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Windsurf Instructor Fast Track

The Windsurf Instructor Fast-track is an intensive four week course, for basic windsurfers who want to progress to instructor quickly.

Windsurf Instructor Fast-track

To gain the RYA Start Windsurfing instructor qualification you need to demonstrate good intermediate windsurfing skills, theory knowledge, safety awareness and an effective coaching style. 

Our innovative program has been designed to develop your skills rapidly in a fantastic sailing environment. We include a mix of basic surf and SUP training to develop all-round water skills.

You will develop an imaginative approach to teaching safe and efficient sailing, as well as the theory that underlies it.

Course programme  

Week 1 -  WS Lev 1/2 skills / RYA PB 2  
Week 2 -  Intermediate skills / teaching practice 
Week 3 -  Instructor prep / First Aid 
Week 4 -  RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor

Flying Fish SUP trainingLocation  

The course is based at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour. The club is in an absolutely spectacular setting and is also home to the Australian Olympic Sailing Team.

The weather is generally warm, sunny and windy and the sailing area is extensive with plenty of stunning beaches just a short sail away. 

Equipment and staff

We have a small fleet of windsurf boards and a mix of sail sizes. We also have a range of paddleboards and sailing dinghies.

Our instructors are qualified as well as friendly, experienced and professional. 

Accommodation options

Flying Fish Crew Apartments - Price for 4 weeks (twin share $2760 / single room $3960)

Stunning surf at your front door!

A stones throw from beautiful Manly beach our crew apartments are comfortably furnished for shared living with well equipped kitchens, lounge/dining areas, laundry facilities and an outdoor area. 

Book your own

Backpackers In Manly - basic accommodation for those on a budget ($350 / week for mixed dorm)
Air BNB - many of our customers use this. (various prices and standards)

  • Oct
    19 Oct - 13 Nov
    4 weeks
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $4,290.00 incl. GST
  • Feb
    15 Feb - 12 Mar
    4 weeks
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $4,290.00 incl. GST

What's included

Equipment, tuition, publications and certification.


  • Intro surf training with Manly Surf School
  • Basic SUP skills 
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 / TCP First Aid
  • RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor

Before you start

Our 4 week Fast-track course is suitable for beginners and those with basic windsurfing experience.

If you are starting as a beginner you may need to complete some extra weekend skills training whilst you are with us. 

What next?

On passing the RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor qualification you are ready to start work as a windsurf instructor. 

As an RYA instructor you will be in demand for work, particularly during the Australian and Mediterranean summer season. 

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