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Watersports Nomad Vassiliki
5.0
Based on 41 reviews
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Watersports Nomad Vassiliki
5.0
Based on 41 reviews
powered by Google
Chris Martell
Chris Martell
16:22 13 Dec 23
Both my sons did the instructor course with Chubbs the Watersports Nomad team and I can't recommend it enough. Post A'levels and what better way to spend a Summer!!! Learning hard and playing hard - up every day, keeping fit, building skills, working with people and gaining valuable confidence and experiences - oh and enjoying every moment of it. They are both busy planning how to use their qualifications to work next Summer. Thanks to all the team in Vass!
Ma Ho
Ma Ho
06:36 12 Dec 23
Nomad is probably the best thing which ever happened to our family! That's a strong statement, but you have to have experienced it to understand.Our eldest daughter graduated the Nomad / Flying Fish Sailing Instructor program at Nomad / Wildwind, Vasiliki in 2019. Lara had been sailing in Cayman and the UK since she was 4 years of age, and subsequently in Hong Kong for approximately 5 years of competitive Laser (and 420) sailing. After the 6 week Sailing Instructor course in Vasiliki, her deep love of sailing truly emerged for the first time. Adam Chubbock is the best at managing sailing programs and this was a once in a lifetime experience for Lara. Lara saw sailing for the joy which it provides, after 17 years of sailing. Lara loved the social life at Club Vass and Wildwind, she made great friends. That was the summer which changed her. It made her truly happy, helped her to come into herself and become comfortable in her own skin as a 21 year old. When Lara left Vasiliki, Lara was self confident, became conscious of her health, her body and her lifestyle. Lara looks like a super model now and is on her second masters degree, training to be a behavioral psychologist (ABA) looking after young toddlers.After Covid and graduating university with a dual degree in Fine Arts (Acting) and Film, in New York City, our "Bright Lights, Big City" obsessed, second daughter, Amy, took the first opportunity she could to pursue the Fast Track Windsurf Instructor and SUP course at Nomad, Vasiliki. Amy is already an expert dinghy sailor, RYA sailing instructor, and very competitive, previously ranked in Hong Kong, and sailed for Sherborne School team. Amy is also an RYA Day Skipper for monohulls and catamarans, and an RYA Powerboat instructor already. Amy was keen to jump right in to the 4 week Windsurf Instructor course, which she did with lots of energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Amy loved every minute of being in Vasiliki this last summer. What is not to like? The location is perfect and one of my favorite places on earth. Amy went from an advanced beginner level windsurfer to advanced. Amy now says that windsurfing is the best sport ever, and that she never dreamt she would ever consider this to be true as sailing is what Amy lives and breathes for. At the end of our 6 week stay in Vasiliki (I stay separately nearby because I love it so much), Amy who laughs at me being sentimental about holidays, was distraught to be leaving Nomad and Vasiliki. Amy was balling floods of tears before we got in the taxi for Spiros (Vasiliki's resident taxi driver) to take us to Preveza on the day we flew out of the EU (on day 90 of our EU stay). At one point early in the journey, Amy shouted "stop the taxi". The taxi reluctantly, but decisively came to a halt. Amy jumped out of the taxi to hug her new friends who were rushing down the road to say goodbye one last time. These life long friends with whom she connected, happened because of the Nomad course and the amazing community (and fun on steroids). Life is a journey and that's what I always tell my six (almost fully adult) children when it's tough to move on from paradise and the feeling of security. Vasiliki is my happy place. Nomad is a secure unforgettable experience. Although Yacht Master is next on the agenda, Amy is currently in the south of Thailand taking her PADI Dive Master. It is a grueling training with cold seas during monsoon season but Amy is loving being on her picture perfect tropical island. Amy is with people she met in Vasiliki and sailed with at Sherborne School and everyone seems to have a connection with sailing people they each know. Nomad is one amazing community which slots right in to that world. We will be back for our boost of Chubsey energy next summer. My university-going, sailing instructor, sons will be in Vasiliki to do their Nomad Windsurf instructor course. The pressure is on Chubsey, as our twin girls want to do their Instructor course with Vass friends Zach and Joe. Thank you to all in Vasiliki, you are very special to our family!
Jude Palmer
Jude Palmer
22:54 21 Nov 23
My daughter spent 6 weeks this a summer completing her RYA Dinghy Sailing instructor qualification with Watersports Nomad in Vassiliki. It is one of the best things she has done to date. The instructors were excellent. The set up and facilities are great. The sense of team belonging and the opportunity to meet other like minded individuals is fantastic. And Adam who oversees the whole operation, is approachable, inspiring and his attention to detail and communication skills are second to none. His values are evident in every aspect of the Nomad set up, and I felt completely reassured that my daughter would be safe and well looked after. His network is extensive and he is very keen to ensure that the Nomad alumni are professional, well prepared for the responsibility of teaching others, and quite simply the best of the best! I could not recommend Watersports Nomad highly enough!
Heather Fleming
Heather Fleming
18:43 21 Oct 23
I felt I had to give Chubsie(Adam Chubunk) and his team at Watersports Nomad a huge shout out and sincere thank you.My son went to Lefkada in June to join a fast track Instructor course in the beautiful bay of Vasilik he was looking forward to going and wasn't disappointedGreat course with a fantastic bunch of like minded people and an amazing instructor team.He had a great Summer with Watersports Nomad and met friends for life there.He got a job instructing in Vassiliki for the rest of the season which he absolutely loved.He arrived home a week ago and I can honestly say he was very happy with the course and had a brilliant, memorable Summer. He is already talking about returning to Vasiliki next year!I could not recommend Watersports Nomad highly enough for the excellent tuition, expert coaching and equipment and, of course, the fun organised activities, team meals and nights out together.Thank you Chubsie and team for an excellent job done!
Jamie Maxwell
Jamie Maxwell
19:53 20 Oct 23
Absolutely amazing experience!!I cannot recommend Watersports nomad enough. I loved every moment of the 6 week sailing course and rlly wish I could go back and do it all again. Vasiliki is amazing and a great place to master your sailing skills on all types of dinghy’s from monohulls to cats.Adam and Jake are incredibly supportive and are always wanting to help with anything. All the people are amazing and friendly so if you are putting of booking because you don’t know anyone else who will do it with you just do it. Everyone is so friendly and easy to get on with.Thank you very much for such a brilliant experience.
Thies Vreeker
Thies Vreeker
15:25 17 Oct 23
The course goes in depth, not only developing your skills as an instructor but also your own skills as a windsurfer.By the end of the course you’ll have gained the skills and confidence to teach windsurfing to new beginners.Moreover there is also time to have fun and some drinks with the social events that are organised by the team. The group I was in was diverse with personality and the instructors were amazing guiding us through the course.All in all I had a great time doing the course and gained lot’s of new skills, experiences and friends. Definitely recommend it for those who are looking to get into teaching this amazing sport.
Alice Matthews
Alice Matthews
20:21 08 Oct 23
An amazing course! I completed the 6 week course and did a further 2 weeks work experience .The instructors were so friendly and encouraging which helped me improve my windsurfing skills. Vassilki is the best location to learn windsurfing with lighter winds in the morning and strong winds in the afternoon. Definitely recommend to anyone who is considering you won’t regret it! 🏄‍♀️. Thank you so much for an unforgettable time.
Amy Hopkins
Amy Hopkins
04:13 07 Oct 23
I just completed my windsurf instructor training and it was the best 5 weeks ever! I couldn’t recommended this course more to anyone who is passionate about watersports and wants to step up to instructor level, and improve their windsurfing/ sailing ability (by tenfold!). The coaches, Chubsey, Scott and Ricky, are experts in all fields, and some of the best instructors in the game (as well as being the coolest).The idyllic bay of Vasiliki is the perfect place to learn, with calm early mornings, great for swimming and SUPing as part of our fitness training, light wind late mornings to practise coaching techniques, and hopefully windy afternoons for planing skills!At Club Vass and Wildwind, Nomads have access to a very wide range of the best and most up to date kit (hundreds of sails, boards and boats) giving us the ability to get good at using it all in different conditions, find tuning our knowledge of equipment and when to use what kit.The community is arguably the most amazing part of being a nomad! Spending every day around likeminded passionate individuals, of all ages from all over the world, is truly inspiring, and I know that I have made lifelong friends, as well as so many new contacts! From experience, community is everything and vital in the watersports industry 💙Some more highlights to mention are the access to mountain e-biking, the awesome action shots and video footage you’ll get from Protography and Vassvids, and the numerous extra qualifications they offer, such as SUP instructor, ensuring that you are leaving Nomad as a well-rounded, multi-qualified instructor, and ultimately more hirable.Thank you so much Team Nomad!
Amber Gibb
Amber Gibb
11:55 22 Jan 23
I whole heartedly recommend the windsurf instructor course and absolutely loved my time in Vasiliki. The instructors were really focused on getting our windsurfing up to scratch. I not only went from quite a beginner windsurfer to intermediate going advanced, i also gained my power boat qualification which opened up a whole new world of opportunity. We were definitely taught by the best ! Vass is a social hub full of talented people who all have similar interests and are always keen to help each other. we all gained new life long friends and useful connections in the industry. On the couse, you get 1 day off a week in which we would explore the beautiful island and all its gorgeous sights. 6 weeks of my life that i shall never forget and cherish always!
Noushka Summerfield
Noushka Summerfield
09:50 06 Nov 22
Had an incredible time on the fast track windsurfing course! I had so much fun on and off the water. The instructors were great with helping me improve both my windsurfing and teaching skills, and the dinners and themed nights out were so fun and I met some great people! Would recommend this beautiful place!
Mia Geddes
Mia Geddes
20:00 31 Oct 22
Probably the best summer of my life!! Coaches are lovely and scenery is beautiful. I did the fast track windsurfing instructor course as well as work experience after. Not only did my windsurfing improve, but also my confidence in speaking amongst strangers and various other soft skills. 10/10 would recommend :))
Jack Middleton
Jack Middleton
13:01 26 Oct 22
Absolutely loved my time here. Perfect weather, brilliant accommodation, and everyone was so welcoming. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a good time out in Vass, especially watersports enthusiasts.
Abi McCarthy
Abi McCarthy
12:26 26 Oct 22
A great holistic program for watersports instructor training and experiencing Greece - with everything provided from fancy group dinners, nights out, theme parties, and early morning fitness, you get to see everything from sunrise to sunset! In terms of watersports, you have 24/7 access to the kit and so can advance in the sport quickly and easily become the best instructor you can be! They will also set you up with work experience after your training so that you can dive head first into the industry - just an example of how helpful they are throughout the whole course.
Chris Martell
Chris Martell
16:22 13 Dec 23
Both my sons did the instructor course with Chubbs the Watersports Nomad team and I can't recommend it enough. Post A'levels and what better way to spend a Summer!!! Learning hard and playing hard - up every day, keeping fit, building skills, working with people and gaining valuable confidence and experiences - oh and enjoying every moment of it. They are both busy planning how to use their qualifications to work next Summer. Thanks to all the team in Vass!
Ma Ho
Ma Ho
06:36 12 Dec 23
Nomad is probably the best thing which ever happened to our family! That's a strong statement, but you have to have experienced it to understand.Our eldest daughter graduated the Nomad / Flying Fish Sailing Instructor program at Nomad / Wildwind, Vasiliki in 2019. Lara had been sailing in Cayman and the UK since she was 4 years of age, and subsequently in Hong Kong for approximately 5 years of competitive Laser (and 420) sailing. After the 6 week Sailing Instructor course in Vasiliki, her deep love of sailing truly emerged for the first time. Adam Chubbock is the best at managing sailing programs and this was a once in a lifetime experience for Lara. Lara saw sailing for the joy which it provides, after 17 years of sailing. Lara loved the social life at Club Vass and Wildwind, she made great friends. That was the summer which changed her. It made her truly happy, helped her to come into herself and become comfortable in her own skin as a 21 year old. When Lara left Vasiliki, Lara was self confident, became conscious of her health, her body and her lifestyle. Lara looks like a super model now and is on her second masters degree, training to be a behavioral psychologist (ABA) looking after young toddlers.After Covid and graduating university with a dual degree in Fine Arts (Acting) and Film, in New York City, our "Bright Lights, Big City" obsessed, second daughter, Amy, took the first opportunity she could to pursue the Fast Track Windsurf Instructor and SUP course at Nomad, Vasiliki. Amy is already an expert dinghy sailor, RYA sailing instructor, and very competitive, previously ranked in Hong Kong, and sailed for Sherborne School team. Amy is also an RYA Day Skipper for monohulls and catamarans, and an RYA Powerboat instructor already. Amy was keen to jump right in to the 4 week Windsurf Instructor course, which she did with lots of energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Amy loved every minute of being in Vasiliki this last summer. What is not to like? The location is perfect and one of my favorite places on earth. Amy went from an advanced beginner level windsurfer to advanced. Amy now says that windsurfing is the best sport ever, and that she never dreamt she would ever consider this to be true as sailing is what Amy lives and breathes for. At the end of our 6 week stay in Vasiliki (I stay separately nearby because I love it so much), Amy who laughs at me being sentimental about holidays, was distraught to be leaving Nomad and Vasiliki. Amy was balling floods of tears before we got in the taxi for Spiros (Vasiliki's resident taxi driver) to take us to Preveza on the day we flew out of the EU (on day 90 of our EU stay). At one point early in the journey, Amy shouted "stop the taxi". The taxi reluctantly, but decisively came to a halt. Amy jumped out of the taxi to hug her new friends who were rushing down the road to say goodbye one last time. These life long friends with whom she connected, happened because of the Nomad course and the amazing community (and fun on steroids). Life is a journey and that's what I always tell my six (almost fully adult) children when it's tough to move on from paradise and the feeling of security. Vasiliki is my happy place. Nomad is a secure unforgettable experience. Although Yacht Master is next on the agenda, Amy is currently in the south of Thailand taking her PADI Dive Master. It is a grueling training with cold seas during monsoon season but Amy is loving being on her picture perfect tropical island. Amy is with people she met in Vasiliki and sailed with at Sherborne School and everyone seems to have a connection with sailing people they each know. Nomad is one amazing community which slots right in to that world. We will be back for our boost of Chubsey energy next summer. My university-going, sailing instructor, sons will be in Vasiliki to do their Nomad Windsurf instructor course. The pressure is on Chubsey, as our twin girls want to do their Instructor course with Vass friends Zach and Joe. Thank you to all in Vasiliki, you are very special to our family!
Jude Palmer
Jude Palmer
22:54 21 Nov 23
My daughter spent 6 weeks this a summer completing her RYA Dinghy Sailing instructor qualification with Watersports Nomad in Vassiliki. It is one of the best things she has done to date. The instructors were excellent. The set up and facilities are great. The sense of team belonging and the opportunity to meet other like minded individuals is fantastic. And Adam who oversees the whole operation, is approachable, inspiring and his attention to detail and communication skills are second to none. His values are evident in every aspect of the Nomad set up, and I felt completely reassured that my daughter would be safe and well looked after. His network is extensive and he is very keen to ensure that the Nomad alumni are professional, well prepared for the responsibility of teaching others, and quite simply the best of the best! I could not recommend Watersports Nomad highly enough!
Heather Fleming
Heather Fleming
18:43 21 Oct 23
I felt I had to give Chubsie(Adam Chubunk) and his team at Watersports Nomad a huge shout out and sincere thank you.My son went to Lefkada in June to join a fast track Instructor course in the beautiful bay of Vasilik he was looking forward to going and wasn't disappointedGreat course with a fantastic bunch of like minded people and an amazing instructor team.He had a great Summer with Watersports Nomad and met friends for life there.He got a job instructing in Vassiliki for the rest of the season which he absolutely loved.He arrived home a week ago and I can honestly say he was very happy with the course and had a brilliant, memorable Summer. He is already talking about returning to Vasiliki next year!I could not recommend Watersports Nomad highly enough for the excellent tuition, expert coaching and equipment and, of course, the fun organised activities, team meals and nights out together.Thank you Chubsie and team for an excellent job done!
Jamie Maxwell
Jamie Maxwell
19:53 20 Oct 23
Absolutely amazing experience!!I cannot recommend Watersports nomad enough. I loved every moment of the 6 week sailing course and rlly wish I could go back and do it all again. Vasiliki is amazing and a great place to master your sailing skills on all types of dinghy’s from monohulls to cats.Adam and Jake are incredibly supportive and are always wanting to help with anything. All the people are amazing and friendly so if you are putting of booking because you don’t know anyone else who will do it with you just do it. Everyone is so friendly and easy to get on with.Thank you very much for such a brilliant experience.
Thies Vreeker
Thies Vreeker
15:25 17 Oct 23
The course goes in depth, not only developing your skills as an instructor but also your own skills as a windsurfer.By the end of the course you’ll have gained the skills and confidence to teach windsurfing to new beginners.Moreover there is also time to have fun and some drinks with the social events that are organised by the team. The group I was in was diverse with personality and the instructors were amazing guiding us through the course.All in all I had a great time doing the course and gained lot’s of new skills, experiences and friends. Definitely recommend it for those who are looking to get into teaching this amazing sport.
Alice Matthews
Alice Matthews
20:21 08 Oct 23
An amazing course! I completed the 6 week course and did a further 2 weeks work experience .The instructors were so friendly and encouraging which helped me improve my windsurfing skills. Vassilki is the best location to learn windsurfing with lighter winds in the morning and strong winds in the afternoon. Definitely recommend to anyone who is considering you won’t regret it! 🏄‍♀️. Thank you so much for an unforgettable time.
Amy Hopkins
Amy Hopkins
04:13 07 Oct 23
I just completed my windsurf instructor training and it was the best 5 weeks ever! I couldn’t recommended this course more to anyone who is passionate about watersports and wants to step up to instructor level, and improve their windsurfing/ sailing ability (by tenfold!). The coaches, Chubsey, Scott and Ricky, are experts in all fields, and some of the best instructors in the game (as well as being the coolest).The idyllic bay of Vasiliki is the perfect place to learn, with calm early mornings, great for swimming and SUPing as part of our fitness training, light wind late mornings to practise coaching techniques, and hopefully windy afternoons for planing skills!At Club Vass and Wildwind, Nomads have access to a very wide range of the best and most up to date kit (hundreds of sails, boards and boats) giving us the ability to get good at using it all in different conditions, find tuning our knowledge of equipment and when to use what kit.The community is arguably the most amazing part of being a nomad! Spending every day around likeminded passionate individuals, of all ages from all over the world, is truly inspiring, and I know that I have made lifelong friends, as well as so many new contacts! From experience, community is everything and vital in the watersports industry 💙Some more highlights to mention are the access to mountain e-biking, the awesome action shots and video footage you’ll get from Protography and Vassvids, and the numerous extra qualifications they offer, such as SUP instructor, ensuring that you are leaving Nomad as a well-rounded, multi-qualified instructor, and ultimately more hirable.Thank you so much Team Nomad!
Amber Gibb
Amber Gibb
11:55 22 Jan 23
I whole heartedly recommend the windsurf instructor course and absolutely loved my time in Vasiliki. The instructors were really focused on getting our windsurfing up to scratch. I not only went from quite a beginner windsurfer to intermediate going advanced, i also gained my power boat qualification which opened up a whole new world of opportunity. We were definitely taught by the best ! Vass is a social hub full of talented people who all have similar interests and are always keen to help each other. we all gained new life long friends and useful connections in the industry. On the couse, you get 1 day off a week in which we would explore the beautiful island and all its gorgeous sights. 6 weeks of my life that i shall never forget and cherish always!
Noushka Summerfield
Noushka Summerfield
09:50 06 Nov 22
Had an incredible time on the fast track windsurfing course! I had so much fun on and off the water. The instructors were great with helping me improve both my windsurfing and teaching skills, and the dinners and themed nights out were so fun and I met some great people! Would recommend this beautiful place!
Mia Geddes
Mia Geddes
20:00 31 Oct 22
Probably the best summer of my life!! Coaches are lovely and scenery is beautiful. I did the fast track windsurfing instructor course as well as work experience after. Not only did my windsurfing improve, but also my confidence in speaking amongst strangers and various other soft skills. 10/10 would recommend :))
Jack Middleton
Jack Middleton
13:01 26 Oct 22
Absolutely loved my time here. Perfect weather, brilliant accommodation, and everyone was so welcoming. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a good time out in Vass, especially watersports enthusiasts.
Abi McCarthy
Abi McCarthy
12:26 26 Oct 22
A great holistic program for watersports instructor training and experiencing Greece - with everything provided from fancy group dinners, nights out, theme parties, and early morning fitness, you get to see everything from sunrise to sunset! In terms of watersports, you have 24/7 access to the kit and so can advance in the sport quickly and easily become the best instructor you can be! They will also set you up with work experience after your training so that you can dive head first into the industry - just an example of how helpful they are throughout the whole course.
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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. 

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