greece for 2023.

E-Vass is proud to be the first E-foiling centre on the island of Lefkada. Foiling is the latest hype in water sports and E-foiling is coming to the forefront of this as it is so accessible. Feel the thrill of flight, cruise through the still bay of Vasiliki in the morning, experience the joy of chasing dolphins. This is a future element of watersports that is definitely here to stay. 

We are also adding Guided E mountain bike rides as part of our 6 week Dinghy and Multihull Instructor course and our 6 week Windsurf and SUP instructor Courses, as well as the 11 Week Beginner to Intermediate Instructor Course and The Ultimate Watersports Instructor Course. 

 

E-VASS have been running guided Electric mountain bike tours around the bay of Vassiliki since the birth of E-biking; So what better way to see a bit more of the stunning island of Lefkas than on a Top of the range electric mountain Bike

 

We are delighted to be partnered with Joyrider TV; Coming from Vassiliki on the Greek island of Lefkada, catamaran sailing tutorials, demonstrations and live commentaries. Boat maintenance and reviews, and the occasional something for the monohull sailor.  This is the most epic YouTube channel for action and information mainly for multihull enthusiasts.

You can also check out their shop for powerful merchandise:  https://totaljoyrider.com/

We work closely with many businesses on the Island of Lefkada. When it comes to yacht charter and bareboat there is only one that stands out above all the rest! Activity Holidays Greece offer unrivaled quality and experience plus personal touch that’s outstanding.  Check them out for yourself. https://www.activityholidaysgreece.com/

We are proud to work closely with Boardwise, the UKs biggest and best watersports retailer. The team at boardwise really do have their hearts firmly rooted in the sport. The team come and visit us regularly in Vassiliki so they have excellent knowledge of whats required to succeed in the vassiliki conditions. We don’t recommend bringing much but these three items are guaranteed to make your course more successful:

When it comes to genuine advice and choice of kit they really are number 1. 

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We are proud to say that Watersports Nomad is a recognised RYA training centre.  RYA qualifications are by far the most widely recognised certification and standards of quality worldwide. 

All our students follow the syllabus pass the RYA qualifications in Windsurfing, powerboating, RYA Safeguarding,  Dinghy and Multihull sailing, 

All our staff are RYA qualified and we have inspections every year to check our operational procedures follow all the highest standards. 

 

We are proud to say that Watersports Nomad have partnered with a fantastic company in Vassiliki; Protography Official.  Protography will provide Watersports Nomad students with all of the shots of them on the water  Windsurfing, SUPing, Dinghy sailing and Cat sailing. This is included in the course price at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

PROtography has been operating a daily photography service in Vasiliki for the last 7 years offering the best action shots of watersports activities. Their photographers run around the clock to make sure every awesome moment is captured.  Look out for their team around Vasiliki have and don’t forget to smile and wave!
 

Why Choose Us?

The stunning location of Vassiliki Bay, Greece, is one of the things that makes Watersports Nomad your best choice to become a dual-qualified Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor. Our training centres in Vass are kitted-out with the latest sailing and windsurfing equipment, and we update our inventory yearly.

All of our windsurfing kit at Club Vass is rigged and ready for the water. All you need to do is select your board and sail of choice from the more than 300 pieces of equipment available at our training centre.

During the Dinghy phase, you can choose from a selection of Lasers and high-performance Wildwind dinghies, as well as the widest range of catamarans found on any beach in Europe. 

Our team of highly qualified Instructors represent passionate, experienced and approachable staff with many years in the industry. The reason we do this job is to see you succeed and gain everything possible in the world of watersports. We also offer extensive personalised support and guidance in your job search to make sure you achieve your goals in the industry. 

THE BEST EQUIPMENT 

THE BEST INSTRUCTORs

THE BEST LOCATION

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